General Business

If you are interested in starting a program before the date listed, please contact Mark Barton at

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.

Program Code

3148 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in General Business

5683 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in General Business Fall 2020



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Program Contacts

Mark Barton, Program Director
Office: BUS 130
Phone: (480) 425-6913

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

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

Program Notes:

Set up an advising meeting by emailing

Transfer Options

This program does NOT transfer into a business degree program at a university. To pursue a bachelor’s degree in business, please follow the Business University Transfer (ABUS) program.


Career Outlook

The career outlook for students with a general business degree varies by specific occupation.

Employment Outlook*

Since general business is a broad area, job titles can vary greatly.

Job titles associated with entry-level general business managers include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Entrepreneur (business owner)
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Logistics Manager

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

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