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Associate of Applied Science Business Administration Management to MSU-Northern

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Marilyn Besich
Program Faculty: Teri Dwyer

This program is offered completely on-line.

This program is designed to meet the diverse needs of 21st century managers by providing an in depth analysis of interrelated and multidisciplinary management constructs. It focuses on the development of organizational objectives, implementation of strategic initiatives, budget planning and financial analysis, delegation and empowerment, relationship management, employee supervision and performance evaluations. It includes development of “soft skills” such as business etiquette, emotional intelligence, social capital, and civic duties.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Utilize oral, written, and listening skills to demonstrate an understanding of business practices and theories and effectively interact with others.
  • Utilize mathematical concepts and theories to analyze the viability of a business and use those concepts and theories in the decision-making process.
  • Incorporate social science theories and constructs from the fields of psychology and sociology into the application of management theories.
  • Develop an understanding of societies and cultures and use that understanding to implement business practices reflecting the diversity of customers, employees, and employers.
  • Analyze the legal requirements and ethical implications of business decisions and how such decisions affect the business, community, and society.
  • Utilize computer hardware and software to effectively manage information.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees$6,380
Application Fee$30

Fall 2015 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
First Year
ACTG 101Accounting Procedures I **,+3
BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3
M 108Business Mathematics **,+4
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
Term Credits16
ACTG 102Accounting Procedures II *,+3
ACTG 180Payroll Accounting *,+3
BMGT 235Management *,+3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
Term Credits15
Second Year
ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct *,+3
BMGT 215Human Resource Management *,+3
BMKT 225Marketing *,+3
CAPP 156MS Excel *,+3
Select one of the following:  
M 105Contemporary Mathematics 3
M 121College Algebra **,+3
Term Credits18
ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct *,+3
BGEN 235Business Law *,+3
BMGT 277Principles of Strategic Mgmt *,+3
CAPP 154MS Word *,+3
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing **,+3
Term Credits15
Total Credits64

Indicates prerequisite needed


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment


 A grade of C- or above is required for graduation