General Applied Business
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
General Applied Business AAS
This program will cost about $7,660* based on current tuition and fees.
*Estimate is in-state tuition for a Montana resident. Tuition and fees are subject to change and do not include books, housing, or supplies.
Detailed Cost Information
Customer Service Representative
|Median Wage (MT)*||$31,230 yearly|
|Median Wage (US)*||$32,890 yearly|
Real Estate Broker
|Median Wage (MT)*||$45,520 yearly|
|Median Wage (US)*||$56,730 yearly|
Insurance Sales Agent
|Median Wage (MT)*||$45,290 yearly|
|Median Wage (US)*||$49,710 yearly|
Business Office Manager
|Median Wage (MT)*||$78,420 yearly|
|Median Wage (US)*||$64,940 yearly|
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau; (2017)
You will find employment in a variety of settings, such as:
- Small Business Entrepreneur
- Insurance Sales Agent
- Customer Service Representative
- Real Estate Broker
- Business Office Manager
This program is offered in a fully online format. Explore the online course format with Business Instructor, Heather Thompson-Bahm.
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ADMISSION TO CITY COLLEGE
- First-time college students must have high school diplomas from an accredited high school, a GED/HiSET, or passed the MSUB Readiness Exam offered through our university.
- Transfer students will need to submit records from all regionally accredited institutions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I work while in this program?
A: Yes. The General Applied Business AAS program is offered online, so you have the flexibility to complete your degree around your schedule.
Q: What topics are covered in the program?
A: The General Applied Business AAS program covers a wide range of business skills that employers value, such as:
- How to develop a business plan and determine market feasibility
- The essentials of starting, managing, and growing a small business
- Leadership skills for motivation and organizational change, empowerment, and decision making
- Civil procedure and treatment of contracts
- Project management and strategic planning
- Business logistics: transport, inventory, location strategies, customer service goals, and organization control
- Managing customer expectations by building positive customer rapport
- Principles and techniques for selling
- Product development
- Marketing research
- Management concepts: leading, staffing, decision making, appraising performance, and handling disciplinary problems
Q: Will my credits in this program transfer to a bachelor's degree in business?
A: The General Applied Business AAS is designed for students that want to complete their business education in a two-year time frame. If your long-term goal is to complete a bachelor's degree in business, the Business Administration AS degree may be a better fit for you.