Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

General Business, Associate in Applied Science

Effective: Fall, 2016

The General Business Program is designed to prepare students for a career in the business environment with a basic comprehension of the key concepts and functions of modern business including fundamental analytical techniques, communication and management.  The curriculum is intended to allow sufficient flexibility to afford a broad business perspective and enable specific areas of focus. 

Program Outcomes

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

  • Explore career paths in the business world to determine a professional area of interest.
  • Use technology common to the business environment to conduct research and solve business related problems.
  • Discuss factors that influence the global business environment.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally through written and oral exchanges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and solve problems that require quantitative reasoning related to business processes.
  • Discuss key concepts related to accounting and finance, marketing, management, and human resource management.

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First Semester (15 credits)

ENG 100 - English Composition I3
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology3
BUS 100 - Introduction to Business3
BUS 104 - Mathematics for Business3
Any Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated course (3 credits)

Second Semester (15 credits)

BUS 210 - Principles of Management3
BUS 130 - Business Communication3
PSY 130 - Personal and Career Development3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
ACC 100 - Applied Accounting3
ACC 111 - Financial Accounting3
Program Elective (3 credits)

Third Semester (16 credits)

BUS 230 - Principles of Marketing3
BUS 215 - Human Resource Management3
Any Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated course (4 credits)
Program Electives (6 credits)

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

Any Global Understanding (GU) designated course (3 credits)
Program Electives (12 credits)

Total Credits: 61

Recommended Program Electives:
ACC 112 Managerial Accounting     (3 Credits)
ACC 115 Computerized Accounting (3 Credits)
ACC 202 Introduction to Tax Accounting   (3 Credits)
BUS 101 Introduction to International Business   (3 Credits)
BUS 231 Principles of Advertising  (3 Credits)
BUS 243 Legal Environment of Business (3 Credits)
DPR 105 Management Information Systems  (3 Credits)
DPR 101 Introduction to Computer Science  (3 Credits)
DPR 111 Advanced Office Software   (3 credits)

Other ACC/BUS/DPR courses may be taken with the approval of the Business, Computing and Social Science (BCSS) Office

Any Quantitative Reasoning designated MAT course (Not MAT 110 or MAT 125) or BUS 220 may be substituted for BUS 104