Business Management

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Administration and Finance
Administration and Finance

Students earning an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Business Management can expect to formulate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for a successful transition to a career-sustaining position or further study in one of several business career pathways.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Online, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Business


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Business Certificate Options
Business Management - Business Pro Curriculum Options

The Business Management Certificate Options consists of four independent plans of study in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management/Supervision, and Sales. Students may choose to complete any of these individual plans of study to earn a certificate in Business Management with an emphasis in that respective area.

Upon successful completion of the required courses for the four plans of study and two credits of wellness electives, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services.

  • Type: Certificate
  • Locations: Online, Fargo, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Business


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Business Technology Management
Business Technology Management

The Business Technology Management option is designed as a third-year option for students who have previously completed a technical degree program (Auto Body, Machine Tooling, Plumbing, Welding, etc.).

  • Type: A.A.S. degree, third-year option
  • Locations: Online, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Business


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Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services
Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services

The Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services emphasis prepares students toward pathways in: Lodging, Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Services, Travel and Tourism, Recreating, Amusements, and Attractions, Marketing Research, Marketing Communications, Marketing Management, Merchandising, Professional Sales.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Online, Fargo, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Business


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Restaurant Management
Restaurant Management

The Restaurant Management option is designed as a third-year option for students completing the Culinary Arts program. It provides a range of business knowledge and experiences that will integrate well with the skills students have already achieved, preparing them to take on supervisory roles.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree, third-year option
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism, Business


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​Business management at NDSCS is one of the hottest fields of study because business skills can be applied to a variety of different career areas.

Graduates find work in these career fields:

  • Marketing Research
  • Advertising
  • Product Management
  • Sales
  • Retail
  • Service Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Public Relations
Business Management Graduates from 2020-21 Academic Year - Includes Administration and Finance, Business Technology Management, Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services, Restaurant Management, General Business Management
Graduates Registered Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
12 $2,903 $3,467 91%
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Seven NDSCS students among top ten competitors in Collegiate DECA 2022-2023 Stock Market Game

12-05-2022
Seven NDSCS students among top ten competitors in Collegiate DECA 2022-2023 Stock Market Game

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A Look Back on Collegiate DECA Engage in Atlanta

12-05-2022
Nearly 200 Collegiate DECA members, including 5 NDSCS students, attended the 2022 ENGAGE Conference in Atlanta, GA on November 3-5, 2022.

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NDSCS Collegiate DECA members garner 13 awards at state Career Development Conference

02-21-2017
Thirty-seven Collegiate DECA members from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and Fargo competed at the State Conference in February, and earned a total of 13 medals.

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NDSCS students excel in local DECA Competition

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02-23-2016

Thirty-two North Dakota State College of Science Collegiate DECA members recently competed at the North Dakota Career Development Conference in Fargo, N.D. NDSCS Chapter members participated in 16 separate events, ending up with a finalist in 11 events.

One-hundred-twenty students representing both two and four-year colleges and universities from across the state competed against one another in a variety of simulations, case studies and prepared events.     

The 11 NDSCS finalists include:

  • Nate Wier – Accounting (Finalist); Business Ethics (2nd Place)
  • Marcus Karsky – Accounting (Finalist)
  • Ali Schoneman – Banking and Financial Services (Finalist)
  • Thia Uhren – Fashion Merchandising (Finalist)
  • Rowdy Borman – Restaurant Management (3rd Place); Human Resource Management (3rd Place)
  • Noah Dobmeier – Retail Management (3rd Place); Business Ethics (2nd Place)
  • Amy Stevens – Travel and Tourism (Finalist)
  • Katlyn Hilbrand – Marketing Management (1st Place)
  • Ian Uhrich – Sales Manager Meeting (3rd Place)

In addition, Ian Uhrich was elected to serve as the 2016-2017 State Association President while Dana Anderson was elected to serve as next year’s State Vice President.

NDSCS will now be sending a delegation to the International Career Development Conference to be held in Washington D.C. this April.

Collegiate DECA at NDSCS prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Nationwide, Collegiate DECA includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.