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Associate of Business

Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of Business Degree will give the students a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those individuals planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is designed to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements while providing flexibility in preparing students for transfer. It is recommended that students work closely with a Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transferability of courses.

Communications (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 234/HUM 234 World Mythologies* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 233 New Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics (choose 1; consult Advisor for best choice)

MATH 117 Finite Math*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 151 College Algebra*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 3 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits/6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

 

Social Science (choose 1 course)

ANTH 201 Intro Cultural Anthropology 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Required Courses (23 credit hours)

ACCT 111 Principles of Accounting I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ACCT 112 Principles of Accounting II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 104 Introduction to Business* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 255 Business Law* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Elective Courses
Minimum of 6 elective credit hours as needed to reach 60 total credits

Business Electives to Consider

ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 205 Business Statistics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 250 Principles of Marketing* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 251 Organizational Behavior* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 252 Introduction to Management* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
Other ACCT/BUS Courses – in consultation with Advisor
Total Credit Hours: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

NOTE: No courses under 100 level are accepted toward this degree. A grade of 2.0 or higher is required for any courses in the general education (MTA) areas.
Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 111 ACCT 112 COM 150 BUS Elective
BUS 104 BUS Elective BUS 255 ECON 204
ENG 121 MATH course ECON 203 MTA Humanities course
BUS Elective MTA Social Science course MTA Natural Science w/ lab MTA Natural Science course
MTA Humanities course

Current/Revised: 04/08/2020

Employment Information

Faculty

Glen Oaks faculty are skilled,
knowledgeable, and enthusiastic
about the subjects they teach.
One of our Professor of
Business, Larry Hass, has been
named five times to Who’s Who
Among Teachers at America’s
Junior Colleges and has authored
and edited sections of several
business textbooks.

The Associate of Business (AB) degree gives the student a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is recommended that students work closely with a Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transfer-ability of courses.

Glen Oaks Community College students are at an advantage with a community college “start” before transferring to a college or university. Glen Oaks advisors have complete curriculum guides listing course equivalencies for many programs. Glen Oaks advisors work closely with colleges, receive regular program information, communicate on a regular basis and attend workshops and seminars at various institutions. They keep current on transfer information which impacts Glen Oaks students.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree prepares you for entry-level jobs in:

  • Accounting
  • Service
  • Business
  • Government
  • Industry
  • Health Care
  • Banking & Finance
  • Management/Marketing
  • Retail

The U.S. Department of Labor expects jobs in management to show above average growth through 2016. This is due to the continuing complexity of business. According to National Bureau of Labor Statistics data, first-line retail supervisors/managers of retail sales workers earned $37,427 on average and first-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers earned as much as $64,281 on average in annual wages.


Is this for me?
Successful business people have a passion for business. They must know their business inside and out and have the drive to effectively execute the business plan. They must have the pulse on new and emerging products, businesses, and technology.Business managers must keep an eye on the competition and continually identify ways to maintain and grow the business. It is important to set realistic business goals and stay focused on achieving them.
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