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Transfer Pathway


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Economics 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 210: Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • ECON 420: Money, banking and Financial Institutions (4 credits). Course is also a LS* course
  • MATH 120: Precalculus (4 credits)
  • MIS 100: Foundations of IT in Organizations (4 credits)

Semester 2: 16 credits

  • ECON 314: International and Comparative Economics (4 credits)
  • FIN 390: Principles of Finance (4 credits)
  • MATH 210: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MGMT 360: Managing a Diverse Workforce (4 credits).  This course also satisfies the RIGR** requirement.

Semester 3: 16 credits

  • ECON 496: Managerial Economics (4 credits)
  • ECON 3XX/4XX: Economics (Business Economics Track) Elective (4 credits)***
  • ECON 3XX/4XX: Economics (Business Economics Track) Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Semester 4: 12 credits

  • ECON 497: Economics Research and Forecasting (4 credits)
  • ECON 3XX/4XX: Economics (Business Economics Track) Electives (4 credits)
  • General Electives (4 credits)

*Liberal Studies (LS) = 8 upper-division credits
**RIGR = Racial Issues Graduation Requirement

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