Educational Programs

Business Management


Program description

Business management students gain a broad background in the functional areas of business such as accounting, management, marketing and finance. Courses cover financial statement interpretation, management strategies, oral and written business communication skills, the legal aspects of business and marketing strategies. Students may pursue an associate’s degree and a certificate in banking and finance.

Program start and location

Students are accepted into this program during fall, spring and summer terms. Courses are taught on MCTC’s main campus.

Degree options and requirements

Please select the award below to view the degree options and requirements in the college catalog. 

Business Management A.S. Degree—60 credits
Banking and Finance Concentration A.S. Degree—60 credits
Banking and Finance Certificate—21 credits
Entrepreneurship Certificate—19 credits

What you will learn

  • A broad background in the functional areas of business, including accounting, management, marketing, leadership and small business development.
  • How to read and understand financial statements and prepare accounting statements for small to medium-sized organizations.
  • Broad knowledge of oral and written business communication skills, the basic legal aspects of business, dispute resolution, marketing strategies and how to evaluate an organization’s strengths and weaknesses.
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  • Basic understanding of the four basic management functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
  • An understanding of the professional skills needed for advanced positions in the banking industry (banking and finance concentration).
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Points of pride

  • Learn from real-world expertise. Instructors with business and industry experience lead classes and cover the various program areas.
  • Get ready for the business world. Students gain invaluable knowledge and skills that they can apply in the workplace or toward continued study in business.
  • Flexible schedules and formats.  Most courses are offered during the day and at night. Some courses are offered online, providing convenient scheduling options for students.
  • This program is powered by partnership. The Banking and Finance associate’s degree and certificate is the result of a unique partnership between MCTC, US Bank, Goodwill Easter Seals and Project for Pride in Living. Individuals from these organizations worked together to create the training and educational programs in the certificate.

Where you could work

  • Private businesses
  • Credit unions and banks
  • Not-for-profit/nonprofit organizations
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  • Government
  • Insurance companies
  • Self-employment
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Potential job titles

  • Clerk
  • Personal banker
  • Office supervisor
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  • Customer service manager
  • Bank teller
  • Office worker
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Occupational outlook

Most new jobs for office managers and clerks will be created at doctors' offices. The health care industry is growing rapidly and more people are needed to work and supervise staff. Schools, department stores and temporary worker agencies will also add many new jobs for office managers and clerks.

In Minnesota and nationally, the number of jobs in the banking sector is expected to grow about as fast as average through 2016.


This program is part of the Academy of Business and Service. Click here for more information.

Additional resources

Articulation agreements

Common Course Outlines

Gainful employment reports


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