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    M State’s Business degree provides a well-rounded education that will put you on the path to a business career or four-year business degree.


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M State's AS in Business is a flexible degree designed both for students who intend to enter the workforce after graduation and for those who plan to continue their education at a college or university.

The 60-credit degree is offered on our Fergus Falls and Moorhead campuses and through eCampus. It includes 30 credits in general education and 30 technical credits, with an emphasis on contemporary business practices through coursework in management, marketing, economics, accounting, technology and communication.

This degree articulates to the BS in Business Administration and the BS in Project Management at Minnesota State University Moorhead.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Function effectively in a diverse globalbusiness community
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve business problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and professional attitudes
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills


Why choose M State

  • An exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized, hands-on instruction
  • Flexibility offered by online courses
  • Faculty committed to student success


BPA members excel at national contest

June 4, 2018

M State students won 11 Top 10 awards in a strong showing at the recent national conference for Business Professionals of America. Read more about their impressive showing, which included one first-place and two second-place awards.


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M State's Business program has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University Moorhead, University of Mary and University of Minnesota, Crookston . Graduates from M State's program can transfer seamlessly into MSUM's bachelor degree program's in Business Administration and Project Management, University of Mary's Business: Management Concentration and UMC's Business Management BS.

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.


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Courses required for the Business AS include

  • Financial Accounting I and II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Spreadsheet & Database Concepts
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Global Business
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • College Writing
  • College Algebra
  • Applied Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics


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