ABUS transfer degree

The Associate of Business Degree or ABUS is designed for students who plan to transfer to the university and earn a bachelor's degree in Business and Business-related areas such as Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Economics Finance, Human Relations, Marketing and Public Administration. To best prepare a student for transfer, use the Master Academic Plan or MAP tool to help determine which courses to choose that fulfill the AGEC-B and transfer elective requirements. The ABUS is a major step towards completing a four year Bachelor's Degree and transfer to any state university.

Graduates can also take their Associate Degree straight into the work force employment as managers, assistant managers, supervisors, and other related administrative positions. Programs typically provide students with a comprehensive understanding of management principles, business-oriented technology and interpersonal skills. Generally, course work for a business two-year degree covers the fundamentals of business, management, critical thinking, project planning and implementation, business software and communication. Most students complete their Associate's in Business in about 2 years if adhering to the recommended Program Sequence Guide and MAP.

The Associate of Business Degree is often referred to as the official "Transfer Degree". This means that every credit that counts towards the 60-64 credit hour total MUST transfer to ALL THREE Arizona State Universities. Refer to the AZTRANSFER website to determine the transferability of each course. The Course Equivalency Guide or CEG will allow you to view the transferability of a course taken in the current Academic Year. You may search all CEG's to query for a course taken in an earlier Academic Year. Please note that transferability is based on the year in which the course was taken. The aztransfer.com website offers transfer tips, course equivalency guides, major guides, examination equivalency guides and online tools.

See ABUS Programming Sequencing Guide and Master Academic Plan or MAP attached under Resources.





  ASU WP Carey School of Business 


  NAU W.A. Franke School of Business


   UofA Eller School of Business Management

Transfer Degree

Associate of Business (ABUS 60-64 credits)

Employment Opportunities

General or Corporate Executive Officer (CEO) - provides leadership and management direction and overview for small or large business companies.
Tax Specialist - Complies with taxation requirements by preparing and filing tax documents; complying with tax regulations; maintaining tax records.
Operations Manager - Markets products by managing staff; maintaining response operations; maintaining quality ratings.
Other CPA related paths include Independent or Fraud Auditors, Financial Consultants and Tax Advisors, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - serve a diverse client list, including individuals, businesses, financial firms, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Handle a wide variety of responsibilities regarding financial affairs, such as taxes and financial planning for personal and business customers.

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