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Transfer-Focused Business

Mid’s business-related transfer programs and pathways prepare you to transfer into and succeed in the pursuit of advanced degrees, while saving you an average of $15,500 on your bachelor degree.*

Our general education and introductory-level courses prepare you for success by developing broad knowledge and deep understanding. With pathways to various careers including accounting, business, management, healthcare management, and more, and from our 2+2 and 3+1 bachelor degree pathways to our 3+2 master's degree partnerships, you can get started at Mid no matter your destination.

Online Learning at Mid

Many of our business-related transfer pathways can largely be completed remotely using online and real-time virtual technologies, like Zoom.

100% Online
  • Business Studies MiTransfer
90%+ Online
  • Enhanced Business Studies Transfer - Management
80%+ Online
  • Enhanced Business Studies Transfer - Accounting
  • Enhanced Business Studies Transfer - Healthcare Management
50%+ Online
  • Business Studies Transfer - LUCES

Career-Ready Business

Looking to enter the workforce quickly? Mid's career-ready business pathways allow you to complete a certificate in as little as two semesters and continue on toward an associate degree, building skills and certifications along the way. Learn more about our career-ready options and see if they may be right for you.

Customized Transfer Pathways Available!

Mid Michigan College has many transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities that can lead to a wide variety of degrees and careers.

From 2+2 and 3+1 transfer agreements that streamline your path to a bachelor degree, and 3+2 partnerships that allow you to start at Mid, save big on tuition, and earn a master's degree at your transfer destination school, our team can help you select the courses that best fit your goals—saving you time and money. No matter where your path leads, Mid can be a part of your journey.

Discover all the transfer opportunities available at Mid!

Featured Partner: Northwood University

Northwood University has partnered with Mid to offer 2+2 and 3+1 pathways. If you are interested in attending Northwood, consider the options below. Plus, you'll save thousands on your bachelor degree, $15,500 on average, by starting at Mid. Northwood University pathways include:

  • 2+2 Pathways | Accounting, Healthcare Management, Management, Marketing, Sports Management
  • 3+1 Pathways | Accounting, Healthcare Management, Management, Management Information Systems


Transfer-Focused Business Pathways

Business Studies MiTransfer

This pathway includes courses that have been approved through the Michigan Transfer Network, which allows you to take advantage of statewide associate to bachelor's degree transfer agreements. Learn more about transfer agreements and review advising resources.

Business Studies Transfer - LUCES

This pathway provides students enrolled in the LUCES program a pathway to complete their first two semesters utilizing LUCES courses. Students then transition to traditional course options.

Enhanced Business Studies Transfer - Accounting

This pathway is designed to allow you to spend 3 years at Mid and one year at Northwood University where you will graduate with a bachelor's degree. Accounting is the practice of recording and analyzing financial transactions to ensure a business or organization operates efficiently, profitably, and in compliance with laws and regulations. Accountants work with financial reports, inspecting finance records to reduce costs, improve profits, and ensure compliance. Potential careers include forensic accountant, financial analyst, personal financial advisor, actuary, cost estimator, and more.

Enhanced Business Studies Transfer - Healthcare Management

This pathway is designed to allow you to spend 3 years at Mid and one year at Northwood University where you will graduate with a bachelor's degree. Healthcare managers and administrators are in charge of a variety of tasks, including budgeting, scheduling, and seeking out ways to improve patient care and the health of the communities they serve. Healthcare managers spend their time managing and coordinating health services in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. Potential careers include healthcare administrator, physician practice manager, managed care representative, patient finance manager, population health manager, and more.

Enhanced Business Studies Transfer - Management

This pathway is designed to allow you to spend 3 years at Mid and one year at Northwood University where you will graduate with a bachelor's degree. A management degree provides you with broad knowledge of business, finance, economics, and marketing, as well as a wide range of practical skills and experience. Management graduates can work in a large variety of careers including public, private, and voluntary sectors. Potential careers include management consultant, production manager, project manager, risk management, and more.

