Associate in Applied Science

Business Management (Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services)

Contact Information 

Greg Anderson, department chair
Horton Hall 233

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Face-to-Face: Fargo
Online: Some Classes

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. 

The Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services emphasis prepares students towards pathways in:

  • Lodging
  • Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Services
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Recreating, Amusements, and Attractions
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Merchandising
  • Professional Sales

To be successful, students should be willing to improve on their communication and presentation skills to demonstrate and carry themselves with a sense of professionalism. Students develop and hone these skills through the Business Management student organization Collegiate DECA.

These careers continue to be some of the largest and highest-paying segments of the job market and job prospects continue to be good for workers who stay up-to-date on the latest developments in their field and are constantly looking for new ways to contribute to the success of their business. Faculty advisors can help assist students in the development of an appropriate program to meet the student’s career goals.

NOTE: This program requires either an HP EliteBook or ZBOOK laptop or equivalent. Please refer to the NDSCS website for specifications.

]For further information, contact Greg Anderson, department chair, at 701-671-2172.

Admission Requirements*

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Work experience and marketing or general business courses are helpful. 

Please Note: Students are placed into English, math and reading courses based on ACT, ACCUPLACER or other nationally recognized tests. Please see for the NDSCS Course Placement Policy and testing information. Students may be on an extended plan of study pending their course placement.

*Program Admission Requirements are subject to revision. Please check the department or program website under Program Admission Requirements for current information.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services.

RelatedGeneral Education Courses

Course Code
Sub-Total Credits

BADM 103, BUSN 282 includes membership in Collegiate DECA. 

Online completion may require modification of courses. Consult advisor for changes.

Total Required Credits