The business world today is facing rapid changes, creating an increased demand for well-trained professionals to fill positions in all areas of the business industry. An Associate in Science degree builds a strong foundation of leadership and managerial skills to effectively manage people, organizations, and technology in the increasingly competitive global business world.
Northland's Business program is for students intending to seek employment after graduation and for those planning to continue their studies at a four-year college or university. In addition to established articulation agreements, this program meets the requirements of the Minnesota State Business Transfer Pathway and transfers to any Minnesota State University. The curriculum addresses contemporary business issues through courses in economics, communications, the legal environment, and provides practical knowledge in analytical disciplines such as computer science, statistics, and mathematics.
The courses required for this degree cover the basic areas of knowledge necessary for entrance into the business world and successful performance on the job. In addition, internships are available for students who desire hands-on experience in their chosen fields.
Graduates from this program can either enter the workforce or transfer to a four year institution. Positions they are acquiring are:
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as an Administrative Service Manager in the state of Minnesota is $41.58 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 6.8%, a high-growth career.
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|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|ADMS 1116||Business Communications||3|
|BUSN 1110||Intro to Business||3|
|BUSN 2210||Prin of Management||3|
|BUSN 2218||Legal Environment Busn||3|
|BUSN 2221||Prin of Accounting I||4|
|BUSN 2222||Prin of Accounting II||4|
|CPTR 1104||Intro to Computer Tech||3|
|MKTG 2120||Supervisory Leadership||3|
|MKTG 2200||Prin of Marketing||3|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1112||Composition II||3|
|MATH 1110||College Algebra||3|
|G1: Communication Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
|G9: Ethic/Civic Resp Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
|MN Transfer Curriculum Electives||6|
Area of Interest Elective Course Options
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|G1: Communications Electives|
|SPCH 1101||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
|SPCH 1103||Interpersonal Communicati||3|
|G9: Ethical/Civic Responsibility Electives|
|PHIL 1102||Intro to Ethics||3|
|PHIL 2240||Ethics and Business||3|
Note: BUSN 1110 Intro to Business is offered in an online format in this program sequence for the EGF campus. Check the Distance Education schedule for this course, or equivalent course (SUPL 1104) when registering or visit with your advisor.
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