A.BUS - Transfer Degree

This program provides the opportunity for students to complete the lower division (freshman and sophomore) requirements, preparatory to specialization in appropriate fields, in general education and business subjects, for transfer to a university. The students should study carefully and discuss with their advisors the following statement of policy promulgated by the Colleges of Business Administration in the three Arizona state universities regarding transfer credits from community colleges:

Undergraduate programs in business administration in universities normally concentrate on the professional courses in the last two years of a four-year program. Only a limited amount of work in business courses is offered below the junior year. The objective of this policy is to permit the student to acquire a foundation of work in the basic arts and sciences as prerequisites for professional courses in business. All business programs accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business require the student to take a minimum of 40 percent of the four-years’ work in the arts and sciences, including work in mathematics, social science, humanities, and the natural sciences. Students desiring a four-year degree are advised to take a majority of their work during the first two years in the arts and sciences, including a strong background in mathematics. Students planning to take their first two years’ work at a community college or at another four-year college should take only those courses in business that are offered as freshman or sophomore level courses at any of the three universities.

Full lower division transfer credit will be granted for all courses equivalent to those specified for the freshman and sophomore years at any one of the three four-year state universities in Arizona. Professional business courses taught in the junior and senior years in the three state universities may not be completed for transfer credit at any community college. Courses taught as occupational or career classes at the community colleges, even though similar to professional courses offered at the junior and senior levels at the three universities, will not be accepted for credit toward a bachelor’s degree. A one-semester course in business law will be accepted as an exception to this policy. A maximum of 30 credits of business and economics courses from community colleges may be transferred toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in business that will prepare them for transfer to the university and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate computer and internet literacy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the legal issues of business.
  • Gather, interpret both graphically and numerically, business and economic data.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze the results of financial data.
  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental macro economic concepts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental micro economic concepts.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

Visit Academic Planning to get started on your personalized Academic Plan, or schedule an appointment with the Advising Office.

Program Requirements Based on Fall/Spring rotation  (AGEC-B certificate also included)

First Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
BUA 220 Legal Environment of Business 3 Major Requirement
MAT 150 
MAT 151 
College Algebra w/ Review 
College Algebra: Standard 
Pre-requisite for MAT 212
(counts towards elective credits)
ENG 101 
ENG 107
Freshman Composition I 3 GE-Composition
ART Choose one course from Arts 3 GE-Arts


Co-Curricular Requirements:

Second Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3 Major Requirement
CIS 105
CIS 120
Introduction to Business Information Systems
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
3 GE-Computer Information Systems
MAT 212 Brief Calculus  3 GE-Mathematics
ENG 102 
ENG 108
Freshman Composition II 3 GE-Composition
SOC Choose one course from Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences 


Co-Curricular Requirements:

Third Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECN 240 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Major Requirement
MAT 215 Math Analysis for Business 4 Major Requirement
SCI Choose one course from Physical & Biological Sciences 4 GE-Physical & Biological Sciences
SOC Choose one Writing Intensive course from Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences (WI)


  • If transferring, apply to universities

Co-Curricular Requirements:

Fourth Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECN 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Major Requirement
QBA 211 Quantitative Analysis 3 Major Requirement
SCI Choose one course from Physical & Biological Sciences 4 GE-Physical & Biological Sciences
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics (recommended) 3 GE-Humanities
BUS Choose one course from Business Electives 3 Departmental Requirements


Co-Curricular Requirements:

  • Attend Etiquette Lunch
  • Meet with Career Services
  • Apply for university scholarship opportunities  
Open the program map above to view the recommended classes to complete the program. You can also print the program map using the button above.

Transfer Information

Arizona State University BS, BA Business (multiple program options) None
Northern Arizona University BBA, BSBA Business (multiple program options) None
University of Arizona  BS, BSBA Business (multiple program options) 2nd Semester Proficiency

Transfer Tools

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AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.

Need help with transferring?  The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements.  Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.