Business Related Programs

General Business Specialized - AAS

General Business Specialized
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2013 Summer I
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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.

Program notes

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

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Admission criteria


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ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
ACC112Accounting Principles II 3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles 3
GBS151Introduction to Business 3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
MGT175Business Organization and Management 3
Restricted Electives
Accounting: Credits: 14
ACC115Computerized Accounting 2
ACC212Managerial Accounting 3
ACC219Intermediate Accounting 3
ACC221Tax Accounting 3
ACC222Payroll Accounting 3
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 Skills 1
CIS109AMNetworking Technology 2
CIS133DAThe Internet 3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS235e-Commerce 3
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing 3
Customer Service: Credits: 13-15
MGT109Development of Professional Skills and Standards 3
MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
MGT229Management and Leadership I 3
MGT296WA-WCCooperative Education (any suffixed course) 1-3
MKT267Principles of Salesmanship 3
Finance: Credits: 13
GBS103Principles of Banking 3
GBS/HEC132Personal and Family Financial Security 3
GBS206Business Law (UCC)3
GBS261Investments I 3
IBS104International Finance 1
General Business: Credits: 15
IBS101Introduction to International Business 3
MGT229Management and Leadership I 3
MKT101Introduction to Public Relations 3
MKT267Principles of Salesmanship 3
MKT271Principles of Marketing 3
International Business: Credits: 15
IBS101Introduction to International Business 3
IBS102International Marketing 2
IBS104International Finance 1
IBS105International Law 2
IBS108Basics of Import/export Operations 2
IBS121Export Marketing Case Studies 2
ARB+++ any ARB/Arabic course 3-4
FRE+++ any FRE/French course 3-4
GER+++ any GER/German course 3-4
ITA+++ any ITA/Italian course 3-4
JPN+++ any JPN/Japanese course 3-4
SPA+++ any SPA/Spanish course 3-4
Management: Credits: 15
MGT229Management and Leadership I 3
MGT251Human Relations In Business 3
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MGT276Personnel/Human Resources Management 3
MKT271Principles of Marketing 3
Marketing: Credits: 14
CIS235e-Commerce 3
IBS102International Marketing 2
MKT101Introduction to Public Relations 3
MKT263Advertising Principles 3
MKT271Principles of Marketing 3
Small Business: Credits: 15
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT267Principles of Salesmanship 3
MKT271Principles of Marketing 3
SBS213Hiring and managing Employees 1
SBS214Small Business Customer Relations 1
SBS220Internet Marketing for Small Business 2
SBS230Financial and Tax Management for Small Business 2
General Education
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.
  1. Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
  2. Describe the uses of accounting in managerial decision making. (ACC112)
  3. Apply microcomputer operations to personal business computers. (BPC110)
  4. Describe computer information systems, and apply fundamental computer concepts and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  5. Describe and analyze the structure and functioning of the American economy. (ECN211)
  6. Describe the fundamental characteristics and functions of business in today's environment. (GBS151)
  7. Describe the legal environment of business, including judicial procedure, contracts, torts, and agency law. (GBS205)
  8. Describe and demonstrate the development of sound business communications. (GBS233)
  9. Outline the principles and procedures involved in starting, organizing, and operating a small business. (MGT175)
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