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Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA, Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Business, Technology and Public Service

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A Business degree from PPSC is among the most versatile and foundational paths to a variety of careers. Whether you choose to go into the corporate world, the non-profit sector, academia, build your own entrepreneurial enterprise or pursue more advanced degrees, a Business degree can be a valuable starting point. 

What do PPSC business students study?

As a PPSC business student, you will learn about a wide variety of business topics such as accounting, finance, marketing, and more. As part of your studies, you will:
  • Develop an understanding of the basic concepts of business
  • Explore the various career opportunities in business
  • Develop analytical problem-solving skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills
You will discover a deeper understanding of business through learning to think, analyze, write, and work critically while developing social and global perspectives.
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Mario Rivera Garcia

Voices of PPSC

You have more resources than you do in a bigger university and you get help with anything you need.

Mario Rivera Garcia
Current Student


Business Classes you Might Take

Check out a sampling of classes you might take in Business.
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Focuses on the operation of the American business system. Covers fundamentals of the economy, careers and opportunities, marketing, management, production, governmental regulations, tools of business, and social responsibilities.

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Emphasizes public law, regulation of business, ethical considerations, and various relationships existing within society, government, and business. Specific attention is devoted to economic regulation, social regulation, regulation and laws impacting labor-management issues, and environmental concerns. Students develop an understanding of the role of law in social, political, and economic change.

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Focuses on the study of the American economy, stressing the interrelationships among household, business, and government sectors. Explores saving and investment decisions, unemployment, inflation, national income accounting, taxing and spending policies, the limits of the market and government, public choice theory, the Federal Reserve System, money and banking, and international trade.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze contemporary business concepts
  • Apply comprehension of business terminology in deliverables
  • Compare different economic philosophies
  • Perform library research, analytical, and business writing/oral communication skills

ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)MAT 1340 - College Algebra MA1 4 Credit Hour(s)

GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)

an elective from GT - Two GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)




4 credit hours

  • MAT 1340 - College Algebra MA1 4 Credit Hours


Six (6) credit hours

  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • ENG 1022 - English Composition II CO2 3 Credit Hour(s)