Dec 10, 2023  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Marketing Associate of Applied Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 302A

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

This program provides students with the fundamentals of marketing and business management. Practices and concepts will be explored relating to sales, promotions, public relations, retail sales and event planning. Students will develop marketing and communication plans that create value and develop long term customer relationships.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, marketing, sales, and customer service positions are projected to grow 5% from 2016-2026.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify and communicate successful customer service practices.
  2. Identify the value of long-term customer relationship and practices to create value for customers.
  3. Demonstrate Personal Sales Techniques in traditional and nontraditional sales situations.
  4. Evaluate market information through market research to make effective decisions.
  5. Create specific promotional and communication strategies for products, services, ideas and images.
  6. Analyze and select best digital, online and technology tools to connect and communicate with customers.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to

Program Faculty

Craig Maus 651.846.1531

Kimberley Turner-Rush 651.846.1614

Part-time/Full-time Options

This program can be completed by using a combination of day, evening, Saturday, and online courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.

Program Requirements

Required Business Core: 16 Credits

Subtotal: 28 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 7 Credits

ENGL 1711 - Composition 1  4 Credits
COMM 17XX - 3 Credits

  • Goal 3 or Goal 4 3 Credits

Goal 3: Natural Sciences
Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

  • Goal 5: History, Social Science, and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits

ECON 1720 - Macroeconomics  3 Credits

ECON 1730 - Microeconomics  3 Credits

  • Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Contact Program Faculty with questions.

The Following Courses Are Not Offered Every Semester. 

Fall Semester Only

The following courses are offered fall semester only.

  • BUSN 1441 Consumer Behavior
  • BUSN 1490 E-Marketing

Spring Semester Only

The following courses are offered spring semester only.

  • BUSN 1444 Advertising and Promotion Strategies
  • BUSN 1446 Sales and Account Management
  • BUSN 1492 Social Media Marketing
  • HSPM 1440 Event Management and Planning

All other courses are offered both fall and spring semester.

Total Semester Credits: 17

Second Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 12

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Program Credits: 60

The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 225+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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