• Business Management

    Offers concentrations in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management,
    and International Business.

  • The Business Management Program, administered by the Business & Technology Department leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. It is designed to lead to immediate employment upon graduation, however it also provides opportunity for those who decide to continue their education. Students in the Business Management program will become acquainted with the various functional areas of business, such as management, marketing, business law and accounting. In addition, students will choose from a wide array of business elective courses which allows for more flexibility in meeting individual interests. You will also have the opportunity to complete an internship that will bridge classroom theory and practical applications in the business world and provide valuable experience for choosing a career and subsequent full-time employment.

  • 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 Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They 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

    In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment.

    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.

    A Business Management major will have a range of careers to explore, since business in an integral part of nearly every industry. Account manager, buyer, financial analyst, logistician, management analyst, and purchasing manager are just a few sample position titles that can be obtained with a Business Management degree.


    Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.

    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.

    Prospective Students
    Review the recommended course sequence below and the curriculum for:
                  Business Management
                  Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Option
                 International Business Management Option


    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:


    U.S. Experience in its Diversity

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

    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   MAT120   Elementary Statistics I
      Mathematics   MAT200   Pre-Calculus
      Mathematics   MAT201   Calculus I


    The Business Management Program has three options in addition to the more general program described above.


    The Business Finance option is specifically designed to introduce the student to the function of commercial credit in today’s business world. The program will examine the role of the credit department within a company and the career possibilities within the department. It will prepare students for entry-level positions in a credit department. Employment opportunities exist in manufacturing, banks, retail establishments and factoring firms.


    The option in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management is designed to give the student a comprehensive overview of the financial management of a small business, methods of evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities and training in how to manage a small business.


    The International Business option is designed to lead to employment and careers in firms which operate in the growing global marketplace. Graduates could be employed by import-export firms, banks, transportation companies and other firms directly or indirectly engaged in international trade. The option includes specialized courses focused on international aspects of marketing, finance and trade documentation. Study of a modern foreign language is required.