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Business

Mission

To provide our students with a well-rounded foundation in the practical and theoretical aspects of business in an effort to help them achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.

Contact Information

Hamid Kazeroony
Business Instructor

hkazero@inverhills.edu
651-450-3474
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Admissions Team

admissions@inverhills.edu
651-450-3000
College Center

Vision

The Inver Hills Community College Business department is a provider of an excellent, innovative, values-driven curriculum.

Values

  • Adaptable/flexible
  • Up-to-date/relevent
  • Student-centered
  • Supportive
  • Innovative
  • Service-oriented

Goals

  • Leading-edge curriculum
  • Core graduate skill set includes people, communication and technology skills
  • Transferability to four-year institutions
  • Skill set enhancement with students' existing employers
  • Global perspective
  • Technology-infused

Pursuing our mission, vision, values and goals is founded on identifying best practices and process improvements in two key ways:

  • Membership in the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education
  • Active participation in DECA, a student business organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe

Degrees

A.S., Contemporary Business – 60 credits

The A.S. in Contemporary Business prepares you for general management responsibilities while enhancing your current job competencies and increasing your readiness for advancement in your business career. The program also fulfills academic requirements of select four-year institutions if you intend to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree. You should consult with your intended transfer school and an Inver Hills counselor or advisor early in the program to determine the most appropriate course of action based on your educational and career goals.

This degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). As such, the business department has adopted a continuous improvement process centered on offering coursework that meets the demands of today’s business environment. A wide variety of four-year college and Associate of Arts (A.A.) opportunities are available when you complete an A.S. in Contemporary Business at Inver Hills. To learn more, visit Transfer from Inver.

Coursework   Program Planning Guide
Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1101 Introduction to Business in Society 3 cr
BUS 1104 Principles of Marketing 3 cr
BUS 1112 or
MATH 1103 or
MATH 1118
Business Math or
Introductory Statistics or
College Algebra or higher level math
3 cr
BUS 1119 or
BUS 1121
Human Relations in Business or
Principles of Management
3 cr
BUS 1131 or
BUS 2130
Legal Environment of Business or
Employment Law for Business
3 cr
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting 4 cr
Business Electives 1 8 cr
Total Credits: 30
1 Electives may be chosen from any required business degree program or certificate courses. Students also may choose to focus on human resource management, marketing and sales, eMarketing, project management, small business development, supervision or customer service to qualify for a certificate in conjunction with the degree. Alternatively, students can focus on International Business core courses to obtain their dual degrees.

Liberal Arts Curriculum – 30 credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4 cr
ENG 1130 Writing and Research for the Professions 3 cr
ECON 1105 or
ECON 1106
Principles of Macroeconomics or
Principles of Microeconomics
3 cr
COMM 1100 Public Speaking 3 cr
Multiple Math or Science with Lab (See Goal 3 or Goal 4 of MnTC) 3 cr
Multiple Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3 cr
Multiple Goals 7-10 any course (see MnTC) 3 cr
Multiple Liberal Arts Electives (Restricted to MnTC courses) 8 cr
Total Credits: 30

A.A.S., Contemporary Business Practice – 60 credits

The A.A.S. in Contemporary Business Practice prepares you for increased responsibilities in management, supervision, marketing, sales or small business management. The A.A.S. degree provides additional business coursework, which is ideal if you are seeking new employment after graduation or wish to enhance your advancement opportunities with your current employer.

This degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). As such, the business department has adopted a continuous improvement process centered on offering coursework that meets the demands of today’s business environment.

The program offers electives in business that allow you to customize your program to meet your individual learning objectives as well as fulfill various requirements for four-year bachelor’s degree programs at selected colleges and universities. Because there are fewer liberal arts credits, the A.A.S. degree is not typically recommended if you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree. If that’s the case, you should consider the A.S. in Contemporary Business. Consult with your intended transfer school and an Inver Hills counselor or advisor early in the program to determine the most appropriate course of action based on your educational and career goals.

