AS — Business (Transfer Pathway)

This 60-credit Associate of Science (AS) 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.

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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 can be found at:


College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit
ACCT 1120 Legal Environment 3.00
ACCT 2201 Accounting I: Financial Accounting 4.00
ACCT 2203 Accounting II: Managerial Accounting 4.00
CPTR 1104 Computerized Business Applications 3.00
MKTG 2100 Principles of Marketing 3.00
MKTG 2200 Prin of Management 3.00
ENGL 1111 College Writing I 3.00
SPCH 1110 Intro to Public Speaking 3.00
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3.00
MATH 2200 Statistics 3.00
PHIL 1201 Ethics 3.00
ECON 2204 Markets & Resource Allocation 3.00
ECON 2404 Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle 3.00
General Education Electives 9
General Electives 10
Total Credits: 60

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