NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Ferris State University - University Center and Main Campus

Program: Business Administration

The major in Business Administration is designed to prepare individuals for the rapidly changing nature of the work environment in business, government and nonprofit organizations, equipping graduates not only for entry-level positions but for advancement as well. The program builds upon a solid core of business courses, featuring a tight sequence of major courses; however, the program also provides the flexibility to specialize in an area of interest or to obtain a minor through a careful selection of the College of Business electives and free electives. A major in business administration is also valuable as a preparation for law school. The FSU college of business is a candidate for ASBSP (Associate of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs) accreditation.

Admission Criteria

  1. 2.35 GPA (Some programs may be more competitive.)
  2. Ferris requires a 2.0 or higher in each class to transfer starting in the fall of 2009.
  3. Completion of an Associate degree or an accumulation of at least 48 semester hours is recommended.
  4. Completion of ENG 111 and MTH 111 with a 2.0 or competency via ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer.
  5. It is strongly recommended that students make contact with FSU as early in their academic career as possible, especially if they have credits from an institution other than NMC.
  6. The following courses will complete the Associate in Science and Arts degree.
  7. Ferris's Traverse City Information | Transfer Guide for Business

Ferris Statewide, University Center Contact, Traverse City: FerrisNorth@ferris.edu or (231) 995-1734

Business Advisor Contact:

Main Campus, Big Rapids: (231) 591-2420

Basic Requirements

Completion of the BASIC requirements, as listed, at NMC will fulfill most of the general education requirements at FSU. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list


Select 1 Cultural Enrichment or Cultural Enrichment Activity course from this list that transfers to FSU at 200-300 level (blue or green highlight)


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB


Social Science


ECO 201



ECO 202



Select 1 course from the Group 1 Social Science list in an area other than the Economics Department.




MTH 131

Intro to Probability and Statistics


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



ACC 121

Accounting Principles I


ACC 123

Accounting Principles II


CIT 100

Introduction to Computers


COM 111

Public Speaking


MGT 241

Principles of Management


MGT 251

Human Resources Management


MKT 201

Principles of Marketing


MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra or competency via ACT, SAT or Accuplacer


Directed Elective

Chosen in consultation with FSU UC Advisor (See worksheet for examples of Directed Electives)

NOT eligible to be used: BUS 101, CIT 118, CIT 119, CIT 122a, and CIT 124


Consult with FSU advisor to choose One Required Concentration from the list below or the College of Business's Approved Minor or Certificate (Requires FSU Advisor Approval). Must be 18 credits or more.

Advanced Fleet Management, Human Resource Management, International Business Management, Risk Management and Insurance, Lean Systems, Leadership and Project Management, Operations and Supply Management, Small Business and Entrepreneurship


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2023