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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Transfer Pathway, AS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5901
CIP Code: 52.0101

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. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Minnesota State universities include:  Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Students planning to transfer to a university outside of the Minnesota State system are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution as early as possible to determine transferability of the courses in this Transfer Pathway degree.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 20

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Select 10 credits
Note: Career/Occupational Elective courses may not fulfill upper-division business major requirements at some universities yet will transfer as electives. Verify with the receiving University and/or your Century advisor/counselor prior to selecting any Career/Occupational Requirements.

Total Credits: 10

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Total Credits: 8

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum 9 credits. Courses from two different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 30

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University:

  • Business Administration, BS

Metropolitan State University:

  • Management, BS
  • Business Administration, BS
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation, BS
  • Human Resource Management, BS
  • Finance, BS
  • Marketing, BS
  • Supply Chain and Operations, BS
  • International Business, BS

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Management, BS
    • Business Management Emphasis,
    • Human Resource Management Emphasis
  • Finance, BS
    • General Finance Emphasis
    • Investment Analysis Emphasis
    • Institutional Finance Emphasis
    • Financial Planning and Insurance Emphasis
    • Corporate Finance Emphasis
  • Marketing, BS
  • International Business, BS

Minnesota State University, Moorhead:

  • Business Administration, BS

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Management, BS
    • General Management Concentration
    • Human Resource Management Concentration
    • Supply Chain Management Concentration

St. Cloud State University:

  • Business Management, BS
  • Management, BS
    • Operations Management Concentration
    • Human Resources Concentration

Winona State University:

  • Business Administration, BS

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the major functional areas of the business organizations including management, marketing, finance, information technology, human resources, and accounting.
  2. Recognize and recommend practical solutions for common business problems.
  3. Apply accounting concepts and principles in making decisions about business operation.
  4. Integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services and information.
  5. Apply commonly-used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.

Program Contact Information

Steve Ramsey 651.779.3250 Room 2245 East
Kavi Turnbull 651.444.3993 Room 2241 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 16

Semester 3

Total Credits: 17

Semester 4

Total Credits: 14


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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