Business

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
Success in a business career in the 21st century requires preparation in core business subjects. In this program, students learn management skills, accounting procedures and skills to sell and market products and services. They also gain general knowledge of business law, economics and computer skills, along with crucial interpersonal skills through various liberal arts courses. This degree also offers some flexible restricted electives to allow students to concentrate in one of several business emphasis areas. Business students are prepared for industries such as retail, hospitality, insurance, business-to-business, non-profit and government. Upon graduation, students will be qualified for positions in entry-level management, administration, marketing and human resources such as sales, office management, customer service and project management. Students may also consider transfer to a Business Pathway AS degree which aligns with business bachelor's degree options throughout Minnesota State.
Program outcomes
  1. Describe basic professional and ethical practices in business.
  2. Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills for successful interaction in the business setting.
  3. Identify the complex and technical skills needed to manage and coordinate people, projects and business resources.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in computer software and hardware tools for problem solving and decision making.
  5. Apply economic theory and consumer behavior to personal and business decision making.
  6. Understand and apply fundamental accounting principles, skills and processes.
  7. Evaluate the practical implications of organizational policies, management decisions and marketing strategies by utilizing critical thinking skills.
  8. Contrast the marketing, management and operational skills needed across multiple industries.
  9. Conduct research to develop an in-depth report regarding an emerging technology and its business impact.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
30 Required courses
12 Restricted electives in courses
9 Restricted electives in subjects
9 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Detroit Lakes Track

Required Courses:

Course Credits
ACCT2211 - Financial Accounting I 3
BUS1100 - Business Computers 3
BUS1141 - Introduction to Business 3
BUS2150 - Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS2204 - Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 - Principles of Marketing 3
BUS2700 - Technology Research and Presentation 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
MGMT2225 - Project Management 3
MKTG1106 - Professional Selling 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ACCT1124 - Spreadsheet Applications 3
BUS1120 - Spreadsheet and Database Concepts 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ECON2210 - Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 - Microeconomics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ENTR1800 - Business Internship 3
HRES2245 - Human Resources Internship 4
MKTG2290 - Management, Marketing and Sales Internship 3

9 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
ACCT
ADMS
BUS
DMKT
ENTR
HRES
MKTG

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ACCT2211 - Financial Accounting I 3
BUS1100 - Business Computers 3
BUS1141 - Introduction to Business 3
BUS2204 - Principles of Management 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
BUS2206 - Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG1106 - Professional Selling 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ACCT1124 - Spreadsheet Applications 3
BUS1120 - Spreadsheet and Database Concepts 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
ACCT
ADMS
BUS
DMKT
ENTR
HRES
MKTG

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
BUS2700 - Technology Research and Presentation 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ECON2210 - Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 - Microeconomics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ENTR1800 - Business Internship 3
HRES2245 - Human Resources Internship 4
MKTG2290 - Management, Marketing and Sales Internship 3

3 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
ACCT
ADMS
BUS
DMKT
ENTR
HRES
MKTG

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
BUS2150 - Legal Environment of Business 3
MGMT2225 - Project Management 3

3 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
ACCT
ADMS
BUS
DMKT
ENTR
HRES
MKTG

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career