Ridgewater College offers several programs in the marketing field. Students can earn an A.A.S. degree or diploma in marketing and sales management. All of the programs offer a curriculum that centers on theory and practical experience through internships.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(19 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
MSM 1101 Principles of Marketing
MSM 1102 Retail Principles
MSM 1103 Basic Sales Techniques
MSM 1110 Computer Applications I
MSM 1137 Business Math and Accounting
MSM 1205 Business Presentations
MSM 1212 Personal Finance
MSM 1220 Advertising
MSM 1818 Internship I 3-6*
MSM 1819 Internship II 1-3*
MSM 2102 Professional Sales
MSM 2104 Marketing Trends
MSM 2105 Computer Applications
MSM 2110 Principles of Supervision
MSM 2203 Management Issues
MSM 2208 Sales Management
MSM 2601 Management Job Skills
MSM 2823 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Total Credits: 55  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 49 while the section is listed as having 55 credits.
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MSM 1500 Professional/Leadership Development
MSM 2125 E-Commerce & Social Media
MSM 2207 Merchandising Management
MSM 2425 Independent Study 1*
MSM 2833 International Business
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ECON 195 Introduction to Economics
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 207 Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Credits: 3  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
General Education courses will be selected from at least three of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 14  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.