General Business

A degree in Business is designed for students planning to enter the workforce in corporate, private and non-profit settings.

Our degree and certificate options are designed to accommodate students entering the workforce at different levels, or transferring into four-year business degree programs at Arizona's public universities.

Program Options

We offer three programs for students interested in general business.

The Associate in Business (ABus) is designed for students planning to transfer into business degree programs at Arizona's public universities.

The Associate of Applied Science in General Business is a degree for students interested in learning business skills to start their own business or to move up in a current job. This pathway also allows students to complete lower-division courses toward earning a Bachelor's degree at four-year colleges and universities.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in general business program delivers a broad overview of business. The program is designed to acquaint students with major subject areas of business and provide students with an understanding of influencing factors in business decision making and activities.

AAS degree curriculum is not designed to meet the needs of students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. A Certificate of Completion in General Business is also available.

Degrees & Certificates

For students interested in specialized business programs, GateWay also offers degrees and certificates in:

Employment Outlook

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Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Division Chair, Business and Information Technologies

Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF112

Accounting Program Director

Phone: (602) 286-8583
Fax: (602) 286-8716
Building: Integrated Education Building