The 60-credit Associate of Science (AS) Business Transfer Pathway degree prepares students to pursue a four-year degree in areas such as accounting, management, marketing, human resources, economics and other business-related fields.

This is a Transfer Pathway program that allows students to transfer their credits to Bemidji State University or other Minnesota State System Universities to complete their four-year degree. Courses for the AS include Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle, Principles of Accounting I and II, Legal Environment, Business Statistics and Computerized Business Applications. Additionally, students must select 25 general education electives from a minimum of six different areas of study, which will be done with the counsel of an adviser.


Graduates will obtain the knowledge and skills to open up a range of career opportunities in the diverse world of business, which they can partner with their eventual four-year university degree to carve out a career that best fits their strengths and interests.

Next Steps

Credits obtained through this degree can be transferred to Bemidji State University and other universities in pursuit for a four-year degree. Information on Transfer Pathways for Bemidji State.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
ACCT 1120Legal Environment3.00
ACCT 2201Accounting I: Financial Accounting4.00
ACCT 2203Accounting II: Managerial Accounting4.00
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3.00
MKTG 2100Principles of Marketing3.00
MKTG 2200Prin of Management3.00
ENGL 1111College Writing I3.00
SPCH 1110Intro to Public Speaking3.00
MATH 1110College Algebra3.00
MATH 2200Statistics4.00
PHIL 1201Ethics3.00
ECON 2204Markets & Resource Allocation3.00
ECON 2404Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle3.00
 Technical Electives10
 General Education Electives9
Total Credits60

Program Skills

  • Utilize identified accounting concepts to make informed decisions about operating performance and financial position of an organization
  • Demonstrate basic mathematical skill by describing mathematical reasoning and logic as the basis for data analysis, and by applying the major concepts of college-level algebra
  • Apply fundamental processes, theories and methods to business communication in the workplace and the overall writing initiative
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the broad implications of technological innovation on the social organization in terms of personal, political, economic and environmental issues
  • Identify and analyze the pertinent concepts and theories of law, ethical issues that arise and the principles of legal reasoning
  • Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge, technical skills and a basic understanding of computer applications


Carsha Lapp
Sales and Marketing Faculty
Office: BMD 208
(218) 333-6667

Sheila Lapp
Accounting Faculty
Office: BMD 208
(218) 333-6674