Academic Catalog

General Business, Associate in Applied Science (BGEN)

Effective: Fall 2016

The General Business (BGEN) program is designed to prepare students for a career in the business environment with a basic comprehension of the key concepts and functions of modern business including fundamental analytical techniques, communication and management.  The curriculum is intended to allow sufficient flexibility to afford a broad business perspective and enable specific areas of focus.

  • Explore career paths in the business world to determine a professional area of interest.
  • Use technology common to the business environment to conduct research and solve business related problems.
  • Discuss factors that influence the global business environment.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally through written and oral exchanges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and solve problems that require quantitative reasoning related to business processes.
  • Discuss key concepts related to accounting and finance, marketing, management, and human resource management.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
DPR 100 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 104 Mathematics for Business * 3
Any Diversity and Social Justice designated course ** 3
Second Semester
ACC 100
Applied Accounting
or Financial Accounting
BUS 210 Principles of Management 3
BUS 130 Business Communication 3
PSY 130 Personal and Career Development 3
Recommended Program Elective 3
Third Semester
BUS 230 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 215 Human Resource Management 3
Any Scientific Inquiry designated Science course ** 4
Recommended Program Electives 6
Fourth Semester
Any Global Understanding (GU) designated course ** 3
Recommended Program Electives 12
 Total Hours61


Recommended Program Electives:

ACC 112Managerial Accounting3
ACC 115Computerized Accounting4
ACC 202Introduction to Tax Accounting3
BUS 101Introduction to International Business3
BUS 231Principles of Advertising3
BUS 243Legal Environment of Business3
DPR 1013
DPR 1053
DPR 1113

Other ACC/BUS/DPR courses may be taken with the approval of the Business, Computing and Social Science (BCSS) Office.

Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated courses

Global Understanding (GU) designated courses

Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated courses


BUS 104: Any Quantitative Reasoning designated MAT course (NOT MAT 110 or MAT 125) or BUS 220 may be substituted for BUS 104.


Three different courses must be selected for the Diversity and Social Justice (DJ), Global Understanding (GU), and Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated Science course, for a minimum of 9 credits.

100% online


Some online courses have field requirements or in person/proctored testing.  Online courses with these requirements have additional information posted under the COURSE DESCRIPTION section when you are registering.  Please make a note of it during registration.