The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in General Business program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish a broad overview of business and desire not to enroll in a specialized curriculum in business. The program is designed to acquaint students with major subject areas of business, to improve the student's business vocabulary, and to provide students with an understanding of influencing factors in business decision making and activities. In addition, this program may aid a student in recognizing a specific business field to be pursued in future studies. Although many courses will transfer to a four-year institution, some courses do not. This curriculum is not designed to meet the needs of students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- General Business (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
- Available Online
Successful completion of the General Business program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
General and Operations Managers
CRE101 Critical and Evaluative Reading or equivalent by assessment.
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.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||RC||3|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097. or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area.||HU||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||NS||4|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101. or Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG107.||FYC||3|
|Oral Communication||Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area||COM||3|
|Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT09+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT09+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of B or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of B or better in MAT09+, OR an appropriate district placement.||MA||3–5|
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I||RC||3|
|Human Relations in Business and Industry or Business Organization and Management or Human Relations in Business||RC||3|
|GBS151||Introduction to Business||RC||3|
|GBS233||Business Communication||Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107 with grade of "C" or better, or permission of Department or Division.||RC||3|
|GBS205||Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business||RC||3|
|MKT271||Principles of Marketing||RC||3|
|Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business||SB||3|
Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirements.
|ACC+++++||Any ACC prefixed course||Any ACC prefixed course except ACC prefixed Required Courses||RE||1–18|
|CIS117DM||Microsoft Access: Database Management||RE||3|
|CIS133DA||Internet/Web Development Level I||RE||3|
|GBS+++++||Any GBS prefixed course||Any GBS prefixed courses except GBS prefixed Required Courses||RE||1–18|
|IBS+++++||Any IBS prefixed course||Any IBS prefixed course except IBS prefixed Required Courses||RE||1–18|
|MGT+++++||Any MGT prefixed course||Any MGT prefixed course except MGT prefixed Required Courses||RE||1–18|
|MKT+++++||Any MKT prefixed course||Any MKT prefixed course except MKT prefixed Required Courses||RE||1–18|
|REA+++++||Any REA prefixed course||Any REA prefixed course except REA prefixed Required Courses||RE||1–18|
|SBS+++++||Any SBS prefixed course||Any SBS prefixed course except SBS prefixed Required Courses||RE||1–18|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.
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 Applied Science in General Business (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=125800).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|