NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Oakland University - Main Campus

Program: Business Administration

The School of Business Administration program enables students to combine the intensive study of a functional area of business with a broad background in management. This combination will allow students to understand and manage changing situations in profit oriented enterprises and not-for-profit organizations, both public and private. In this program, a general education is combined with rigorous analytical training, enabling students to handle the increasing complex and changing problems faced by managers.

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Economics BS
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA 2.8 (Your GPA will be established at OU because all transfer students will be placed into pre-business until they meet admission class requirements.)

Basic Requirements

Although Oakland University is a member of MTA, Oakland requires additional hours of General Education for their students beyond the 30 hours granted by MTA. Students are required to complete two additional general education courses once they transfer to OU which may be completed in your major. Oakland does not count English Composition as a general education (under MTA), but does require it for graduation.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities List


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Natural Science List


Social Science


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics


Select an additional Group 1 Social Science course from a department other than ECO




MTH 121 & 122

College Algebra & Trig


MTH 141

Calculus I


Students can take Linear Programming Elementary Functions (MTH 111 at NMC is prereq) at OU instead of NMC's MTH 141. If you elect to complete your higher level math at OU, your admission into the business department may be delayed. You will also need to take MTH 120 or above from the Group 1 Mathematics List.

Additional Requirements

Required Classes



ACC 121 & 122

Accounting Principles I & II (counts as one accounting course at OU)


ACC 225

Cost/Management Accounting


COM 111

Public Speaking


To complete an associate's degree, consult with an advisor. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

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