Course List - Riverland

Business Concentration

Please Note: Students should select electives based upon transfer institution admission requirements. Riverland also offers a 60-credit Associate in Science (AS) Business degree and 22-credit Business certificate. The AS degree is designed for individuals who are preparing for an immediate career in the expanding field of business, upgrading skills, or planning to transfer to a Minnesota State four-year university.  The AS degree meets the Minnesota State Business Transfer Pathway curriculum requirements.  The Business certificate is designed for students who want to complete a business program within one year and enter the workforce.  The curriculum focuses on business classes.  

Required Core Courses (11 credits)

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ACCT2011
Principles of Financial Accounting

This course is an introduction to financial accounting concepts and principles through a study of business transactions and their effect on financial statements. Topics/concepts included are: accounting as an information system; transactions and the accounting cycle; financial statements (including the Income Statement, Statement of Equity, Balance Sheet, and the Cash Flow Statement); and analysis of profitability, liquidity, and risk.  Accounting practices will be applied to measure, classify and report current and long-term assets, current and long-term liabilities, and equity. The course focus will be on corporate accounting. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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ACCT2012
Principles of Managerial Accounting (Prereq ACCT2011)

This course is an introduction to managerial accounting concepts and principles, including a study of:  cost behavior; cost-volume-profit analysis; relevant costs for decision-making; budgetary planning; cost management (Activity-Based Costing (ABC), Just-In-Time (JIT), and Total Quality Management (TQM); standard costing and variance analysis; planning for capital investments; product and service costing; performance evaluation; and cost accounting systems.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Prerequisites:  ACCT 2011.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA1060
Computer Concepts and Applications

This course provides a basic understanding of computer history, concepts, and microcomputer applications using Windows-based computers.  Topics covered include computer hardware and software, operating systems and utilities, the system unit, input and output devices, secondary storage, communications and connectivity, the Internet and the Web, security and privacy, ethics, and computer use in organizations. Through hands-on experience, students acquire an understanding of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint that are used in business. No prior knowledge of software packages or microcomputers is necessary.  Keyboarding skill promotes success in this course.  This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Concentration and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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MnTC General Education Courses (41 credits)

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ECON2291
Macroeconomics (Goal 5 & 8)

This course introduces the basic principles and methods of economics and then applies them to national income accounts, aggregate supply and demand, business cycles, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policy. There will be a special emphasis on international trade and the global economy. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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ECON2292
Microeconomics (Goal 5 & 8)

This course is an analysis of current United States and world policies, issues and problems using some basic principles of economics with special emphasis on decision making by individuals and firms. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) or ENGL1102 (Prerequisite grade of C or higher in ENGL0960 or appropriate placement test score)

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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MATH1110
College Algebra (Goal 2 & 4) (Prerequisite MATH0670 with grade of C or better or appropriate placement test score)

This course covers the basics of college level algebra emphasizing understanding of the basic principles through investigation.  The topics covered range from a basic algebra review to exploration of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions along with a study of rational expressions, inverse relations, function operations, complex numbers, and systems of equations.  Prerequisites:  MATH 0670 with grade of C or better or appropriate placement test score.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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PHIL1130
Ethics (Goal 6 & 9)

This course introduces the student to fundamental ethical principles developed throughout the history of philosophy through the study of classical and modern writings. Students are encouraged and challenged to apply such principles to contemporary issues. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Goal 1 - Communication One course each in Composition and Speech
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Goal 3 - Natural Sciences Two courses from two different disciplines; one course must contain a lab.
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Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences One course from one discipline other than ECON
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MnTC/General Education Additional credits to fulfill the MnTC 40 credit requirement.
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Physical Education/Health
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Electives (8 credits needed from courses listed below. For proper course selection, please contact the program advisor or enrollment advisor.)

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BUSA1002
Introduction to Online Learning

This course provides students with an orientation to the online learning environment, online learning strategies, and communication and technology features. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in accessing course materials, completing assignments, communicating with classmates and faculty, researching via the Internet, accessing online resources, and working with multimedia files. Specific technology topics include computer and software (operating system and application) requirements, uploads/downloads, plug-ins, Internet access and browsers, and course management software. To successfully complete this course, students should have basic computer skills such as document creation using application software, creating and sending e-mails, accessing the Internet, and using operating systems. This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Emphasis and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA1010
Introduction to Business

This course provides an overall picture of contemporary business operations in a global world. Topics covered include forms of business organization; small businesses, entrepreneurships, and franchises; fundamentals of management and marketing; organizational and team structures; accounting and finance concepts; human resource management; legal and regulatory guidelines, social and ethical responsibilities; and careers in business. The course is designed to help students realize the integral role business plays in the economy and our lifestyles. This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Emphasis and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA1050
Personal Financial Management and Planning

This course introduces and emphasizes the importance of personal financial management and planning and provides solid strategies for successful financial management. Topics covered include key factors that affect personal income; budgets; cash-flow management; credit and credit cards; borrowing; managing taxes; and major expenditures including housing, automobiles, insurance and investments. Students will prepare their own financial plan. This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Emphasis and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA2032
Business Law - Legal Environment

