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
(18 Courses)
Course Title Credits
MSM 1101 Principles of Marketing
MSM 1103 Basic Sales Techniques
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 2125 E-Commerce & Social Media
MSM 2203 Management Issues
MSM 2208 Sales Management
MSM 2601 Management Job Skills
MSM 2823 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MSM 2833 International Business
Total Credits: 52  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 46 while the section is listed as having 52 credits.
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
MSM 1150 Customer Service
MSM 1500 Professional/Leadership Development
MSM 2207 Merchandising Management
MSM 2425 Independent Study 1*
MSM 2829 Marketing Research Fundamentals
General Education Elective Courses
(select 17 credits from the courses below)
General Education courses will be selected from at least three of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 17  
General Education Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one of the following 3 options:
Course Title Credits
ECON 195 Introduction to Economics
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 207 Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Credits: 3  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72  

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