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Associate in Business, General Requirements

The Associate in Business, General Requirements (ABUS-GR) degree provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in business. For a comprehensive list of bachelor`s programs, visit the aztransfer business matrix. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to accountancy, business administration, business data analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management, retail management, and supply chain management.

Details

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Business, General Requirements (DEG)
Total Credits Required
62
Notes

Students must qualify to enter Brief Calculus by coursework or placement.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practice of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, management, and marketing in the business environment. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS114DE, CIS133DA, CIS162AD, ECN211, ECN212, GBS110, GBS151, GBS205, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MAT217, MAT218, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, REA201, SBU200)
  • Research, locate, and evaluate business information in order to support evidence-based decisions. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, GBS205, [FYC], [L], [SG], [SQ])
  • Critically evaluate the alternatives faced in business decision making to select the most effective and efficient solution. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, ECN211, GBS205, GBS220, GBS221, MAT217, MAT218, [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Analyze the impact of decisions and activities on the financial position of an organization. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, ECN211, GBS220, GBS221, MAT217, MAT218, [FYC], [MA])
  • Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, GBS110, GBS151, GBS205, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MAT217, MAT218, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, REA201, SBU200, [FYC], [L], [MA])
  • Recognize ethical, legal, and global dimensions in business practice and how business integrates social responsibility into operations/decision making. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, ECN211, ECN212, GBS110, GBS151, GBS205, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MAT217, MAT218, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, REA201, SBU200, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Use team collaboration to solve business problems. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, GBS110, GBS151, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MAT217, MAT218, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, REA201, SBU200, [SB])
  • Develop skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary to transfer to and succeed at a university or college with junior status in business. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, ECN211, ECN212, GBS110, GBS151, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MAT217, MAT218, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, REA201, SBU200, [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:21-25
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND
ACC240Uses of Accounting Information II (3)
OR
ACC211Financial Accounting (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)
OR
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC112Accounting Principles II (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)6-9
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
GBS220Quantitative Methods in Business (3) OR
MAT217Mathematical Analysis for Business (3) OR
MAT218Mathematical Analysis for Business (4)3-4
Note: Students planning to transfer to ASU`s W.P. Carey School of Business BS program should take MAT217 or MAT218.
Students planning to transfer to ASU`s W.P. Carey School of Business BA program may take GBS220, MAT217, or MAT218.
Students planning to transfer to the University of Arizona should take GBS220.
GBS221Business Statistics3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6
Complete six (6) credits from the following options. Some courses may be used to satisfy both Restricted Elective and Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements simultaneously. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
Meet with an advisor to select from the following options:
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS162ADC#: Level I3
GBS110Human Relations in Business and Industry (3) OR
MGT251Human Relations in Business (3)3
GBS151Introduction to Business 3 (Recommended)
GBS220Quantitative Methods in Business3
GBS233Business Communication3
IBS101Introduction to International Business3
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
PAD10021st Century Public Policy and Service3
REA179Real Estate Principles I3
REA180Real Estate Principles II3
REA201Real Estate Principles I and II6
SBU200Society and Business3
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-BCredits: 26-37
A single course with an [L], [HU], [SB], [SG], or [SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.3
May be met by GBS233 in the Restricted Electives area.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-5
MAT212Brief Calculus (3) OR
MAT213Brief Calculus (4) OR
Higher general education courses in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-5).3-5
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.6
Students are encouraged to choose course work from more than one discipline.
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0
Met by ECN211 and ECN212 in the Required Courses area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Science Quantitative [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Science Quantitative [SQ] area or the Science General [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course with the Historical [H] or Global [G] awareness area designation.0-3
May be met by IBS101 or SBU200 in the Restricted Electives area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0
Not required
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0
None
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0
None
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 62 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.
Students transferring to ASU to major in business should complete courses from the following list (up to the 64 credit transfer maximum) to meet W.P. Carey School of Business requirements. If students do not take these prior to transfer, they may need to take additional credits to meet ASU graduation requirements.
Any course that transfers to ASU in the SOC prefix and carries the [SB] designation
Any course that transfers to ASU in the PSY prefix and carries the [SB] designation
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3) OR
COM259Communication in Business and Professions (3)
Note: COM requirements vary by business major. Check ASU MAPP or major map for acceptable options.

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