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Advanced Business


This program is currently inactivated and is in teachout. Teachout for this program will conclude at the end of the Summer 2022 term. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Dean at 520.206.7694.

For students currently in the program, the requirements are listed below.

Pima’s Advanced Business Certificate will prepare you for a variety of careers and provide you with a foundation of business knowledge. The core curriculum includes the fundamental principles of business and skills in accounting, management and marketing.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Online Option: This program can be completed entirely online.


All Campuses and Online

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7691
Program Advisor: 520.206.7424
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Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Office and Administrative Support Workers $32,780
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $32,136
Human Resources Assistant $32,073
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $31,491

Academic Options

Continue your studies through Pima’s Business AAS program or the Business Administration program designed for transfer to a university.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 211 Financial Accounting  [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting   [SUN# ACC 2202] 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 125 E-commerce 3
BUS 148 Ethics in the Workplace 3
BUS 151 Mathematics of Business 3
BUS 220 Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 200 Business Finance 3
MGT 110 Human Relations in Business and Industry 3
MGT 200 Small Business Management 3
MKT 111 Principles of Marketing 3
Subtotal 33

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CIS/CSA 104 Computer Fundamentals 3
CMN 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
ECN 201
  or ECN 150
Microeconomic Principles   [SUN# ECN 2202]
  An Economic Perspective
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 101
  or WRT 154
English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101]
  Career Communications
Subtotal 13
Total 46

Program/Major Codes: CRTBUSINES-A/BUA1
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