Coursework   Program Planning Guide
Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1101 Introduction to Business in Society 3 cr
BUS 1104 Principles of Marketing 3 cr
BUS 1112 or
MATH 1103 or
MATH 1118
Business Math or
Introductory Statistics or
College Algebra or higher level math
3 cr
BUS 1119 or
BUS 1121
Human Relations in Business or
Principles of Management
3 cr
BUS 1131 or
BUS 2130
Legal Environment of Business or
Employment Law for Business
3 cr
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
ACCT 210 Financial Accounting 4 cr
Business Electives 1 14-16 cr
Total Credits: 38
1 Electives may be chosen from: any BUS or ACCT course, ITC 1110 Microsoft Word, ITC 1131 Intermediate Microsoft Excel, ITC 1151 Intermediate Microsoft Access, ITC 1160 Project Management Software, CRDV 1100 Life Career Planning, INTS 1010 Educational Planning or INTS 1011 Prior Learning Assessment Development. Students may also choose to focus on human resource management, marketing and sales, eMarketing, project management, small business development, supervision or customer service to qualify for a certificate in conjunction with the degree.

Liberal Arts Curriculum – 22 credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4 cr
ENG 1130 Writing and Research for the Professions 3 cr
ECON 1105 or
ECON 1106
Principles of Macroeconomics or
Principles of Microeconomics
3 cr
COMM 1100 Public Speaking 3 cr
Multiple Math or Science with Lab (See Goal 3 or Goal 4 of MnTC) 3 cr
Multiple Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3 cr
Multiple Liberal Arts Electives (Restricted to MnTC courses) 3 cr
Total Credits: 22

A.S., International Business – 60 credits

The A.S. in International Business gives you a solid understanding of the complex forces that inform business professionals and shape international business systems. This degree prepares you for transfer to four-year degree programs that focus on international business, global studies or international affairs.

Courses in this program expose you to a wide variety of business practices, belief systems and perspectives, giving you the skills you need to understand and incorporate this new information into your work in practical ways. If you intend to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree, you should consult with your intended transfer school and an Inver Hills counselor or advisor early in the program to determine the most appropriate course of action based on your educational and career goals.

Note: If you intend to transfer to a four-year degree program, you are encouraged to complete both ECON 1105 and ECON 1106 along with one one language course.

Coursework   Program Planning Guide

Business Curriculum – 30 credits

Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1101 Introduction to Business in Society 3 cr
BUS 1109 Introduction to International Business 3 cr
BUS 1111 Principles of International Marketing 3 cr
BUS 1112 or
MATH 1103 or
MATH 1118
Business Math or
Introductory Statistics or
College Algebra or higher level math
3 cr
BUS 1119 or
BUS 1121
Human Relations in Business or
Principles of Management
3 cr
BUS 1113 Introduction to International Law 3 cr
BUS 1115 Principles of International Trade 3 cr
ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting 4 cr
BUS 2189 Business Internship 2 cr
Business Electives 1 3 cr
Total Credits: 30
1 Electives may be chosen from: any BUS or ACCT course, ITC 1110 Microsoft Word, ITC 1131 Intermediate Microsoft Excel, ITC 1151 Intermediate Microsoft Access, ITC 1160 Project Management Software, ITC 2210 Introduction to Flash, CRDV 1100 Life Career Planning, INTS 1010 Educational Planning or INTS 1011 Prior Learning Assessment Development. Students also may choose to focus on human resource management, sales and marketing, e-marketing, project management, small business development, supervision or customer service to qualify for a certificate in conjunction with the degree.

Liberal Arts Curriculum – 30 credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4 cr
ENG 1130 Writing and Research for the Professions 3 cr
ECON 1105 or
ECON 1106
Principles of Macroeconomics or
Principles of Microeconomics
3 cr
COMM 1100 Public Speaking 3 cr
Multiple Math or Science with Lab (See Goal 3 or Goal 4 of MnTC) 3 cr
Multiple Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3 cr
Multiple Goals 7-10 any course (See MnTC) 3 cr
Multiple Liberal Arts Electives (Restricted to MnTC courses) 5 cr
Total Credits: 30

Certificates

You can earn a distinct career credential in these concentrated areas of study in business. Each certificate is designed to complement work experience or a previous college degree. Credits from a certificate can be applied toward the A.A.S. in Contemporary Business Practice or A.S. in Contemporary Business.

