AAS, General Business

To prepare students to succeed in a variety of career options in a dynamic business environment by instilling business skills sets, ethical values, and computer skills that will carry each student well into the 21st century business world.

For advising or more information contact Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan at 907-486-1210 or khollis@kodiak.alaska.edu .

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AAS General Business Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the AAS General Business program, the graduate will:

  • Apply the principles and skills relating to accounting, management, and marketing, finance, economics and business law to businesses of all sizes;
  • Practice the business skills relevant to the specific company or industry of their present or future employment;
  • Manage or supervise specialists with consideration for all aspects of business;
  • Integrate the diverse needs of a business to achieve organizational goals;
  • Start and manage their own small businesses;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Effectively deal with subordinates, superiors, customers, and other stakeholders in professional matters; and
  • Manage their business affairs with professionalism, integrity, and a spirit of inquiry.

General University Requirements

Complete the General University Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

General Education Requirements

  • ENGL 111 Methods of Written Communication (3)
  • Math 105 Interediate Algebra or higher (3)

Choose one of the following:

  • CIOS A260 Business Communications (not recommended for students going on for a bachelor's degree program)
  • ENGL 211 Academic Writing about Literature (3)
  • ENGL 212 Technical Writing (3)
  • ENGL 213 Writing in the Social & Natural Sciences

Choose one of the following:

  • COMM 111 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
  • COMM 235 Small Group Communication (3)
  • COMM 237 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • COMM 241 Public Speaking (3)

Choose:  One advisor-approved course in Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences (3)

Major Requirements:

  • ACCT 101 Principles of Fincancial Accounting I (3)
  • ACCT102 Principles of Financial Accounting II (3)
  • ACCT A201 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BA 151 Introduction to Business (3)
  • BA 231 Fundamentals of Supervision (3)
  • BA/JUST 241 Business Law I (3)
  • BA 260 Marketing Practices (3)
  • BA 264 Personal Selling (3)
  • CIS 110 Computer Concepts in Business (3)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Choose: Advisor aprropved courses in ACCT, BA, CIS, CS or ECON equal to 6 credits

Choose: Advisor approved electives equal to 9 credits

 

Graduates of the AAS in General Business will be able to apply business principles to achieve organizational goals and to manage business affairs with professionalism, integrity, and a spirit of inquiry

Skills

Students build the confidence to communicate orally and in writing and interact positively with subordinates, superiors and customers, and other stakeholders.  They will also gain business skills relevant to the specific industry of their present and future employement, and will have the ability to manage and supervise specialists with consideration for all aspects of business.

Earning Potential

Business Operations Specialists in Alaska earn in the range of $35/hour.*

Job Outlook

Employment growth in this area is low with very high employment opportunities.*

For advising or more information contact Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan at 907-486-1210 or khollis@kodiak.alaska.edu .

*Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development