The Business Department provides quality education and training that prepares the people of the CNMI for leadership and management careers in the private and public sectors, as well as providing the inspiration and academic foundation for successful entrepreneurship. Students are offered the option of pursuing any of the following Associate degrees:
- an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Business;
- an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in either Accounting, Business Management, or Computer Applications; or
- an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Hospitality Management.
The AA in Business degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year college or university. The AAS degrees are designed to provide marketable job skills for students to qualify for promotions and careers in banks, hotels, communications companies, various government agencies, and in other business sectors. The AAS in Business Administration degree with an Emphasis in Business Management also provides particular training for students who would like to become entrepreneurs and start their own business.
In addition, instructional services are provided for continuing education programs and workshops conducted through the NMC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Community Development Institute (CDI). These training programs create developmental opportunities for the CNMI workforce to enhance their administrative and managerial skills, as well as improve productivity and profitability.