Knowledge is power. A business education is crucial to successfully navigate your career and excel in business.
The Business degrees and certificates at Anoka-Ramsey Community College are designed for college transfer students, career-oriented students, and working adults who are looking for advancement or a career change.
The business skills you learn will help you meet the challenges of the global marketplace and have an impact on economic and social issues.
Who We Are
Business Division faculty have real-world experience combined with years of academic teaching. Business Division faculty are dynamic guides to the business world, offering firsthand insights into the real-world practices of a variety of companies and organizations.
Meet Jon Gallop
Juris Doctorate (JD), University of Minnesota Law School; Bachelor of Arts (BA), Drake University
Degrees & Certificates We Offer
The Business Division offers eight two-year degrees and six certificates. The division also works in partnership with St. Cloud State University for students to earn a SCSU Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in General Business.
The Business Division's mission directly relates to Anoka-Ramsey Community College's mission of providing excellence in teaching and learning by providing quality education that prepares students to be successful and compete in a diverse global business environment.
- Critical Thinking: Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems in the global business environment.
- Interpersonal and Written Communication: Exhibit interpersonal skills and professional attitudes while expressing ideas, information, and proposals in writing with stakeholders.
- Technology: Demonstrate the ability to utilize current business software programs and information technologies in the creation and distribution of company communications and the creation, analysis, and retrieval of data.
- Finance: Apply knowledge of financial concepts used in personal and business environments that leads to appropriate financial decisions.
- Ethics: Identify and utilize decision making that is ethical and socially responsible in the workplace.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Associate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Anoka-Ramsey Community College located in Coon Rapids, MN, www.anokaramsey.edu, accreditation of its business programs.
ACBSP ignites a standard excellence for business education accreditation through student involvement and achievement, innovative curriculum development and research-based teaching methods, as well as setting accreditation standards based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence.
The Anoka-Ramsey Business Division Advisory Board meets twice a year.
Advisory board members provide guidance, knowledge, skills and feedback, typically as it pertains to the business arena. Members provide a critical link in partnering with other board members and the administration in research and community collaborations.
Advisory board members play a vital role in providing key information and developments in their respective fields. In this way, they assist in identifying and implementing best practice standards for new and existing programs. In addition to making recommendations and providing advice and support, advisory board members make sure that programs are current and relevant to business, industry, labor and professional development practices. Advisory board members help to assess the labor market and the demand for certain programs. They may also be involved with other areas of programming, such as marketing, promotion, fundraising and assisting with job placement for program graduates. Our advisory board members are active and involved in their duties and are valuable assets as program ambassadors and advocates.
Inquiries, please contact;
John Mago, Department Chair: John.Mago@anokaramsey.edu
Scott Stankey, Business Division Dean: Scott.Stankey@anokaramsey.edu
Josh Swisher, Program Advisory Board, Board Chair: Josh@northfaceconstruction.com
More About The Division
The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Business Division provides foundational courses for many business certificates and degrees. The Business Division has a number of articulation agreements in place allowing students to transfer their credits to affiliated colleges and universities. Courses are available as fully online, hybrid, and/or traditional residential courses on any of our aligned campuses.
Faculty who teach in the Business Division have real world experience combined with years of academic teaching.
The Accounting Department provides a strong accounting foundation to prepare students for entry level accounting employment and for entry into a baccalaureate business degree program. The student-friendly faculty employ accounting knowledge and experience in their classes and hold credentials such as the Certified Public Accountant licensure, Certified Management Accountant licensure, and Master’s in Business Administration degree. Accounting coursework offerings include financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, income tax, payroll, and computerized accounting. Use of computer software is threaded through the accounting curriculum.
The General Business Department provides students a valuable introduction to the business environment by focusing on current needs of the business community. These areas include topics such as Microsoft Office applications, management techniques, marketing skills, sales, entrepreneurship, communication processes, and social media use.
The Human Resources Department provides students the foundation of an application-oriented, skills focused, education that will prepare them for entry-level positions or promotion in human resource management. Students will develop HR acumen through a degree program that provides both a strong business core and a general education curriculum designed to support student academic and career success.
Anoka-Ramsey means Business
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Meet Amy AndersonAmy AndersonBusinessAS Marketing & Management
"In the Business program I learned so much more than just the skills that employers are looking for. I learned the ability to exceed employers’ expectations as well as your own!"
Meet Porscha SullivanPorscha SullivanBusiness, Management & AdministrationAS Business
“I chose Anoka-Ramsey because of the opportunities and the atmosphere. Whenever in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask, because they care for your success as much as you do. You learn so much and the things learned and experienced can be taken with you, and added to your portfolio.”
Meet Cassandra BauerCassandra BauerMnTCAA & Business
"Anyone of any age wanting to go to college to pursue a degree or general education can come to Anoka-Ramsey and expect a great education and a great time.
When you apply for a scholarship, you will likely get one. I received two scholarships my freshman year: The Otto Bremer Scholarship for $1,500 and the Presidential Scholarship for $3,000."