Associate Degree in Pre-Business Studies

The associate degree program is designed to provide a consistency between it and the preparation students require to pursue any of the busi­ness bachelor’s degree curricula in the Haile/US Bank College of Business. Students must fulfill the associate degree general studies component (see elsewhere in this catalog) and complete a minimum of 66 semester hours of course­work outlined below.

Core Requirements

  • ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I – Financial
  • ACC 201 Principles of Accounting II - Managerial
  • BUS 230 Legal Environment
  • ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • INF 101 Computer Literacy and Informatics
  • MAT 109 Algebra for College Students (or ACT math score of 23 or higher)
  • MGT 205 Business Management Principles

General Education Requirements

  • ENG 101 College Writing
  • SPE 101 Principles of Speech Communication
  • MAT 114 Finite Mathematics
  • ENG 291 Advanced Writing
  • One course from humanities/fine arts component
  • One course from natural sciences component
  • One course from social or behavioral sciences component


Students should select general education courses and electives that fit into the bachelor’s degree requirements for business majors. Advising is available in the Haile/US Bank College of Business to assist students in making these choices.