Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business offers seven areas of emphasis: accounting, administrative assistant, agribusiness, business administration, entrepreneurship, logistics, and medical administrative assistant.

This two-year degree provides necessary business and interpersonal skills to succeed in the job market, including leadership, listening, team membership and communication skills. During the final semester, students will experience practical on-the-job training to practice, reinforce and review program competencies. All required courses of the program must be completed, including a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education courses.

Note: Students planning to continue their education toward a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution should enroll in the Academic Transfer Program unless you are planning to attend the University of Nebraska - Kearney.  UNK does offer a transfer pathway for the AAS degree in Business.  See below for additional details.

Program Objectives

  • Perform tasks related to entry level employment in a business setting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human relation skills that contribute to effective job performance.
  • Use effective communication skills appropriate to the business field.
  • Apply the theory of technical specialization and computer skills to entry level employment in a business setting.
  • Use mathematical data and reasoning skills in relation to entry level employment in a business setting.

MPCC to UNK 2+2 Business Pathway

Earn your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business at MPCC and transfer to UNK to earn your Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Comprehensive Degree.  Visit the UNK Transfer Pathway web page to see the Transfer Pathway outlined for this partnership.

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is intended for students seeking employment immediately following graduation. Opportunities exist in retailing, management, accounting, marketing, sales and computer information management. Anyone considering self-employment would also benefit from the coursework required for the AAS Degree in Business.

Course work in business, foreign language, economics, real estate, psychology, sociology, government, composition, statistics, information technology and cultural diversity would complement the business program. Please see the list of electives below.

Electives List

ACCT 1010Payroll Accounting2.0
ACCT 1210Principles of Accounting II3.0
ACCT 2020Income Tax Acct for Individuals3.0
ACCT 2130Intermediate Accounting3.0
ACCT 2170Cost Accounting3.0
AGRI 1410Intro to Ag-Economics3.0
AGRI 1745Agribusiness & Food Marketing3.0
AGRI 2040Farm & Ranch Management4.0
AGRI 2041Farm & Ranch Management Lab0.0
BSAD 1060Introduction to Sports Management3.0
BSAD 1070Customer Service3.0
BSAD 1100Personal Finance3.0
BSAD 1110Introduction to Events Management3.0
BSAD 1120Social Issues/Nonprofit Sector3.0
BSAD 1500Leadership Behavior1.5
BSAD 2000Intro to Leadership Concepts3.0
BSAD 2010Principles of Selling3.0
BSAD 2020Leadership Development3.0
BSAD 2050Strategic Planning and Leadership3.0
BSAD 2060Intro Sports Facilities Management3.0
BSAD 2100Organizational Behavior3.0
BSAD 2210Supervisory Management3.0
BSAD 2350Advertising3.0
BSAD 2370Digital Marketing3.0
BSAD 2520Principles of Marketing3.0
BSAD 2540Principles of Management3.0
BSAD 2720Business Law II3.0
CSCEAny CSCE course approved by the business advisor and business & technology division chair
ECON 1000Contemporary Economic Issues3.0
ECON 2110Principles of Macroeconomics3.0
ECON 2120Principles of Microeconomics3.0
ENGL 1010English Composition I3.0
ENTR 2040Entrepreneurship Feasibility Study3.0
ENTR 2050Marketing for the Entrepreneur3.0
ENTR 2090Entrepreneurship Business Plan3.0
FACS 2300Visual Merchandising3.0
INFOAny INFO course approved by the business advisor and business & technology division chair
OFFT 1150Input Keyboard Technology I3.0
or OFFT 1160 Input Keyboard Technology II
OFFT 2050Information Management3.0
OFFT 2170MS Office Integration3.0
OFFT 2350Administrative Proc & Mgmt3.0
PSYC 1810Intro to Psychology3.0
REES 1705Real Estate Principles & Practices2.0
REES 1715Real Estate Finance2.0
REES 1725Real Estate Law2.0
SOCI 1000Human Relations: People Skills3.0
SOCI 1010Intro to Sociology3.0
SOCI 2150Exploring Unity & Diversity3.0
SPAN 1010Elementary Spanish I5.0
SPAN 1020Elementary Spanish II5.0
WARE 1100Introduction to Logistics3.0
WARE 1200Global Logistics3.0
WARE 1250Transportation Logistics3.0
WARE 2150Supply Chain Management3.0
WARE 2400Purchasing Logistics3.0