General Business

ARCC Program Partnership

Business Online Program

St. Cloud State University’s Herberger Business School has developed a program partnership with Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Students can complete a B.S. in general business with a Professional Selling Specialization online.

Students in the general business major are entering a global field where information, economics and people collide. You will be prepared to enter and lead in a variety of industries. You will develop the skills in the role computer-based information systems play in organizations, how to assess global, domestic and industry trends and how to manage people, information, technology and more to produce goods and services. You will have a well-rounded business education touching on accounting, business law, computing, economics, finance, management, marketing and statistics.

In addition, the Professional Selling Specialization (PSS) program will strengthen your competitive advantage as you begin and pursue your careers. The specialization will provide you with the essential communication, leadership, professional selling, and sales management skills to succeed in the world of business. 


  • AACSB accredited general business degree offered by the Herberger Business School.
  • Professional Selling Specialization is included in the program with no additional credits required.
  • Courses are delivered by academically active and industry-experienced faculty members trained to teach the latest techniques for keeping pace with the changing business world.
  • Students participate in experiential learning through professional selling and sales management shadowing opportunities.
  • Program consists of the following credits and requirements:
    • 16 credits of business core courses
    • 27 credits of general business major credits, including Professional Selling Specialization courses
    • Some additional business core credits may be required depending upon previous education background
    • Any remaining liberal education requirements
    • Any general electives needed to reach 120 college credits 


At the time of application students must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for admission into the program.

Application Process

Incoming students

Step 1

When asked within the application to Add Major/Program, select the following options:

  • Preferred delivery method: Online
  • Desired major/academic program: General Business
  • Desired degree/award: Bachelor of Science

Step 2

Make an in-person, phone, or email appointment with an advisor in the HBS Advising and Student Success Center. During this meeting, your advisor will discuss the requirements of the program, determine eligibility, and answer any questions you may have.


HBS Advising and Student Success Center
Phone: 320.308.3214

229 Centennial Hall
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

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