NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Spring Arbor University - University Center

Program: Bachelor of science in organizational management

"The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management provides expertise in management, human dynamics, and organizational development for business and public administration. The program takes a systems approach to the problems, principles, and practices of management, incorporating conceptual and theoretical knowledge."


A minimum of 58 transferable credits are required in order to enter SAU’s bachelor degree completion programs. Transferable credits are defined as completed courses at the 100 level or higher receiving a grade of at least 2.0. To complete the Bachelor of Science in Organization Management, a total of 124 credits, including the fulfillment of general education requirements, are needed; 38 credits are earned in the major. The uniqueness of SAU is that students have a variety of options for completing credits. Up to 30 college credits can be earned based on life learning experience (licenses, seminars, etc.), through CLEP tests, through life learning papers, on-line courses, or credit earned from other colleges, including NMC. As part of the 58 transferable credits, it would be beneficial for a transferring student to complete the MACRAO agreement at NMC, however, it is not necessary for admission. Students are required to complete Spring Arbor's general education or the MACRAO agreement. Students can use classes (once MACRAO is completed) from both Spring Arbor and NMC to complete an Associate in Science and Arts degree from NMC. Since every student’s coursework profile is different, students are urged to speak with a Spring Arbor University advisor to better design a personalized plan for completing this degree.

Contact person:
(231) 995-1761


  1. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA
  2. A minimum of 58 transferable credits (including MACRAO Stamp or completion of Spring Arbor's general education requirements)
  3. Submit transcripts and Spring Arbor Application
  4. Submit an autobiographical outline
  5. Submit a writing sample




ENG 111

English Composition I


ENG 112

English Composition II




Choose 8 Group 1 Humanities credits from more than one department »




Choose 8 Group 1 Science/Math credits from more than one department including at least one lab science »


Social Science


ECO 201 



Choose 5 Group 1 Social Science credits from more than one department »



Core courses in the major will be provided by Spring Arbor or their designate. Spring Arbor's general education and graduation requirements must be met for graduation. If you wish to complete an Associate degree with NMC, please speak with an NMC advisor for degree requirements. No specific undergraduate Associate degree is required. Please meet with a representative from Spring Arbor as early in your academic career as possible. The Spring Arbor advisor will assist with course selection to meet the above requirements and the options listed below.

Spring Arbor offers a health care systems endorsement in addition to the major in management. The twelve credits required for this endorsement are offered online on a rotating basis. The courses cover applications of systems theory to health care organizations administration and management of health care systems, fiscal management and fiscal policy issues in health care and health care leadership.

Another option in conjunction with the major in management is a 12 credit criminal justice endorsement. Courses cover topics including the nature and societal impact of crime, a historical overview of criminology theory, current issues and practices in criminal justice systems, and political, administrative, organizational and cultural differences in state and national criminal justice systems.

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 Spring 2015

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