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Associate of Applied Science

Learn basic business principles and specialize in marketing or management.  Students planning to transfer to a four year university should pursue the Associate of Business Administration

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASBUSINESS/BUS/**** (see concentration codes below)

Online Option:  The Management Concentration of program can be completed entirely online.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Carry out basic business functions--especially in marketing, management, or tourism--for an employer or open a small business.

Academic Options: While this degree was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs.  See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Complete required General Education, core and support courses, and courses in one concentration.

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.*

Communication Requirement: Communication category 3
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement** 3-6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts or Leadership/Ethics categories 3
Subtotal 9-12

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 151 Mathematics of Business 3
BUS 220 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 110 Human Relations in Business and Industry 3
Subtotal 12

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 100 Practical Accounting Procedures 3
ACC 211 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
CIS/CSA 104 Computer Fundamentals 3
ECN 201 Microeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2202] 3
  or ECN 202   Macroeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2201]    
MGT 280 Business Organization and Management 3
MKT 111 Principles of Marketing 3
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
  or WRT 154   Career Communications    
ELEC Other Electives
Select 6 credits from the following list:  ACC, BUS,
Subtotal 27

Core Concentrations

Select a minimum of 12-13 credit hours from one concentration. Department faculty advisor or counselor approval is recommended in the selection of the program concentration and courses within the concentration.

Course # Course Title Credits
Concentration A - Management Specialty (Concentration Code: BUSM) 
MGT 122 Supervision 3
MGT 124 Small Business Management 3
MGT 270 Computer Applications for Managers 3
MGT 276 Human Resources 3
Concentration B - Marketing Specialty (Concentration Code: BUSK)
DAR 120 Applied Computer Graphics 4
MKT 113 Salesmanship 3
MKT 125 Advertising 3
MKT 139 Retailing 3
MKT 196 Independent Studies in Marketing and Business 3
Subtotal 12-13
Total 60-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication Requirement - WRT 101 or 154 fulfill 3 of 6 required credits; Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement - ECN 201 or 202 fulfill 3 of 6 required credits; Computer and Information Literacy Requirement - CIS/CSA 104

**  If taken after Spring 2008, BUS 151 fulfills 3 credits in the Mathematics category.  Complete a course from the Science or Critical Thinking category