Academic Programs


    Take charge of your small business dreams or gain supervisory and managerial expertise you can use throughout your career.  Our flexible business degree and certificate programs are designed to fit your career goals and schedule.  The multiple options we offer focus on developing skills to address real-world problems relevant in today’s business environment.

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    86% of Business graduates in the last three years have found related work.


    Multidisciplinary business education, presented from a Native American cultural perspective, benefiting from an intimate average class size of 19 students


    Business professionals earn a median wage of $51.46/hr in NE Minnesota.


    The mission of the Business Department is to provide students with an opportunity to be trained in a broad range of business skills designed to allow students to adapt to the multi-disciplinary conditions commonly experienced in workplace environments. Students are provided with analytical and communication skills within an enriched professional and ethical learning environment that will prepare them to become leaders in the modern world.

    Degree and Certificate Options

    The Business program offers several degree and certificate options across a range of business specializations. The different programs provide convenient flexibility to students who may want to explore a variety of business-related subjects. Seeking the best preparation for a successful career, many students choose to complete multiple degree and certificate programs.

    • Business/Financial Services (Associate of Science degree)
    • Small Business Entrepreneurship (Associate of Applied Science degree)

    Certificates provide focused training in specialized areas. Certificates are designed to be completed in a short period of time and are based on entry level business concepts and skills.

    • Small Business/Entrepreneurship
    Career Opportunities

    Recent Business graduates work for well-known employers like Sappi Fine Paper North America, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, and the US Department of Commerce.

    Career Opportunities:

    • Entrepreneur
    • Small Business Owner
    • Accountant
    • Actuary
    • Financial Analyst
    • Human Resources (HR) Specialist
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Sales Manager
    • University of Minnesota – Duluth
    • St. Scholastica
    • University of Wisconsin – Superior


    I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

    My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

    It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.