If your goal is to earn a bachelor's degree in the field of Business, then the Associate of Business (ABus) degree from NPC is the smart way to start. You'll complete the same foundational courses you would take in your first two years at a university, but at a tenth of the cost!
NPC's ABus degree is guaranteed to fully transfer to any of Arizona's three public universities, so you'll enter as a junior. Best of all, that's two years of college with no debt!
The ABus business core of 18 credits includes courses in accounting, quantitative methods, macro- and micro-economics and the legal, ethical, global and regulatory environment of business. You'll have the fundamental knowledge to move right into your preferred university area of study.
Completion of this two-year associate degree in Business also provides direct employment possibilities in a variety of job positions.
Labs and Classrooms
The Business and general education courses required for the Associate of Business (ABus) degree are offered via technology-connected classrooms, traditional lecture and online.
The ABus degree requires a grade of C or better in Calculus I (MAT 221).
Most people in business work full time, depending on the time of year. In 2014, one in five worked more than 40 hours per week. Overtime can occur at budgeting and tax times.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identified a range of $47,350 to $90,530 a year, depending on various types of business employment.
Potential Job Titles
Human resources specialist, project manager, financial relationship advisor, account manager, junior marketing manager, mortgage loan officer
The NPC Associate of Business degree is a transfer degree. The general education component of the ABus degree fulfills the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-B). When completed, the 36 credits of the AGEC-B will transfer to the three public Arizona state universities as a block that meets all lower division general education requirements.