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Accounting Transfer Pathway Degree

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The Accounting Transfer Pathway Associate of Science (AS) degree program 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.

    • Bemidji State University: Accounting Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
    • Metropolitan State University: Accounting Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
    • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Accounting Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
    • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Accounting Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
    • Southwest Minnesota State University: Accounting Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
    • St. Cloud State University: Accounting Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
    • Winona State University: Accounting Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Prepare journal entries and financial statements;
    2. Use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve business problems;
    3. Appropriately use technology to solve business problems; and
    4. Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
    • A minimum of 60 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • Some students may need preparatory courses in the areas of English, mathematics or reading. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward this degree.
    • Satisfy residency requirements.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • Completion of specific degree requirements.
    • Each state university has specific program requirements for completion. Please speak with your advisor about requirements at receiving institutions.
    • To receive your diploma, you must apply to graduate.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.
  • 30 CREDITS

    BUS 1104 Written Business Communication 3
    BUS 1112 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
    BUS 1134* Computerized Accounting 2
    BUS 1143 Decision Making Using Excel 3
    BUS 2125 Financial Accounting 4
    BUS 2126* Managerial Accounting 4
    BUS 2142 Principles of Marketing 4
    BUS 2215 Legal Environment of Business 3
    BUS 2244 Principles of Management 4
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  • 30 credits

    Complete at least 30 credits in courses from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), including all courses listed. You must complete at least one course in six of the ten goal areas. One course may satisfy more than one goal area, but the course credits may be counted only once.
    1. Communication
      ENGL 1120* OR ENGL 1121* 4
      CMST 1110 OR CMST 2220 3
    2. Critical Thinking
    3. Natural Science
      One course with lab required 4
    4. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
      MATH 1114* 4
      MATH 1200 (or higher)*  3
    5. History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
      ECON 2205 3
      ECON 2206  3
    6. Humanities/Fine Art
      Choose course(s) totaling 3 credits 3
    7. Human Diversity
      Choose course(s) totaling 3 credits 3
    8. Global Perspective
    9. Ethical/Civic Responsibility
    10. People and the Environment
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  • The following two-year Pathway Plan is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this pathway. For assistance with pathway planning, students should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. See also the college catalog Appendix for course offering information.

    Semester 1: 14 credits

    BUS 1112 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
    BUS 2125 Financial Accounting 4
    ENGL 1120* Cross-Current College Writing and Critical Reading
    OR 
    ENGL 1121* College Writing and Critical Reading
      4
    MATH 1200 College Algebra (or higher) 3

    Semester 2: 15 credits

    BUS 2126 Managerial Accounting 4
    CMST 1110 Introduction to Communication
    OR
    CMST 2220 Interpersonal Communication
      3
    MATH 1114* Introduction to Statistics 4
    General Ed/MnTC with lab (Goal 3)   4

    Semester 3: 16 credits

    BUS 1104 Written Business Communications 3
    BUS 1143 Decision Making Using Excel 3
    BUS 2244 Principles of Management 4
    ECON 2205 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    General Ed/MnTC with lab (Goal 6 of 7)   3

    Semester 4: 15 credits 

    BUS 1134 Computerized Accounting 2
    BUS 2142 Principles of Marketing 4
    BUS 2215 Legal Environment of Business 3
    ECON 2206 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    General Ed/MnTC with lab (Goal 6 of 7)   3

     

  • Business certificates commonly earned as you pursue this degree.

  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Accountant
    • Agent/Broker
    • Bookkeeper
    • Compensation General Auditor
    • Financial Aid Director
    • Financial Investment Analyst
    • Internal Auditor
    • Management Specialist
    • Personal Financial Planner
    • Procedures Specialist
    • Treasurer

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