Business Division

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Business Division

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 organizational skills you acquire will help you meet the challenges of the global marketplace. In addition, these skills will increase your knowledge of diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and the economic and social issues within the business environment.


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.

Course Descriptions
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Admissions | 763-433-1300
Dean Scott Stankey | 763-433-1396

Degrees & Certificates We Offer

The Business Division offers eight two-year degrees and ten 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.

More About The Division


Thank you for exploring the Business Division at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The Business Division provides foundational courses for many business certificates and degrees.  Courses are offered in fully online, hybrid, and/or traditional residential course formats on any of our aligned campuses. Several articulation agreements are in place that enable students to transfer Anoka-Ramsey credits to affiliated colleges and universities.

Our fully-credentialed business faculty use a student-centric learning approach to promote student academic success and degree completion. The faculty share a wealth of knowledge from their real-world business experiences with their students. Students learn the most current business principles and practices and how they transfer to the business world. Upon graduation, students will possess the business insights and knowledge to successfully enter the workforce and make proactive career choices. 

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. Accounting coursework offerings include financial accounting, managerial accounting, Excel, income tax, payroll, and computerized accounting. Use of computer software is threaded through the accounting curriculum.

The Business Office Department provides students the foundation for using office and technology skills to be successful in the ever-changing workplace. Along with the study of office principles and systems, students learn to use technology, such as Microsoft Office applications and the Internet, to develop, manage, and deliver information inside and outside of the traditional business office.

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 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!

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