Sales, Marketing, & Management

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks, Online

Program Overview

This program prepares students to succeed in the marketplace of the 21st century. This program provides students with the essential skills necessary for a variety of careers in the sales, marketing, and management fields. Curriculum includes instruction in the following areas: sales, marketing, research, customer service, telemarketing, and small business planning. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in management decision-making, interpersonal and communication skills, problem solving, and technology skills. Particular emphasis is placed the use of computer technology.

The Customer Service Certificate (16 cr) also offers marketing courses.


There are many employment opportunities for students seeking a career in the sales, marketing, and management field. Approximately, one out of every five people work in this fast-paced and dynamic field. Students may find diverse employment opportunities in retail, wholesale, production, or service related enterprises. Graduates in this program have careers that include sales representatives, managers, business owners, food brokers, buyers, merchandisers, and customer service representatives.

The employment outlook for marketing managers in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 9.9%, a high growth career.

Potential Job Titles

Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ACCT 1108 Busn Math/Calculators 3 credits
BUSN 2210 Prin of Management 3 credits
BUSN 2218 Legal Environment Busn 3 credits
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3 credits
MKTG 1108 Customer Relations Mgmt 3 credits
MKTG 2116 Advertising 3 credits
MKTG 2120 Supervisory Leadership 3 credits
MKTG 2200 Prin of Marketing 3 credits
MKTG 2201 Prin of Sales 3 credits
MKTG 2205 Prin of Retailing 3 credits
MKTG 2304 Applied Sales Techniques 3 credits
MKTG 2306 Small Business Mgmt 3 credits
MKTG 2320 Marketing Management 3 credits
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 credits
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3 credits
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3 credits
  G5: History/Social Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3 credits
  MN Transfer Curriculum Electives 3 credits
  Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 6 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
ACCT 1100 Prin of Bookkeeping 3 credits
ACCT 1104 Payroll 3 credits
ACCT 1124 Spreadsheet Concepts 3 credits
ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I 3 credits
ADMS 1102 Keyboarding II 3 credits
ADMS 1110 Word Processing 3 credits
ADMS 1114 Desktop Pub/Pres Graph 3 credits
ADMS 1116 Business Communications 3 credits
ADMS 1120 Office Procedures 3 credits
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3 credits
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3 credits
BUSN 2221 Prin of Accounting I 4 credits
BUSN 2222 Prin of Accounting II 4 credits
CPTR 1128 Help Desk Concepts 3 credits
CPTR 1136 Networking I 4 credits
CPTR 1500 Intro Web Concepts 3 credits
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1 credits
HPER 1410 First Aid/CPR 1 credits
MKTG 2300 Marketing Research 3 credits
MKTG 2900 Internship I 3 credits
MKTG 2920 Internship II 3 credits
SSCI 1101 Human Relations 3 credits
G5: History/Social Science Electives
ECON 2201 Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 2202 Macroeconomics 3 credits

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