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Arizona Programs of Study


The AAS Business Degree program is designed to prepare students to enter the business profession, at an entry level position, with tracks in General Business and Accounting by providing them with general knowledge and skills specializing in their area of interest. The program allows students the option of selecting support courses to strengthen their overall education and courses in their area of special interest or job opportunity.


General Education Requirements (25 credits)

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 Collge Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
Two courses.   6
Physical/Biological Sciences (4 credits)    
One course.   4

Degree Core Requirements (27 credits)

Course Course Title Hours
ACC 255 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACC 256 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 100 Mathematics of Business 3
BUS 204 Business Communications 3
BUS 206 Principles of Management 3
BUS 214 Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Issues in Business 3
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
ECN 204 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ECN 205 Microeconomic Principles 3

Specialization Business Tracks (9 credits)

Note: Students may apply for three (3) credits of Internship (289 courses) to any specialization option
Course Course Title Hours
ACC 110 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 206 Accounting and EDP Systems 3
ACC or BUS Elective Any ACC or BUS course. 1-3
General Business    
ACC or BUS Elective Any ACC or BUS course. 1-4
BUS 213 Small Business Management 3
LDR 201 Leadership Basics 2



The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of these programs of study.

  • Demonstrate basic computer skill.
  • Compose and deliver clear and effective communication.
  • Evaluate and determine business solutions using appropriate quantitative analysis skills.
  • Apply basic knowledge of accounting, business law, and general business operations to solve business problems.
  • Preparation for the Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification exam in the Business track.
  • Preparation for the Federal Payroll Certification (FPC) exam in the Accounting track.
  • Preparation for completing the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership certificate.


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