New agreement paves the way for Oakland Community College students to earn WSU business degrees

The Wayne State University School of Business and Oakland Community College have announced a new agreement that makes it easier for students to earn an associate degree at OCC while earning credit toward a business degree at WSU.

The agreement allows students from OCC who’ve earned an associate degree in business administration, with or without a concentration in accounting, to transfer those credits to Wayne State to complete a bachelor’s degree within the School of Business.

OCC students will be allowed to transfer up to 82 credit hours to Wayne State after completing one of the associate degree programs mentioned above. According to Linda Zaddach, assistant dean of undergraduate student services in the WSU School of Business, students who take full advantage of the new agreement will have only 40 more credits to complete a bachelor’s degree in business at WSU.

“It’s really a grand slam for everyone that’s involved,” Zaddach said. “OCC, Wayne State and, most importantly, the students.”

Wayne State University has made a concerted effort in recent years to make it easier for students to transfer from area community colleges. Besides Oakland Community College, the WSU School of Business has similar agreements with Schoolcraft College and Macomb Community College. Zaddach says she is currently working on articulation agreements with Henry Ford College and eventually hopes to establish one with Washtenaw Community College.

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