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BUSI 337. Authoring Digital Publications. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the advanced concepts of word processing and desktop publishing. This course provides intermediate/advanced students with the theory and ability needed to create effective professional business publications.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Business Administration — Managerial Accounting and Finance Concentration

http://catalog.vcsu.edu/undergraduate-catalog/programs/majors/business-administration-managerial-accounting-finance-concentration/

Department Chair: Morgan Keasler, morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7518 Faculty Contact: Ralph Hooper, ralph.hooper@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7520 Department Office: 125 Vangstad, (701) 845-7521 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101

Business Administration — Human Resource & Management Concentration

http://catalog.vcsu.edu/undergraduate-catalog/programs/majors/business-administration-human-resources-management-concentration/

Composite Major Department Chair: Morgan Keasler, morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7518 Faculty Contact: Morgan Keasler, morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7518 Department Office: 125 Vangstad, (701) 845-7521 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major The Business Administration HR/Management concentration program prepares students with the core competencies essential to succeed in all types of business environments.  This versatile program includes coursework in accounting, human relations, management, marketing and a variety of business technologies. Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers leading to management positions in service and manufacturing industries, the government sector, or entrepreneurial endeavors. Graduates may also choose to pursue further education in MBA programs, law school or other specialized graduate programs. Career opportunities include positions such as Business Administrator, Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Management Consultant to Government, Operations Director, Manager, Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Generalist, Staffing Coordinator, Corporate Trainer, Recruiter and Compensation/Benefits Specialist. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR Agriculture Club: The VCSU Ag Club provides opportunities for members to develop the skills, abilities, and leadership qualities necessary to enter and advance in careers in agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural technologies, horticulture, and natural resources.  Any student preparing for a career in these areas is welcome to join.  Members will participate in leadership activities specifically focused on the agricultural environment.  The VCSU Ag Club is also affiliated with the State and National Postsecondary Ag Students (PSA) Organizations, and makes an excellent addition to student’s resumes.  Collegiate DEC: The mission of DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA provides opportunities for students to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and to become experienced leaders. DECA helps promote networking, innovation, integrity, and teamwork for all members. Students have the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences, state and international competition and professional development which will help aid students in their mastery toward employability skills. Practical Experience Students are encouraged to earn credits by extending their learning beyond the classroom.  For example, several prominent firms in the region offer internship programs that provide supervised business training.  Firms such as Bank Forward, John Deere Seeding Group, Gander Mountain, Coca-Cola, WDAY, Farm Services Agency, Chamber of Commerce, KOVC and Best Buy have had VCSU students in their internship programs.  Shadowing allows students to observe managers in daily work routines.  Students will have the opportunity to also participate in economic development activities such as tours, workshops, fairs and conferences.  An internship can be a part of a student's academic program and can take place any semester after sophomore year for 3 to 12 credits.  Student interns gain hands-on workplace experience to build resumes, become well prepared to enter a specific career field, network with professionals in the career field of interest, and may gain a full-time position through that experience. “VCSU was a wonderful experience for my undergraduate degree. Because of the small teacher-to-student ratio, I was able to get to know my professors really well. Help was always available when I needed it. With the smaller class sizes, I was able to get to know my classmates really well. too. In the business program, I learned how to effectively work with others as well as on my own, and I made lifelong contacts and friends while doing so.” — Lindsay Lagodinski ’14, Ellendale, N.D.; UND School of Law

Business Administration — Agribusiness Concentration

http://catalog.vcsu.edu/undergraduate-catalog/programs/majors/business-administration-agribusiness-concentration/

Department Chair: Morgan Keasler, morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7518 Faculty Contact: Brenda Tyre, brenda.tyre@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7515 Department Office: 125 Vangstad, (701) 845-7521 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101

Business Education - Composite Major

http://catalog.vcsu.edu/undergraduate-catalog/programs/majors/business-education-composite/

Department Chair: Morgan Keasler, morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7518 Faculty Contact: Amber Ussatis Aberle, amber.r.aberle@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7526 Department Office: 125 Vangstad, (701) 845-7521 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101

Art

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...ART 494 Undergraduate Research ART 497 Internship BUSI 337 Authoring Digital Publications CIS 440 Advanced...

