The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in General Business program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish a broad overview of business and desire not to enroll in a specialized curriculum in business. The program is designed to acquaint students with major subject areas of business, to improve the student`s business vocabulary, and to provide students with an understanding of influencing factors in business decision making and activities. In addition, this program may aid a student in recognizing a specific business field to be pursued in future studies. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.
3148 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in General Business
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All courses are accelerated (5- or 8-week courses) and available online. Some courses are available only in an online format.
How long will it take?
Students who take at least 15 credits per semester can complete the certificate in 4-5 semesters. Student taking 9 credits per semester can complete the certificate in 7- 8 semesters.
The estimated tuition for the entire program $5,610 for Maricopa County residents. Please click here for a list of out-of-county tuition and other fees.
The total cost of textbooks will vary depending on choice of rental or purchase options. Some courses do not require textbooks. Students can expect to spend $200-$400 per semester.
- Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in General Business program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish a broad overview of business and desire not to enroll in a specialized curriculum in business. The program is designed to acquaint students with major subject areas of business, to improve the student's business vocabulary, and to provide students with an understanding of influencing factors in business decision making and activities. In addition, this program may aid a student in recognizing a specific business field to be pursued in future studies. Although many courses will transfer to a four-year institution, some courses do not. This curriculum is not designed to meet the needs of students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I||3|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||3|
|GBS110||Human Relations in Business and Industry (3) OR|
|MGT175||Business Organization and Management (3) OR|
|MGT251||Human Relations in Business (3)||3|
|GBS151||Introduction to Business||3|
|GBS205||Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business||3|
|MKT271||Principles of Marketing||3|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|Students should select eighteen (18) credits from the following courses.|
|Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.|
|ACC+++++||Any ACC Accounting course(s)|
|GBS+++++||Any GBS General Business course(s)|
|MGT+++++||Any MGT Management course(s)|
|MKT+++++||Any MKT Marketing course(s)|
|EPS+++++||Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s)|
|IBS+++++||Any IBS International Business course(s)|
|REA+++++||Any REA Real Estate course(s)|
|SBS+++++||Any SBS Small Business Management course(s)|
|CIS117DM||Microsoft Access: Database Management||3|
|CIS133DA||Internet/Web Development Level I||3|
|General Education Requirement||Credits: 22-27|
|General Education Core||Credits: 12-17|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|Equivalent by assessment||0-3|
|MAT120||Intermediate Algebra (5) OR|
|MAT121||Intermediate Algebra (4) OR|
|MAT122||Intermediate Algebra (3)|
|General Education Distribution||Credits: 10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|ECN211||Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR|
|ECN212||Microeconomic Principles (3) OR|
|SBU200||Society and Business (3)|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 4|
|Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.|
- Identify, describe, and use the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
- Describe and explain the fundamental theories and concepts of human relations in business and industry. (GBS110, MGT175, MGT251)
- Identify the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk. (GBS151)
- Identify and define legal theories, ethical issues, and regulatory climate affecting business policies and decisions. (GBS205)
- Create and analyze internal and external business communications, including various verbal and nonverbal techniques. (GBS233)
- Identify marketing environments and segmentation, and explain the importance of marketing planning, forecasting, and research. (MKT271)