Associate in Applied Science in General Business

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
General Business (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3148
Total Credits Required
61–63
Available Online
Yes

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
General and Operations Managers $81,030
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Program Prerequisites

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 should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 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

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
9-11
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area Oral Comm 3
MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra Mathematics 3–5

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
ACC111 Accounting Principles I RC 3
GBS110 or
MGT175 or
MGT251
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 RC 3

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business RC 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing RC 3
Restricted Elective RE 9

Term 5

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB 3
Restricted Elective RE 9

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirements.

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++++ Any ACC prefixed course Any ACC prefixed course except ACC prefixed Required Courses RE 1–18
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet RE 3
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

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

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).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.