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Business Degrees

The Associate of Business (ABUS) degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a university to continue to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a business field. The ABUS is accepted at all Arizona universities that have business programs, including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, and Grand Canyon University. It is also widely accepted at many out-of-state universities. The ABUS includes all the course requirements for Arizona’s state universities, and successful completion of the degree will allow students to start as a junior in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, computer information systems, management, marketing, supply chain management, and many other business fields.

For more information about the ABUS degree, contact Susan Peterson at or (480) 423‑6289.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in General Business is designed for students who wish to gain business training in specialized areas with the intent to work immediately after graduation. This degree includes studies in three different areas: general studies, core business requirements, and a “track” or specialized field such as accounting, management, and marketing. Embedded in this degree is also a certificate program that matches each of the three tracks.

For more information about the AAS in General Business, contact Mark Barton, Program Director, at or (480) 425‑6913.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Fastrack is designed for working adults seeking to update, upgrade, or develop essential business skills. A specific objective of the program is to prepare students for job advancement and career opportunities in today’s business environment. Each course/module includes learning activities and projects in an accelerated six-week format in both online and on-ground formats. A Business (FASTRACK) Certificate is also available to students. Prerequisites of the program include/s a minimum of two years of employment and/or current employment and permission of the department/division.

For more information about Business Fastrack, contact Mark Barton, Program Director, at or (480) 425‑6913.