The business world today is facing rapid changes, creating an increased demand for well-trained professionals to fill positions in all areas of the business industry. An Associate of Science degree builds a strong foundation of leadership and managerial skills to effectively manage people, organizations, and technology in the increasingly competitive global business world. Northland's Business program is for students intending to seek employment after graduation and for those planning to continue their studies at a four-year college or university. The curriculum addresses contemporary business issues through courses in economics, communications, the legal environment, and provides practical knowledge in analytical disciplines such as computer science, statistics, and mathematics. The courses required for this degree cover the basic areas of knowledge necessary for entrance into the business world and successful performance on the job. In addition, internships are available for students who desire hands-on experience in their chosen fields.