Business Specialist

The Business Specialist Degree student will receive a strong business-oriented curriculum. This is enhanced with professional business courses to give the student a foundation preparing them for employment in the business world. A well rounded approach to the environmental sciences with a strong emphasis on core biology and chemistry components.

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Program Outcomes

Analyze business situations and apply problem-solving techniques
Interpret current business situations and act professionally and ethically
Communicate business information effectively using multiple communication skills
Assist in the planning, directing, or coordinating operations of a business
Apply technology skills to the functions of a business
Apply file management skills

Course Requirements

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Credit Hours Required: 64

    Required Professional Courses 21 credits
    BUS 106 College Accounting I – 3 credits

    BUS 120 Introduction to Business – 3 credits

    BUS 128 Business Communications – 3 credits

    BUS 206 Word Processing – 3 credits

    BUS 208 Business Applications for Computers – 3 credits

    BUS 218 Desktop Publishing/Graphics – 3 credits

    BUS 250 Principles of Management – 3 credits

    General Education Requirements 25 credits
    English/Communications – 6 credits

    Math/Computer Science (Must be BUS 124) – 6 credits

    Dakota Studies – 6 credits

    General Education – 7 credits

    Business Electives 18 credits
    Students are required to complete 18 semester hours of elective business courses. These courses must be chosen with permission of the advisor.

Tuition & Fees

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.

Cost to complete the program within normal time (based on 15 credits per semester for five semesters)

Tuition – $8,000

Registration Fee – $250

Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) – $200

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 – $12,365

Course Catalog

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