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The Maricopa County Community College District Associate in Business General Requirements (ABus GR) degree requires a total of 62-63 semester credits for the program of study. The degree has three major components:

I. MCCCD General Education, which includes Arizona General Education Curriculum for Business (AGEC-B)

II. Common Lower Division Program Requirements

III. General Electives

Purpose of the Degree
The ABus GR degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to Arizona's public universities into majors that articulate with the Associate in Business General Requirements pathway and for students who plan to complete lower division course work toward a baccalaureate program at other degree granting institutions. All business majors except Computer Information Systems should follow the ABus GR pathway. Computer Information Systems majors should follow the Associate in Business Special Requirements pathway.

Generally, the degree transfers as a block without loss of credit to Arizona's public universities and other institutions with district-wide articulation agreements. In most cases, courses used to satisfy the MCCCD Associate in Business General Requirements will apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for which the ABus GR was designed.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Business General Requirements (ABUS-GR)
Academic Plan Code
8900
Total Credits Required
62-63
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Transfer Options

This pathway map can lead to multiple transfer options.

A list of available transfer options for the Associate in Business General Requirements program
Transfer Partner Degree Type Transfer Program
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science Business
University of Arizona Bachelor of Science Business
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science Business
Grand Canyon University Bachelor of Science Business

What You’ll Learn

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the practice of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, management, and marketing in the business environment. 
2. Research, locate, and evaluate business information in order to support evidence-based decisions. 
3. Critically evaluate the alternatives faced in business decision making to select the most effective and efficient solution.  
4. Analyze the impact of decisions and activities on the financial position of an organization.  
5. Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. 
6. Recognize ethical, legal, and global dimensions in business practice and how business integrates social responsibility into operations/decision making. 
7. Use team collaboration to solve business problems. 
8. Develop skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary to transfer to and succeed at a university or college with junior status in business. 

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
  • This course sequence is still pending final approval

Pathway Map Options

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

All the pathway map options 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, term credit totals, and any associated details will be automatically updated.

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

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 Recommend GBS 151 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 MA 3–4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
CPD150 or
AAA115
Strategies for College Success or Creating College Success 0–3

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
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 & Critical Inquiry COM225 recommended for students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy 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 Maybe shared with other requirements 0–3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3
SQ Natural Sciences 4
PSY+++ Psychology Course that meets the SB 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. 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
COM100 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Small Group Communication For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy only. SB 0–3
SOC+++ Sociology Course that meets the SB 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. 0–3

Restricted Electives 

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

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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 Recommend GBS 151 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
CPD150 or
AAA115
Strategies for College Success or Creating College Success 0–3

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
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 & Critical Inquiry COM225 recommended for students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy 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 Maybe shared with other requirements 0–3

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+++ Psychology Course that meets the SB 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. 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
COM100 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Small Group Communication For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy only. SB 0–3
SOC+++ Sociology Course that meets the SB 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. 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 

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

Pathway Map Option Details

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

Accounting Pathway Option 1

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Accounting Pathway Option 1 option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
2 ACC111 Accounting Principles I Critical course Gateway course 3
3 ACC112 Accounting Principles II 3
4 ACC212 Managerial Accounting 0–3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

Accounting Pathway Option 2

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Accounting Pathway Option 2 option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
2 ACC111 Accounting Principles I Critical course Gateway course 3
3 ACC230 Uses of Accounting Information I 3
4 ACC240 Uses of Accounting Information II 0–3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

Accounting Pathway Option 3

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Accounting Pathway Option 3 option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
2 ACC211 Financial Accounting Critical course Gateway course 3
3 ACC212 Managerial Accounting 3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

This Course Sequence is a “shared” program or a program that is offered at multiple Maricopa colleges. The colleges offering the program collaborate on the sequencing of the courses. However, since each college may differ in course scheduling and faculty availability, Course Sequences may vary by college, but should not impact program applicability or transfer.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Business - General Requirements in Associate in Business General Requirements (https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/sites/default/files/abusgr1819.pdf).