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
(15 Courses)
Choose either MSM 1012 or ADS 1012.
Course Title Credits
MSM 1012 Business Presentations
MSM 1101 Principles of Marketing
MSM 1103 Basic Sales Techniques
MSM 1137 Business Math and Accounting
MSM 1212 Personal Finance
MSM 1220 Advertising
MSM 1818 Internship I 3*
MSM 1819 Internship II 3*
MSM 2102 Professional Sales
MSM 2105 Computer Applications
MSM 2110 Principles of Supervision
MSM 2125 E-Commerce & Social Media
MSM 2203 Management Issues
MSM 2823 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MSM 2833 International Business
Total Credits: 45  
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
MSM 1000 Student Success
MSM 1150 Customer Service
MSM 1500 Professional/Leadership Development
MSM 2207 Merchandising Management
MSM 2425 Independent Study 1*
MSM 2829 Marketing Research Fundamentals
Goal Area 1: Communications
Choose any goal 1 CMST class.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 3  
Goal Area 5: History and the Social/Behavioral Sciences
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one of the two options:
Course Title Credits
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 207 Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Credits: 3  
General Education Elective Courses
General Education courses will be selected from at least three (3) of the ten (10) goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer curriculum. Courses can be taken from any of the ten (10) goal areas.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 9  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 60  

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