With an Associate in Arts degree from Northland, students acquire a solid foundation in the liberal arts with the ability to pursue in-depth study in their chosen fields.
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.
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.
|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|
|PHIL 1102||Intro to Ethics||3|
|G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
|MN Transfer Curriculum Electives||9|
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|
|Math/Logical Reasoning Electives|
|MATH 1102||Contemporary Math||3|
|MATH 1110||College Algebra||3|
If you spend two years at Northland completing the 60-credit AA degree, and transfer to a Minnesota state college or university, you will have satisfied the first two years of a four-year degree program. Additionally, your two years at Northland will cost approximately one third less than if you completed them at a four-year Minnesota state college or university. The transfer option is an economical choice for many students.
Graduates from this program usually transfer to a four year institution. Positions they are acquiring are:
The employment outlook for general business, sales, and customer service positions in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 10.3%, a very high growth career.
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.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Northland offers a multitude of opportunities, whether you're beginning your degree or returning to college. We're affordable, convenient, and flexible. Northland Community & Technical College – it’s more than just a great education. It’s about making a career out of what you love to do. Thinking about a new career? Think Northland!