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Advertising and Business Management Major BAS

This BAS program is designed to build on specific related AAS programs offered primarily by technical colleges. Therefore, this BAS is only available to students who have completed specific related AAS programs approved by an official articulation agreement between Metropolitan State and the college offering the AAS degree.

The Advertising and Business Management program will teach students about the planning, design, integration and implementation of marketing communication programs. Courses include understanding consumer behavior, advertising and campaign planning, graphics design and copywriting, and designing and writing on the Web. Students completing this program may be qualified for creative positions as well as for account management positions in advertising campaign planning.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Advertising and Business Management major, students must submit a College of Management Undergraduate Program Declaration Form when the following is completed:

  • The approved AAS degree specified in the approved articulation agreement
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher in AAS
  • COM Foundation Courses with a grade of C-, S or better (see below)

The COM Foundation Courses are prerequisites for many upper division College of Management courses. Completing these courses early in your program will help you succeed and have the most valuable experience in other College of Management courses.


The degree requirements have five components:

  1. General Education and Liberal Studies

    Students in degree programs at Metropolitan State University must complete while at the university, or transfer to the university, a number of courses to meet general education and liberal studies requirements. View General Education and Liberal Studies (GELS) for Metropolitan State University. Completion of an AAS degree does not satisfy MnTC or Metropolitan State University's General Education Liberal Studies requirements.

  2. COM Foundation Courses (22 credits)

    To complete this BAS in 120 credits, you must have successfully complete these or equivalent courses as part of your AAS degree.

  3. Business Core Courses (24 credits)

  4. Required Courses (16 credits)

  5. Choose one of the following:

* Free waiver examinations are available for "testing out" of these courses. Contact your advisor or the College of Management Advising Center for information.

College of Management Double Major Policy

Students may combine any two majors in the College of Management as a double major as long as there are at least 24 upper division semester credits of coursework in the second major that do not overlap the first major. Both majors must be completed at the time of graduation.

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