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Business (University Transfer)

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 of 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).

Starting Fall 2020, students pursuing the ABUS may take courses in an 8-week block schedule. Full-time students can finish up to 5 courses per semester by taking 2-3 in the first 8 weeks and 2-3 in the second 8 weeks. By focusing on fewer courses at once, students are more likely to succeed and to move through the degree efficiently. For more information about the 8-week block program, click "8-Week Course Schedule" under Download Information at the upper right to view our brochure.

Program Code

8900 Associate of Business – General Requirements (ABUS-GR)
8800 Associate of Business – Special Requirements (ABUS-SR)

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.


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.