Transfer Pathway


Degree programs

Accounting BS

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to Metropolitan State, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.


After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

Semester 1: 16 credits

  • ACCT 311: Intermediate Accounting I (4 credits)
  • MIS 310: Principles of MIS (4 credits)
  • FIN 390: Principles of Finance (4 credits)
  • MnTC Goal Area 1 Course (4 credits)

Semester 2: 16 credits

  • ACCT 312: Intermediate Accounting II (4 credits)
  • ACCT 340: Accounting Information Systems (4 credits)
  • DSCI 434: Introduction to Operations Management (4 credits)
  • MnTC Goal Area 5&8 + LS* Course (4 credits)

Semester 3: 12 credits

  • ACCT 510: Advanced Accounting (4 credits)
  • ACCT 520: Advanced Strategic Management Accounting (4 credits)
  • MnTC Goal Area 6&9 + LS Course (4 credits)

Semester 4: 16 credits

  • ACCT 530: Business Taxation (4 credits)
  • ACCT 512: Auditing (4 credits)
  • MGMT 499: Case Studies in Strategic Management (4 credits)
  • MnTC Goal Area 3&10 Course (4 credits)

*Liberal Studies (LS) = 8 upper-division credits

Note: Students must include a Racial Issues Graduation Requirement (RIGR) course when planning their program.

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