2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

General Business

Degree Type: Associate in Applied Science
College(s): College of Business

Program Requirements

General Business, AAS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose General Business?

Enrolling in the General Business program rapidly introduces you to the world of business. In a short two-year period of time, you will learn basic information for all the areas of business: accounting, management, marketing, finance, and information systems are introduced with directed electives allowing for a more in depth study of the student's area of interest.

Career Opportunities

After completion of the two-year General Business degree, students are prepared for entry level professional positions in many industries. Students often find that the program ignites an interest in further study and are pleased to see that the general business program has been designed to easily transfer into almost any four-year degree program in business at Ferris State University.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2427
Email:

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) 
http://www.acbsp.org

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Major

Princ. of Financial Accounting
3
Princ of Managerial Accounting
3
Introduction to Business
3
Intro Micro Systems-Software
3
Database Design-Implementation
3
Applied Management
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Introduction to Statistics
3
Legal Environment of Business
3
or
Contracts and Sales
3
Directed Electives
12

University General Education

Communication Competence
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
English 1
3
English 2
3
Scientific Understanding
Lab Science Elective
3-4
Quantitative Skills
Choose One: 
Quantitative Reason for Pro 2
4
or
Intermediate Algebra
3
If MATH ACT is 24 or higher, substitute a general education elective
Cultural Enrichment
Cultural Enrichment Elective
3
Social Awareness
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Principles of Microeconomics
3
Minimum credit hours required for A.A.S. degree:
63-64