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Associate in Business (DTA/MRP)

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Learning Outcomes

The outcomes for the Associate of Business degree incorporate those for the AA degree. In addition, a student earning an Associate of Business will:

  • Apply statistical analysis concepts to make better decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Apply principles of law to business situations and contexts.
  • Analyze, record and communicate business information using generally accepted accounting procedures.


Importance of Advising. Advising is a critical element in the completion of the Associate of Business degree. Each student is strongly encouraged to identify a faculty adviser as early as possible. Students, with the aid of a faculty adviser, are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions prior to transfer.

General Requirements

The general requirements for the Associate of Business are the same as those for the AA-DTA degree. For a detailed list of these requirements, general information and information on exceptions to general or specific requirements, students should refer to the overview information on Transferable Degrees and Certificates .

Specific Requirements

Communications Requirement: 15 credits

Quantitative Skills Requirement: 10 credits

Proficiency in intermediate algebra must be demonstrated through placement testing, completion of Intermediate Algebra  or consultation with a mathematics instructor.

Complete the following:

Diversity and Globalism Requirement: 3 credits

Students are required to complete a course of three or more credits to satisfy the Diversity and Globalism requirement. See the Associate in Arts (AA-DTA)  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.

Humanities Distribution: 10 credits

Complete the following (See the Associate in Arts (AA-DTA)  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.):

  • Five credits Humanities Area I
  • Five credits from Humanities Area II

Social Science Distribution: 15 credits

Plus the following:

(See the Associate in Arts (AA-DTA)  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.)

  • Five credits from Social Sciences Area II

Science Distribution: 15 credits

Complete the following:

  • Any Science course from the distribution list****
Plus the following:

Choose an additional 10 credits from Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Geology, Oceanography, Physical Science and/or Physics. Students must choose at least one 5-credit science course that incorporates laboratory (L) experience.

Required Electives: 25 credits

Plus at least one of the following courses:


* This course will most likely be the prerequisite for MATH& 148 (MATH 111) or the prerequisite for MATH 151.  If you do not require a prerequisite, please see a faculty advisor to help choose the appropriate course.

** Busines 201 preferred

***The statistics and law electives should be chosen in consultation with an adviser to help ensure the most advantageous transfer of these courses to the student’s selected baccalaureate institution.  BUSN 210:  Business Statistics is preferred by most institutions.  If needed, MATH 146 may be used as the statistics requirement, consult with a faculty member.

****WSU requires a computer science class which can count towards this requirement.

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