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Business Computer Systems and Management

Business Computer Systems and Management (BCSM)

Our program combines essential business and management knowledge with extensive technology skills. 

Learning is hands-on utilizing current business application software. The skills you learn benefit you immediately at school, at work, and at home and are applicable to every industry and a broad range of jobs. Students can utilize the technical skills they learn in our degree program to be the ‘go to’ person in any job they hold. The program includes certificates and degrees. The courses from this program are delivered in the classroom and/or online.

What Students Think

Check out what students and graduates have to say about our degree.  The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) in Business Computer Systems and Management is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a baccalaureate in Business, Information and Technology Management, Administration, Management, Operations Management, Organizational Leadership, Health Care Administration, Human Resources, Project Management, Education or Training. This degree transfers into selected upper division programs at a variety of 4-year institutions. This degree is also meant for students who wish to enhance their computer and management knowledge in today’s business world to help further their career.

Students learn management and business principles, advanced technical and communication skills along with problem solving skills. Students think globally, work in teams, apply knowledge to new problems and focus on hands-on real world situations to become more effective, efficient and productive. A student will be ready for a wide range of career paths across industries and specialties.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Business Computer Systems and Management is designed for students interested in immediate employment, enhancing current career skills or transferring into a more technical bachelor degree program. This degree has a greater percentage of the course work in the technology, business or accounting area and gives students the ability to customize their coursework, take additional courses in the technology, business and accounting areas and get the specific skills they need for their career or personal goals. The program is for students interested in utilizing computers and software for decision making in business management. Possible careers include Administration, Management, Sales, Marketing, Operations or the Technology department of a business or organization. This degree combines essential knowledge of business and advanced technology skills using the latest computer technology and software programs.

Students learn management and business principles, advanced technical and communication skills, computer applications, problem solving skills and project management and teamwork skills. Students work in teams, apply knowledge and focus on hands-on real world situations to become more effective, efficient and productive. This degree is primarily designed to lead to employment so students learn useful employable skills they can use right away to get a job and then finish a 4 year degree if that is a goal.  A student will be ready for a wide range of career paths across industries and specialties.

 Degrees

 Certificates

Start with a 9 - 17 credit certificate and then use that as part of a 60 credit A.S. or A.A.S. and then transfer and get a 4 year bachelor's degree.

Transfer to Earn a Bachelor's Degree Transfer the Business Computer Systems and Management Associate of Science (A.S.) or the Business Computer Systems and Management Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) to a Bachelor Degree Program:

Bethel University
http://caps.bethel.edu/

  •  Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Management* (A.S. transfers)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Organizational Leadership* (A.S. and A.A.S. transfers)

Concordia University, St. Paul
http://www.csp.edu/

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Information and Technology Management* (A.S. and A.A.S. transfers)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A. in Health Care Administration* (A.S. and A.A.S. transfers)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Human Resource Management* (A.S. and A.A.S. transfers)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Organizational Management and Leadership* (A.S. and A.A.S. transfers)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business* (A.S. and A.A.S. transfers)

Metropolitan State University
http://www.metrostate.edu/msweb/explore/

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration (A.S. transfers)

Minnesota State University Moorhead
http://www.mnstate.edu/

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Operations Management (A.A.S. transfers)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Project Management (A.S. and A.A.S. transfers)

                                                                * Formal approval is pending

Contact Mala Ugargol For More Information On Transferring.

Title: Academic Advisor
Department: Advising Center
Location: ES 69
Phone: 763-488-0107
Email: mugargol@nhcc.edu

Employment Outlook

The skills you learn are applicable to a wide range of career paths across industries and specialties so there are several Career Clusters and careers to explore. These careers paths can also help you determine what 4 year school and program to transfer to if that is your plan.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, several of the careers have a bright outlook which means they are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years.

See the Business, Management and Administration Career Cluster for tasks, skills, credentials, wages, and job openings for a variety of career pathways http://www.onetonline.org/find/career?c=4&g=Go

See the Information Technology Career Cluster for tasks, skills, credentials, wages, and job openings for a variety of career pathways http://www.onetonline.org/find/career?c=11&g=Go

See the Marketing, Sales and Service for tasks, skills, credentials, wages, and job openings for a variety of career pathways http://www.onetonline.org/find/career?c=14&g=Go

See the Human Services Career Cluster for tasks, skills, credentials, wages, and job openings for a variety of career pathways http://www.onetonline.org/find/career?c=10&g=Go

BCSM Tutoring - "Free" Student Service

Our tutors are North Hennepin Community College students. They are recommended by our faculty based on academic excellence and superior subject knowledge and receive training and support from staff,  faculty, and veteran tutors. Tutors work with other students to help them understand the problem-solving process, explore success strategies, and discover their own solutions. Tutors strive to help students become active, independent learners.

Student Career Resource Center

Will help you explore careers, offers assistance with job search techniques and provides access to job postings and career fairs. (Link to http://www.nhcc.edu/student-resources/counseling-career-center/career-services/student-career-resources)

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Department Details
Department: Computer Information Systems
Building: Center for Business & Technology
Main: 763-424-0758


NamePhone 
Anderson, Michelle763-488-0211More
Carlson, Renae763-424-0758More
Hoffman, Susan763-424-0972More
Kniebel, Anna763-424-0908More
O'Halloran, Lisa763-488-0110More
Olson, Kaye763-488-0215More
Scow, Kay763-424-0753More
Shepard, Tyler763-488-0127More

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Faculty Bios

Anna Kniebel

Leslie Hook

Kay Scow

Michelle Anderson

Renae Carlson

Susan Hoffman

Kaye Olson

Tyler Shepard

 

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