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Oct. 29, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
pamela.young@emich.edu 734.487.4400

EMU makes transferring smoother for Macomb Community College students

YPSILANTI — Macomb Community College (MCC) students will have an easier process transferring to Eastern Michigan University as a result of the signing of articulation agreements between the two educational institutions.  EMU’s College of Business (COB) and Macomb combined forces to ease the process for students entering the COB by signing an agreement October 23 at the Macomb campus.

“We recognize the quality of their students, faculty and curriculum,” said David Mielke, dean of EMU’s College of Business.  “In particular, we realize the innovation that Macomb has developed in their associate of business programs. It is a strong base for the completion of our bachelor’s degree program.” 

One agreement, which applies to any major in the College of Business, is a formal guide that guarantees specific courses and the business program from Macomb will transfer to EMU and meet requirements toward the completion of a business degree from the COB.  The other articulates the AAS in Information Technology with the BBA in Computer Information Systems at EMU. The agreement will provide a study plan to assure the courses that students complete at Macomb will apply for their associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree at EMU.

“We want to build stronger cooperative relationships with community colleges and attract their students to our business programs. We view them as partners,” said Mielke.

David Corba, dean, Business Administration, MCC, is excited to enter into the articulation agreement. “Most Macomb students graduating with an associate of business administration degree intend to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree. Those students will find the articulation agreement with Eastern to be very appealing.”

EMU’s College of Business has been ranked among the “Best Business Schools” five straight years, according to The Princeton Review. The college hosts the nation’s only Ethos Week each year in March and is also the first to create an “Ethos Statement” and “Ethos Honor Society.” Visit cob.emich.edu for more information.

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