If you have questions related to earning a certificate, you can meet with a business instructor, or an Inver Hills counselor or advisor.

Customer Service – 12 credits

Coursework   Program Planning Guide Gainful Employment Disclosure

Customer Service Curriculum – 12 credits

Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1101 Intro to Business in Society 3 cr
BUS 1102 Principles of Customer Service 3 cr
BUS 1119 or
BUS 1121
Human Relations in Business or
Principles of Management
3 cr
BUS 1125 Management of Customer Service 3 cr
Total Credits: 12

eMarketing – 15 credits

This program is designed to provide learners with strategic and hands-on technical skills to market via the internet. This certificate is especially well-suited to those pursuing entry-level e-marketing positions, as well as small business owners seeking to utilize the power of the web to market their businesses.

Coursework   Program Planning Guide

eMarketing Curriculum – 15 credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
BUS 1104 Principles of Marketing 3 cr
BUS 2225 eMarketing Fundamentals 3 cr
BUS 1105 Sales and Negotiating Skills 3 cr
BUS 1160 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 3 cr
Total Credits: 15

Human Resource Management – 18 credits

General preparation for:

  • Individuals with experience in the human resource field for taking Professional Human Resource/Senior Professional Human Resource certification
  • Individuals without experience for human resource entry-level positions

Accelerated options give you the opportunity to take two courses simultaneously and complete the certificate program in less than two terms. You should consult the specific course calendar. Program topics include:

  • Business management and strategy
  • Workforce planning and employment
  • Human resource development
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Risk management
Coursework   Program Planning Guide Gainful Employment Disclosure

Human Resource Management Curriculum – 18 credits

Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1119 Human Relations in Business 3 cr
BUS 1122 Human Resource Management 3 cr
BUS 1141 Workforce Planning 3 cr
BUS 1143 Total Reward and Compensation 3 cr
BUS 1145 Risk Management 3 cr
BUS 2130 Employment Law for Business 3 cr
Total Credits: 18

Marketing and Sales – 15 credits

Provides foundational knowledge necessary to launch a career in sales and marketing; intended for individuals new to the job market or wishing to make a career switch to sales and marketing.

Coursework   Program Planning Guide

Marketing and Sales Curriculum – 15 credits

Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1104 Principles of Marketing 3 cr
BUS 1105 Sales and Negotiating Skills 3 cr
BUS 1119 Human Relations in Business 3 cr
BUS 2225 or
BUS 2320
eMarketing Fundamentals or
Project Management and Planning Skills
3 cr
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
Total Credits: 15

Project Management – 11 credits

Coursework   Program Planning Guide

Project Management Curriculum – 11 credits

Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1119 Human Relations in Business 3 cr
BUS 1121 Principles of Management 3 cr
BUS 2320 Project Management and Planning Skills 3 cr
ITC 1160 Project Management Software 2 cr
Total Credits: 11

Small Business Development – 16 credits

Provides foundational knowledge for individuals seeking to start a new business venture and/or better manage an existing small business.

Coursework   Program Planning Guide

Small Business Development Curriculum – 16 credits

Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1160 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 3 cr
BUS 1131 or
BUS 2130
Legal Environment of Business or
Employment Law for Business
3 cr
BUS 2225 eMarketing Fundamentals 3 cr
ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting 4 cr
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
Total Credits: 16

Supervision – 12 credits

Coursework   Program Planning Guide

Supervision Curriculum – 12 credits

Course Number Title Credits
BUS 1118 Business Ethics 3 cr
BUS 1119 Human Relations in Business 3 cr
BUS 1121 Principles of Management 3 cr
BUS 1150 Supervisory Techniques for Business 3 cr
Total Credits: 12
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Course Descriptions

BUS 1101  Introduction to Business in Society   3.0 cr

Presents an overview of the role of business in society. Topics include the historical perspective, the economy, global dimensions of business, ethics and social responsibility, and the various forms of business organizations. Various disciplines of business (accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations, etc.) are also introduced in the overall context of the enterprise.

