Business Pathway Overview
CVTC's Business Pathway gives you the best of both worlds: a flexible, affordable way to earn your general education credits and a great start a bachelor's degree. With small class sizes and personal attention, CVTC’s industry-backed, career-centered educational foundation will help you on your way to a business bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university.
Start here in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program and earn two years of transferable credits by working closely with your CVTC academic advisor to build a course schedule that fits your educational and career goals. Plus, with the Business Pathway, you don't have to wait to start classes that help your career. Along with your general studies courses, you will take courses such as Statistics, Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Principles, and more, getting you ready for your next step.
Then, take advantage of our transfer agreements with many statewide four-year colleges and universities, including UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and many more, earning your bachelor's degree for less! Now that's a good business decision.
Do you already know which transfer school you’d like to go to? Make the transfer even smoother with our guided pathways. CVTC has partnered with UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout to create seamless transfer guides in key degree areas including Business, Education, Health, and STEM/Engineering. These guided transfer pathways provide step-by-step support throughout your transfer.
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These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Business Pathway program.
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces, describes, and analyzes how markets work and emphasizing what they do well and why they sometimes fail. Students will analyze how individuals, businesses, and governments choose to use scarce resources. Current issues will be discussed using economic concepts such as income distribution, market structure, and efficiency. Business decisions will be examined with regard to cost analysis and output determinations. Topics such as the environment, regulation vs. deregulation, international markets and trade, technology, and economic development will be discussed.
Studies appropriate statistical techniques for the systematic collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data using experimental and quasi-experimental methods found in research. Studies statistical inference including techniques, confidence intervals, types I and II errors, hypothesis testing, and results interpretation. Also includes descriptive statistics, basic probability-theory, the Central Limit Theorem; the binomial, normal, Student t, chi-squared, and F distributions; and techniques of 1 and 2 sample tests, linear regression, correlation, sample sizes, an introduction to analysis of variance and selected nonparametric procedures. May require use of a graphing calculator or computer software.
Business Law is designed to help the student develop an understanding of the law and the relationship of the legal system to the business world. After consideration of the legal system, the course reviews contracts, sales and lease contracts, warranties, product liability, consumer law, bailments, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy.
Benefits of Transfer Pathways
CVTC's University Transfer programs have a lower cost per credit than many universities and colleges.
Small Class Sizes
CVTC offers small class sizes that allow you to get personal, one-on-one attention from our instructors.
Transfer to a University
Our university partnership agreements guarantee your credits will transfer.
Associate of Arts
University Transfer Pathways
Start here. Go there! Transferring from CVTC to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree is popular for many students. Transfer pathways allow students to build an academic foundation and save money on the cost of college.
Along with your general education courses, you will take Statistics, Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Principles, and more, getting you ready for your next step.
Along with your general courses, you will also take Child Development, Behavior Management, Equity in Education, and more, preparing you for success at your next step.
Related Programs & Certificates
Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
Degrees & Diplomas
Associate of Arts - University Transfer, Associate Degree
Associate of Science - University Transfer, Associate Degree
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