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Educational Programs

Business Management

 

Program description

The Business Transfer Pathway Associate of Science offers students the opportunity to focus on gaining course credits that directly transfer to a Business Management bachelor’s degree program at any one of the seven universities within the Minnesota State system that offers the major*. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to meet bachelor’s degree program requirements for transfer students planning initial study at a Minnesota State college.

Students planning to transfer outside of the Minnesota State System are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum. MCTC’s Business Management program will provide you with a broad background in the functional areas of business, such as accounting, management, marketing, leadership and small business development. You can either continue your studies or find entry-level employment in the field.

The accounting courses offered through the program will teach you to read and understand financial statements and prepare accounting statements for small to medium-sized organizations. In additional courses, you will learn 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.

The program will prepare you to serve as a manager of a business or government and/or nonprofit organizations.

*Universities within the Minnesota State System include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; Saint Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

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. 

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 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.

School

This program is part of the School of Business and Economics.

Contact us

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DECA

Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking. For more information, contact Jason Cussler or Jennifer Malarski.

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