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Associate in Business, General Requirements

 

The Associate in Business, General Requirements (ABUS-GR) degree provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in business. For a comprehensive list of bachelor programs, visit the aztransfer business matrix. With a bachelor degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to accountancy, business administration, business data analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management, retail management, and supply chain management.

Details

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Business, General Requirements (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
8900
Total Credits Required
62-71
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the practice of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, management, and marketing in the business environment.
  2. Research, locate, and evaluate business information in order to support evidence-based decisions.
  3. Critically evaluate the alternatives faced in business decision making to select the most effective and efficient solution.
  4. Analyze the impact of decisions and activities on the financial position of an organization.
  5. Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
  6. Recognize ethical, legal, and global dimensions in business practice and how business integrates social responsibility into operations/decision making.
  7. Use team collaboration to solve business problems.
  8. Develop skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary to transfer to and succeed at a university or college with junior status in business.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other

$73,450

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$57,480

Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other

$103,160

Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other

$69,500

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Additional courses that are specific to your selected option will be highlighted with a blue border. Depending on your selected option, the blue bordered courses may replace the gray bordered courses found in the other options.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives Recommend GBS 151 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus Critical course MA 3–4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT217 or
MAT218 or
GBS220
Mathematical Analysis for Business or Mathematical Analysis for Business or Quantitative Methods in Business "Students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business should take MAT217 or MAT218.
Students intending to transfer to the University of Arizona should take GBS220."
3–4
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry COM225 recommended for students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS221 Business Statistics CS 3
RE Restricted Electives Maybe shared with other requirements 0–3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3
SQ Natural Sciences 4
PSY+++ Psychology Course that meets the SB For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy, select a course that transfers to ASU with the PSY prefix and SB designation. Check the Course Equivalency Guide on aztransfer.com and consult a community college advisor to ensure the course selected meets both requirements. 0–3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
COM100 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Small Group Communication For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy only. SB 0–3
SOC+++ Sociology Course that meets the SB For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy, select a course that transfers to ASU with the SOC prefix and SB designation. Check the Course Equivalency Guide on aztransfer.com and consult a community college advisor to ensure the course selected meets both requirements. 0–3

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS162AD C#: Level I CS 3
GBS233 Business Communication L 3
GBS220 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
IBS101 Introduction to International Business G 3
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
REA179 Real Estate Principles I 3
REA180 Real Estate Principles II 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
PAD100 21st Century Public Policy and Service 3
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3
GBS110 or
MGT251
Human Relations in Business and Industry or Human Relations in Business 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives Recommend GBS 151 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus Critical course MA 3–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT217 or
MAT218 or
GBS220
Mathematical Analysis for Business or Mathematical Analysis for Business or Quantitative Methods in Business "Students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business should take MAT217 or MAT218.
Students intending to transfer to the University of Arizona should take GBS220."
3–4
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry COM225 recommended for students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy 3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS221 Business Statistics CS 3
RE Restricted Electives Maybe shared with other requirements 0–3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences 4
PSY+++ Psychology Course that meets the SB For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy, select a course that transfers to ASU with the PSY prefix and SB designation. Check the Course Equivalency Guide on aztransfer.com and consult a community college advisor to ensure the course selected meets both requirements. 0–3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
COM100 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Small Group Communication For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy only. SB 0–3
SOC+++ Sociology Course that meets the SB For students intending to transfer to ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and earn a BS in Accountancy, select a course that transfers to ASU with the SOC prefix and SB designation. Check the Course Equivalency Guide on aztransfer.com and consult a community college advisor to ensure the course selected meets both requirements. 0–3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS162AD C#: Level I CS 3
GBS233 Business Communication L 3
GBS220 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
IBS101 Introduction to International Business G 3
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
REA179 Real Estate Principles I 3
REA180 Real Estate Principles II 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
PAD100 21st Century Public Policy and Service 3
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3
GBS110 or
MGT251
Human Relations in Business and Industry or Human Relations in Business 3

Pathway Map Option Details

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Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Business, General Requirements in Associate in Business, General Requirements (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=158673).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020