BUS 1102  Principles of Customer Service   3.0 cr

Defines customer service and demonstrates the importance of delivering effective customer service. Topics covered include the financial impact of customer service delivery, skills for developing customer service over the phone, in person, in writing, and electronically. Experiential exercises promote skills for assessing customer service and handling escalated situations.

BUS 1104  Principles of Marketing   3.0 cr

Provides an overview of the marketing process and examines the role of government, the marketing environment, consumer behavior, and the marketing function within an enterprise. Students will learn how to develop and implement an effective marketing plan which includes identification of target markets and the utilization of the appropriate marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution). The course also covers essential marketing concepts and terminology such as positioning, segmentation, relationship marketing, marketing information systems, etc.

BUS 1105  Sales And Negotiating Skills   3.0 cr

Introduces the principles and practices of professional selling. Learn to be a true problem solver and discoverer of customer needs. Creatively match benefit statements to deliver customer satisfaction. Learn how to organize and develop leads into sales. Deliver goods, services, and ideas beyond customer expectations, while maintaining a positive and enjoyable attitude. Polish presentation skills, learn networking, timing, and other essentials. The who, what, when, and why of selling today.

BUS 1109  Introduction to International Business   3.0 cr

Examines social and ethical foundations of business in different cultures and countries. Explores wide range of issues: trends and patterns in evolving attitudes towards international business that can be used to further understanding of present-day business realities; themes and patterns that dictate interaction among a people; and major political, religious, and linguistic differences that might engender conflict. The major goal of course is to develop a protocol for everyday interaction that will 1) contribute to establishment of successful interaction between diverse work groups, 2) mitigate cross-cultural conflict in organizations, 3) enhance possibilities of success in international world of business, and 4) explain the role of international financial systems in evaluating the success of an international business.

BUS 1111  Principles of International Marketing   3.0 cr

Surveys dominant marketing approaches and their development in different areas of the world. Course surveys Import, export, direct sale, licensing, franchising, the role of regional economic blocks, and international trade organizations as various ways of market entry and market expansion. Prerequisite: Recommended: BUS 1109

BUS 1112  Business Math   3.0 cr

Presents students with basic mathematics that can be applied to business situations. Course includes brief review of basic arithmetic as a foundation for course concepts including the application of interest rates, discounts, depreciation, consumer loans, mortgages, insurance, stocks and bonds, financial statements, annuities, present and future value, and the concept of sinking funds. Prerequisites: MATH 0740.

BUS 1113  Introduction To International Law   3.0 cr

Examines basic business law with focus on practical aspects of doing business in different cultures. Primary emphasis is on useful understanding of business know-how and behavior. This is achieved by first laying historical foundation of selected cultures, then introducing students to areas of law and documents that commonly feature in transnational transactions. Torts, contracts, property rights, technology licensing and intellectual property are examined and students are walked through hypotheticals and the typical phases of different kinds of agreements. Prerequisite: Recommended: BUS 1109

BUS 1115  Principles Of International Trade   3.0 cr

Examines issues surrounding bilateral trade between the United States and target country (or trade group) within the framework of mutual obligations and treaties. Begins with a brief history of relevant bilateral trade relationship. Reviews obligations and commitments of parties under pertinent laws and regulations affecting international trade, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, World Trade Organization agreements, and other bi-lateral pacts. Role of cultural differences in trade disputes as well as monitoring and enforcement actions that can aid in resolving them are also discussed. Prerequisites: Recommended: BUS 1109

BUS 1118  Business Ethics   3.0 cr

Examines issues related to ethics in business and their relationship and impact upon society, the economy, and environment. Students will increase their awareness in making decisions based upon ethical judgments. Students will examine the roles, responsibilities, and conflicts of business management in the context of organizational ethics.

