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Program Overview

Students who earn their business degree have more marketable skill sets, more competitive earning potential, and more flexibility when it comes to their career options. If you’re interested in starting a career in accounting, business administration, business data analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, retail management, supply chain management, or as an administrative assistant, consider enrolling in the Business program today to work your way towards an Associate's in Business degree.

The Business program’s curriculum is designed to provide business training for a range of entry-level jobs. You will receive a comprehensive education while learning the fundamentals of business concepts, accounting, computer principles, and legal issues related to business. You will also receive training on essential technological skills, business communications, public relations, records management, and report preparation.

What are you waiting for? Make it happen today with our Business program!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

Review the course requirements for complete details. Work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

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

NEW is a Fast Track Associate in Business option. The Fast Track ABUS allows those who are currently working to finish an ABUS quickly and then continue on to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about the Fast Track ABUS at a virtual information session here or schedule an advising session with Karla Perez at ScheduleOnce. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant ÉXITO (#P031S190167) at GateWay.

The Associate of Applied Science and the Certificate of Completion in General Business are for those wanting to learn business skills to start their own business or to move up in a current job. This pathway also allows you 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.

Watch this video below to learn more about the accounting, business and IT programs at GateWay.

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost Estimates*

Associate in Applied Science in General Business: $5,946
Associate in Business, Special Requirements, General Requirements: $5,688
Certificate of Completion in General Business:  $1,851

*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 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.


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.