Articulation Agreement with Wayne State University

A new articulation agreement between Mid Michigan College and Wayne State University allows Mid students who follow a prescribed plan of study to transfer up to 82 credits to WSU while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Mike Ilitch School of Business, saving between $14,000 and $22,000 in tuition. Mid students who receive an Enhanced Business Studies Transfer Associate Degree can transfer up to 82 credits to WSU and pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, global supply chain management, information systems management, management, or marketing. Pathways for the Mid-WSU articulation agreement are coming soon!

  • Accounting is the practice of recording and analyzing financial transactions to ensure a business or organization operates efficiently, profitably, and in compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Finance majors develop analytical skills in order to dissect financial statements and appraise the financial standing of companies, municipalities, and other entities.
  • Global Supply Chain professionals are experts at purchasing components and finished goods, deciding on manufacturing and warehouse locations, and determining inventory strategies.
  • WSU offers two Information Systems Management Pathways, Inbound Information Technology Specialist and Enterprise Architecture.
  • Management graduates have a broad base of knowledge in business, finance, economics, and marketing, and can work in a variety of sectors.
  • Marketing majors can expect this field to continue to grow as organizations strive to increase their market share through research, traditional marketing channels, and digital and social media campaigns.

Why Choose Mid?

Business is booming.

A business degree is one of the most flexible degrees you can hold, opening doors to numerous career fields, from marketing to human resources to administration. Our transfer pathways allow you to complete general education requirements and continue on to bachelor and master's degree programs, while saving thousands on advanced degrees.

Faculty with connections.

Many of our instructors have previous or current careers in business-related fields, so they bring real-life experiences into their courses. And, they stay connected to business trends in order to provide relevant and meaningful content, adapting how and what they teach to reflect today's business world.

Career Outlook

Graduates with a business education may enter many different careers including accounting, advertising, economics, finance, general business, management, marketing, human resources, industrial relations, and public administration. Depending on the organization in which they work, they may become generalists or specialists.


Managers develop strategies and policies to ensure that an organization's goals and objectives are met. Their responsibilities can include a wide range of roles, whether it's as the superintendent of a school or park, manager of retail location, or the chief executive officer of a large corporation.

Marketing, Advertising, & Public Relations

Marketing and advertising professionals promote a firm's products or services, coordinate market research, develop marketing strategies, determine the demand for and potential sales of products and services, propose advertisements and promotions, and use available communication channels to target specific audiences.

Human Resources

Helping organizations attract the most qualified employees and matching them to the jobs for which they are best suited, recruiting and interviewing new employees, providing advice on hiring decisions, and helping to improve morale and limit turnover by providing training and boosting employee satisfaction with jobs and working conditions are the key functions of human resource professionals.

Advanced Degree Careers

Industrial Production Managers

Median Pay $50.71/hour | $105,480/year | 1% Growth

Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers

Median Pay $65.34/hour | $135,900/year | 8% Growth

Market Research Analysts

Median Pay $30.67/hour | $63,790/year | 20% Growth

Public Relations Specialists

Median Pay $29.40/hour | $61,150/year | 6% Growth

Medical and Health Services Managers

Median Pay $48.55/hour | $100,980/year | 18% Growth

Human Resources Managers

Median Pay $56.11/hour | $96,944/year | 7% Growth

Data sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and valid 2018 through 2028.

Michigan Transfer Network

MiTRansfer pathways

Mid Michigan College is a participating member in MiTransfer Pathways, a Statewide agreement that identifies courses students should complete as a part of an associate degree that will transfer seamlessly toward a bachelor degree and simplify the transfer process. Mid's Business Studies Pathway is part of MiTransfer Pathways and can provide you with guidance about transferring specific courses to multiple colleges and universities in Michigan.

The Michigan Transfer Network website allows you to view transfer course equivalencies between many Michigan colleges and universities. If you would like to go back to school, transfer to another college or university in Michigan, or simply see how courses at Mid would transfer to another school, this site is for you!

*Source: IPEDS Fall 2018, Institutional Characteristics. Savings compare the median 2018-2019 tuition and required fees for an academic year at public Michigan universities with Mid Michigan College, calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. Visit each college or university website for current tuition information.

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