Business Administration Transfer to Montana State University – Northern

The following program of study has been established to prepare students for transfer to Montana State University – Northern (MSU-N) with junior standing. Students who complete the following Associate of Science program of study at FVCC with a grade of “C-” or higher in every course, and are accepted into MSU-N, will be granted up to 67 semester credits toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. See your advisor for more information about this transfer articulation opportunity.

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students may earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for some transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

Suggested program of study for a transfer to Montana State University – Northern

First Year
First Year Total: 31-33
Second Year
Second Year Total: 33
Total Credits: 64-66

1 Approved electives include ACTG 205, BGEN 204, BMGT 205, BMGT 235, BMIS 211, BMIS 270, and BMKT 225.

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.


Upper Division Courses to Complete at MSU-Northern

Upon completing the first two years of study and earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will transfer to MSU-N and complete the following courses to finish the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

BFIN 322 Business Finance 3 credits
BGEN 360 International Business 3 credits
BGEN 468 Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics 3 credits
BGEN 494 Seminar 3 credits
BMGT 322 Business Finance 3 credits
BMGT 329 Human Resource Management 3 credits
BMGT 335 Management and Organization 3 credits
BMIS 311 Management Information Systems 3 credits
BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BMKT 341 Advanced Marketing Applications 3 credits
Credits in minor area of study 30 credits