About This Program

Business is the most sought-after degree in the nation. The reason is clear: All businesses need effective, well-trained leaders in order to thrive. Providing students with strong communication, problem-solving, and team-building skills, the Business Transfer Pathway empowers students with the professional education needed to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.

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Degrees & Credits

A.S. (60 credits)

Mesabi Range - Virginia
Rainy River

Program Features

Real-World Experience

Students are able to partake in club activities, participate in local internships, and incorporate community-based work to gain real-world experiences, supporting their resume.

A Name, Not a Number

Students in this program enjoy smaller class sizes and instructors who know their name and are invested in their success.

Seamless Transfer

This program allows for an easy transfer option to a university. Students can start with smaller classes and fewer expenses while getting the same great education.

Career Opportunities

The Business Transfer Pathway is designed to prepare students for smooth transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in a business-related field, students also have the opportunity to go to work. There are a wide variety of careers that accept and encourage a business degree when applying for employment.

Meet the Faculty

Aaron Kelson

Business and Economics Instructor

Kelly Klun

Business Instructor

Steve Kohorst

Accounting Instructor

Richard Milani

Business/Accounting/Economics Instructor

Nick Rothstein

Business and Economics Instructor, Online Instructor

Meet Our Alumni

Brock Stram

Associate of Arts, Business, Accounting


I chose Minnesota North College – Itasca because I wasn’t dead set on what I wanted to pursue in a degree and Itasca is reasonably priced, close to home, and the perfect sized campus/classes.

While at Itasca my experience has been great! I’ve been able to make many connections with the instructors, who have helped me grow to be who I am today. The class sizes are the perfect size where you are able to work with the instructors one-on-one to enhance your learning.

My favorite college memory so far has been graduating among my peers with the associate of arts degree while receiving my high school diploma by participating in post-secondary education! I returned after high school graduation to work on my Business and Accounting degrees as well.

Minnesota North College – Itasca is truly the best place to start.

Additional Information


Transfer Pathways offer students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated 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. Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.