Broad College Transfer Guidelines
Pre-Approval and/or Re-Evaluation of Transfer Courses at Domestic & International Institutions (Non-Study Abroad Programs)
Broad Faculty review courses completed in transfer for 200 level Accounting courses, and all 300 & 400 level business courses in Accounting, Finance, General Business Law, Information Technology Management, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
Economics courses are reviewed by Faculty in the Department of Economics. To have an Economics course evaluated, please take a current syllabus to the Department of Economics in 110 Marshall-Adams Hall.
II. BROAD TRANSFER COURSE POLICIES
The Broad College evaluates transfer course credit in business fields based on guidelines provided by its academic units for courses of similar content and level taken at accredited colleges and universities.
Business Courses at the 100-200 Level
Courses similar in title to those offered by the Broad College at the 300–400 level are not authorized to receive specific course credit if taken at the 100–200 level at another institution. However, general course credit may be granted.
Business Courses at the 300-400 Level
Students who request to transfer a 300-400 level business course must work with their academic advisor to obtain faculty approval. A maximum of 9 transfer credits at the 300-400 level may be applied to a student’s undergraduate degree requirements. Business courses at the 300-400 level must be completed at an AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited institution. You may check for AACSB accreditation at: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/accreditedmembers.asp\
Students must be a junior or senior in order to transfer in courses evaluated as the equivalent of 300 & 400 level Broad courses.
Business Core and Major Field Courses
Students must take the Business Core course in their major at MSU. This ensures students have the foundation material they will need for the Major Field courses. The foundation Business Core Courses by major are:
Finance – FI 311
General Management – MGT 315
Human Resource Management – MGT 315
Marketing – MKT 300
Supply Chain Management – SCM 303
In addition, the Business Core Capstone course MGT 409 “Business Policy and Strategic Management” AND Major Field Capstone courses designated with a “W” must be completed at MSU.
III. TRANSFER CREDIT PLANNING PROCEDURES
Pre-Approval of Transfer Credits – Broad students planning to transfer courses from a community college or a four year institution must have the courses approved in advance. This also pertains to MSU Direct Enrollment Study Abroad Programs. Failure to obtain prior approval may result in the delay, failure or inadequate posting of credits from the transfer institution to their MSU academic record. Advance Approval may be obtained by:
1) Searching MSU’s transfer equivalency system – TRANSFER MSU. Courses listed on Transfer MSU have already been pre-approved by Faculty Reviewers.
2) Bringing a current syllabus of the course to be evaluated to Undergraduate Academic Services, 402A Eppley Center. The syllabus must include the course description, the name of the textbook, homework assignments, quiz and exam information, and the name and contact information of the professor. The syllabus will be reviewed by a Broad Faculty Reviewer. The student will receive an e-mail notification of the Reviewer’s decision.
NOTE on Re-Evaluation of Transfer Credits – New transfer students to Broad may have a business course from their transfer institution re-evaluated if they did not receive credit after the initial evaluation or they feel the transfer course was not evaluated appropriately by following item 2 (above).
Guest Application Form – Students planning to attend accredited Michigan institutions should use the Michigan Uniform Undergraduate Guest Application form. The Guest Application Form is on-line at: http://www.reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/EnrReg/GuestStatus.asp
Students who wish to attend non-Michigan institutions should obtain application forms from the host institution.
Final Transcript of Transfer Course/s- Upon completion of a transfer course/s, the student must instruct the transfer institution to send a final transcript to:Office of Admissions
Michigan State University
Hannah Administration Building
426 Auditorium Road, Room 250
East Lansing, MI 48824
Per University Policy, a minimum grade of a 2.0 must be acquired in each course in order for the credit to be transferred to Michigan State University
IV. MSU TRANSFER COURSE POLICIES
Students who have matriculated at Michigan State University and achieved junior standing (56 semester credits) may not earn credits from two-year institutions. Students who have matriculated at Michigan State University, and not yet achieved junior standing (56 semester credits) may earn credits from two-year institutions up to the 56 semester credit limit.
With prior approval, students may complete course/s at a two-year institution after 56 credits, in order to fulfill degree requirements or prerequisites. The course/s may transfer, but the credits will not be applied to the student’s total MSU credits.
Transfer Coursework from China – Students requesting transfer credit of coursework from a higher-learning institution in China must have a China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) verification report of the university transcript mailed directly to the MSU Office of Admissions.