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Programs of Study


General Business (2 years)


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.

Structure/Curriculum

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.

Degree Requirements

All students pursuing the General Business (ADGB) associate degree must complete the following requirements:

Degree Requirements Credits ECTS
General Education Requirements 9 18
Business Core Requirements 33 66
Business Electives 18 36
Total Requirements 60 120

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.
Code Course ECTS Credits
Semester 1
ACC100 General Accounting 6 3
CSC100 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 6 3
ECO100 Principles of Economics 6 3
ENG100 English Instruction in Expository Writing 6 3
MAR101 Introduction to Marketing 6 3
Semester 2
BUS101 Introduction to Business 6 3
FIN101 Introduction to Financial Analysis 6 3
MGT101 Principles of Management 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
Semester 3
HRM201 Introduction to Human Resource Management 6 3
MAT201 Business Statistics I 6 3
OP201 Operations Management 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
Semester 4
MAR203 Marketing Services 6 3
MGT200 Small Business Management 6 3
MGT201 Retail Management 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
Total 120 60
Code Course ECTS Credits
BAN101 Principles of Banking 6 3
BAN201 Financial Services 6 3
BAN202 Commercial Lending 6 3
BAN203 Consumer Lending 6 3
BUS200 The Entrepreneurship workshop 6 3
BUS202 Electronic Business 6 3
BUS215 Business Ethical Issues 6 3
ECO205 Money and Banking 6 3
FIN201 Managerial Finance 6 3
LAW200 Principles of Business Law 6 3
MAR201 Consumer Behavior 6 3
MAR202 Advertising and Sales Promotion 6 3
MAR204 Marketing Research 6 3
PR101 Introduction to Public Relations 6 3
PR205 Public Relations Management 6 3