Program Details

The Transfer Pathway A.S. in Business is for you if you plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a business-related major.

If you’re thinking about entering directly into the business workforce, then the Contemporary Business Practice A.A.S. might be a better fit.

Our Business department also offers eight certificate options that are ideal if you're a business professional seeking to enhance your resume.

Business at Inver Hills

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The Transfer Pathway A.S. in Business and Contemporary Business Practice A.A.S. are accredited programs through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Continuous improvement is a core value of the accreditation process. Learn more by visiting Inver Hills Community College on the ACBSP website.

Transfer Information

The Transfer Pathway A.S. in Business clears the way for you to transfer as a junior to a business-related major at any of the following Minnesota State universities:

Bemidji State University

Business Administration - B.S.

Metropolitan State University

Business Administration - B.S.
Management - B.S.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation - B.S.
Human Resource Management - B.S.
Finance - B.S.
Management Information Systems - BS
Marketing - B.S.
Supply Chain and Operations - B.S.
International Business - B.S.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Management - B.S.

  • Business Management Emphasis
  • Human Resource Management Emphasis

Finance - B.S.

  • General Finance Emphasis, Investment Analysis Emphasis
  • Institutional Finance Emphasis
  • Financial Planning and Insurance Emphasis
  • Corporate Finance Emphasis

Marketing - B.S.
International Business - B.S.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Business Administration - B.S.

Southwest Minnesota State University

Management - B.S.

  • General Management Concentration
  • Human Resource Management Concentration
  • Supply Chain Management Concentration
St. Cloud State University

Management - B.S.

  • Operations Management Concentration
  • Human Resources Concentration
Winona State University

Business Administration - B.S.

MN private colleges

Additional Transfer Pathway agreements have been established by various MN private colleges. Visit for the most up to date information.

Student Clubs

Collegiate DECA

Purpose: To provide students with opportunities to develop accounting, financial, and business skills, including project management, teamwork and networking. The club sponsors speakers on campus and participates in regional DECA debates.


Hamid Kazeroony, DA, MBA
Business Faculty
DECA Faculty Advisor

Business at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you'll accomplish as a student in our Business department:
  1. Harness your talent and become a leader
  2. Research challenges faced by businesses worldwide
  3. Earn a Transfer Pathway A.S. that paves the way to your bachelor’s degree
  4. Earn an A.A.S. that gives you the skills to head straight into the workforce
  5. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  6. Create strategic plans using a wide range of entrepreneurial and managerial resources
  7. Establish global business networks
  8. Sharpen your business skills in marketing, trade, and international financial systems
  9. Develop the business savvy preferred by the planet’s most influential companies
  10. Work one on one with accomplished and worldly-wise business faculty
  11. Get firsthand experience tackling real-life business problems
  12. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250.

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.