The Associate Degree in General Business (ADGB) program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education by combining a core set of general education courses with specialized courses in general business. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. It prepares graduates to begin or advance their careers in the business world. It can also be a major step towards completing a bachelor’s degree. The program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of management principles, business-oriented technology and interpersonal skills. The curriculum of the program covers the fundamentals of business, management, business ethics, marketing, critical thinking, and project planning and implementation. The ADGB offers students an opportunity to choose an individualized set of general electives.
The Associate Degree in General Business program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education by combining a core set of general education courses with specialized courses in general business. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, courses within the program discipline, such as Principles of Management, Business Ethics, and Principles of Marketing focus on preparing students for careers within the business field.
All students pursuing the General Business (ADGB) associate degree must complete the following requirements:
|General Education Requirements
|Business Core Requirements
An important advantage is that with the successful completion of the General Business program (ADGB), the student also acquires the professional certificate “General Banking” of the American Bankers Association (ABA).
Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The educational objectives of the Associate Degree in General Business (ADGB) incorporate the objectives of the CBS.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Express an understanding of the contemporary business environment.
- Identify how businesses and business operations are managed and organized.
- Review the principles of management, marketing, and organizational behavior.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and applications of business communications and information technology.
- Express key concepts and theories related to business administration, in written form, utilizing prescribed essay criteria.
- Demonstrate an understanding of major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and their application to a variety of employee issues and responsibilities in contemporary business life.
- Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge, technical skills, and a basic understanding of computer applications.
- Be prepared to enter IBS Business bachelor’s degree programs without any additional academic preparation.