AS — Business

This 60-credit Associate of Science (AS) degree prepares students to pursue a four-year degree in areas such as accounting, management, marketing, human resources, economics and other business-related fields. Courses for the AS include Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle, Principles of Accounting I and II, Legal Environment, Business Statistics and Computerized Business Applications. Additionally, students must select 25 general education electives from a minimum of six different areas of study, which will be done with the counsel of an adviser.


Graduates will obtain the knowledge and skills to open up a range of career opportunities in the diverse world of business, which they can partner with their eventual four-year university degree to carve out a career that best fits their strengths and interests.

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Next Steps

Credits obtained through this degree can be transferred to Bemidji State University and other universities in pursuit for a four-year degree.

College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Required Courses
ENGL 1111College Writing I3
MATH 1110College Algebra3
PHIL 1201Ethics3
ECON 2204Markets & Resource Allocation3
ECON 2404Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle3
ACCT 1000Financial Information for Life3
ACCT 1120Legal Environment3
BUSN 2100Business Statistics3
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3
 General Education Electives25
Total Credits: 60