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Business - General

Description:

The Business - General program is specifically designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year business school. The program allows students to transfer to a variety of business programs, including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, or other business areas. It provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to be a successful business student with the ultimate goal of graduation from a business transfer institution and finding employment in the business field. Students are required to enroll in BUSL 101 within the first twelve credits.

The student’s chosen transfer institution determines the mathematics courses to complete in order to be a successful transfer candidate. Students completing MATH 162 and MATH 171 will be best prepared to transfer to baccalaureate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Students who graduate with FNMT 118 and MATH 161 can still transfer to an AACSB-accredited program but will need to take higher level Math at their transfer institution in order to graduate, or they can transfer to a number of non-AACSB programs and continue in those programs without taking additional math courses. Students should consult with an advisor or their intended transfer institution for additional guidance.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Prepare, analyze, interpret and discuss an entity's basic financial statements verbally and in writing.
  • Analyze the legal, economic and social impact of business decisions.
  • Quantitatively evaluate the impact of business decisions, activities and events.
  • Explain the role business has historically taken in different societal and economic systems.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students are required to take the College's placement test at their time of admission. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Business - General, a student must complete a minimum of 63 credit hours as prescribed, earning a "C" or better grade in all courses and earning at least a 2.0 GPA. Most receiving institutions require a higher grade point average. To learn more about requirements of specific four-year schools, students should contact an advisor within the Business - General program, the Career and Transfer Center here at Community College of Philadelphia or the four-year college to which they intend to transfer.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
  3 credits  
  3 credits ENGL 101
For MATH 162: MATH 161
with a grade of “C” or better
3 credits Mathematics
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 credits Tech Comp
  4 credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
  3 credits  Social Sciences
For MATH 161:FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better
For MATH 171MATH 162 with a grade of "C" or better
3 or 4 credits  
ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better
3 credits  
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
  3 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MNGT 141 - Principles of Management MNGT 121may be taken concurrently 3 credits  
ECON 182 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)   3 credits  
MKTG 131 - Principles of Marketing MNGT 121may be taken concurrently 3 credits  
ECON 112 - Statistics I FNMT 118 or MATH 118, or higher than FNMT 118 placement on placement test 4 credits  
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
GEOG 103 - Introduction to Human Geography 
  3 credits American/Global Diversity, Interpretive Studies, Writing Intensive

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ECON 114 - Statistics II or
FIN 151 - Risk Management and Insurance or
MNGT 142 - Management Information Systems
For ECON 114: ECON 112
For MNGT 142: MNGT 121
3 credits  
CHEM 101 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Lab Based) or
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or  
PHYS 111 - General Physics I or higher
For PHYS 111: MATH 162 or MATH 171 or placement 4 credits Natural Sciences
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or 
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication
ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Humanities
HIST 121 - Global History I or
  3 credits  
MNGT 262 - Business Law   3 credits  

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

63

*Students completing MATH 162 and MATH 171 will be best prepared to transfer to baccalaureate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Students who graduate with FNMT 118 and MATH 161 can still transfer to AACSB-accredited programs but will need to take higher level Math at their transfer institution in order to graduate, or they can transfer to a number of non-AACSB programs and continue in those programs without taking additional math courses. Students should consult with an advisor or their intended transfer institution for additional guidance.

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8414; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.