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Business - Pre-Business Preparation, A.A.

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The Associate in Arts degree is a liberal arts transfer degree.  While an A.A. degree might include a core of courses appropriate to a major field at the baccalaureate level, its focus is on general education or the first two years of a four-year preparation.

To complete the degree students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 64 credits of which at least 15 must be earned at Minnesota West Community & Technical College.
  2. A grade point average of 2.0 ("C") or better.
  3. A minimum of 40 credits of General education. This fulfills the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

    Recommended Areas:
    Area  1:  Communications
    Area  2:  Critical Thinking
    Area  3:  Natural Science
    Area  4:  Mathematical/Logical Reasoning - MATH 1111 College Algebra is the required math class.
    Area  5:  History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences - ECON 2201 Macroeconomics and either Psychology or Sociology
    Area  6:  The Humanities and Fine Arts
    Area  7:  Human Diversity
    Area  8:  Global Perspective
    Area  9:  Ethical and Civic Responsibility
    Area 10:  People and the Environment
  4. 18 credits selected from the table below
  5. STSK 1110 Freshman Seminar (1) credit is required.
  6. Fulfill a minimum of 4 credits from two of the three areas.  HLTH 1101, CSCI 1102 , or any Physical Education course.

Principles of Accounting I 4
Principles of Accounting II 4
Principles of Microeconomics 3
Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4
Elective in business chosen from the following: 3-4
Introduction to Business 4
Principles of Management 3
Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 2241 Business Law 3
BUS 2242 Business Communications 3

World Language (Students who did not take two years of a world language in high school may need one year of college credits in a language to meet state university preparation requirements.

Updated: si 6/30/15