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General Business Specialized

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in General Business Specialized degree is designed for students who plan to attend college for two years only and are preparing for an entry-level position in business. Students may choose from the following specialized areas: Accounting, Business Survey, Computer Information Systems, Customer Service, Finance, General Business, International Business, Management, Marketing, or Small Business.


Academic Plan Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2013 Summer I
Award notes

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

This program will be replaced by: AAS/3148 General Business

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Admission criteria


Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
ACC112Accounting Principles II3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
GBS233Business Communication3
MGT175Business Organization and Management3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Accounting: Credits:14
ACC115Computerized Accounting2
ACC212Managerial Accounting3
ACC219Intermediate Accounting3
ACC221Tax Accounting3
ACC222Payroll Accounting3
Business Survey: Credits:15
A student may choose classes from any combination of the listed Restricted Electives specialty areas adding up to 15 credits providing more breath of selection for the student who may want to take classes from multiple areas, i.e. 2 Accounting classes, 2 Finance classes and 1 Management class.
Computer Information Systems: Credits:15
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills1
CIS109AMNetworking Technology2
CIS133DAThe Internet3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing3
Customer Service: Credits:13-15
MGT109Development of Professional Skills and Standards3
MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies3
MGT229Management and Leadership I3
MGT296WA-WCCooperative Education (any suffixed course)1-3
MKT267Principles of Sales3
Finance: Credits:13
GBS103Principles of Banking3
GBS/HEC132Personal and Family Financial Security3
GBS206Business Law (UCC)3
GBS261Investments I3
IBS104International Finance1
General Business: Credits:15
IBS101Introduction to International Business3
MGT229Management and Leadership I3
MKT101Introduction to Public Relations3
MKT267Principles of Sales3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
International Business: Credits:15
IBS101Introduction to International Business3
IBS102International Marketing2
IBS104International Finance1
IBS105International Law2
IBS108Basics of Import/export Operations2
IBS121Export Marketing Case Studies2
ARB+++ any ARB/Arabic course3-4
FRE+++ any FRE/French course3-4
GER+++ any GER/German course3-4
ITA+++ any ITA/Italian course3-4
JPN+++ any JPN/Japanese course3-4
SPA+++ any SPA/Spanish course3-4
Management: Credits:15
MGT229Management and Leadership I3
MGT251Human Relations In Business3
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
MGT276Personnel/Human Resources Management3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
Marketing: Credits:14
IBS102International Marketing2
MKT101Introduction to Public Relations3
MKT263Advertising Principles3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
Small Business: Credits:15
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
MKT267Principles of Sales3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
SBS213Hiring and managing Employees1
SBS214Small Business Customer Relations1
SBS220Internet Marketing for Small Business2
SBS230Financial and Tax Management for Small Business2
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 24-27
General Education CoreCredits: 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3)
OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 9-10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 2-3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
IBS109Cultural Dimension for International Business (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business (3)3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
  • Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
  • Describe the uses of accounting in managerial decision making. (ACC112)
  • Apply microcomputer operations to personal business computers. (BPC110)
  • Describe computer information systems, and apply fundamental computer concepts and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Describe and analyze the structure and functioning of the American economy. (ECN211)
  • Describe the fundamental characteristics and functions of business in today's environment. (GBS151)
  • Describe the legal environment of business, including judicial procedure, contracts, torts, and agency law. (GBS205)
  • Describe and demonstrate the development of sound business communications. (GBS233)
  • Outline the principles and procedures involved in starting, organizing, and operating a small business. (MGT175)

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