There are many different fields in Business, which allows for many options when it comes to picking a specific area to pursue.
Good skills in writing, speaking, and critical thinking are needed for advancement in the business world.
Business courses often focus on cases drawn from real life. Students sharpen their analytical and problem-solving skills by examining situations that businesses have encountered. They evaluate the strategies that the businesses have followed.
Normandale's Business Programs are nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Careers in Business
Projected Job Growth
Job growth varies depending on the specific track you select.
Types of Jobs
(Source for the links is iseek.org)
Click here for information on job growth and salaries for a variety of business occupations.
Salaries vary depending on the specific track you select.
General business programs prepare people to apply business principles and techniques in various fields such as:
Graduate programs allow students to specialize in areas such as:
Degrees & Certificates in Business
Associate of Science in Business.
We also offer a number of Business Enrichment Certificates:
General Business Certificate - courses in this certificate are all part of the Associate of Science in Business degree
Human Resource Management Certificate
Information Management Certificate
International Business Certificate
Small Business Management Certificate
This program is designed for possible employment at the associate degree level and for transfer to a Bachelor of Science program at some Minnesota state colleges and universities, private colleges and the University of Minnesota.
Completion of this degree is dependent upon a grade of C or higher in each of the Specialized Career Program Requirements and General Education Requirements.
With a Normanale Business Enrichment Certificate, you have the opportunity to specialize as well as gain new skills to apply to your current or future job.
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The Business Transfer Pathway (AS) offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Business bachelor's degree programs at Minnesota State universities.* The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor's degree programs in a related field.
*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; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.
The Higher Learning Commission has extended Normandale's accreditation to include online delivery of the Associate of Science in Business. Normandale's Business programs are nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ASBSP).
Complete any three additional BUSN courses for 8-10 credits.
BUSN Course #1
BUSN Course #2
BUSN Course #3
The department recommends that students complete courses which, when combined with the required courses above, lead to the achievement of a marketable business certificate. Students may choose from the following certificates: