(Associate of Arts Degree)
The Business Transfer (A.A. degree) program is designed for the student who is planning to enter a business degree program at a four-year institution. The Business Transfer program combines general education classes with specific business courses to meet requirements of university business programs.
After completing an A.A. degree with a Business Transfer, a student may seek entrance into a university College of Business program. At the university, a student would pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in a particular area, such as accounting, finance, general business, marketing, or management. The Bachelor of Science Degree program prepares a student for employment within public and private industry or with a governmental agency in a professional position of business leadership. Another direction that a business student may choose is certification to teach business courses at the secondary or postsecondary levels. After completion of the Bachelor’s degree, a student may seek additional degrees or certification.
Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]” ), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. Although courses in which a “D” grade is earned may apply toward the AA degree at Aims, they are not guaranteed to transfer. Students may want to check with the next school they plan to attend in order to determine transferability, or may want to repeat those courses to receive a better grade.
Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.
Recommended degree requirements for Business Transfer: