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Business program overview

Get down to business - start your career at Hennepin Technical College! Employment in business can be applied to nearly every interest and discipline, from healthcare to insurance to manufacturing and information technology. Since the exchange of goods and services happens in every corner of the globe, you can take your business skills wherever you want.

So what are your goals? Do you want to work as an entry-level manager or as a business-to-business salesperson? Maybe you want to start your own business! Some students enroll to advance skills with their current employer.

Business courses meet in the evenings at both the Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie campuses. Course delivery method is both blended and online via D2L.

Our Management AAS and Marketing and Sales AAS Degrees are accredited by ACBSP.


Program information

  • Class Time: Day, Evening, and Online
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Eden Prairie Campus & Brooklyn Park Campus
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Skills Required

Placement Testing for Business

Students enrolling at Hennepin Technical College will complete Accuplacer Placement Testing. The purpose of the assessment test is to provide you and the college with information about your current academic skill levels in reading, writing, mathematics, and computer literacy. This will help you select appropriate courses and support services, help you succeed, plan a course of study with your counselor or academic advisor, and have a successful college experience.

Minimum Technical Skill Expectations:

  • Using the learning management system, D2L
  • Using email with attachments
  • Creating and submitting files in commonly used word processing program formats
  • Copying and pasting
  • Downloading and installing software
  • Using spreadsheet programs
  • Using presentation and graphics programs

Make sure to check each individual course for potential course prerequisites before registering.

Job Outlook

There are many career paths in the Business program. According to, growth is expected throughout the business community, especially in management and marketing positions.

Possible job titles may include: 

Front-Line Supervisor, Assistant Manager, E-Business Associate, Customer Service Manager, Advertising Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Retail Manager, Guest Services Manager, Sales Associate, Account Manager, Professional Salesperson and Sales Manager.

Employment Outlook Disclosures:


Accreditation and Affiliations

  • Hennepin Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program.
  • HTC's Management AAS and Marketing and Sales AAS degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and recognized for its rigorous educational standards and commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Watch for specific online Business Program courses that have met the standards of Quality Matters. Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its scalable, peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.


If you choose to further your education after graduating from HTC, the college has several articulation agreements for you to choose from. Please contact the Business program faculty for more information, or see a list of current articulation agreements.

Last updated by hausSu : 2020-06-29 03:38:37