The University of Toledo and Monroe County Community College are making it easier for students to begin their studies in business at the community college in Monroe, Mich., and finish them at UToledo.
Leaders of each institution signed a transfer agreement that provides a pathway to a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UToledo for students who start at MCCC.
The agreement establishes guidelines for the transfer of community college credit upon completion of Monroe County Community College’s Associate Degree in Business Management program into UToledo’s Bachelor of Business Administration program with a selected area of specialization.
“We are very happy to establish this articulation agreement,” said Dr. Anne Balazs, dean of the UToledo College of Business and Innovation. “It is a natural extension of our ongoing cooperation, and it strengthens the relationship between the two schools. Most importantly, it provides a clear pathway to degree completion and helps students move seamlessly from a two-year degree to a bachelor’s degree. We are excited to extend this bridge to Monroe County Community College students.”
The agreement also allows for Monroe County Community College students to take up to 12 credits of equivalent course work at UToledo and transfer it back to the community college toward the requirements for the associate degree.
Monroe County Community College students must meet the transfer student admission requirements to be admitted to UToledo’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. The maximum number of transfer credits will be 73.
“MCCC and UToledo believe that students who choose to begin their studies at a community college and plan to transfer to a university to earn a bachelor’s degree should be able to do so smoothly,” said MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey. “These students should be able to maximize the amount of credit that transfers without duplication of coursework. That’s what this agreement is designed to ensure.”
Students must complete their junior and senior academic years at UToledo, and a minimum of 120 credits is required to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.