Business Education

http://catalog.vcsu.edu/undergraduate-catalog/programs/majors/business-education/

Department Chair: Morgan Keasler, morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7518 Faculty Contact: Amber Ussatis Aberle, amber.r.aberle@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7526 Department Office: 125 Vangstad, (701) 845-7521 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major The Business Education Composite major prepares students for various teaching positions in junior and senior high school. Graduates of this VCSU major are prepared to teach courses such as keyboarding, accounting, general business, business law, marketing, management and computer applications. Students may become licensed by the Education Standards and Practices Board to teach Business Education with the option of an additional endorsement in Marketing Education. Graduates are also prepared for careers as business professionals.  Students are required to participate in three field experiences in the secondary classroom. These experiences include an Introduction to Secondary Teaching, a classroom management practicum, and a 12-week student teaching field experience. Student teaching is the culminating experience of the program and the opportunity for students to apply all they have learned. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), Student North Dakota United (SNDU), Collegiate DECA, Pi Omega Pi ACCREDITATIONS National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Requirements Students are typically admitted into Teacher Education during their sophomore year or beginning of their junior year of college. This program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and successful completion of the Praxis I test. Additional criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/teacher_ed. “I had an amazing experience in my time in the business education program at VCSU. The faculty and staff were easy to work with and very knowledgeable. They thoroughly trained me in the field of education, and I felt very prepared to start my teaching career when I graduated. However, they didn’t just shape me into a teacher, they took time to form me into the total person I am today. I couldn’t be more grateful for this, and I highly encourage prospective students to enter this program.” —Richard Wright ’14, Starkweather, N.D.; business teacher, Montpelier (N.D.) Public Schools  

Business Administration — Marketing Concentration

http://catalog.vcsu.edu/undergraduate-catalog/programs/majors/business-administration-marketing-concentration/

Composite Major Department Chair: Morgan Keasler, morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7518 Faculty Contact: Jeffrey Moser, jeffrey.moser@vcsu.edu , Department Office: 125 Vangstad, (701) 845-7521 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major Students who successfully complete the marketing concentration develop communication, interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills. They understand the role and importance of marketing in organizations, demonstrate critical thinking, decision making, strategic planning and communication skills, and are able to use technological resources-including online databases-to conduct research. The marketing concentration prepares students for entry level positions such as marketing specialist or coordinator, advertising assistant or salesperson or customer service representative. Career opportunities can include positions such as Account Executive, Advertising Manager, Buyer, Lobbyist, Market Research Analyst, Marketing Director, Pharmaceutical Sales, Purchasing Agent, Retail Manager, Wholesaler, Writer/Author and Professional Sales. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR Agriculture Club: The VCSU Ag Club provides opportunities for members to develop the skills, abilities, and leadership qualities necessary to enter and advance in careers in agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural technologies, horticulture, and natural resources. Any student preparing for a career in these areas is welcome to join. Members will participate in leadership activities specifically focused on the agricultural environment. The VCSU Ag Club is also affiliated with the State and National Postsecondary Ag Students (PSA) Organizations, and makes an excellent addition to student’s resumes.  Collegiate DECA: The mission of DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA provides opportunities for students to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and to become experienced leaders. DECA helps promote networking, innovation, integrity, and teamwork for all members. Students have the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences, state and international competition and professional development which will help aid students in their mastery toward employability skills. Practical Experience Students are encouraged to earn credits by extending their learning beyond the classroom. For example, several prominent firms in the region offer internship programs that provide supervised business training. Firms such as Bank Forward, John Deere Seeding Group, Gander Mountain, Coca-Cola, WDAY, Chamber of Commerce, KOVC and Best Buy have had VCSU students in their internship programs. Shadowing allows students to observe managers in daily work routines. Students will have the opportunity to also participate in economic development activities such as tours, workshops, fairs and conferences. An internship can be a part of a student's academic program and can take place any semester after sophomore year for 3 to 12 credits. Student interns gain hands-on workplace experience to build resumes, become well prepared to enter a specific career field, network with professionals in the career field of interest, and may gain a full-time position through that experience. “I will never forget all of the valuable experiences I gained while studying in the Business Administration program at VCSU. As a student who had a hard time choosing between the many different concentrations within the major, I always felt very welcomed and free to explore my areas of interest. The small student-to-teacher ratio really helped me to make great connections with my instructors and gain a sense of community within the university. The DECA organization also gave me many opportunities to practice my knowledge in a practical manner, make connections with fellow students and even travel to competitions. All of these factors combine to create an experience that is very unique to VCSU. At VCSU, you are more than just a number, you are a unique individual, and that has made the biggest difference in my life.” —Erin Edinger ’13, Valley City, N.D.; Student Affairs master’s degree program