NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - Main Campus

Program: Seidman College of Business (Grand Rapids campus)

Business majors pursue the Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. Students may choose from 13 majors and minors.

*indicates Major and Minor available

*indicates a secondary major that can be obtained with one of the other majors as a double major

  • Accounting*
  • Economics*
  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship**
  • Finance
  • General Business*
  • International Business**
  • Marketing*
  • General Management*
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management - Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Admission Criteria

To be admitted directly to the upper division program courses students must:

  1. Have earned 55 semester hours
  2. Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average
  3. Complete the following courses at NMC or GVSU with a 2.5 or higher combined GPA: ACC 121, BUS 261, ECO 201, ECO 202, MTH 131 AND MGT 268 at GVSU
  4. GVSU Pledge Program for Free Tuition for Qualified MI Residents

If student has fewer than 55 semester hours can be admitted to the Seidman College of Business pre-major program to complete the general education requirements.

additional information

Basic Requirements

The following courses will complete requirements for an Associate in Arts degree, and most of the general education requirements from GVSU. Students are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with a GVSU advisor for any program updates.

NOTE: Both a Global Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as Global Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a Global Perspective class. Refer to GVSU's general education guide: gvsu.edu/gened/

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 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list. By selecting a class listed in the World Perspectives or US Diversity requirement you are fulfilling a requirement at NMC and at GVSU.


GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 246, ENG 247, ENG 254, ENG 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, HST 101, HST 102, HST 228, HST 235, HUM 116, PHL 121, PHL 122, SPN 202.

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 114, ENG 242, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, HST 225, MUS 111.

Natural Science

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


Social Science


ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics


Global Perspective requirement (select one course under Social Science or one course under Humanities) ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.


US Diversity requirement (select one course under Social Science or one course under Humanities) SOC 201, SOC 220.


Select additional classes if needed from Social Science area totaling 6 credits from more than one department



MTH 131 Introduction to Probability and Statistics


Major And Additional Requirements

Required Classes



ACC 121 Accounting Principles I


ACC 123 Accounting Principles II


BUS 261 Business Law I


CIT 210 Microsoft Office-Excel

(If you took the previous requirement, CIT 100 Introduction to Computers in Business, you may need to take an additional 1.5 credit class at GVSU if you do not have time to take CIT 210 prior to transfer. Please discuss with GVSU business advisor if you have questions: Seidman College of Business Advisor at 616) 331-7500 or go2gvbiz@gvsu.edu)


MGT 241 Principles of Management


MKT 201 Principles of Marketing


Quantitative Group Class: Choose MTH 121 College Algebra, PHL 105 Critical Thinking (Humanities Gr. 1 above), or other options available at GVSU. (Contact GVSU for details on other options.)


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