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A.S., Contemporary Business
A.A.S., Contemporary Business Practice
A.S., International Business

A.S., Contemporary Business (60 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for general management responsibilities, to enhance their current job competencies and to increase their readiness for advancement in their business careers. In addition, the program is intended to be sufficiently broad to fulfill academic requirements for students who intend to transfer to a selected four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree, although those who do plan to transfer should consult with the intended transfer school and an Inver Hills counselor or advisor early in the program to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Program Information: This degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As such, the business department has adopted a continuous improvement process centered on offering coursework that meets the demands of today’s business environment. A wide variety of four-year college and Associate in Arts (A.A.) opportunities are available to those completing an A.S. or A.A.S. in Contemporary Business. For more information, visit www.inverhills.edu/programsandmajors/transfer.

Business  Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1101  Introduction to Business in Society 3cr
BUS 1104 Principles of Marketing 3cr
BUS 1112  OR
MATH 1103 OR
MATH 1118
Business Math OR
Introductory Statistics OR
College Algebra OR higher level math
3cr
BUS 1119 OR
BUS 1121
Human Relations in Business OR
Principles of Management
3cr
BUS 1131 OR
BUS 2130
Legal Environment of Business OR
Employment Law for Business
3cr
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3cr
ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting 4cr
Business Electives1 8cr
Total Credits: 30
Electives may be chosen from: any BUS or ACCT course, ITC 1110 Microsoft Word, ITC 1131 Intermediate Microsoft Excel, ITC 1151 Intermediate Microsoft Access, ITC 1160 Project Management Software, CRDV 1100 Life Career Planning, INTS 1010 Educational Planning or INTS 1011 Prior Learning Assessment Development. Students also may choose to focus on human resource management, marketing and sales, eMarketing, project management, small business development, supervision or customer service to qualify for a certificate in conjunction with the degree.

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
ENG 1130 Writing Effectively in Organizations 3cr
ECON 1105 OR
ECON 1106
Principles of Macroeconomics
OR
Principles of Microeconomics
3cr
COMM 1100
OR
COMM 1110
OR
COMM 2230
OR
COMM 2240
Interpersonal Communication
OR
Public Speaking
OR
Small Group Communication
OR
Intercultural Communication 
3cr
Multiple Math or Science with Lab (See Goal 3 or Goal 4 of MnTC) 3cr
Multiple Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Multiple Goals 7-10 any course (see MnTC) 3cr
Multiple Liberal Arts Electives (Restricted to MnTC courses) 8cr
Total Credits: 30

A.A.S., Contemporary Business Practice (60 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose:This program is designed to prepare students for increased responsibilities in management, supervision, marketing, sales or small business management. The A.A.S. degree provides additional business coursework for individuals who wish to seek new employment after graduation or who wish to enhance their advancement opportunities with their current employers.

Program Information: The A.A.S., Contemporary Business Practice degree is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs1. As such, the business department has adopted a continuous improvement process centered on offering coursework that meets the demands of today’s business environment. The program provides for electives in business that allow students to customize their program to meet individual learning objectives as well as fulfill various requirements for four-year bachelor’s degree programs at selected colleges and universities. Because there are fewer liberal arts credits, the A.A.S. degree is not typically recommended for students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree typically consider the A.S. Contemporary Business degree as well as meet with an Inver Hills counselor or advisor early in the program to determine the most appropriate course of action based on educational and career goals.

