General Business, A.A.S.

The associate degree program in General Business is intended for the student who wants to explore the many areas of business to determine a future career path. The program provides students with necessary required courses in general education and business which provide a basic understanding of the world of business. Students can design their own curriculum to meet their long-term career objectives.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Determine a career path they want to follow in business.
  • Record financial transactions, perform calculations, and prepare financial statements.
  • Use terminology common to the business world.
  • Discuss the factors that influence business in the domestic environment.
  • Prepare written correspondence commonly used in business.
  • Research, prepare and present oral reports common to business.
  • Use software common to business for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, research, and database management.
  • Discuss concepts of management, marketing, human resource management, finance, sales, and international business.

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First Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - Composition I 3
MATH 105 - Business Math 3
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology 3
BUS 100 - Introduction to Business 3
Electives
Social Science Elective 3 Credits

Second Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
ACC 100 - Applied Accounting
OR
ACC 111 - Financial Accounting
3
OR
3
Electives
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 Credits
ACC/BUS/DPR Elective 6 Credits

Third Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
BUS 130 - Business Communication 3
Electives
Science Elective 3 Credits
ACC/BUS/DPR Elective 9 Credits

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
BUS 225 - Professional Development 3
Electives
Humanities Elective 3 Credits
ACC/BUS/DPR Elective 9 Credits
Notes:
  • Recommended ACC/BUS/DPR Electives:
    ACC 112 Managerial Accounting 3 Credits
    ACC 115 Computerized Accounting 3 Credits
    ACC 201 Introduction to Cost Accounting 3 Credits
    ACC 202 Introduction to Tax Accounting 3 Credits
    BUS 101 Introduction to International Business 3 Credits
    BUS 102 Introduction to Electronic Commerce 3 Credits
    BUS 110 Sales and Sales Supervision 3 Credits
    BUS 149 Small Business Management 3 Credits
    BUS 210 Principles of Management 3 Credits
    BUS 215 Human Resource Management 3 Credits
    BUS 230 Principles of Marketing 3 Credits
    BUS 231 Principles of Advertising 3 Credits
    BUS 232 Principles of Finance 3 Credits
    BUS 233 Financial Planning 3 Credits
    BUS 243 Legal Environment of Business 3 Credits
    DPR 105 Management Information Systems 3 Credits
    DPR 108 Introduction to Computer Science 3 Credits
    DPR 111 Advanced Office Software

Other ACC/BUS/DPR courses may be taken with the approval of the Dean, BUSINESS/COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

* A higher level mathematics course may be substituted for MATH 105.

Total Credits: 60


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