This is a survey course that provides students with a basic understanding of the legal aspects of business. Topics include an overview of the basic United States legal system, ethics, contracts, legal structure of business, agency and employment law, property issues, and international/global business law.  This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Concentration and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA2041
Business Communications (Prerequisite ENGL1101)

This course is designed to assist business students in developing professional written and oral communication skills.  Course content includes a review of English fundamentals in grammar, business correspondence, and communication fundamentals.  Topics include writing effective letters of request, response, sales, credit and collections, claims and adjustments; electronic communications; business memos; business reports; and job applications and résumés.  Quality, appearance, style, and tone are stressed along with correct format and proper use of punctuation and grammar.  Individual and group reports on business topics are assigned.  This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Concentration and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Prerequisite:  ENGL 1101 or instructor approval.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA2042
Principles of Management

This course consists of a systematic study of basic management processes including planning, organizing, leading and controlling within an organizational setting.  It examines the historical and philosophical foundations of management as well as current theory and practices.  Topics include operation management, decision-making, ethics and corporate responsibility, planning resource management, labor relations, workgroups, leadership, organizational design and development, strategic management, international management, cultural diversity, and technology.  Effective management principles are examined.  This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Concentration and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA2043
Principles of Marketing

This course covers basic marketing functions in the global business world. Topics include product development, pricing, distribution, and promotion; consumer behavior; economic, legal, social, technological and competitive environments of marketing; collecting and using marketing information; ethical and social responsibilities; and international marketing.  This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Concentration and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA2050
Introduction to Management Information System (Prerequisite BUSA1060)

This course provides students with a range of knowledge about computer-based systems in organizations and how information is used to satisfy business needs.  The goal of the course is to help students learn how to use and manage information and information systems to revitalize business processes, improve managerial decision making and problem solving, and gain competitive advantage.  Students will gain a basic understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operation.  Emphasis is placed on the role of Internet, intranets, extranets, and other information technologies.  Students will work with software applications to do “what if” analysis.  This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Concentration and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Prerequisite:  BUSA 1060 or instructor approval. 

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

 

 

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BUSA2065
Introduction to International Business

This course is an overview of international business and the environmental forces that impact international business. Topics covered include economic, cultural, legal and political environments in global business and international business functions including management, marketing, finance, and exporting and importing. The course also discusses professional business practices, ethics, cultural behavior, etiquette and social responsibility. This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Emphasis and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSA2102
Business Internship

This is a capstone course for students completing a Business (BUSA) major. The internship includes practical, on-the-job experiences in a business or organization environment under executive supervision. The student has the opportunity to apply the principles and knowledge learned in Business classes in a real work environment. The student will perform 96 hours of internship experience. Internship sites must be approved by the program advisor. The student and internship site supervisor will submit progress reports and evaluation to program advisor. This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Emphasis and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Prerequisites: Program advisor permission, 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and two-thirds of the required Business program major credits completed. (2 Cr - 0 lect, 2 lab)

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BUSA2103
Business Internship

This is a capstone course for students completing a Business (BUSA) major. The internship includes practical, on-the-job experiences in a business or organization environment under executive supervision. The student has the opportunity to apply the principles and knowledge learned in Business classes in a real work environment. The student will perform 144 hours of internship experience. Internship sites must be approved by the program advisor. The student and internship site supervisor will submit progress reports and evaluation to program advisor. This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Emphasis and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Prerequisites: Program advisor permission, 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and two-thirds of the required Business program major credits completed. (3 Cr - 0 lect, 3 lab)

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BUSA2104
Business Internship

This is a capstone course for students completing a Business (BUSA) major. The internship includes practical, on-the-job experiences in a business or organization environment under executive supervision. The student has the opportunity to apply the principles and knowledge learned in Business classes in a real work environment. The student will perform 192 hours of internship experience. Internship sites must be approved by the program advisor. The student and internship site supervisor will submit progress reports and evaluation to program advisor. This course is part of the Associate in Arts Business Emphasis and Associate in Science Business degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Prerequisites: Program advisor permission, 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and two-thirds of the required Business program major credits completed. (4 Cr - 0 lect, 4 lab)

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MATH2021
Fundamentals of Statistics (Goal 2 & 4) (Prerequisite MATH0660 or MATH0670 or qualifying score on placement test)

This course is an introduction of basic statistical methods including sampling, analyzing a research study, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of means and proportions, Chi-square, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression. The use of statistical software is included in this course. Prerequisites: 1) Math 0660 or qualifying score on placement test, AND 2) Any one of these six: appropriate score on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension, ACT reading, Accuplacer NG reading, or MN Comprehensive Reading Assessment exams, a 2.0 minimum grade in ENGL 0960, or successful completion of ENGL 1101.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

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Last Updated: March 23, 2017