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Articulation Agreements Designed to Help Students from ATCC and NCTC Interested in a Bachelor's Degree from the Business Department at the U of M, Crookston

By ltollefs on
Friday, March 23, 2012

Articulation agreements completed recently by the Business Department at the University of Minnesota, Crookston will help provide a smooth transition for students interested in pursuing baccalaureate degrees. The Crookston campus has implemented several new articulation agreements with Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC), Alexandria, Minn., and Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC), Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks, Minn.

Graduates from ATCC earning an associate degree in accounting, business management, or marketing will have the option to continue their education in the Business Department at the U of M, Crookston.

For NCTC graduates earning associate degrees in accounting; architectural technology and design; business, electronics technology -automated system; heating, venting and air conditioning technology; sales, marketing and management; including transfer agreements with a business emphasis or a pre-athletic training emphasis, there will be the option to earn bachelor's degrees on the Crookston campus.

The Business Department at the U of M, Crookston offers four-year degrees in accounting, business management, marketing, sport and recreation management, manufacturing management, and quality management.

"Cooperative agreements help students plan a course of study that will lead to a bachelor's degree," says Susan Brorson, Ph.D., professor and head of the Business Department. "We want to ensure that students fulfill their course requirements and transfer seamlessly from Northland Technical and Community College and Alexandria Technical and Community College. These articulation agreements provide additional options for students interested in continuing their education by pursuing a four-year degree."

Articulation agreements are formal arrangements transferring a defined set of academic credits between an academic program of one institution, usually a two-year post-secondary institution, to a program within a college or campus of the University of Minnesota system in order to fulfill general education or program requirements.
For more information on the degree programs available in the Business Department at the U of M, Crookston, visit or call 218-281-8176 (800-UMC-MINN).

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

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