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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 Requirements31
Computer Skills/Usage requirement3
Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences9
Electives17
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
Application Fee$30
Lab Fee$105
Books/Supplies$3,848
Total$10,363
*

Fall 2016, 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 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

II. Montana University System Core Courses - 31 Semester Hours

Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)

Written
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
Verbal
Select one of the following:
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking +3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3

Mathematics - 3 Credits

Select one of the following:
M 105Contemporary Mathematics3
M 121College Algebra **,+3
M 151Precalculus **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits

Humanities
Select one from the following:
CRWR 240Intro Creative Writing Wrkshp +3
LIT 110Intro to Lit +3
LIT 291Special Topics-Literature +3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy +3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics +3
WGSS 242Gender and Equality +3
Fine Arts
Select one from the following:
ARTH 160Global Visual Culture +3
ARTZ 101Art Fundamentals +3
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing +3
IDSN 101Intro to Interior Design +3
MUSI 101Enjoyment of Music +3
MUSI 103Fundamntls of Musical Creation +3
MUSI 203American Popular Music +3
MUSI 207World Music (equiv to 307) +3

Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)

Select two from the following:
BIOB 101Discover Biology/Lab **,+4
BIOB 160Princpls of Living Systems/Lab **,+4
BIOB 170Prin Biological Diversity/Lab **,+4
BIOH 104Basic Human Biology & Lab **,+4
CHMY 101Discover Chemistry +3
CHMY 121Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 141College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 143College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+4
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab +4
NUTR 221Basic Human Nutrition +3
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4
PHSX 205College Physics I w/Lab **,+4
PHSX 220Physics I w/Lab **,+4

Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits

Social Sciences
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics +3
Select one of the following:
CJUS 121Intro to Criminal Justice +3
ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics +3
PSCI 210Intro to American Government +3
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
PSYX 230Developmental Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3
History
OR one of the following:
HSTA 101American History I (N) +3
HSTA 102American History II (N) +3
HSTA 255Montana History (N) +3
HSTR 101Western Civilization I +3
HSTR 102Western Civilization II +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits

Select one from the following:
ANTY 101Anthro & the Human Experience +3
BMKT 242Intro to Global Markets +3
LSH 244American Cultural Values +3
NASX 204Intro to NA Beliefs & Philsphy (N) +3
NASX 232MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) (N) +3
NASX 240Native American Lit (=to 340) (N) +3
SIGN 101Intro to American Sign Lang +3

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 120Introduction to Computers +3

IV. Concentration in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences - 9 Credits

Select three of the following:
ACTG 101Accounting Procedures I **,+3
ACTG 102Accounting Procedures II *,+3
BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing **,+3

V. Electives - 17 Credits

ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct *,+3
ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct *,+3
BGEN 235Business Law *,+3
BMGT 235Management *,+3
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics **,+4

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 60

*

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 Degree from 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.

Technical Requirements - 30 credits

BFIN 322Business Finance3
BGEN 468Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics3
BGEN 494Seminar3
BMGT 322Operations Management3
BMGT 329Human Resource Management3
BMGT 335Management in Organizations3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BMKT 341Advanced Marketing Applications3
BUS 406Management Information Systems3
BUS 410International Business3

Minor - 30 credits

Selected by the student

Total Technical Requirements: 30
Minor: 30
Transferred Block: 60
TOTAL CREDITS: 120