2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

General Business (GNBU-AAS-BU), A.A.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Associate in Applied Science

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 informationfor all the areas of business. Accounting, management, marketing, finance, and information systems are introduced with directed electives allowing for amore in-depth study of the student’s area of interest.

The Associate in Applied Science in General Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). (https://acbsp.org/)

Program Outcomes


  1. Acquire skills to lead during times of adversity, stress, and ambiguity.
  2. Integrate managerial principles into management practices.
  3. Understand the legal significance of a valid and enforceable contract.
  4. Evaluate alternatives faced in business decision making to select the most effective and efficient solution.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109  or MATH 110  will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher.
  • ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more.Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150  or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require anEnglish ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114  or MATH 115  or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would requirea Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math0 to 49.

University Requirements - 24 to 26 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - 0 to 1 Credit Required


All First-Time-In-Any-College Freshmen (FTIACs) must complete a one-credit FSUS 100  course, or its equivalent. Additional information and the definition of FTIAC for FSUS purposes can be found in the: Ferris State University Academic Affairs FSUS Policy

University General Education Requirements - 24 to 25 Credits Required


Courses in this section are required to satisfy the University General Education Requirements for an associate degree. The University General Education requirements can be found on the: Ferris State University General Education Requirements Webpage

Communication Competency - 6 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Quantitative Literacy Competency - 3 to 4 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Natural Sciences Competency - 3 Credits Required


One course is required with a minimum of 3 credits: must be a lab course.

Culture Competency - 3 Credits Required


Self and Society Competency - 3 Credits Required


Additional General Education Requirements - 6 Credits Required


These courses are additional General Education courses to meet the requirements for this specific program.

College Requirements - 39 Credits Required


Major Courses - 27 Credits Required


These courses are used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

Directed Electives - 12 Credits Required (Advisor Approval)


These courses are used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

  • Directed Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Directed Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Directed Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Directed Elective Credit Hours: 3

Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for an associate degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 60 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the College Requirements section must be met.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA is required in the Major Courses and Directed Electives sections.

Suggested Semester Layout


Consult Advisor to Approve Your Customized Plan in MyDegree

First Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15-16

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 15

Second Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 18

Contact Information


Management Department
(231) 591-2427
[email protected]

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