Associate of Applied Science in General Business

This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College and Matanuska-Susitna College.

This two-year degree program provides a solid business foundation and preparation for career advancement. Graduates will be able to practice relevant business skills; meet the diverse needs of a business to achieve organizational goals; start and manage their own small business; communicate effectively; and manage their business affairs with professionalism, integrity and a spirit of inquiry.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Graduation Requirements

General Course Requirements

Oral Communications3
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Small Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Written Communication Courses6
Writing Across Contexts
And one of the following:
Business Communications
Writing and the Humanities
Writing and the Professions
Writing and the Sciences
Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences *6
Intermediate Algebra (or higher)
And one approved General Course Requirements
Total Credits15

Any ENGL course used to satisfy the humanities General Course Requirement must be different from the written communications requirement and have a course number higher than WRTG A111.

Program Requirements

ACCT A201Principles of Financial Accounting **3
ACCT A202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BA A151Business Foundations3
BA A231Fundamentals of Supervision3
BA/JUST A241Business Law I3
BA A260Marketing Practices3
CIS A110Computer Concepts in Business3
ECON A201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON A202Principles of Microeconomics3
LGOP A110Logistics, Information Systems and Customer Service3
Program Elective Courses6
Advisor-approved courses from the following programs: ACCT, BA, CIS, CS, ECON
Total Credits45

The ACCT A101 and ACCT A102 sequence may be used to satisfy the ACCT A201 requirement for this degree.

A total of 60 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in General Business will be able to:

  • Use critical thinking skills to solve problems and make decisions based on accepted business principles.
  • Understand the interrelationship of international and domestic business, societies and governments.
  • Execute the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, controlling.
  • Apply effective communication skills in business settings.