Business/Finance, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Business/Finance. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you earn your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to bachelor’s-level programs. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
Select one of the following: 4
College Algebra 1  
Calculus For Business & Social Sciences 1  
Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 1  
Business Elective 2 3
BUSINES 111 Introduction To Business 2 3
Fine Arts course 1 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
Humanities course 1 3
BUSINES 181 Financial Accounting 2 4
History course 1 3
Business Elective 2 3
Semester 3
BUSINES 182 Managerial Accounting 2 4
BUSINES 241 Introduction To Finance 2 3
Life Sciences course 1 3
Fine Arts course 1 3
ECON 201 Principles Of Economics I 1 3
Semester 4
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Physical Sciences course 1 4
ECON 202 Principles Of Economics II 1 3
Business Elective 2 3
 Total Hours61

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Pathway Elective

BUSINES 141Business Mathematics3
BUSINES 213Data Visualization and Presentation for Business3
BUSINES 214The Legal & Social Environment of Business3
BUSINES 216Entrepreneurship3
BUSINES 237Selling3
BUSINES 244Personal Finance3
CIS 123Microcomputer Spreadsheets3

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.