Business Transfer Pathway

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Why Choose This Program

At SCTCC, a degree in business means building a strong foundation in general business topics and gaining skills to succeed in future education and the workforce.

We give students the ability to choose to concentrate in accounting, finance, sales, management, or marketing. Each elective area focuses the practical knowledge taught in your chosen field of study and provides opportunities to apply these skills in a variety of settings.

In our classrooms, we emphasize on developing skills in decision-making, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, project management, and problem-solving. By learning the above skills, students are certain to succeed in their future careers.

The Business Transfer Pathway associate’s degree at SCTCC is a great choice for students who want to start their education with a two-year degree before transferring to earn a bachelor's degree at one of the seven Minnesota State universities. All courses from SCTCC 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 associate’s degree prepares you to enter the workforce. This program is available online and on campus. More info about online programs.

Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation.

2021 Placement
Central MN Median Wage

Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

From Degree to Career

When you choose the Business Transfer Pathway at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that are ready to hire including Capital One, St.Cloud Hospital, Wells Fargo, and more.

At SCTCC, we equip our students with the skills necessary to succeed for their next journey. Whether joining the career force or continuing their degree, our students have strong decision-making skills, interpersonal communication, critical thinking skills, and project management.

After graduation, students in our program will be able to utilize problem solving skills, strategic planning and implementation, and the basics of situational management. With the skills acquired from SCTCC, students are guaranteed to succeed.

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

With a degree in business, graduates are highly employable. Whether they finished school at SCTCC or went on to a four-year degree, our students can be employed by a variety of public and private organizations.

With a business degree, graduates can work for management, purchasing, professional sales, customer service, banking, recovery, financial services, accounting, and so much more. A degree from SCTCC equips students with skills that award them with outstanding career opportunities.

A day in the life of an SCTCC business graduate includes working at Northwestern Mutual as an accountant and utilizing the skills taught in SCTCC classrooms.

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

Graduates from the SCTCC business program have found careers working with local and national companies like St. Cloud Hospital and Wells Fargo.

Our students have even worked with Capital One, Marco, BI Worldwide, Northwestern Mutual, Mission Construction, and Integrity Global Solutions. By capitalizing off the skills learned in their associate’s degree, graduates have found success in their careers.

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

Students completing the Accounting AAS Degree are eligible to take the National Accredited Business Accountant (ABA) accreditation and the State of Minnesota Registered Accounting Practitioner (RAP) accreditation exams.

In past years, SCTCC graduates have a pass rate more than 2-3 times higher than the national average on the national accreditation exam.

SCTCC has proudly worked with the seven Minnesota State universities to ensure that our business degree can successfully transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Students looking to pursue further education can seamlessly transfer to one of the seven Minnesota State universities of their choice.

From Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Southwest Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, to Winona State University. With so many options, students are guaranteed to find a program that fits their needs for their further education plans.

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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

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St. Cloud State University’s Herberger Business School has developed an accelerated 3-year business program in partnership with SCTCC. This program gives you the opportunity to complete the Business Transfer Pathway associate’s degree at SCTCC and a Bachelor of Science degree in general business at St. Cloud State University in three years by utilizing summer courses. The program allows students to graduate and begin their career more quickly with the same level of education they’d get in four years.

Learn More about the Accelerated 3-year Program with SCSU.

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Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about the Business Transfer Pathway and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for an info session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:

  • Call us at 320-308-5089
  • Email us at
  • On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meet the Admissions Staff.

Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

SCTCC Business Management students have the opportunity to apply for the George & Shirley Torrey and Business Preferred Credit scholarships.

To maximize accessibility for students, you can apply one time to be considered for all eligible scholarships at SCTCC Scholarships.

Current Students

Current Business students, this is your place for information.

If you have any questions about our Business Transfer Pathway program, please reach out to us.

Mark Buchanan

SCTCC Academic Advising

Students in the SCTCC Business Transfer Pathway program have the opportunity to participate in Collegiate DECA. Collegiate DECA is a student organization that facilitates student’s connection of classroom skills training to real work application.

Students in Collegiate DECA also have the opportunity to attend business conferences, competitions, and get to participate in volunteerism and community networking activities. Membership in this student organization is free to any business student.

Check out DECA on Facebook

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