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Program Details

Program specifics about earning a Business Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree at Northland.

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 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.

Program Accreditation

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

Program Learner Outcomes

  1. The student will identify and explain the major functional areas of the business organizations, including management, marketing, finance, Information technology, human resources, and accounting.
  2. The student will demonstrate leadership skills that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
  3. The student will evaluate and recommend alternative solutions to practical business problems using research and critical thinking.
  4. The student will apply accounting concepts and principles in making decisions about business operations.
  5. The student will integrate management principles in relation to finance, personnel, products, services, and information.
  6. The student will communicate effectively in writing and verbally in various business settings.
  7. The student will apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Northland has articulation agreements in place with the following schools:

Transfer toMajor OfferedDEgree
Any Minnesota State UniversityBusiness Administration
Business Management
Mayville State UniversityDegreeB.A.S.
Metropolitan State UniversityIndividualized StudiesB.A.
Minnesota State University – MoorheadProject ManagementB.S.
University of MaryBusiness Administration
Business Management
University of Minnesota-CrookstonHealth ManagementB.S.

Additional Program Resources

  • 2017-19 Business–AS EGF
  • 2015-17 Business–AS
  • 2014-15 Business–AS
  • 2011-14 Business–AS
  • 2010-11 Business–AS