About the Program

Century College offers a Business Transfer Pathway Associate in Science (AS) degree and a Business Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. In these programs, students will: 

  • Investigate successful business models and the powerful strategies corporations are implementing for maximum profitability
  • Apply effective leadership concepts and principles in making management decisions about business operations
  • Work with professionals to evaluate and recommend dynamic solutions to critical business challenges

Business Transfer Pathway AS Degree

The Business Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Business bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed so that you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

Minnesota State universities include: Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Transfer Pathway degrees may transfer to colleges and universities outside of the Minnesota State system, such as private and out-of-state schools. It is highly recommended that students interested in this possibility contact their intended transfer school, advisor/counselor, and program instructors for academic planning assistance.

Business Management AAS Degree

The Business Management AAS degree is designed to equip you with skills that are appropriate for an entry-level position in business. The program contains many general education and business classes that provide students with both critical thinking and technical business skills. This degree is designed primarily for students seeking employment upon completion.

Cost & Financial Aid

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    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

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Danica Whitney
Danica Whitney, Business Administration

"Century College is an ideal environment. I do best with smaller classes and a lower student-to-professor ratio."


Business students talking with instructor.

Potential Job Titles

Business degree students sitting at a table studying.
  • Administrative Services Managers*
  • Office Managers

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

Salary Data

Administrative Services Managers *
Average Wage: $42.52/hour
Top Earners: $61.24/hour

Office Managers
Average Wage: $25.36/hour
Top Earners: $36.94/hour

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu