AS — Accounting Transfer Pathway

Accounting AS can be transferred to any state university.  Many universities are offering online 4-year accounting degrees. Students taking this degree can remain online and finish their 4-year degree in Accounting.

The Accounting 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 accounting 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. All courses in the transfer pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.


Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are in high demand in a variety of settings such as public accounting firms, banks, hospitals, school districts, government agencies, corporations, private business and non-profit agencies. It has been projected that more than 6,300 additional bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks would be required to meet market demand between 2012-2022.

Degree Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit
ACCT 2201 Accounting I: Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 2203 Accounting II: Managerial Accounting 4
**Accounting Electives (ACCT 1000, 2204, 2218, 2200, 1124, 1134, or 2240) 8-12
CPTR 1104 Computerized Business Applications 3
MKTG 2100 Principles of Mgmt 3
MKTG 2200 Principles of Marketing 3
ACCT 1120 Legal Environment 3
Accounting Technical Courses: Minimum of 30 credits
ENGL 1111 College Writing I 3
SPCH 1110 Intro to Public Speaking 3
SCIENCE with a LAB 4
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3
MATH 2200 Statistics 4
ECON 2204 Mkt & Resource Alloc. 3
ECON 2404 Macroeconomics 3
PHIL 1201 Ethics 3
General Education Electives 4
General Education Courses: Minimum of 30 credits
Total Credits: 60

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the underlying concepts of sound management including planning, organization, leading and controlling.
  2. Apply the four Ps (product, pricing, place and promotion) of marketing to a corporation’s activities.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to prepare financial statements.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret financial statements.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the American legal system and how it relates to the world of business.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts, tools and applications of finance and investment.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of information system theory, software and hardware.