• Business: Management, Marketing and Sales

    Prepare for a wide variety of sales and marketing business careers with the practical knowledge and skills that will help you succeed in the business world.

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Business: Management, Marketing and Sales

At M State, you will get a broad background designed to prepare you for careers in the sales, marketing and management fields. The Business: Management, Marketing and Sales AAS curriculum includes instruction in the areas of sales, marketing, research, communication, problem-solving and technology.

The AAS degree is 66 credits and offered on the Detroit Lakes and Moorhead campuses.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Professional communications and behavior in abusiness environment
  • Use of technology to meet business objectives
  • Fundamental sales techniques
  • Marketing decision-making skills
  • Management decision-making skills
  • Application of bookkeeping and mathematical processes
  • Critical thinking in a business environment
  • Understanding of the economic, financial, social, legal and cultural forces affecting the business environment

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Degrees Offered Click on a degree below to view details

Business: Management, Marketing and Sales Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online, Moorhead

Professional Sales Skills Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online

Business: Marketing and Sales Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online, Moorhead

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M State's Business: Management, Marketing and Sales program has articulation agreements with University of Minnesota Crookston and Minnesota State University Moorhead. Graduates from M State's Business Management, Marketing and Sales program can transfer seamlessly into University of Minnesota Crookston's bachelor degree programs in Business Management and MSUM's bachelor degree program in Project Management.

Articulation agreements ensure that students completing specified coursework or degree programs at M State will transfer into designated programs at partner universities/colleges per the terms of the agreement. This cooperative effort eliminates or minimizes the questions and confusion that sometimes accompany transfer and allows our students to be confident that their degree from M State will satisfy a substantive portion of the completion requirements for the bachelor's degree at the university/college they will be attending.


Meet the faculty

Michelle Ebsen

Sales, Marketing & Management - Instructor
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Sherrie Holmquist

Moorhead, Online
Contact Sherrie

Lynn Kaiser

Sales, Marketing & Management - Instructor
Contact Lynn

Shelley Lundborg

Business Instructor
Moorhead, Online
Contact Shelley

Keely Steele

Marketing and Sales Faculty
Detroit Lakes
Contact Keely


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Required AAS Business: Management, Marketing and Sales courses

  • Business Math and Calculators
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Global Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Professional Selling
  • Customer Service
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Advanced Professional Selling
  • E-Marketing
  • Retail Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Management, Marketing and Sales Internship


Students connect to their dream careers

Where will your dream career take you?

That's the question more than 55 students had the chance to consider during the first Connect to Your Career event on M State's Moorhead campus in mid-September. The aviation-themed event was designed to help freshmen in the Business: Management, Marking & Sales and Business AS programs determine their dream career destinations.

Students "checked in" and received a "boarding pass" which included their itinerary and the assigned gate where they met other business students.

During one Connect to Your Career session, a panel of program alumni shared highlights of their careers and tips for success for these future business entrepreneurs. Panel members included Austin Roeder, an account executive at J&M Printing; Cody Nelson, assistant general manager of Boiler Room & Barbacoa; Kristen Rheault, a current M State student and intern at Forum Communications; and Chad Jacobsen, a digital media specialist at Forum Communications.

Cindy Boe, M State's director of career services, also outlined the opportunities and support services provided through the college's Career Center.

For their final activity of the day, students wrote their dream career destination on a sticky note and placed it on the "runway" created for this event - a visual reminder for students to stay on course to reach their goals.

The event, held Sept. 11, was created and sponsored by the Sales, Marketing and Management instructors on the Moorhead campus. Faculty members are Sherrie Holmquist, Lynn Kaiser, Marla Field, Shelley Lundborg and Michelle Ebsen.


Financial aid eligibility

Because the Professional Sales Skills Certificate (9 credits) is less than 15 credits, it may not be financial aid-eligible. Please check with the Financial Aid Office by calling 877.450.3322 or email financialaid@minnesota.edu regarding your aid eligibility for this program.


Computer Requirements


  • Operating System: Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 and 7 acceptable)
  • Office Suite: Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and Mac users is available to download or use in the cloud, free of charge, for all current M State students. The free download for a Windows based PC includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access. The Mac version only includes: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. For more details on how you can download and install the free Office 365, login to your SpartanNet Portal and under Other Resources, click FREE Office 365. NOTE: Office 365 Pro Plus does not run on a computer using Windows Vista, Windows XP, or older OS.
  • Virus Protection: Symantec End-Point Protection is available to all MState students, free of charge. For installation instructions Click here


  • Processor: Intel Core i5 processor or higher
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB hard drive or larger
  • RAM: 4 GB required, 8GB recommended
  • CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive: Required
  • Ethernet Network: Required
  • Wireless Network: Required
  • USB Flash Drive: Strongly Recommended - 1GB+ (Sold in Campus Bookstores)

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Last modified: November 2nd, 2018 at 12:31pm