A unique approach
The Business program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is not just like other college Business degrees. To uniquely position the program and give students a competitive edge, core courses are presented from an American Indian cultural perspective. Students learn essential business skills that can be used successfully in the multi disciplinary conditions of both American Indian and non-Indian workplace situations.
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.
The multiple degree and certificate options benefit students interested in most business-related professions, including business administration, small business development and entrepreneurship, economics, banking and finance, international business, sales, management, tribal management, accounting, and marketing.
Graduates can look forward to a job market that is very good. Current labor market information indicates an ongoing need for professionals trained in a wide range of business skills.
Students have excellent access to computer resources, state of the art science laboratories, computer labs, and high-tech classrooms as well as business calculators. Well-qualified faculty and the multi-cultural environment at the college offer opportunities that no other college can provide.
American Indian Business Leaders
Business students have the opportunity to participate in American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL), a campus-wide student organization. AIBL is the only national American Indian non profit organization dedicated solely to empowering American Indian business students in the United States. AIBL empowers students to engage in business activities that build leadership skills, generate community involvement, and promote economic self sufficiency from a culturally relevant perspective.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students have established a reputation for success in national competitions. The club has been named national Chapter of the Year on multiple occasions, and student teams have won competitions covering business-related plans, projects, and tasks. A former graduate of the program was named national American Indian Business Leaders Student of the Year, and the club advisor has been named national American Indian Business Leaders Advisor of the Year.
Kaffiend’s Korner is the student-operated coffee shop on campus, completely organized and managed by the AIBL students. The AIBL students have been successfully operating the coffee shop since December 2005. Students work in the coffee shop throughout the school year, and the profits are used for club activities such as expenses related to sending teams to the national competitions.
In addition to brewing the coffee and maintaining a tidy customer service area, students gain first-hand practical experience ordering and tracking supplies and inventory, creating marketing and pricing strategies, developing a budget, and tracking sales and customer comments. It makes for a beyond-the-classroom learning experience that helps students apply textbook business principles in a real setting where cash flow and profits are on the line.
A wide range of opportunities
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.
- Associate of Science degree
- Associate of Arts degree
- courses offered online
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. Certificates are part of the two-year associate degree plans. Certificate programs are available in three areas of Business.
- Small Business & Entrepreneurship
- Business Management
Bachelor of Science degree
Students completing an associate of science or associate of arts degree may choose to continue their education by transferring to another institution to complete a bachelor of science degree.
An associate of arts degree from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is required for transfer into the articulated program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
For more information, contact:
Bryan Jon Maciewski
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
| Degree and Program Options
Program planners and degree checklists can be read and printed at the page located here. Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.
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The following links provide information on program costs, financing and success. Please click on the program name to be directed to the page link.
Business Management Certificate
Office Technology Certificate