Business Transfer Agreements Provide Additional Pathways to Success


Madison College signed several new transfer agreements in 2022.

Many programs have had transfer agreements in place for years. However, with some of the four-year institutions we work with, the business area proved consistently challenging.

Two transfer agreements inked in 2022 set out to change that.

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Madison College and UW-Madison leaders attended a formal signing event in 2022.

New agreements with UW-Madison’s Online School of Business and the UW-Platteville business program make it easier. Students can now transfer more business-specific credits to these schools and those who meet certain requirements are guaranteed admission into UW Madison’s Online School of Business and UW-Platteville Business Management Program.

“These agreements make transferability more widely available to more students,” said Luis Rey, transfer center process lead at Madison College.

“They provide options beyond the general liberal arts transfer and will allow our business-focused students to continue their education with a seamless transition.”

“For students who aren’t sure of what they want to pursue when they start college, this is a great option.”
Kim Hollman
Madison College business department chair

Guided Pathway for Students

Students can earn their associate degree in liberal arts with an economics or pre-business focus. Those on a business management track at Madison College can now transfer up to 40 business credits beyond their gen. eds.

Prior to these agreements, not all technical business credits would transfer.

The new agreements offer more help and options for students in their first two years of college.

Kim Hollman, chair of the business department at Madison College, noted that the agreements make Madison College a more attractive option when recruiters meet with high-school students.

“For students who aren’t sure of what they want to pursue when they start college, this is a great option,” says Hollman.

“They can get their first two years done with small classes and wrap-around services--knowing their credits will be transferrable."

Meeting Workforce Demands

An associate degree in a business-related field sets students up for success and lucrative careers. There are 10,000 business-focused job openings each year in the Madison College district.

The option to pursue a four-year degree in business through these transfer agreements opens up even more opportunities.

Dr. Tammy Evetovich, interim chancellor of UW-Platteville said, "Both of our institutions play an important role in meeting the needs of the workforce in Southern Wisconsin."

This renewed partnership will allow us to continue doing this, while helping students attain their goals.

Likewise, Wisconsin School of Business Dean Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy noted, “Business graduates are highly sought-after, and these programs will help students launch into meaningful careers.”

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