Program Overview

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program provides students with a solid foundation for future educational and career opportunities, with the concentration in Business specifically gearing them toward further studies and/or a career in the field. Through a broad range of general education courses focused on the liberal arts, students develop their awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological. Additionally, the Business concentration directs students’ critical awareness toward the business world, introducing concepts that serve as a base for both on-the-job skill-building and further educational inquiry. *Pending WSCUC approval.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Business Concentration Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 15 semester units for the concentration curriculum. Visit the AA Program page for the remaining curriculum.

Business
Units
CIS 101 Computer Literacy
3
This course covers software design, practical implications of computer technology, and the legal ethical issues and practices pertaining to computer use from the internet on authoring and identity.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
3
This course is an introduction to the concepts and practice of business at all levels. Students will approach numerous topics while exploring the fundamentals of business including entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources and trends. Case studies, group activities and presentations will emphasize those topics discussed in class to help the student acquire the necessary skills to succeed in building a knowledge base for a career in business.
BUS 209 Financial Accounting
3
Introduction to bookkeeping procedures: emphasis on the development of skills for both cash and accrual methods of recording, including adjusting and closing entries, cash controls and bank reconciliation, coverage of accounting systems, internal control procedures and procedures for completion of an accounting cycle.
Business
Units
BUS 220 Microeconomics
3
This is a general introduction to microeconomic systems. An examination of general microeconomics theory with an emphasis on supply and demand, opportunity cost, consumer choice, the firm, the market structure (s) and regulation, allocation of resources, capital, interest, profit, labor unions, income analysis, energy, national resource economics, and public policy.
MGT 301 Leadership in Organizations and Business Management
3
This course provides opportunities for personal assessment, setting of goals and priorities, and planning for professional development necessary for functioning effectively as a leader or manager in an organizational or business setting. The emphasis for this course is placed upon exploring and identifying suitable leadership and management styles; and strategies useful in problem solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution by individuals, groups and organizations.
Business
Units
BUS 220 Microeconomics
3
This is a general introduction to microeconomic systems. An examination of general microeconomics theory with an emphasis on supply and demand, opportunity cost, consumer choice, the firm, the market structure (s) and regulation, allocation of resources, capital, interest, profit, labor unions, income analysis, energy, national resource economics, and public policy.
MGT 301 Leadership in Organizations and Business Management
3
This course provides opportunities for personal assessment, setting of goals and priorities, and planning for professional development necessary for functioning effectively as a leader or manager in an organizational or business setting. The emphasis for this course is placed upon exploring and identifying suitable leadership and management styles; and strategies useful in problem solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution by individuals, groups and organizations.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student