Business Concentration Program - Riverland

Business Concentration

Discover the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree with a Business Concentration at Riverland Community College

A Comprehensive Education in Business
Riverland Community College offers a unique opportunity for liberal arts students to build a robust business foundation through our Associate in Arts (AA) degree with a Business Concentration. This program is tailored for students aiming to transfer to non-Minnesota State universities, out-of-state, or private colleges and pursue a degree in fields such as accounting, business administration, economics, finance, human resources, international business, management, or marketing.

Why Choose Riverland's AA Degree with a Business Concentration?

  • Versatile Foundation: Ideal for students undecided about their major, this program offers exposure to a wide range of business disciplines, providing a clearer perspective on potential careers in business.
  • Transfer-Ready Curriculum: The curriculum is specifically designed to fulfill the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, ensuring a smooth transition to four-year institutions.
  • Personalized Attention: Benefit from smaller class sizes that allow for more personalized interaction with our experienced faculty, all of whom hold advanced degrees and maintain active involvement in professional business organizations.
  • Flexible Learning Options: Enjoy the flexibility of taking classes either on-campus or online, with the option to complete the entire program remotely.

Educational Outcomes Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking to ethically analyze and evaluate business situations.
  • Utilize technology and application software to research, analyze, and integrate data effectively.
  • Prepare and deliver compelling oral, written, and group presentations.
  • Work effectively within teams to achieve common goals.
  • Understand and apply principles of accounting, finance, and economics to make informed fiscal decisions.

Academic and Professional Skills Developed

  • Learning and Reasoning: Develop strong study habits and reasoning skills, applying general principles to specific cases to make sound decisions.
  • Reading and Research: Engage with a variety of texts, from textbooks to trade journals, preparing for complex reading tasks in further education and professional settings.
  • Communication: Hone advanced written and oral communication skills, crucial for success in business environments.
  • Mathematical Proficiency: Tackle college-level math and economics, essential for fiscal analysis and decision-making in business roles.

Further Education and Career Advancement Riverland also offers a 60-credit Associate in Science (AS) Business degree and a 22-credit Business certificate, catering to various educational and career paths:

  • AS Business Degree: Ideal for those entering the business field immediately or planning to transfer to a four-year university.
  • Business Certificate: Perfect for students looking to quickly acquire business skills and enter the workforce within a year.

Take Your First Step Towards a Business Degree Are you ready to build a strong business foundation and advance your academic and career prospects? Fill out our inquiry form today to learn more about the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree with a Business Concentration and other business programs at Riverland Community College. Start your journey towards a successful business career by taking advantage of our flexible, accredited, and student-focused educational offerings.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2024

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  • Associate of Arts
  • 60 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, 100% Online
  • Offering: Fall, Spring & Summer

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