Liberal Arts Transfer - Economics and Pre-Business

Associate Degree

Program number: 208001

Credits: 60

Area of Study: Business

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $11,076.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Economics and Pre-business Pre-major provides students with the educational foundation necessary to be successful in business and economics programs at four-year institutions. The program helps students meet most entry-level requirements and even some program requirements for bachelor's degrees in the field. For example, the Pre-major offers a guided focus in the math and statistics content vital to the success of any future business or economics graduate. Specific transfer agreements are available for transferring into four-year colleges, including the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater's College of Business and Economics.  

Potential pathways in Business and Economics include: 

  • Accounting  
  • Actuarial Science 
  • Agriculture Economics and Applied Economics 
  • Business Management and Human Resources 
  • Economics 
  • Finance, Investment and Banking  
  • Information Systems 
  • International Business 
  • International Relations 
  • Marketing 
  • Operations Management (Supply Chain Management) 
  • Pre-Law 
  • Public Affairs 
  • Real Estate 

For details, contact faculty advisor Lindsay Amiel ( or Jennifer Tracey (

Plan Your Path to Success!

To stay up to date on your progress, be sure to view your advisement report regularly!

Program Details

Students earning the Associate of Arts degree can attend full or part time.

Liberal Arts Transfer classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - South
  • Madison - West
  • Reedsburg
  • Portage
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.


To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


After completing your associate of arts degree at Madison College, you will be able to:

  • Use identified critical thinking skills to pose questions, process information and make decisions.
  • Engage in collaborative activities in ways that contribute to the achievement of shared goals.
  • Exhibit self-awareness and self-management skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.
  • Recognize the contributions of diverse cultures, historical periods and art forms to the improvement of the human condition in a global society.
  • Compute and analyze quantitative data using mathematical, statistical and logical methods to solve problems.
  • Explore physical and social environments using scientific tools and methods.
  • Communicate with varied audiences by:
    • Listening actively in personal and professional relationships.
    • Reading and comprehending written materials in the content areas at grade 14 level.
    • Synthesizing and organizing information for diverse audiences.
  • Research a question by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesizing the results in an academic document.