BUS 1119  Human Relations in Business   3.0 cr

Examines human behavior and interaction in the organization. Emphasis is placed on developing more productive working relationships, and achieving desired results. Topics include: employer/employee relations, communication techniques, conflict management, work force diversity, and developing and managing effective teams, motivation, training, and development, talent management, developing leaders, and performance management.

BUS 1121  Principles of Management   3.0 cr

Studies management's role in helping organizations establish and achieve their mission and goals. Assists individuals in developing the skills needed to become successful practicing managers in today's society. Major areas of focus include the historical functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) as well as emerging ideas and practices that are transforming management and leadership in modern organizations. Prerequisite: Bus 1101or consent of instructor.

BUS 1122  Human Resources Management   3.0 cr

Presents the evolving nature of Human Resource professionals' role in organizations. Topics include the strategic, administrative, and operational roles of Human Resource professionals, the strategic planning process, assessing internal and external environment of organization, measuring HR strategic contributions, examining ethical challenges, and formulating policies and creating implementation process in responding to legislative and regulatory environment.

BUS 1125  Management of Customer Service   3.0 cr

Provides students with the tools needed to manage customer service in any environment. Topics covered include call center management, sales force management, techniques for handling escalated situations, and selecting, hiring and supervising customer service representatives.

BUS 1131  Legal Environment of Business   3.0 cr

Introduces business students to legal topics that impact business. This course addresses legal reasoning, legal procedures, constitutional law, torts, contracts, the sale of goods under the uniform Commercial Code, business organizations, unfair competition, consumer protection, bankruptcy and employment law.

BUS 1141  Workforce Planning   3.0 cr

Presents legislations, regulations, and administrative processes affecting Human Resource operation in selecting, staffing, retaining, terminating employees, and record-keeping requirements.

BUS 1143  Total Reward and Compensation   3.0 cr

Examines how to develop, design, implement, and evaluate total reward system aligned with meeting organizational strategies, goals, values, and objectives.

BUS 1145  Risk Management   3.0 cr

Examines various aspects of workplace safety, health, security, and privacy issues, including proactive measures dealing with catastrophes.

BUS 1150  Supervisory Techniques In Business   3.0 cr

Covers the essential decision making skills necessary for effective supervision and leadership of work groups and individuals. The supervisor's role in the organization is also studied. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and achieving results without the negative use of power or other demoralizing approaches. This course is designed to help potential and existing supervisors enhance their effectiveness.

BUS 1152  Leadership Skills Development   3.0 cr

Examines the topics related to developing effective leadership skills. Areas of study include innovative enterprises that thrive on the global dynamics of creative and versatile leadership, and effective organizational changes. This course is designed to provide entrepreneurs, managers, and supervisors the opportunity to synthesize their individual and organizational potential.

BUS 1160  Entrepreneurship And Small Business Management   3.0 cr

Explores the journey of business creation from an initial entrepreneurial idea to the successful management of a small business. Students develop practical, hands-on marketing and financial skills designed to increase the chances of success of an entrepreneurial endeavor. The final project is the creation of a business plan which may be used to help secure initial financing of a small business start-up.

BUS 1189  Business Internship   cr

Offers the student practical work experience in a business environment. The student should have the opportunity to apply what is learned in the classroom to the working world. A new job assignment with a current employer may be a suitable internship experience. Note: This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prereq: Permission of instructor.

BUS 2100  Business Finance   3.0 cr

Introduces financial management in a business environment. Students will develop an understanding of topics including time value of money, stock and bond valuation, security markets, risk and return, and capital budgeting. Students will also engage in hands-on activities involving financial markets. Prereq: ACCT 2101 or equivalent.

BUS 2130  Employment Law for Business   3.0 cr

Provides employee and labor laws affecting employee and labor relations, impact of organizational culture on employee relations, employee relations strategies, measuring attitudes, policies, procedures, and work rules, discipline and complaint procedures, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, and strikes and secondary boycotts.

