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Start your Business degree at Pine. Save money and time!

Earn your two-year associate degree with Pine's Business Transfer Pathway and transfer to any one of Minnesota State's universities to earn your bachelors!

You'll save a ton of money -- PTCC has the lowest tuition in the state, plus no textbook costs for most of your business classes!

A Business Transfer Pathway AS (Associate of Science) degree starts you on your path to a bachelor's degree

The Business Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Business bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status.  All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.  Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Pine Technical & Community College's Business Transfer Pathway AS degree will improve career opportunities through the development of administrative, business and technological skills. Start your bachelor's program close to home and save money!

  • The Business Transfer Pathway AS offers students an opportunity to earn college credit that directly transfers to a designated bachelor's degree program at Minnesota State universities.
  • The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to meet bachelor’s degree program requirements for the transfer student planning to start at a Minnesota State college.
  • No textbook costs for most business courses (Open Source Textbooks via University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing and the Saylor Foundation publishers).
  • All business classes are available in an online or in a hybrid format.

Career and Transfer Outlook for Business Transfer Pathway AS Graduates

  • Graduates have career opportunities in a variety of settings; however, the purpose of the Business Transfer Pathway AS program is designed for a student to continue studies in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.
  • Business occupations are projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Minnesota State Transfer Pathways are created to ensure that Minnesota State students who complete associate degrees can transfer to any of seven Minnesota State universities to obtain a Bachelor's degree without losing time and money, and without generating excess credits.
  • Business practitioner jobs are highly coveted and often sought by experienced professionals. 

Apply online today OR for more information call or email Admissions and Recruiting Specialist, Mollyann McCann at 320.629.4521 or