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The Associate in Arts Degree in Business prepares students for a career in business or for advanced study at a four-year institution. The College has many articulation agreements with four-year colleges designed to facilitate transfer to these institutions. For further information, please see an advisor for transfer services. The degree requirements consist of general education requirements and electives in preparation for a major area of study.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic formats
  • Describe the practice and principles of a mixed economy based market business
  • Describe the application of macroeconomic and microeconomic theories and concepts as it relates to a mixed economy based market
  • Develop and maintain an accounting system and analyze statistical data
  • Utilize technology as it applies to business practices and research
  • Enumerate the principles governing ethical behavior in business
Search for courses in the online course catalog.


First Year

First Semester

ACC 103 - Accounting I
CIS 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications
ENG 101 - English Composition I
History Gen Ed Requirement
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

ACC 104 - Accounting II
BUS 101 - Intro to Contemporary Business OR
BUS 105 - Organization and Management
ENG 102 - English Composition II
History Gen Ed Requirement
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement

Second Year

First Semester

Social Science Gen Ed Requirement
Humanitites Gen Ed Requirement
Lab Science Gen Ed Requirement 
Business Elective
MAT 143 - Elementary Mathematical Analysis I

Second Semester

BUS 201 - Business Law I
Humanitites Gen Ed Requirement
MAT 146 - Brief Calculus with Applications OR
MAT 246 - Business Statistical Analysis OR
Lab Science
Diversity Gen Ed Requirement Elective
ENG 128 - Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking

Students are encouraged to contact the specific transfer institution when choosing general education electives.

Career Options

This is a transfer program. Students in this program complete the first two years of their baccalaureate program with a solid background in accounting, management and marketing. Graduates transfer to senior colleges and universities and can take advantage of articulation agreements negotiated with senior receiving institutions.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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