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Business Administration Fastrack

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration Fastrack program is designed for individuals 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 as defined by industry practitioners. Each course/module includes learning activities and projects in an accelerated five-week or eight-week formats. In-person classes meet extensively outside of the classroom as prescribed by course/module requirements. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 24 students. Additional features of the program include: Student directed learning stressing the dynamic business environment, communication skills and leadership development; utilization of Microsoft Office package.

A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Business Administration Fastrack is also available to students. The certificate contains the features of the AAS degree, but does not include a general education component.


Academic Plan Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

This program will be replaced by: AAS/3070 Management

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC110Understanding and Using Accounting Systems3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies3
MGT175Business Organization and Management3
MGT251Human Relations in Business3
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Any ACC, GBS, MGT, or MKT prefixed courses not listed in the Required Courses area.
ACC+++++Any ACC Accounting course(s)1-9
GBS+++++Any GBS General Business course(s)1-9
MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s)1-9
MKT+++++Any MKT Marketing course(s)1-9
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
SBU200Society and Business (3) OR
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
PSY101Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (3)
SBU200is recommended.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
  • Identify and describe basic accounting skills and practices and use a computerized accounting system to analyze and record common business transactions. (ACC110)
  • Demonstrate appropriate and effective written and oral communication skills in a variety of workplace situations. (GBS120)
  • Identify, describe, and analyze external environmental factors in terms of their impact on a business, domestically and globally. (GBS151)
  • Identify and describe contemporary legal issues, ethical issues and the regulatory climate and explain how these factors affect business policies and decisions. (GBS205)
  • Identify and use the basic techniques for measuring, managing, and monitoring internal and external customer expectations and services. (MGT126)
  • Evaluate human relations problems as they arise in work situations. (MGT175)
  • Describe human relations challenges faced by the individual and the business organization. (MGT251)
  • Outline the principles and procedures involved in starting, organizing and operating a small business. (MGT253)
  • Identify and evaluate marketing strategies as presented in case studies using basic computer skills. (MKT271)
  • Determine when technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems. (BPC110, CIS105)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site 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.