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Thousands of companies across hundreds of industries need career-focused employees with real-world skills that adapt to always-evolving markets.  

With an associate degree in business from Normandale, you’ll be prepared to tackle tough business challenges right from the start. You’ll develop sound critical thinking and leadership skills, and you’ll learn how to work in a team environment. Also, you’ll understand how to be an effective communicator.   

Upon earning your associate degree in business, you’ll be right on track to get your four-year degree in business, move quickly up the corporate ladder, build the success of a non-profit, or even start your own company.  

As one of a handful of community colleges for business, Normandale’s courses cover current business concepts including: 

  • Accounting
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Management 

You’ll also have access to sharpen your skills further through Normandale’s relationships with local employers, community organizations and other educational institutions.

What can you do with an Associate Degree in Business?

With sixteen Fortune 500 companies located in Minnesota — not to mention numerous medium-sized companies and small businesses — you will have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to great places to work.  

You’ll acquire high-demand skills that cover marketing and management fundamentals such as: 
• Leadership training 
• Teamwork 
• Critical thinking 
• Technical know-how 
• Problem-solving 

Plus, Normandale grads have an extensive network throughout the Twin Cities area and beyond.

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What makes our Associate Degree in Business unique?

If you’re wondering what you can do with an associate degree in business from Normandale, you’ll discover that you’re ready to step into a new marketing or management position, able to solve challenging business problems and offer fresh perspectives.  

Courses cover a broad range of topics including financial accounting, information technology, economics and communication.   

Our business internship allows you to experience real-world work in marketing and management. You’ll be prepared to enter the workforce, find a paid internship or pursue a volunteer opportunity.  

Earning a Business: Marketing and Management AAS degree from Normandale in just two years sets you up to hit the ground running in your business career.  

Normandale also is unique in that you can earn a marketable business certificate, such as in small business, as you work on your AAS degree. 
Interested in a bachelor’s degree? At Normandale, you can choose to enroll in the Business Transfer program during which you’ll earn an A.S. degree that provides a direct pathway to a bachelor’s program in business at a Minnesota State University.  You can be confident that: 
• All your business courses and credits transfer directly. 
• You’ll enter a Minnesota State university with junior-year status. 
• You’ll save considerable money paying for initial business courses at Normandale.

Jorge Eduardo Moreno Estupinan Image: Normandale student Jorge Eduardo Moreno Estupinan explains why Normandale is one of the best community colleges for business

" I decided to study business because I want to have an impact. This is a place that gives students a chance to choose a new path in life. We start from having a dream and Normandale is a place for us to build those dreams.”

Jorge Eduardo Moreno Estupinan, Class of ’22. , Normandale business student

Associate Degree in Business Program Basics

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