NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Northern Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Business

Admission to the Walker L. Cisler School of Business provides courses of study leading to Bachelor degrees in the following areas:


  • Accounting
  • Accounting/Computer Info Systems
  • Accounting/Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance & Risk Management
  • Information Systems
  • Information Assurance/Cyber Defense
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Ski Area Business Management

Admission Criteria

  1. Completion of NMU Writing Proficiency Examination.
  2. 48 credits with a 2.25 Overall GPA required for admission to School of Business.
  3. Minimum GPA - 2.00 in pre-admission courses:

(Listed below and Incorporated in this guide, marked with an *)

ACC 121, 122 – Accounting Principles I & II

ECO 201, 202 – Principles of Macro & Micro Economics
ENG 111, 112 – Freshman Composition
MTH 131 – Probability & Statistics

Choose one option:
MTH 121 – College Algebra OR
MTH 111 – Intermediate Algebra + Finite Math course at NMU (If this option chosen, you will not be eligible to apply to NMU Business School until the Finite Math is taken at NMU)

CIT 112 and CIT 212 at NMU are also required for admission.

Basic Requirements

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA): Students who transfer to Northern Michigan University from a Michigan community college who have Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied posted on their transcript will be considered to have met the requirements of NMU’s Liberal Studies/General Education program. Students will still be expected to complete all other degree requirements, including graduation requirements (world cultures, health promotions, and lab) and any courses listed as “Other Required Courses” that may also be Liberal Studies/General Education courses. Transfer students who do not complete the entire block of courses required by the MTA will receive credit for courses they do complete on the basis of individual evaluation and established transfer equivalencies.

If you do not fulfill the MTA agreement, you will need to use 2 transfer guides to fulfill NMU's Division requirements: this guide and General Education Without MTA. For more information on MTA, please contact an advisor at NMC or NMU Representative Jillian Seguin at (906) 235-7421.

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


You may choose HST 211 Native American History, HUM 116 World Cultures, or PHL 122 Eastern Religions to fulfill both the World Cultures and 1 Humanities choice. Or, if you fulfill World Cultures with a social science choice, ANT 113 Cultural Anthropology or GEO 109 World Regional Geography, select 2 Humanities class from the link above.

Natural Science


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


Social Science


*ECO 201, 202

Principles of Macro and Micro Economics


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


Choose one:


SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology


SOC 201

Modern Social Problems




*MTH 131

Probability & Statistics


*MTH 121

College Algebra (See Admission Criteria above for other options.)


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



*ACC 121, 122

Accounting Principles I & II


BUS 261

Business Law I


MGT 241

Principles of Management


MKT 201

Principles of Marketing


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