Course Sequence - Riverland

Business Concentration

Fall Semester - First Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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BUSA1060
Computer Concepts and Applications ( R )

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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ECON2291
Macroeconomics (Goal 5 & 8) ( R )

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)

3
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3
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Goal 3 - Natural Sciences Two courses from two different disciplines and one course must be a lab course
3
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3
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Prerequisite Course(s) if needed based upon test scores:
ENGL0960 (ENGL1101 prerequisite class based upon placement test results.)
MATH0660 and MATH0670 (MATH1110 and MATH2021 prerequisite classes based upon placement test results.)

Spring Semester - First Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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ECON2292
Microeconomics (Goal 5 & 8) ( R )

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 (R) 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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PHIL1130
Ethics (Goal 6 & 9) (R)

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)

3
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Goal 3 - Natural Sciences Two courses from two different disciplines and one course must be a lab course
3
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BUSA Electives:
BUSA1002, BUSA1010, BUSA1050, BUSA2032,
BUSA2041, BUSA2042, BUSA2043, BUSA2050,
BUSA2065, BUSA2101, BUSA2103, BUSA2104, MATH2021
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Prerequisite Course(s) if needed based upon test scores:
MATH0660 and/orMATH0670 (MATH1110 or MATH2021 prerequisite classes based upon placement test results.)

Fall Semester - Second Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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MATH1110
College Algebra (Goal 2 & 4) ( R ) (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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ACCT2011
Principles of Financial Accounting ( R )

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) 

4
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3
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Goal 3 - Natural Sciences Two courses from two different disciplines and one course must be a lab course
3
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BUSA Electives:
BUSA1002, BUSA1010, BUSA1050, BUSA2032,
BUSA2041, BUSA2042, BUSA2043, BUSA2050,
BUSA2065, BUSA2102, BUSA2103, BUSA2104, MATH2021

Spring Semester - Second Year

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ACCT2012
Principles of Managerial Accounting ( R ) (Prerequisite: 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)

4
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3
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3
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Physical Education/Health
1
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BUSA Electives:
BUSA1002, BUSA1010, BUSA1050, BUSA2032,
BUSA2041, BUSA2042, BUSA2043, BUSA2050,
BUSA2065, BUSA2102, BUSA2103, BUSA2104, MATH2021

( R ) = Required course ( E ) = Elective course


Please note: The above proposed schedule recommends a possible course sequence.  The schedule does not address math or English course prerequisite requirements based upon test scores results or course offering location.  Review your test scores to determine prerequisite requirements.  A minimum of 60 credits are required. The Associate in Arts (AA) Business Concentration curriculum identifies 11 core credits, 15 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)/general education credits, and 8 BUSA elective credits. The remainder of the credits should be selected from MnTC/general education credits. See Program Advisor for course selection.  Semester course offerings can be viewed on the College's website.

 

Last Updated: April 3, 2017