Associate in Applied Science in General Business

Expand your career opportunities by gaining a broader understanding of business concepts through our online degree program. With over 40 start dates, you can start earning your Associate degree as soon as next week!

Degree Stats

Associate in Applied Science (61 credit hours)

Cost per credit hour: $250

Career Choices

Our Associate degree in Business program can give you the knowledge and skills you need to further your education and prepare yourself for entry-level careers in fields that include:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Investing
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Advertising
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Retailing

Classes You’ll Take

This accredited business degree program will give you a broad overview of the business world. You’ll learn about software, macroeconomic principles, history, professional development, critical thinking skills, legal and regulatory issues, marketing principles, and management techniques. You can take this program on a part-time or full-time schedule. With our flexible block calendar system, you’ll have over 40 start dates to choose from.

  • What Will I Learn?
    • Fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
    • Computer information systems, computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
    • Theories and concepts of human relations in business and industry. (GBS110, MGT175, MGT251)
    • Characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk. (GBS151)
    • Legal theories, ethical issues, and regulatory climate affecting business policies and decisions. (GBS205)
    • Create and analyze internal and external business communications, including various verbal and nonverbal techniques. (GBS233)
    • Marketing environments and segmentation, and explain the importance of marketing planning, forecasting, and research. (MKT271)
  • Full-Time Schedule

    Get the 61 credits you need in just four semesters on a full-time schedule.

    SEMESTER 1 (15 CREDITS)

    CIS105 (3): Survey of Computer Information Systems

    ECN211 (3): Macroeconomic Principles

    ENG101 (3): First-Year Composition

    HIS103 (3): United States History to 1865

    GBS175 (3): Professional Development


    SEMESTER 2 (15 CREDITS)

    ACC111 (3): Accounting Principles I

    CIS114DE (3): Excel Spreadsheet

    ENG102 (3): First-Year Composition

    CRE101 (3): College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking

    MGT253 (3): Owning and Operating a Small Business


    SEMESTER 3 (16 CREDITS)

    MAT122 (3): Intermediate Algebra

    GBS151 (3): Introduction to Business

    GPH113 (4): Introduction to Physical Geography

    GBS205 (3): Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business

    COM110 (3): Interpersonal Communication


    SEMESTER 4 (15 CREDITS)

    GBS233 (3): Business Communication

    MKT271 (3): Principles of Marketing

    MGT276 (3): Personnel/Human Resources Management

    EPS150 (3): Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    MGT175 (3): Business Organization and Management

  • Part-Time Schedule

    You can complete this business degree program in eight semesters on a part-time schedule.

    SEMESTER 1 (9 CREDITS)

    CIS105 (3): Survey of Computer Information Systems

    ECN211 (3): Macroeconomic Principles

    ENG101 (3): First-Year Composition


    SEMESTER 2 (6 CREDITS)

    HIS103 (3): United States History to 1865

    GBS175 (3): Professional Development


    SEMESTER 3 (9 CREDITS)

    ACC111 (3): Accounting Principles I

    CIS114DE (3): Excel Spreadsheet

    ENG102 (3): First-Year Composition


    SEMESTER 4 (6 CREDITS)

    CRE101 (3): College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking

    MGT253 (3): Owning and Operating a Small Business


    SEMESTER 5 (10 CREDITS)

    MAT122 (3): Intermediate Algebra

    GBS151 (3): Introduction to Business

    GPH113 (4): Introduction to Physical Geography


    SEMESTER 6 (6 CREDITS)

    GBS205 (3): Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business

    COM110 (3): Interpersonal Communication


    SEMESTER 7 (9 CREDITS)

    GBS233 (3): Business Communication

    MKT271 (3): Principles of Marketing

    MGT276 (3): Personnel/Human Resources Management


    SEMESTER 8 (6 CREDITS)

    EPS150 (3): Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    MGT175 (3): Business Organization and Management

  • Flexible Block Calendar Scheduling

    Rio offers flexible start dates and class times, so you can create a schedule that works for you. Plan out your degree and certificate classes by checking out our Block Calendar System.

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