Business Transfer Pathway

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Why Choose This Program

A degree in Business builds a strong foundation in general business topics and gives you the ability to choose to concentrate in accounting, finance, sales, management, or marketing. Each elective area focuses your practical knowledge in your field of study and provides opportunities to apply these skills in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in decision-making, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, project management and problem-solving.

The Business Transfer Pathway AS is a great choice for students who want to start at SCTCC and transfer to earn a bachelor's degree at one of the seven Minnesota State universities. All courses directly transfer into designated bachelor's degree programs.

In addition to preparing you to transfer to a Business bachelor's degree program, the Business Transfer Pathway AS degree prepares you to enter the workforce. 

This program is available online and on campus. More info

Skills Acquired

  • Decision Making 
  • Interpersonal 
  • Communication 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Project Management 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation 
  • Situational Management

Career Choices

Graduates entering the work environment are likely to be employed by a variety of public and private organizations within the areas of:

  • Management 
  • Purchasing 
  • Professional Sales 
  • Customer Service 
  • Banking 
  • Recovery 
  • Financial Services 
  • Accounting 

Where Grads Work

  • Capital One
  • Marco
  • St. Cloud Hospital
  • Wells Fargo
  • BI Worldwide
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Mission Construction 
  • Integrity Global Solutions 


The associate’s degree in Business fully transfers to a Business bachelor’s degree program at any one of the seven Minnesota State universities:

  • Bemidji State University
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Winona State University

  • St. Cloud State University bachelor's degree options 
    • General Business B.S. Degree
    • Management B.S. Degree - Operations Management Concentration
    • Management B.S. Degree - Human Resources Concentration
      • Transfers to all other SCSU Business bachelor degree programs but may require more than 60 credits 

Accelerated 3-Year Program with St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University’s Herberger Business School has developed an accelerated 3-year business program in partnership with St. Cloud Technical and Community College. This program gives you the opportunity to complete the Business Transfer Pathway AS degree at SCTCC and a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business at St. Cloud State in three years, including summers. The program allows you to graduate and begin your career more quickly.

Learn More about the Accelerated 3-year Program with SCSU

Info Sessions

Contact Us

Mark Buchanan
(320) 308-6642

SCTCC Academic Advising

Program Costs

Program Scholarship

The following scholarships are specific to Business Management students:

  • George & Shirley Torrey
  • Business Preferred Credit

SCTCC Scholarships

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Clubs & Organizations

Students have the opportunity to participate in Collegiate DECA. This student organization facilitates student’s connection of classroom skills training to real work application. Students in Collegiate DECA also attend business conferences and competitions and participate in volunteerism and community networking activities.  Membership in this student organization is free to business students.


Pictured: Business students on a field trip to Bad Habit Brewing.

SCTCC Student Clubs

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