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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
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

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 - 32 Semester Hours

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

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

Mathematics - 3 Credits

M 121College Algebra **,+3

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits

CRWR 240Intro Creative Writing Wrkshp +3
LIT 110Intro to Lit +3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy +3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics +3
WGSS 242Gender and Equality +3
Fine Arts
ARTH 160Global Visual Culture +3
ARTZ 101Art Fundamentals +3
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing +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 one from the following:
BIOB 101Discover Biology/Lab **,+4
CHMY 101Discover Chemistry +3
And select one from the following:
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab +4
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4

Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits

HSTA 255Montana History (N) +3
PSCI 210Intro to American Government +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits

NASX 204Intro to NA Beliefs & Philsphy (N) +3
NASX 232MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) (N) +3
SPNS 101Elementary 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 131Basic MS Office +3
OR a satisfactory Computer Skills test score.

IV. Business Coursework- 19 Credits

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

V. Recommended Electives - 6 Credits

BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3


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 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
BGEN 110Applied Business Leadership3
BGEN 112 Creative Problem Solving3
BGEN 253 Business Statistics and Research3
BGEN 360International Business3
BMIS 311Management Information Systems3
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.