BUS 2225  E-Marketing Fundamentals   3.0 cr

Provides learners with concepts and technical skills necessary to create successful e-marketing programs. Approximately half the course is centered on e-marketing concepts such as strategic e-marketing, internet consumer behavior, and search engine optimization. The remaining portion is used to develop hands-on software skills in commonly used applications by professionals to create e-marketing programs, e.g., applications such as the Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and Google Analytics. Upon successful completion of this course, students will possess the foundational conceptual and technical skills necessary to pursue entry-level e-marketing career opportunities. Prerequisites: CS 1100 with a minimum of C grade or instructor's permission. Recommended: BUS 1104 with a minimum of C grade and ability to type at least 25 words per minute.

BUS 2250  Contemporary Business Topics   cr

Explores selected issues and developments currently facing American business. These may relate to the managerial, social, ethical, legal, financial, economic, technological, political, and international aspects of business. Permission of instructor may be required in certain topic areas. This course may be repeated under different topics.

BUS 2320  Project Management and Planning Skills   3.0 cr

Presents a systematic approach to managing and integrating the work of individuals and teams in their pursuit of organizational goals. Topics include defining project purpose, analyzing task and resource requirements, understanding behavioral dimensions, and using common tools for planning and controlling projects. Note: It is recommended that students take BUS 1121 (Principles of Management) before this course.

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Transfer Information

The A.S. in Contemporary Business at Inver Hills has articulation agreements with the following four-year institutions:

The A.A.S. in Contemporary Business Practice at Inver Hills has articulation agreements with the following four-year institutions:

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Clubs & Organizations

Student club

DECA

Purpose: To provide students with opportunities to develop business skills, including project management, team work and networking. The club sponsors speakers on campus and participates in regional DECA debates.

To learn more about DECA at Inver Hills, contact:

Yohannes Agegnehu
Business Instructor
DECA Faculty Advisor
651-450-3250

Professional organizations

Accounting and finance

Marketing

Business and supply chain management

Human resources

Healthcare management

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Employment Information

Business is our business

According the U.S. News & World Report "25 Business Jobs to Watch in 2015," the world of business is inundated with career opportunities. Industry occupations offer amazing diversity in workplace settings, training paths, salary options and skill sets. The best jobs are found in financial services and operations as well as sales and marketing.

Top current career paths in business

  1. Market Research Analyst
  2. Marketing Manager
  3. Accountant
  4. Operations Research Analyst
  5. Financial Advisor
  6. Logistician
  7. Insurance Agent
  8. Bookkeeping, Accounting and Audit Clerk
  9. Loan Officer
  10. Business Operations Manager

Potential job titles in business fields

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Advertising Manager
  • Chief Executive Office
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Compensation & Benefits Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Marketing manager
  • Medical & Health Services Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Transportation Manager

Below are just a few examples of possible career paths that can start with earning a degree in business at Inver Hills.

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Why Inver Hills?

Completing your business degree obligations at Inver Hills is smart on several key levels:

  1. Be a leader and develop your business savvy
  2. Solve real-world challenges faced by businesses worldwide
  3. Create strategic plans using a wide range of entrepreneurial and managerial resources
  4. Establish global business networks
  5. Sharpen your business skills in marketing, trade, and international financial systems
  6. Develop the business savvy desired by the world’s most influential companies
  7. Receive an excellent education with one-on-one interactions with business faculty
  8. Get firsthand experience working on real-world business problems
  9. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt *

* On a national scale, student loan debt has mushroomed to $1.2 trillion, which is greater than credit card debt and auto loan debt combined. In Minnesota, the average debt for four-year grads tops $30,000; 70 percent carry a student debt load.

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,300. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000 at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver getting a topflight education firsthand from Ph.D. instructors and then transfer to a four-year as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars. It's a no-brainer.

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Accreditation

The Contemporary Business (A.S.), Contemporary Business Practice (A.A.S.), and Accounting (A.S.) are accredited programs through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, www.acbsp.org.

The heart of the accreditation process centers on continuous improvement. To this end, every two years a quality assurance report is prepared highlighting continuous improvement efforts. Click here to view the most recent QA Report.

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