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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
General Business
Major: 3148
First Term: 2012 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-63
CIPS Code: 52.0101
Initiating College: Phoenix College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, GC, GW, MC, PC, RS, SC, SM
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in General Business program meets the needs of students who wish a broad overview of business and desire not to enroll in a specialized curriculum in business. The program is designed to acquaint students with major subject areas of business, to improve the student's business vocabulary, and to provide students with an understanding of influencing factors in business decision making and activities. In addition, this program could aid a student in recognizing a specific business field to be pursued in future studies. Although many courses will transfer to a four-year institution, some courses do not. This curriculum is not designed to meet the needs of students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3
+CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent by Assessment3
Required Courses
 Credits: 21
 ACC111Accounting Principles I3
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 GBS110Human Relations in Business and Industry (3) OR 
 MGT175Business Organization and Management (3) OR 
 MGT251Human Relations in Business (3)3
 GBS151Introduction to Business3
 GBS205Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business3
+GBS233Business Communication3
 MKT271Principles of Marketing3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 18
Any ACC, GBS, MGT, or MKT prefixed courses not listed in the Required Courses area.
 ACC+++++Any ACC Accounting prefixed courses not listed under Required Courses area.1-18
 CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
 CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
 CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 GBS+++++Any GBS General Business course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.1-18
 IBS+++++Any IBS International Business course(s)1-18
 MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.1-18
 MKT+++++Any MKT Marketing course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.1-18
 REA+++++Any REA Real Estate course(s)1-18
 SBS+++++Any SBS Small Business Management course(s)1-18
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-24
General Education CoreCredits: 12-14
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
+ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR 
+ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND 
+ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR 
+ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area.3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0
+Met by CRE101 in Program Prerequisites area.0
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
+MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR 
+MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR 
+MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3)3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR 
 ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR 
 SBU200Society and Business (3)3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area.4

Program Competencies
1.Identify, describe, and use the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
2.Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
3.Describe and explain the fundamental theories and concepts of human relations in business and industry. (GBS110, MGT175, MGT251)
4.Identify the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk. (GBS151)
5.Identify and define legal theories, ethical issues, and regulatory climate affecting business policies and decisions. (GBS205)
6.Create and analyze internal and external business communications, including various verbal and nonverbal techniques. (GBS233)
7.Identify marketing environments and segmentation, and explain the importance of marketing planning, forecasting, and research. (MKT271)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.