Degrees & Credentials

Certificate — Business Foundations

This 16-credit certificate prepares graduates for an entry-level business position supporting a company’s operation or to advance to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Science (AS) degree in Business. For more on this credential, go to the Certificate — Business Foundations page.

AAS — Business

This 60-credit AAS degree prepares graduates for diverse employment opportunities in the wide field of business, perhaps as an entrepreneur or general manager of an established company. Students completing this degree choose two of five different areas in which to earn certificates as part of their coursework: Accounting, Administrative Business Specialist, Computer Support, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, and Management & Entrepreneurship. For more on this credential, go to the AAS — Business page.

AS — Business (Transfer Pathway)

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. This is a Transfer Pathway program that allows students to transfer their credits to Bemidji State University or other Minnesota State System Universities to complete their four-year degree. 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. For more on this credential, go to the AS — Business page.