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Program Description

The Business Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated business bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. Emphasis is on contemporary business practices through coursework in management, marketing, economics, accounting, technology and communications. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply effective business administration concepts and tools
  • Understand contemporary business strategies
  • Demonstrate analytical skills in identifying and solving problems
  • Apply marketing, management, and economic concepts in a business setting
  • Apply accounting principles and practices
  • Demonstrate financial management skills
  • Demonstrate administrative management skills
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver effective oral and written communications
  • Make business decisions in compliance with the law
  • Create statistically reliable and valid data
  • Demonstrate understanding of statistical data for business decisions
  • Utilize effective software applications for business administration

This pathway will transfer into Business Administration BS, Management BS, Entrepreneurship and Innovation BS, Human Resource Management BS, Finance BS, Marketing BS, Supply, Chain and Operations Management BS, International Business BS at:

  • Bemidji State University
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Winona State University

To graduate and be guaranteed admission to a Minnesota State university’s designated program you must earn an overall grade point average as indicated by the university to which you will transfer.

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