Business Programs at North Country

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About our Business Program: Hit the ground running with a degree in business. Get the skills and experience you need to enter directly into responsible and productive careers in private industry and commerce, as well as the public sector. You will develop core business competencies and skills, gain valuable applied learning opportunities within the business community, and complete a background in general education. 

Career possibilities: Accounting, Customer service, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Administrator, Human resources, Hospitality, Insurance, Retail, Marketing, Real estate. Some career paths require additional education or training.

What's next? Enter the public & private sectors or transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution.

This degree is intended primarily as a transfer program leading to the Bachelor's degree.  The program requires a distribution of courses representing the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year Bachelor's program.  By appropriate course selection with input from transfer institutions, transfer counselors and academic advisors, students may prepare for transfer to upper division study in business administration, accounting, management, marketing and related fields. Check out the Program Worksheet.
Business and healthcare remain among the primary industries across the North Country region, and as the future of healthcare evolves to include innovative models for healthcare delivery, the administrative needs in this career field are increasing in both number and complexity. This track within the Business Administration degree will provide opportunities for students to work within the healthcare system in an administrative capacity. The track is designed to transfer easily into a bachelor’s degree program to prepare students for careers that they desire within a regional and state-wide, high-needs field. Check out the Program Worksheet.
Big games, awesome concerts, can’t-miss festivals – none of them happen without skilled event managers and planners behind the scenes.At North Country, those kinds of events are in our blood. We were the official college of the 1980 Winter Olympics, held in Lake Placid, just minutes from our Saranac Lake campus. Our Sports and Events Management program was developed in collaboration with New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority. You’ll benefit from those connections: Our presence in one of the world’s best recreation destinations, the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, means you’ll get practical, hands-on experience right in your backyard as you dive into the field while completing your required internship. And you’ll learn from experts, as our faculty work at many of the same Adirondack venues that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Check out the Program Worksheet
Contracts and negotiation. Supply and demand. Market share and brand awareness. It takes more than a good idea to run a successful business - they’re well-crafted machines that need specialists in accounting, marketing, human resources and other disciplines to run well. (And if you’re a sole proprietor, you need to have a grasp of all those things.)Hit the ground running with a degree in business, which prepares you to enter careers in local, state and federal government as well as private companies. You can even get hands-on experience through internships at area businesses (such as at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce). Our students can practice writing business plans for a company they would envision starting themselves in the small business management class. Check out the Program Worksheet.
This degree is offered for students who desire preparation and experience for the business world, with any emphasis on management skills.  The program is occupationally oriented with an opportunity for an internship after two semesters if the student demonstrates successful academic achievement.  The site of the college affords the student to be immersed into the tourism trade of the Adirondack Park. Check out the Program Worksheet.
This certificate program is offered for students who desire a focused preparation for the business world, with an emphasis on business ownership and management skills. The program is occupationally oriented and provides foundational business knowledge and skills such as small business accounting, business law, and human resource management. The site of the college affords the student to be immersed into the tourism trade of the Adirondack Park. Check out the Program Worksheet.
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Sophia Poirier, AS Business Administration, 2020

"I appreciate the one-on-one learning at North Country. Classes were taught at a pace for everyone, and the instructors really worked with the students to ensure we understood the assignments and how to apply them to our daily lives."

 Check out some of these interesting Business Program courses

Business Program

BUS 110

Business Math

Development of quantitative skills through application of mathematical operations to the solution of practical problems in general business, retailing, accounting, consumer credit, and personal finance. Topics include percentages, simple and compound interest, establishing retail pricing, discounts, depreciation, payroll, taxes, bank statements and reconciliation, preparing accounting financial reports, consumer credit, investing, annuities, and statistics.

Business Programs

BUS 154

Small Business Accounting

A practical approach to the principles of accounting pertaining to proprietorships. The accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements are emphasized, with a focus on control of cash, payroll, sales, and purchases. The latest available technology will be used to expose students to accounting software used by small businesses.

Business Programs

BUS 212


An overview of marketing management in modern organizations. Introduces basic marketing terminology and concepts, focusing on the marketing mix elements of product, price and promotion and distribution. The role of marketing in society is presented, along with economic, demographic, legal, ethical and technical considerations.