Associate in Business, General Requirements

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives Recommended: GBS151 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus Critical course OR higher general education courses in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–5
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT217 or
MAT218 or
GBS220
Mathematical Analysis for Business or Mathematical Analysis for Business or Quantitative Methods in Business 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.
3–4
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
L Literacy and Critical Inquiry May be met by GBS233 in Restricted Electives 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS221 Business Statistics CS 3
RE Restricted Electives May be shared with other requirements 3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3
SQ Natural Sciences 4
PSY+++ Any PSY Psychology course with an SB designation For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy, select a course that transfers to ASU with the PSY prefix and SB designation. Check the Course Equivalency Guide on aztransfer.com and consult a community college advisor to ensure the course selected meets both requirements. SB 0–3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
COM225 or
COM230
Public Speaking or Small Group Communication For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business. COM requirements vary by business major. Check ASU MAPP or major map for acceptable options. L or SB 0–3
SOC+++ Any SOC Sociology course with an SB designation For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy, select a course that transfers to ASU with the SOC prefix and SB designation. Check the Course Equivalency Guide on aztransfer.com and consult a community college advisor to ensure the course selected meets both requirements. SB 0–3

Restricted Electives

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.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS162AD C#: Level I CS 3
GBS110 or
MGT251
Human Relations in Business and Industry or Human Relations in Business 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business Recommended 3
GBS220 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
GBS233 Business Communication L 3
IBS101 Introduction to International Business G 3
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
PAD100 21st Century Public Policy and Service 3
REA179 Real Estate Principles I 3
REA180 Real Estate Principles II 3
REA201 Real Estate Principles I and II 6
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Note: Because you are viewing this pathway map on a mobile device, some columns below have been hidden. To view all columns, please rotate your device or view this page on a device with a larger screen.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives Recommended: GBS151 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus Critical course OR higher general education courses in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT217 or
MAT218 or
GBS220
Mathematical Analysis for Business or Mathematical Analysis for Business or Quantitative Methods in Business 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.
3–4
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
L Literacy and Critical Inquiry May be met by GBS233 in Restricted Electives 0–3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS221 Business Statistics CS 3
RE Restricted Electives May be shared with other requirements 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences 4
PSY+++ Any PSY Psychology course with an SB designation For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy, select a course that transfers to ASU with the PSY prefix and SB designation. Check the Course Equivalency Guide on aztransfer.com and consult a community college advisor to ensure the course selected meets both requirements. SB 0–3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
COM225 or
COM230
Public Speaking or Small Group Communication For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business. COM requirements vary by business major. Check ASU MAPP or major map for acceptable options. L or SB 0–3
SOC+++ Any SOC Sociology course with an SB designation For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy, select a course that transfers to ASU with the SOC prefix and SB designation. Check the Course Equivalency Guide on aztransfer.com and consult a community college advisor to ensure the course selected meets both requirements. SB 0–3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4

Restricted Electives

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.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS162AD C#: Level I CS 3
GBS110 or
MGT251
Human Relations in Business and Industry or Human Relations in Business 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business Recommended 3
GBS220 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
GBS233 Business Communication L 3
IBS101 Introduction to International Business G 3
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
PAD100 21st Century Public Policy and Service 3
REA179 Real Estate Principles I 3
REA180 Real Estate Principles II 3
REA201 Real Estate Principles I and II 6
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.