• Business Administration

    Ideal for students who want to receive a strong foundation in the basic areas of business.

  • The Business Administration Program leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and offers options in Aviation Management and Healthcare Management. The Program is administered by the Business & Technology Department and it is designed to provide a solid foundation for transfer to a senior college. Students will receive a strong foundation in the basic areas of business (management, accounting, finance and marketing) and will complete an internship that will enable them to bridge the gap between classroom theory and practical applications in the business world, and provide valuable experience for choosing a career and subsequent fulltime employment.

  • Current Students
    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides. 

    Future Students
    Review the Business Administration and the Aviation Option curricula and the recommended course sequence below.


    Selecting Flexible Core Courses


    The courses you should take to satisfy the Pathways Flexible Core depends upon many factors, including: schools you are considering transferring to, your academic strengths and interests, and credits that you have earned from previous colleges. It is also important to note that some Pathways Flexible Core courses will also satisfy LaGuardia’s Urban Study requirement.


    We strongly recommend that you meet with a member of the advising team to decide together which courses would work best for you. Below a list of generally recommended courses based on course content and/or transferability:


    World Cultures and Global Issues

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Anthropology SSA101 Cultural Anthropology
    History SSH103 Western Civilization from Ancient Times to the Renaissance
    History SSH104 Western Civilization from the Renaissance to Modern Times
    History SSH105 World History from Ancient Times to 1500
    History SSH106 World History from 1500 to Present
    History SSH110 East Asian Civilization & Societies
    History SSH232 Survey of Latin American & Caribbean History


    U.S. Experience in its Diversity

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Sociology SSN187 Urban Sociology (satisfies Urban Study requirement)


    Creative Expressions

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Communication Studies HUC106 Public Speaking


    Individual and Society

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Economics SSE103 Introduction to Microeconomics
    Economics SSE104 Introduction to Macroeconomics


    Scientific World

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Mathematics MAT200 Pre-Calculus
    Mathematics MAT201 Calculus I



    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information below for recommended Flexible Core courses.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTF101 First Year Seminar for Business Degree Program Core 2
    BTA111 Principles of Accounting I Degree Program Core 4
    ENG101 English Composition Pathways Required Core 3
    BTM101 Introduction to Business Degree Program Core 3
    Mathematics Required Core Pathways Required Core 3
    Session Credits 15
    Total Credits 15


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 18


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTA112 Principles of Accounting II Degree Program Core 4
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Flexible Core Elective (STEM) Pathways Flexible Core 3
    ENG102 Writing though Literature Pathways Required Core 3
    Session Credits 13
    Total Credits 31


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTI121 People, Work & Organizations Degree Program Core 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 34


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Science Required Core Pathways Required Core 3
    BTM103 Principles of Management Degree Required Core 3
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    BTM110 Business Law I Degree Required Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 46


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 49


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    BTC200 Introduction to Information Systems Degree Program Core 3
    BTM104 Principles of Marketing Degree Program Core 3
    Session Credits 9
    Total Credits 58


    Second Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTI201 Business Internship Degree Program Core 2
    Session Credits 2
    Total Credits 60


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.


    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information below for recommended Flexible Core courses.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTF101 First Year Seminar for Business Degree Program Core 2
    BTA111 Principles of Accounting I Degree Program Core 4
    ENG101 English Composition Pathways Required Core 3
    BTM101 Introduction to Business Degree Program Core 3
    BTV160 Introduction to Aviation Business  Degree Program Core 
    Mathematics Required Core Pathways Required Core 3
    Session Credits 15
    Total Credits 15


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 18


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTA112 Principles of Accounting II Degree Program Core 4
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Flexible Core Elective (STEM) Pathways Flexible Core 3
    ENG102 Writing though Literature Pathways Required Core 3
    Session Credits 13
    Total Credits 31


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTI121 People, Work & Organizations Degree Program Core 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 34


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Science Required Core Pathways Required Core 3
    BTC161 Introduction to Aviation Managemnt Degree Required Core 3
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    BTM110 Business Law I Degree Required Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 46


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 49


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    BTC200 Introduction to Information Systems Degree Program Core 3
    BTV162 Introduction to Aviation Operations Degree Program Core 3
    Session Credits 9
    Total Credits 58


    Second Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTI201 Business Internship Degree Program Core 2
    Session Credits 2
    Total Credits 60


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.


    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information below for recommended Flexible Core courses.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTF101 First Year Seminar for Business Degree Program Core 2
    BTA111 Principles of Accounting I Degree Program Core 4
    ENG101 English Composition Pathways Required Core 3
    BTM103  Principles of Management Degree Program Core 3
    Mathematics Required Core Pathways Required Core 3
    Session Credits 15
    Total Credits 15


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 18


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTA112 Principles of Accounting II Degree Program Core 4
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Flexible Core Elective (STEM) Pathways Flexible Core 3
    ENG102 Writing though Literature Pathways Required Core 3
    Session Credits 13
    Total Credits 31


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTO125 Medical Terminology Degree Program Core 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 34


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Science Required Core Pathways Required Core 3
    BTO170 Electronic Health Records Degree Required Core 3
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    BTM110 Business Law I Degree Required Core 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 46


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 49


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Flexible Core Elective Pathways Flexible Core 3
    BTO270 Health Insurance: Billing & Reimbursement Degree Program Core 3
    BTO280 US Healthcare Administration and Delivery Degree Program Core 3
    Session Credits 9
    Total Credits 58


    Second Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SCN195 Community Health Degree Program Core 2
    Session Credits 2
    Total Credits 60


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.


    In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.


    Your advisement team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:


    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan


    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.


    Advising Team Staff Members Email Phone Office Location
    Belal Mobarak, Advising Services bmobarak@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5251 B 103C 
    Aqueelah Muhammad, Advising Services amuhammad@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-730-7582 B 100O 
    Salma Shaheen, Advising Services
    sshaheen@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-482-5259
    B 100M


    Advising Team Faculty Members Email Phone Office Location
    Avis Anderson, Business aanderson@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-349-4053 B 237L
    Rosalia Barnett, Business rbarnett@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6142 B 327B
    Eve Fischthal, Business evef@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-349-4051 B 327A
    Ed Goodman, Business Program Director egoodman@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5614 B 327Z
    Marie Hanlon, Business marie@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5243 B 327H
    Deborah Harrell, Business harrelld@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5654 B 327F
    Linda Lannuzzo, Business iannuzzol@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-349-4076  B 327C 
    Janice Karlen, Business jkarlen@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5606 B 327O
    Magalie Lopez, Business malopez@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5608 B 327K
    Nicole Lytle, Business nilytle@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5403 B 327K
    Nicole Maguire, Business nhernand@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6012 B 327D
    Paula Murphy, Business pmurphy@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-609-2090 B 327B
    Stacy Perry, Business stacy@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5247  B 327U 
    Michael Philogene, Business mphilogene@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-349-4026 B 327V 
    Deborah Robinson, Business deborah@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5219 B 327S
    Susan Sanchirico, Business susan@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5212 B 225B
    Barry Silverman, Business silvermanba@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5613 B 327M
    Santo Trapani, Business strapani@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6046 B 327CC


    The Business administration program at LaGuardia is articulated with senior CUNY colleges. An articulation agreement outlines course credits from LaGuardia that will transfer to a four-year CUNY program. LaGuardia students majoring in Business Administration maximize the number of credits that transfer to four-year colleges such as Baruch and Queens College, where they pursue business degrees such as Business Administration, Finance and Marketing.


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