Business Curriculum (38 credits)
Course Number   Title Credits
BUS 1101  Introduction to Business in Society 3cr
BUS 1104 Principles of Marketing 3cr
BUS 1112 OR
MATH 1103 OR
MATH 1118
Business Math OR
Introductory Statistics OR
College Algebra or higher level math
3cr
BUS 1119 OR
BUS 1121
Human Relations in Business OR
Principles of Management
3cr
BUS 1131 OR
BUS 2130
Legal Environment of Business OR
Employment Law for Business
3cr
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3cr
ACCT 2101 OR
ACCT 1000
Financial Accounting OR
Accounting Basics
3-4cr
Business Electives1 16-17cr
Total Credits: 38
1Electives may be chosen from: any BUS or ACCT course, ITC 1110 Microsoft Word, ITC 1131 Intermediate Microsoft Excel, ITC 1151 Intermediate Microsoft Access, ITC 1160 Project Management Software, CRDV 1100 Life Career Planning, INTS 1010 Educational Planning or INTS 1011 Prior Learning Assessment Development. Students may also choose to focus on human resource management, marketing and sales, eMarketing, project management, small business development, supervision or customer service to qualify for a certificate in conjunction with the degree.

Liberal Arts Curriculum (22 credits)

Course Number   Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
ENG 1130 Writing Effectively in Organizations 3cr
ECON 1105 OR
ECON 1106
Principles of Macroeconomics
OR
Principles of Microeconomics
3cr
COMM 1100
OR
COMM 1110
OR
COMM 2230
OR
COMM 2240
Interpersonal Communication
OR
Public Speaking
OR
Small Group Communication
OR
Intercultural Communication
3cr
Multiple Math or Science with Lab (See Goal 3 or Goal 4 of MnTC) 3cr
Multiple Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Multiple Liberal Arts Electives (Restricted to MnTC courses) 3cr
Total Credits: 22

A.S., International Business (60 Credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose: This program was developed to provide students an understanding of the forces and the effects of their dynamics on business professionals and systems. It helps prepare students for transfer into four-year degree programs that focus on international business, global studies or international affairs.

Program Information: Courses in this program are designed to expose students to a wide variety of business practices, belief systems and perspectives, and give them skills for understanding and incorporating this information into their work in practical ways. Those who plan to transfer should consult with the intended transfer school and an Inver Hills counselor or advisor early in the program to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Note: Students who intend to transfer to a four-year degree program are encouraged to complete both ECON 1105 and ECON 1106, as well as one language course.

Business Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number   Title Credits
BUS 1101 Introduction to Business in Society 3cr
BUS 1109 Introduction to International Business 3cr
BUS 1111 Principles of International Marketing 3cr
BUS 1112 OR
MATH 1103 OR
MATH 1118
Business Math OR
Introductory Statistics OR
College Algebra OR higher level math
3cr
BUS 1119 OR
BUS 1121
Human Relations in Business OR
Principles of Management
3cr
BUS 1113 Introduction to International Law 3cr
BUS 1115 Principles of International Trade 3cr
ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting 4cr
BUS 2189 Business Internship 2cr
Business Electives1 3cr
Total Credits: 30
1Electives may be chosen from: any BUS or ACCT course, ITC 1110 Microsoft Word, ITC 1131 Intermediate Microsoft Excel, ITC 1151 Intermediate Microsoft Access, ITC 1160 Project Management Software, ITC 2210 Introduction to Flash, CRDV 1100 Life Career Planning, INTS 1010 Educational Planning or INTS 1011 Prior Learning Assessment Development. Students also may choose to focus on human resource management, sales and marketing, e-marketing, project management, small business development, supervision or customer service to qualify for a certificate in conjunction with the degree.

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number   Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
ENG 1130 Writing Effectively in Organizations 3cr
ECON 1105 OR
ECON 1106
Principles of Macroeconomics
OR
Principles of Microeconomics
3cr
COMM 1100 OR
COMM 1110 OR
COMM 2230 OR
COMM 2240
Interpersonal Communication
OR
Public Speaking
OR
Small Group Communication
OR
Intercultural Communication
3cr
Multiple Math or Science with Lab (See Goal 3 or Goal 4 of MnTC) 3cr
Multiple Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Multiple Goals 7-10 any course (See MnTC)
3cr
Multiple Liberal Arts Electives (Restricted to MnTC courses) 5cr
Total Credits: 30