• Business Administration

    M State’s Business Administration degree provides a strong foundation for beginning your career in business management.


Business Administration

M State's AAS in Business Administration is designed to prepare students for an entry-level management positions following graduation. The coursework is focused on preparing students for a career in business management.

The 60-credit degree is offered on our Fergus Falls campus.

Also available on the Fergus Falls campus is a 30-credit Business Administration certificate that allows students to explore the business field through select courses and prepares them for introductory-level positions.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Underlying concepts of sound management,including planning, organization, leading and controlling
  • Application of the four Ps (product, pricing, place and promotion) of marketing a corporation's activities
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
  • Understanding of the legal system and its relationship to business
  • Concepts, tools and applications of finance and investment
  • Understanding of information system theory, software and hardware

Why choose M State

  • An exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized, hands-on instruction
  • Flexibility offered by online courses
  • Faculty committed to student success

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Degrees Offered Click on a degree below to view details

Business Administration Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Fergus Falls

Business Administration Certificate
Locations: Fergus Falls

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Meet the faculty

Tom Gausman
Business Instructor
Fergus Falls
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Kent Quamme
Business Instructor
Fergus Falls
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Marcia Williams
Accounting Instructor
Fergus Falls
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Courses required for the Business Administration AAS include

  • Business Math and Calculators
  • Financial Accounting I and II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting Applications
  • Income Tax - Individual
  • Spreadsheet and Database Concepts
  • Introduction to Business
  • Office Procedures
  • Personal Finance
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Computer Utilization in Business and Society
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • College Writing

Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 08:58am