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|Business Administration - A.S. Degree||60 cr.||On Campus | 100% Online|
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This program provides essential knowledge, skills and abilities that can be applied to the ever changing and highly competitive world of business. In this multidisciplinary degree, students understand business from management, financial and marketing perspectives.
The Business Administration A.S. offers students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree and then transfer to designated bachelor’s degree programs at a number of universities. Work with an advisor for transfer planning.
This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Seek credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning page to learn more.
I am a full-time student, full-time employee, and a full-time mother of four kids. This is my second time starting college, with my first time not being a great experience. Instructors at another institute were not understanding of students attempting to balance college with the rest of life outside of school. At DCTC, I am enrolled in the Business Management program, and the instructors have been willing to put in an effort to understand their students and learn about our lives. We are not just another student or another number to them. They make it possible for all of us to learn, participate and get one step closer to earning a degree.
A.S. Degree • 60 credits
Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings on Handshake. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.
Step 1: Apply now for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402
Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.
Business professionals generally work in clean, comfortable, welllit office spaces. Travel or relocation can be part of the job. However, improved technology continues to increase telecommuting from home offices, which along with teleconferencing, has reduced travel requirements.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for business administrators is seeing high growth compared to other careers and there will be a need for about 6,430 new Administrative Service Managers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.
Graduates secure employment in positions such as Small Business Managers, Office Managers, Non-profit Directors, Front Line Supervisors, Project Managers among many others.
If you are looking to bring in any college credit, visit our Transfer To DCTC Resource Page and DCTC will help you through the process.
If you are looking to transfer to a 4-year institution after completing your degree, DCTC can help you through the process! Check out our Transfer From DCTC Resource Page.
Transferology is used to find out how your courses might transfer to DCTC and any of the participating schools in the Transferology network. Get an account for free and create a plan now!
The Business Administration program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications.
As a student in DCTC's Business Administration program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Business Administration students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment. The following clubs are open to all Business Administration students:
Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in accounting, business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.
Rotaract is a club for students that volunteer as a team, plan activities and projects, motivate, inspire, and socialize. Rotaract is a division of Rotary International. Rotaract’s core goals are to serve the community, create professional development opportunities for students, network with our Rotary Clubs by inviting speakers and mentors, and be part of an international network of young leaders, and, most importantly, have fun!
SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization for students in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation programs in community and technical colleges. There are nearly 100 competitions through SkillsUSA that relate to programs of study at DCTC or leadership skills. Students who compete and take first place in Minnesota will advance to nationals. Participation is SkillsUSA is a great addition to your resume!