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Associate of Arts to MSU-Northern
Associate of Arts Degree with Business Coursework Transfer to MSU-Northern
The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Accounting and Business is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration at MSU-Northern.
The Associate of Arts (AA) includes education across academic disciplines. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employability, the AA is designed for transferability to a baccalaureate program.
To receive the AA degree, the following requirements must be completed:
|Montana University System Core Requirements||31|
|Computer Skills/Usage requirement||3|
|Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences||9|
|Final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0|
Courses taken to fulfill one specific requirement, including courses in the Concentration or Elective blocks, may not be used to fulfill another specific requirement; thus, a course taken to fulfill the Cultural Diversity requirement in the Montana University System Core may not be used as an Elective.
Graduates are prepared to:
Demonstrate the outcomes achievable by completing the Montana University System Core.
Select and use the appropriate technologies for personal, academic or career tasks.
Think critically about theories and applications from multiple disciplines when evaluating information, solving problems, and making decisions.
Estimated Resident Program Cost*
Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.
|Tuition and Fees||$6,380|
Fall 2017, MUS Student Health Insurance Premium will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.
Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.
I. GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement
|COLS 103||Becoming a Successful Student +||1|
II. Montana University System Core Courses - 32 Semester Hours
Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)
|WRIT 101||College Writing I **,+||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|COMX 115||Introduction to Interpersonal Communication +||3|
Mathematics - 3 Credits
|M 121||College Algebra **,+||3|
Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits
|CRWR 240||Introduction Creative Writing Workshop +||3|
|LIT 110||Introduction to Literature +||3|
|PHL 101||Introduction to Philosophy +||3|
|PHL 110||Introduction to Ethics +||3|
|WGSS 242||Gender and Equality +||3|
|ARTH 160||Global Visual Culture +||3|
|ARTZ 101||Art Fundamentals +||3|
|ARTZ 105||Visual Language-Drawing +||3|
|MUSI 101||Enjoyment of Music +||3|
|MUSI 103||Fundamentals of Musical Creation +||3|
|MUSI 203||American Popular Music +||3|
|MUSI 207||World Music (= to 307) +||3|
Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)
|Select one from the following:|
|BIOB 101||Discover Biology w/ Lab **,+||4|
|CHMY 101||Discover Chemistry +||3|
|And select one from the following:|
|GEO 101||Introduction to Physical Geology w/Lab +||4|
|PHSX 105||Fundamentals of Physical Science w/Lab +||4|
Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits
|HSTA 255||Montana History (N) +||3|
|PSCI 210||Introduction to American Government +||3|
Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits
|NASX 204||Introduction to Native American Beliefs and Philosophy (N) +||3|
|NASX 232||Montana Indians: Cultures, Histories, Current Issues (= to 332) (N) +||3|
|SPNS 101||Elementary Spanish I +||4|
Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 Credits
|Courses with an “N” behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement. +|
III. Computer Skills/Usage - 3 credits
|CAPP 131||Basic MS Office +||3|
|OR a satisfactory Computer Skills test score.|
IV. Business Coursework- 19 Credits
|ACTG 201||Principles of Financial Accounting *,+||3|
|ACTG 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting *,+||3|
|BGEN 235||Business Law *,+||3|
|ECNS 201||Principles of Microeconomics +||3|
|ECNS 202||Principles of Macroeconomics +||3|
|STAT 216||Introduction to Statistics **,+||4|
V. Recommended Electives - 6 Credits
|BGEN 105||Introduction to Business +||3|
|PSYX 100||Introduction to Psychology +||3|
|SOCI 101||Introduction to Sociology +||3|
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS WITH RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES: 63
Indicates prerequisite needed
Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment
A grade of C- or above is required for graduation
Outline For Completion of The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from MSU-Northern
The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Business is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration at MSU-Northern.
|BGEN 468||Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics||3|
|BMGT 322||Operations Management||3|
|BMGT 329||Human Resource Management||3|
|BMGT 335||Management in Organizations||3|
|BMKT 325||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BMKT 341||Advanced Marketing Applications||3|
|BGEN 110||Applied Business Leadership||3|
|BGEN 112||Creative Problem Solving||3|
|BGEN 253||Business Statistics and Research||3|
|BGEN 360||International Business||3|
|BMIS 311||Management Information Systems||3|
|Advisor approved electives (Please list)||9|
Minor - 30 credits
Minors/Concentrations/Electives to be determined by the student in consultation with their advisor in MSU-Northern according to the University’s current catalog/program sheet. Students with additional prior coursework not strictly identified in this articulation agreement that they believe may apply towards the Minors/Concentrations/Electives may contact the Dean of the College of Technical Sciences or his/her designee, at MSU-Northern to ascertain the course(s) acceptability of satisfying a portion of this requirement.