Associate in Business, Special 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 AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. 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.

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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
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 MA 3–4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 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 "Students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business should take MAT217 or MAT218.
Students intending to transfer to the University of Arizona should take GBS220."
3–4
CIS162AD C#: Level I CS 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry 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
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3
SQ Natural Sciences 4
General Elective General Elective 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. 0–3
CIS250 Management of Information Systems 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
General Elective General Elective 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. 0–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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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
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 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 MA 3–4

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 "Students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business should take MAT217 or MAT218.
Students intending to transfer to the University of Arizona should take GBS220."
3–4
CIS162AD C#: Level I Critical course CS 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
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business Maybe shared with other requirements 3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry 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
CIS250 Management of Information Systems 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
General Elective General Elective 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. 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
General Elective General Elective 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. 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

Pathway Map Option Details

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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.