Jackson Community College students can soon earn WSU business degrees faster

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Jackson Community College formalized a new agreement, effective fall 2018, that maximizes the value of an associate degree from JCC when earning a business degree at WSU.

The agreement allows JCC students who have completed an associate degree in business administration to transfer up to 82 credits to Wayne State toward completion of a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts within the Ilitch School.

Typically, Wayne State accepts 64 transfer credits, but this agreement expands that limit for business students from JCC, who can cover most WSU general education and business foundation requirements, as well as electives, with credits transferred from eligible community college classes. Students who take full advantage of the program will be required to earn just 40 credits at Wayne State — predominantly core major requirements — to complete a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Majors are available in accounting, finance, information systems management, global supply chain management, management and marketing.

According to Linda Zaddach, assistant dean of student services in the Ilitch School, “This a tremendous and cost-effective opportunity for Jackson Community College students to quickly push their academic credentials to the next level at Wayne State.”

To streamline the transfer process and increase accessibility, Wayne State has developed similar partnerships with other two-year institutions in recent years.

“We’ve launched a concerted effort to make it cost-effective and efficient for community college students to obtain a bachelor’s degree at Wayne State,” said Doug Freed, director of the university’s Transfer Student Success Center.

The Mike Ilitch School of Business currently has similar transfer agreements with Oakland Community College, Macomb Community College, Schoolcraft College and Washtenaw Community College.

For more information on undergraduate business programs at Wayne State University, please visit ilitchbusiness.wayne.edu.

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