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).

Program Code

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

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Program Contacts

Cindy Gemberling, ABUS Business Advisor
Office: BUS 135
Phone: (480) 423-6384

Sue Sandblom, Department Chair
Office: BUS 126
Phone: (480) 425-6792

Brenda Lawson, Division Secretary
Office: BUS 121
Phone: (480) 423-6253

Transfer Options

The ABUS transfer degree transfers to many universities, including:

  • Arizona State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Arizona
  • Grand Canyon University
Career Outlook

Students earning a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems or data analytics may be prepared for many different data-related careers, including:

Job Title Median Salary in Arizona 10-Year Job Growth in Arizona
Computer and Information Systems Managers $129,220 22%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $77,160 14%
Information Securities Analysts $83,720 38%
Database Administrators $86,240 20%
Computer Systems Analysts $88,480 18%
Data Warehousing Specialists $80,280 17%

*Source: Occupational Information Network (O*NET) at

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