NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Saginaw Valley State University - Main Campus

Program: Business Administration


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Industrial Management
  • International Business
  • Legal Studies – Minor Only
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Accountancy

Admission Criteria

  1. Completion of all Basic Skills Requirements in Writing, Reading and Math. (At NMC: ENG 111; ENG 108 or waiver or test out at SVSU; and MTH 23).
  2. Complete 3 of 4 SVSU cognate courses (2 available at NMC):
    1. COM 101 at NMC
    2. MTH 141 at NMC or MATH 120B (NMC's MTH 111 is prerequisite) at SVSU
  3. Complete 4 of the following 5 Business Core courses at NMC:
    1. ACC 121
    2. ACC 123
    3. ECO 201
    4. ECO 202
    5. MTH 131
  4. Minimum of 2.25 GPA is required for admission to the College of Business.

If you have questions, call SVSU at (989) 964-4046.

Basic Requirements

Completion of the BASIC requirements as listed at NMC will fulfill most of the general requirements at SVSU. Students with the 'MTA Agreement Satisfied' stamp on their NMC transcript can expect to need no more than two General Education categories to complete general education requirements at SVSU. 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


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from 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 131

Probability & Statistics


Choose one of the options below:

  1. MTH 141 Calculus I OR
  2. MATH 120B Finite Math at SVSU (NMC's MTH 111 is prerequisite for this class).


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



ACC 121 & 123

Accounting Principles I, II


COM 101

Introduction to Communications


Completion of at least 64 credits, including those listed above, fulfills the requirements of NMC's Associate degree.

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