Associate in Business, General Requirements

Business - General Requirements (ABUS-GR)

The Associate in Business, General Requirements (ABUS-GR) degree provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in business. For a comprehensive list of bachelor programs, visit the aztransfer business matrix. With a bachelor degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to accountancy, business administration, business data analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management, retail management, and supply chain management.

Details

Major Code: 
8900
Award: 
Associate in Business, General Requirements
Total credits required: 
62-71
Award notes

Students must qualify to enter Brief Calculus by coursework, GPA, or placement.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

At Scottsdale...

Academic Program: 

The Associate of Business (“ABUS”) transfer degree prepares students for an upper-division program at a university business school. Students earning the ABUS can transfer 62 credits to the university and be halfway done with a bachelor’s degree in a business area. This degree transfers into dozens of business majors at universities, including accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, sports management, and supply chain management. Only students who are planning to transfer to a university to pursue a bachelor’s degree should follow the ABUS pathway, as the degree is a rigorous university-preparation program.

Course Format

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

How long will it take?

Full-time students who complete an average of 15 credits per semester will complete the degree and be ready to transfer to a university in two years. Part-time students who complete an average of 9 credits per semester will complete the degree and be ready to transfer in 3-4 years.

Cost

The estimated tuition for the entire program are $2,528 for Maricopa County residents and $10,744 for out-of-county residents.

Textbooks

Students can expect to spend anywhere from $0-$300 per semester on textbooks depending on the courses taken. Some business courses do not require textbooks.

Program Curriculum

Semester 1

  • GBS151: Introduction to Business
  • CIS105: Computer Information Systems
  • ENG101: Freshman Composition
  • MAT212: Brief Calculus
  • Humanities with Cultural Awareness
  • AAA115 or CPD150: Strategies for College Success (see advisor)
  • Total credits: 15-18

Semester 2

  • ACC111: Principles of Accounting I
  • ECN211: Macroeconomics or ECN212: Microeconomics
  • ENG102: Freshman Composition
  • MAT217: Math Analysis for Business
  • Literacy (see advisor)
  • Total credits: 15

Semester 3

  • ACC112: Principles of Accounting II
  • ECN211: Macroeconomics or ECN212: Microeconomics
  • Science + lab SQ
  • GBS221: Business Statistics
  • Business elective (see advisor)
  • Total credits: 19

Semester 4

  • ACC212: Managerial Accounting
  • Humanities w/Global or Historical Awareness
  • GBS205: Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business
  • Additional credit to fulfill degree requirements (see advisor)
  • Science + lab SQ or SG
  • Total credits: 13-16
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 62 semester credits but no more than 64 semester credits. Consult with an Academic Advisor.
Students transferring to ASU in Accountancy should take two of the following courses to meet the Social-Behavioral [SB] requirements
Sociology [SB]
Psychology [SB]
COM230or COM225
If students do not take these prior to transfer, they may need to take additional hours to meet ASU graduation requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practice of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, management, and marketing in the business environment. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS114DE, CIS133DA, CIS162AD, ECN211, ECN212, GBS110, GBS151, GBS205, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, SBU200)
  • Research, locate, and evaluate business information in order to support evidence-based decisions. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, GBS205, [FYC], [L], [SG], [SQ])
  • Critically evaluate the alternatives faced in business decision making to select the most effective and efficient solution. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, ECN211, GBS205, GBS220, GBS221, [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Analyze the impact of decisions and activities on the financial position of an organization. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, ECN211, GBS220, GBS221, [FYC], [MA])
  • Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, GBS110, GBS151, GBS205, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, SBU200, [FYC], [L], [MA])
  • Recognize ethical, legal, and global dimensions in business practice and how business integrates social responsibility into operations/decision making. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, ECN211, ECN212, GBS110, GBS151, GBS205, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, SBU200, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Use team collaboration to solve business problems. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, GBS110, GBS151, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, SBU200, [SB])
  • Develop skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary to transfer to and succeed at a university or college with junior status in business. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, CIS105, ECN211, ECN212, GBS110, GBS151, GBS220, GBS221, GBS233, IBS101, MGT251, MGT253, MKT271, PAD100, REA179, REA180, SBU200, [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:21-25
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND
ACC240Uses of Accounting Information II (3)
OR
ACC211Financial Accounting (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)
OR
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC112Accounting Principles II (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)6-9
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
GBS221Business Statistics3
GBS220Quantitative Methods in Business (3) OR
MAT217Mathematical Analysis for Business (3) OR
MAT218Mathematical Analysis for Business (4)3-4
Students planning 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.
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3-6
Students must take two Restricted Electives which can be shared with a required course and AGEC requirements.
Meet with an advisor to select from the following options:
GBS151Introduction to Business 3 (Recommended)
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS162ADC#: Level I3
GBS233Business Communication3
GBS220Quantitative Methods in Business3
IBS101Introduction to International Business3
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
REA179Real Estate Principles I3
REA180Real Estate Principles II3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
PAD10021st Century Public Policy and Service3
SBU200Society and Business3
GBS110Human Relations in Business and Industry (3) OR
MGT251Human Relations in Business (3)3
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-BCredits: 29-37
A single course with an [HU], [SB], [L] or [SG/SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).

See the AGEC Matrix for course designations
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.
Students who have completed GBS233 to satisfy Literacy requirement have also met one of the Restricted Elective requirements. See an advisor for other course options to fulfill this requirement.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-5
MAT212Brief Calculus (3) OR
MAT213Brief Calculus (4) OR
Higher general education courses in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-5).3-5
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.6
Students are encouraged to choose course work from more than one discipline.
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0
Met by ECN211 and ECN212 in the Required Courses area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Science Quantitative [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Science Quantitative [SQ] area or the Science General [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with AGEC Requirements. Meet with an advisor.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education courses in the Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G] area.0-3
Students who have completed IBS101 or SBU200 to satisfy Global requirement have also met one of the Restricted Elective requirements. See an advisor for other course options to fulfill this requirement
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0
None
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0
None

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.