Degree: Associate of Science

Credit Hours Required: 65

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration is designed to provide a student with a strong foundation in general education and the core business courses. Students successfully completing this program may transfer to a four year college.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Apply technology skills to the functions of a business.
  2. Apply ethical and professional behaviors to business.
  3. Communicate business information effectively using a multitude of communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate accounting knowledge.
  5. Analyze business situations and apply problem-solving techniques individually and in a team environment.

Required Professional Courses                                                                18

BUS 106 College Accounting I                                                                   3

BUS 107 College Accounting II                                                                 3

BUS 120 Introduction to Business                                                               3

BUS 128 Business Communications                                                           3

BUS 208 Business Applications for Microcomputers                                  3

BUS 250 Principles of Management                                                            3

Business Electives                                                                                        6

Students are required to complete 6 semester hours of elective business courses. These courses must be chosen with permission of the advisor.

General Education Requirements                                                           41

ENG 110 Speech Communications                                                              3

ENG 112 English Composition I                                                                  3

MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra or MATH 130 College Algebra             3

Humanities (students choice)                                                                        3

Social Science                                                                                               6

(One history or economics second psychology or sociology)                        

Dakota Studies

DKT 120 Introduction to Dakota Studies or DKT 140 Dakota Culture     3

SWO members DKT 110 Dakota Language I or

Non-SWO members Dakota class of choice                                                 3

CST 141 Microcomputer Applications                                                         3

GEN 101 Pathways to Success                                                                    3

GEN 270 Capstone                                                                                       1

General Education Electives (student’s choice of two classes)                    6 

If doing Accounting Emphasis: (In Lieu of Electives)

BUS 202 Federal Income Tax Accounting                                                 3

BUS 215 Principles of Financial Accounting                                              3

BUS 216 Principles of Managerial Accounting                                           3

BUS 230 Computerized Accounting                                                            3


Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes, can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) and one summer if taking 15 credits each semester. If a student takes 12 credits, minimum for full-time, the program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters) and one summer.

Business Instructor:   TBA

Adjunct Instructors:

            Jennifer Pelzel

            Jeanette Gravdahl

Cost to complete the program within normal time (15 credits per semester):

 (Based on five semesters)

Tuition                                                             $ 8,125

Registration Fee                                                    250

Lab Fee $50 (per lab class)                                   300

Library Usage/Email Account Fee                        150

Building Usage Fee                                              125

Technical Fee                                                        450

Books and Supplies (estimate)                           3,000

Graduation Fee                                                       40

Activity Fee                                                          150

Total                                                               $12,590                                   

34 CFR 668.6(b) The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code of the occupations that the program prepares the student to enter along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET web site or its successor site.

13-1190 Miscellaneous Business Operations Specialists

This broad occupation is the same as the detailed occupation:

13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 

Minor Group: 13-1000 Business Operations Specialists 
Major Group: 13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 

O*NET link for Business