About the Program

The one-year diploma in business is designed to provide a concentration of business courses for individuals who are interested in a business career or for currently employed individuals who wish to update their business skills and knowledge. The curriculum is designed to facilitate access to multiple business degree programs.

The AS Degree in Business curriculum provides an option for students who want maximum transferability of course work and is designed for students who wish to balance business-related courses with liberal arts and science courses. The AS Degree in Business gives students an opportunity to prepare for an immediate career in the expanding field of business, with the option of transferring the credits earned to another college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, economics, marketing, management or related fields.

Articulation Agreements / Transfer

Mesabi Range College has articulation agreements for the Two-Year AS Degree in Business with the following four-year schools:

  1. Southwest Minnesota State University
  2. University of Minnesota, Crookston

Please consult a counselor/advisor if you have any questions.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should check with the transfer school as to which math course best meets the transfer needs.

About the Entrepreneurship Program

Deciding to become self-employed is a monumental decision. In many cases, self-employment is a transition that occurs gradually as the propietor continues to work as an employee elsewhere. When propietors lack the necessary experience, skills, and guidance their ventures often fail. This program is designed to greatly increase the success rate of new business ventures.

This certificate can be completed in one semester, either fall or winter. All courses, with the exception of the internship, can be completed online. The internship can be completed remotely, however, as long as effective communication between student and instructor can be achieved.