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Business

Students at any college can earn an award (degree or cert) in any of these programs. However, students may need to complete certain courses at other colleges within the District.

Program Overview

Students who earn their business degree have more marketable skill sets, more competitive earning potential, and more flexibility when it comes to their career options. If you’re interested in starting a career in accounting, business administration, business data analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, retail management, supply chain management, or as an administrative assistant, consider enrolling in the Business program today to work your way towards an Associate's in Business degree.

The Business program’s curriculum is designed to provide business training for a range of entry-level jobs. You will receive a comprehensive education while learning the fundamentals of business concepts, accounting, computer principles, and legal issues related to business. You will also receive training on essential technological skills, business communications, public relations, records management, and report preparation.

What are you waiting for? Make it happen today with our Business program!

Why Scottsdale Community College?

Students wishing to earn a bachelor’s degree in a business-related area or in computer information systems may take all their lower-division credits at Scottsdale Community College, earn an Associate in Business, and then transfer into a university to continue toward the bachelor’s degree. The 62-credit Associate of Business (“ABUS”) transfer degrees contain all the lower-division requirements to qualify you for a university business program.

This degree transfers into dozens of business majors at many universities, with special agreement with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. Students wishing to major in computer information systems or data analytics at the university should follow the Associate of Business-Special Requirements (ABUS-SR), and students wishing to major in most other business areas (accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, sports management, supply chain management, etc.) should follow the Associate of Business-General Requirements (ABUS-GR).

Business Administration Fastrack: Business administration is a widely varied field that incorporates many types of entry level management and planning careers. From major corporations to small businesses, every company needs skilled planners, managers, and administrators to succeed. There is an opportunity for you to impact day-to-day operations as well as long-term plans for the future.

The General Business program is designed to provide business training for various entry-level positions in business. The courses include an introduction to business concepts, accounting and computer principles, and legal issues related to business.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Business internships
  • DECA (student business association with professional development opportunities)
  • Service learning and volunteerism

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.

Textbooks

Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.