Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Accounting Transfer Pathway (AS)

Choose your path to a 4-year degree in accounting


A degree in accounting can lead to a rewarding career in one of the nation's fastest growing professions.

If you're planning to advance to a high level position in the field, the Transfer Pathway Asscociate of Science degree is a great first step. This 2-year degree is specifically designed for students who want to begin college at MSC Southeast, then transfer to a Minnesota State university to complete a bachelor's degree.

Minnesota State College Southeast's educational approach is a blend of theory and practice, providing a solid foundation for your career. MSC Southeast offers a practical, personal approach to learning the principles of accounting and making the best use of a variety of popular accounting software packages.

Custom tailored for you

We focus on providing our students the most flexible course delivery options possible.

  • You can complete the program 100% online or take all or part of your classes on campus in Winona.
  • You can start in either the fall or spring semester.
  • You can attend classes on a full-time or part-time basis.

Apply now for the Accounting Transfer Pathway (AS).

Major Offerings

  • Accounting Transfer Pathway (AS)View Classes
    W/Online - 60 cr

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Transfer Pathways

The Accounting Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to related 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.

The Accounting Transfer Pathway (AS) degree transfers to the following 4-year degree programs:

Transfer University4-Year Degree Name
Bemidji State UniversityAccounting, BS
Metropolitan State UniversityAccounting, BS
Minnesota State University, MoorheadAccounting, BS
Minnesota State University, MankatoAccounting, BS
Southwest Minnesota State UniversityAccounting, BS
St. Cloud State UniversityAccounting, BS
Winona State UniversityAccounting, BS

Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of financial accounting, managerial accounting, and computerized accounting software to develop core accounting skill set.
  • Apply mathematical, analytical, and business knowledge to formulate and solve programs and to make relevant business decisions.
  • Develop both written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively in the business environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human society and culture in order to function as an effective employee and citizen.

Accounting Transfer Pathway Job Placement: TBD

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Career Opportunities

The purpose of the Accounting Transfer Pathway is to prepare students for transfer into a designated bachelor's degree program at a Minnesota State university.

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed transfer into designated bachelor's programs
  • 2 year accounting degree online - 100% online option available
  • Interactive learning combines technology with accounting theory
  • Instructors have professional experience in all areas of accounting


  • Jill Halverson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration, both from Winona State University. She has expertise in the areas of public, private, tax, auditing, and non-profit accounting.

  • Samantha Justin earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Winona State University. She also holds a Wisconsin Certified Public Accountant license. She has experience in public, private, audit, tax, governmental, and non-profit accounting.

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