The Department of Business offers associate degrees in several areas of study for students interested in pursuing a business degree. Academic advisors can provide assistance in selecting courses which apply toward a bachelor’s degree in accounting, administrative services, business education, business administration, economics, finance, management, marketing, or other business-related areas.

Related Careers

A degree in business provides a broad range of options. Here are a few possible options with a business degree.

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Sales
  • Promotions and Public Relations
  • Financial Specialists
  • Accountants
  • Loan Officers
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Agents
  • Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, and Examiners
  • Management

For more information on careers please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.



Associate of Science in Business

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The academic advisor can provide assistance in selecting courses which apply toward a bachelor's degree in accounting, administrative services, business education, business administration, economics, finance, management, marketing, computer information systems, or other business-related areas. For those students who wish to satisfy specific vocational or personal objectives, an individualized course of study may be planned with the assistance of an academic advisor.

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SOC  2213 Principles of Sociology
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ECON 2313 Principles of Macroeconomics
BUS 2113 Business Statistics
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ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2323 Principles of Microeconomics
LAW  2023 The Legal Environment of Business
MATH 2143 Calculus with Business Applications
BUS/BSYS XXX3 Introduction to Business OR Business Communication

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The Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology is a two-year degree designed for students who do not plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree and wish to prepare to directly enter the workforce. Emphasis in Computer Applications, Management/Marketing, and Medical Records and Health Information, are available as courses of study. The following degree plans list the requirements for each option.

AASBT-Computer Applications - Degree Plan
AASBT-Management/Marketing - Degree Plan
AASBT-Medical Records and Health Information - Degree Plan

Transfer Options

The following universities offer transfer paths for this area of study in partnership with ASU-Beebe:


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