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Business Administration

Associate Degree for Transfer

Jump start your business career by completing this degree and then transferring to a university business administration degree or related program. 

Program/Major Codes: AOBBUSIADMIN/BUD

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: This degree is designed for transfer rather than for direct employment. After completing a four-year degree, students are qualified for a variety of business careers including accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

Academic Options: Transfer to a four-year university to complete your bachelor's degree.

Program Requirements

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirement (AGEC-B)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill I, C and G requirements.**

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Subtotal 23

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 211 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2202] 3
BUS 205 Statistical Methods in Economics and Business 3
BUS 220 Legal Environment of Business 3
CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
ECN 201 Microeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2202] 3
ECN 202 Macroeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2201] 3
MAT 144 College Algebra with Data Analysis*** 4
  or MAT 151    College Algebra [SUN# MAT 1151]
Business Math Requirement**** 6
MAT 172 Finite Mathematics   
  & MAT 212 Topics in Calculus   
MAT 220 Calculus I   
  & MAT 231 Calculus II   
Business Administration Electives
ELEC Electives: Select transferable electives so program total
is 60-64 credits.  Recommended prefixes: ACC, BUS,
CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, PAD, RLS, or language courses.
Subtotal 37-40
Total 60-63

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Mathematics - MAT 212 or 220 (or higher) fulfills this requirement; Social and Behavioral Sciences - ECN 201 or 202 fulfills 3  credits or this requirement, complete a non-ECN course; Other Requirements: CIS 100 and either MAT 172 or 231 fulfill this requirement.

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "I" (intensive writing), one is marked "C" (cultural diversity), and one is marked "G" (global awareness).  Note that a single course may fulfill more than one of the requirements.

*** MAT 144 or 151 may be replaced by any transferable course if 1) student tests above MAT 151 or 2) student earns a grade C or better in a College MAT course numbered higher than 151.

**** The UA will accept MAT 212 and172 or MAT 220 and 231  for ABUS students. ASU will only accept the combination of MAT 220 and 231, or MAT 212 and an additional Math course at ASU; NAU only requires MAT 172 - but both ASU and NAU transfer students who want to earn a Pima ABUS degree still need one of the two combinations listed.