• Credits
  • Degree Type
  • Campus Location
    EGF, TRF, Distance

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. 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.

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Program Courses

View semester schedule by campus: East Grand Forks | Thief River Falls | Distance Education

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ADMS 1116 Business Communications 3 credits
BUSN 1110 Intro to Business 3 credits
BUSN 2210 Prin of Management 3 credits
BUSN 2218 Legal Environment Busn 3 credits
BUSN 2221 Prin of Accounting I 4 credits
BUSN 2222 Prin of Accounting II 4 credits
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3 credits
MKTG 2120 Supervisory Leadership 3 credits
MKTG 2200 Prin of Marketing 3 credits
ECON 2201 Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 2202 Macroeconomics 3 credits
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 credits
ENGL 1112 Composition II 3 credits
MATH 2203 Statistics 4 credits
  G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3 credits
  G9: Ethic/Civic Resp Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3 credits
  MN Transfer Curriculum Electives 9 credits

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
G4: Math/Logical Reasoning Electives
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3 credits
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3 credits
G9: Ethical/Civic Responsibility Electives
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3 credits
PHIL 2240 Ethics and Business 3 credits

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Program Learner Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program usually transfer to a four year institution. Positions they are acquiring are:

  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Customer Service Representatives

The employment outlook for administrative service managers in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 10.3%, a very high growth career.

Northland Career Center

Counselors are available in the Northland Career Center to assist with career advising, job search resources, employer connections, occupational descriptions, employment outlook, earnings, education/training requirements and sources.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Instructors

Thief River Falls Campus

    Tracy Boman
  • Tracy Boman
  • Accounting Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8727
    Shannon Nelson
  • Shannon Nelson
  • Business Instructor/Head Women's Basketball Coach
  • Thief River Falls - Office #425B
  • (218) 683-8696

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