Nov 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Business & Economics

Faculty / Staff

James Black, Professor, Department Chair
Todd Comen, Professor
Henrique Cezar, Associate Professor
Andrew Lafrenz, Coordinator of Sport Management Concentration
Renate Callahan, Administrative Assistant

The Business & Economics Department offers five concentrations within the B.A. degree in business: accounting, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing, and sport management. Through coursework and internships with businesses and organizations, students gain skills and knowledge needed to succeed as owners and leaders in business and finance. Coursework and practicums focus on planning, organizational structure, leadership, human resources, marketing and financial management.

Also available is a two-year (A.S.) degree in management; a minor in business and economics; and two certificate programs: accounting and small business management.


Masters of Business Administration Articulation Agreement between Johnson State College & Clarkson University

Johnson State College students who plan their undergraduate program carefully are able to earn their Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, in only one year. If JSC students include the courses that serve as a foundation for the M.B.A. program, they are able to eliminate the need for up to one year of Clarkson’s two-year program. In this way, a student could earn both an undergraduate degree from Johnson State College and an M.B.A. from Clarkson in just five years.

Clarkson University Foundation Requirements

JSC Course Equivalents
Accounting: Financial & Managerial ACC 2121  and ACC 2122  
Economics: Micro & Macro ECO 2030  and ECO 2020  
Corporate Finance BUS 3230  
Operations/Production Management BUS 3150  
Computer Science: Information Systems CIS 1410  
Statistics & Quantitative Methods MAT 2030  
Law & Society BUS 3131  
Principles of Management and Organizational Theory BUS 3250  
Principles of Marketing BUS 2230  

Business & Economics Certificates

Certificates are designed for non-majors who are interested in an overview of the field. Certificates introduce students to the fundamentals of the discipline and are less comprehensive than a minor.


The Department of Business & Economics offers courses with the following designators: ACC (accounting), BUS (business), CIS (computer information systems), ECO (economics), and HTM (hospitality and tourism management). See full Course Descriptions .


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