Business: Management, Marketing and Sales AAS
The Business: Management, Marketing and Sales Associate of Applied Science degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College gives students the skills and knowledge to begin their education and careers in business. Students will take courses to build skills needed in several careers in the sales, marketing, and management fields. Courses include topics such as sales, research, customer service, and small business planning while emphasizing the development of skills in managerial decision-making, communication, technology, and solving problems.
The program requires 70 credit hours and includes courses in general education. General education courses consist of a wide range of academic areas such as mathematics, various sciences, communications, and humanities; this will provide the student with a broad and globally-based knowledge and skill-set. Upon completion, students will be able to use strategies in communication for various audiences and contexts, use technology to achieve goals, and apply fundamental marketing and sales techniques. Students will also have the potential to display professionalism, interpersonal skills, and leadership. Other skills include knowledge in bookkeeping, math, economics, and financial and cultural forces that influence business.
Students may be required to take developmental courses in reading, math, and writing in order to prepare them for education on a college level; whether these classes are required or not is determined by the student’s score on the Accuplacer assessment. Those who complete this program will be ready for entry-level positions in a variety of fields including retail, wholesale, and other service-related enterprises. Students who wish to continue their education in a related field at a baccalaureate institution are advised to consult a counselor to ensure the transferability of the courses to the intended college or university.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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