The 60-credit Associate of Applied Science business degree prepares graduates to pursue diverse employment options in existing and emerging fields as employees, entrepreneurs or business owners. 

Business Associate of Applied Science Overview

ProgramDegreeLength of ProgramDelivery Method
BusinessAssociate of Applied ScienceTwo yearsOnline


Graduates will obtain foundational knowledge and skills to open up a range of career opportunities in the diverse world of business. Graduates could become entrepreneurs or business owners, or depending on their interests, could seek a position as a general or operations manager, operations manager or administrative manager.

Degree Requirements

Certification in specific areas of study allows students to focus on the skill sets that best fit their career plans by completing at least two certificates from the following areas: Accounting, Administrative Business Specialist, Computer Support, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, and Marketing & Entrepreneurship.

Course #Course NameCredit
ACCT 1000Financial Information for Life3.00
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3.00
ADMS 1116Business Communications3.00
SUPL 1104Intro to Business3.00
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3.00
Accounting Certificate
ACCT 2201Accounting I: Financial Accounting4.00
ACCT 2203Accounting II: Managerial Accounting4.00
ACCT 1120Legal Environment3.00
ACCT 1134Computerized Accounting Applications3.00
CRLT 1102Contemporary Career Search1.00
Administrative Business Specialist Certificate
ADMS 1100Keyboarding I3.00
ADMS 1102Keyboarding II3.00
ADMS 1112Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics3.00
ADMS 1126Business Office Management3.00
ADMS 2124Advanced Microcomputer Technology3.00
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3.00
Computer Support Certificate
CPTR 1138Information Systems3.00
CPTR 1142Network Essentials3.00
CPTR 1148Microcomputer Operating Systems3.00
CTEC 1106Helpdesk Operations3.00
CTEC 1108E-Merging Technologies3.00
Human Resources Certificates
ACCT 1104Payroll3.00
ACCT 1120Legal Environment3.00
MKTG 2220Human Resource Management3.00
MKTG 2200Prin of Management3.00
SUPL 1120Supervisory Leadership3.00
Sales Marketing Certificates
MKTG 1106Professional Selling3.00
MKTG 1116Advertising & Promotion3.00
MKTG 2100Principles of Marketing3.00
MKTG 2214E-Marketing3.00
ADMS 1112Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics3.00
Management Entrepreneurship Certificate
MKTG 2100Principles of Marketing3.00
MKTG 2200Prin of Management3.00
MKTG 2236Small Business Management3.00
MKTG 2220Human Resource Management3.00
ACCT 1100Principles of Bookkeeping3.00
Complete the Required Courses and two Certificates from the list below.
ENGL 1111College Writing I3.00
Required Courses
MATH 1110College Algebra3.00
PHIL 1201Ethics3.00
PSYC 1105General Psychology3.00
SPCH 1110Intro to Public Speaking3.00
Total Credits60

Program Skills

  • Apply business computer skills using multiple software applications
  • Create effective business communications
  • Demonstrate understanding of exceptional customer service
  • Demonstrate application and interpretation of financial information needed to be a functioning member of society
  • Demonstrate understanding of a business environment


Carsha Lapp
Sales and Marketing Faculty
Office: BMD 208
(218) 333-6667

Sheila Lapp
Accounting Faculty
Office: BMD 208
(218) 333-6674