Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Pre-Business, A.A. (General Transfer)

Academic Program Code: 101

This academic program lays the foundation for students to transfer to colleges and universities to obtain any bachelor's degree in business, such as Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, or General Business. This is accomplished by taking the first two years of the program at GRCC and transferring to complete the final two years of a bachelor's degree program.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list.  Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective from a discipline other an EC.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.


Select one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Program Courses

Program Elective Courses

Select a minimum of four (4) courses from the following courses.  Courses should be selected based on your identified program or major at the 4-year transfer institution that you plan to attend.  For assistance, please see a GRCC advisor or faculty member, in addition to viewing the “Transfer Notes” section below.

Open Electives Courses

In addition to the above coursework, you may need to take other GRCC courses to complete your degree.  The GRCC Course(s) listed below may be helpful for students pursuing a business major at a 4-year and are recommended open electives.  However, courses listed below may not satisfy specific program or major requirements at your 4-year institution.  For maximum transferability, all courses should be selected based on your identified program or major at the 4-year transfer institution that you plan to attend

Total Credit Hours


Transfer Notes

This program is associated with the MiTransfer Pathway.  For more information regarding the MiTransfer, please visit GRCC MiTransfer.

Be aware that many 4-year institutions limit the number of credits that you can transfer from GRCC, and have final determination regarding the transferability and applicability of GRCC courses. Contact the 4-year institution to which you intend to transfer for assistance with course selections and verification of the transferability and applicability of courses/credits. It is  recommended that you meet with an advisor to review the requirements for this program and have any questions about transfer answered prior to completing this degree program at GRCC.

In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I   

General Education Course

General Education Course-Mathematics 

BA 256 - Principles of Accounting I    

Program Elective Course 

EN 102 - English Composition II  


COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  


COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication  

General Education Course

General Education Course

EC 251 - Principles of Macroeconomics  

BA 257 - Principles of Accounting II   

Priority III Priority IV


BA 254 - Introduction to Statistics with Applied Models  


MA 215 - Statistics 

EC 252 - Principles of Microeconomics 

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course 

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult My Degree Path for specific degree requirements.