Russell Sage College business students

B.S. and B.B.A. in Business Administration

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees are offered on the Albany Campus of Russell Sage College.

If you want to be on the path to business success, start here! Your choice of a degree in our Business Administration program will launch you toward your future with solid academic preparation combined with real-world business experiences.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Business Administration

This degree is designed for you whether you are just entering college or have completed college credits at another institution. The B.S. leads to any management career track or to entry into Sage’s M.B.A. program. In addition to business, accounting, marketing, management, finance, strategy, economics and other business courses, you are required to complete 60 credits in the liberal arts and sciences.

B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration

This degree is designed for those students who want to take more professional courses and may wish to continue on to a graduate degree. In addition to business, accounting, marketing, finance, strategy, economics and other business courses, you are required to complete 30 credits in the liberal arts and sciences.

Either of these options (BBA or BS) provides you with an excellent business education supported by the liberal arts and sciences. You may be entering college as a first-year student or transferring from another institution. You may be a full-time employee pursuing a bachelor’s degree with part-time study.  Whatever your situation, you may choose to take courses in a variety of ways. Students may take courses during the day, evening, reduced-seat time, or online. Your choice depends on your learning style, available time, and personal and professional needs. Talk with our Admission’s Counselors to make this right decision for you.  Know that you will be ready for the working world or for graduate school. After your degree completion, you’ll be prepared for the challenges and rewards of a fast-paced, competitive global business environment.

Begin the path to your bachelor’s degree with one of the following professional concentrations:

Sage Professional and Continuing Education

Both the B.S. and B.B.A. in Business Administration at Sage Professional and Continuing Education are completer programs. Students who enter either program have already done some college-level work and are prepared to pursue a Bachelors degree. Required introductory level courses will normally have been completed and transferred in, but when that is not the case a Sage academic advisor will describe alternatives for completing these courses. This innovative program provides students with flexible and convenient modes of delivery designed to meet the needs of working adults.

Students may choose the degree program that best fits their needs and accommodates the coursework they bring in. Both programs provide the knowledge base and the skills necessary for successful business practice and for a career in management. They also provide the foundation needed for entry into an M.B.A. program as well as an accelerated track option that will benefit students who continue into the Sage Graduate Schools own M.B.A. program.

The B.S. in Business Administration is for students who are able to accumulate a total of 60 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences. The B.B.A. requires fewer credits hours of liberal arts and sciences and is for students who want to take a larger number of business courses or who bring in a more professional background.