General Business AS Degree

General Business is the study of basic principles, concepts and the language of organizations. The Associate of Science in General Business Degree focuses on employment preparation. This program was not developed to be transferable to a four-year university. Changing academic goals will generally require additional courses, consult with a counselor for further information.

Career paths chosen by students pursuing the Associate of Science in General Business Degree include not only entry level general business positions. The program provides the flexibility for students to pursue other more specialized interests in business. These would include areas like finance, human resources, hospitality, information technology and public administration. Even students who choose not to major in General Business find that coursework in the field can improve their ability to think critically, problem-solve, manage their lives, and understand the business issues that engage our world, our country, and our communities. 

Required CoursesUnits
BUMA 001Principles of Management3
BUMA 010Introduction to Business3
BUMA 032Human Relations in the Workplace3
CIS 010Computer Literacy4
Select 27 units from the following:
Accounting for Government & Non-Profit
Tax Accounting I - Individuals
Accounting with QuickBooks
Payroll Accounting
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Accounting in the Business Environment
Accounting for Entrepreneurs & Business Managers
Money Management & Planning for the Future
Hotel & Restaurant Operations
Business Law I
Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Retail Merchandise Management
Business Calculations
Human Resource Management
Business Communications
Business Research
Professional Office Procedures
Website Design
Graphic Design I
New Media I
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Business Management Work Experience (Maximum of 3 units may be used for work experience)
Required Subtotal13
Elective Subtotal27
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2