General Business

General Business

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Program Overview

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.

Learn more about university transfer or contact an advisor to discuss university transfer options.

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion in Entrepreneurial Studies - Level 1: $$1,851*
Certificate of Completion in General Business:  $1,851*
Certificate of Completion in Organizational Leadership: $1,840*
Certificate of Completion in Small Business Entrepreneurship: $961*
Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management: $961*
Certificate of Completion in Retail Management:  $2,109*
Associate in Applied Science in General Business: $5,946*
Associate in Applied Science in Retail Management: $5,688*
Associate in Business (ABus): $5,688*


Consumer Information: General Business

* Please note that these are only estimates and may not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.


Employment Outlook

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Degrees & Certificates

Degrees & Certificates

We offer several programs for students interested in 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. It 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.



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.

Contact Us
Heidi Hutchins, M.B.A., M.H.A.
Division Chair, Business and Information Technologies
(602) 286-8931
Craig Santicola Ph.D
Program Director
(602) 286-8936