Associate of Business: ABus Degree
The Associate of Business Degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a college or university and requires a minimum of 62 credit hours. All courses included in the degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A minimum of 35 of these credit hours must be completed in the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-B). The remaining degree requirements are comprised of 25 credit hours or more in the student’s elected program of study. Courses numbered 100 or above which transfer as equivalent, departmental elective credit (DEC) or general elective credit (E) will be counted toward this degree. Special Topics courses (298) will not be counted toward this degree. This is a Programs of Study articulated program. For more information click here
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates will possess at the end of these programs of study
- Use principles in business to guide critical thinking and problem-solving activities
- Identify and modify appropriate technological applications to evaluate, interpret, and summarize business problems
- Compose clear and effective communication in oral and written forms
- Create solutions for business situations that require quantitative analytical skills
Minimum credit hours required: 63
AGEC-B Requirements: 36 credit hours
See General Education Courses that can be used to satisfy AGEC requirements.
Note: Associate of Business degree core courses may not be used to satisfy AGEC-B requirements.
ENG 101 ¹ College Composition I (3)
ENG 102 ¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 211 ¹ Business Calculus (4) or a higher course selected from the approved AGEC courses in the Mathematics category.
Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences category.
Physical/Biological Sciences (8–10)
Any two courses may be taken from the General Education courses in the Physical/Biological Sciences category.
General Education Options (6) ²
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer
Information Systems (3) Any course selected from the above categories or from the General Education Options category.
Courses may be selected from the above categories or from the Options category.
Degree Core Requirements: 27 credit hours
Required: 21 credit hours
ACC 255¹ Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 256¹ Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 214 ¹ Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Issues in Business (3)
BUS 232 ¹ Business Statistics & Analysis (3)
ECN 204 ¹ Macroeconomic Principles (3)
ECN 205 Microeconomic Principles (3)
MAT 172 ¹ Finite Mathematics (3)
Business Electives: 6 credit hours
Check with an advisor or CEG to choose a course that transfers as elective or better to at least two state universities,
BUS 204 ¹ Business Communications (3)
CIS 220 ¹ Applications Programming I (4)
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
² 0-6 hours may be taken in the Options category as needed to complete the minimum 36 hours required for the AGEC.
This catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication. All information is subject to change without notice, obligation, or liability.