Mid Michigan College students save time and money transferring to WSU thanks to new agreement for degrees in Mike Ilitch School of Business

First virtual signing ceremony makes articulation agreement possible amid closure

Zoom virtual meeting
Virtual signing ceremony participants
from WSU and Mid Michigan College
meeting via Zoom

A new articulation agreement between Mid Michigan College and Wayne State University will allow Mid students who follow a prescribed plan of study to transfer up to 82 credits to WSU while pursuing a bachelor's degree in the Mike Ilitch School of Business, saving between $14,000 and $22,000 in tuition.

The institutions announced the partnership June 16 during a virtual signing ceremony featuring leaders from both schools.

"Mid's mission is to empower learners and transform communities, and this type of partnership accomplishes just that. Not only do Mid's students benefit from increased options for continuing their educations beyond us, but they broaden their connections to communities and perspectives beyond the mid-Michigan region," says Mid Michigan College President, Christine Hammond.

Effective this fall, Mid students who receive an associate of arts in business studies can transfer up to 82 credits - more than the currently stipulated 64 - while pursuing a bachelor's in the Ilitch School in accounting, finance, global supply chain, information systems, management or marketing.

"We are very excited about this partnership with Mid Michigan College as it highlights the commitment of both institutions to providing our students with the best opportunities for success and continuing their progress to a four-year degree from a Research 1 university," WSU Provost Keith Whitfield says. "This type of post-secondary agreement is a key to helping students from around the state seamlessly attain a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University, and they can do it in-person, online, or remotely."

Holding a virtual signing ceremony was new for both schools but worked flawlessly via Zoom, according to Ahmad Ezzeddine, associate vice president for educational outreach and international programs at Wayne State.

"The plan was to have this signing ceremony in person at the Mike Ilitch School of Business but, while the pandemic prevented us from being physically together, it did not prevent us from forging ahead in continuing to pursue ways to help transfer students achieve their goals," Ezzeddine says. "This articulation is the first of many mutually beneficial collaborations we look forward to developing with Mid Michigan College."

Qualified transfer students will be eligible for these Ilitch School and WSU programs:

AGRADE: an accelerated graduate program option allowing students to apply up to 12 credits toward both their undergraduate and these specific graduate degrees: master's in business administration (MBA), master's in accounting, master's in finance or executive master's in automotive supply chain management. Students save money by earning graduate credits at undergraduate tuition rates and can complete bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as five years.

Warriors Business Community: Located in the Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments, the WBC allows students to live, learn and develop professional connections together on the WSU campus in the heart of Midtown Detroit. The WBC encourages community involvement, supports academic success, and provides a fun atmosphere for students to develop lasting relationships with fellow future professionals and business leaders around metro Detroit.

Transfer merit scholarships: All community college transfer students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and 30 transferrable credits will be considered for a variety of transfer merit scholarships. The awards range in value from $2,000 to $6,000 per year for up to two years.

Irvin D. Reid Honors College: Students who transfer at least 12 credits to WSU with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 are invited to join the Honors College and pursue University Honors or Departmental Honors in their major. Graduating with honors demonstrates academic excellence and further enhances the value of a Wayne State degree.

Prospective students can apply online at midmich.edu or contact Admissions at admissions@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6661.

Students who need help transferring to Wayne State can contact the Transfer Student Success Center at transfer@wayne.edu; set up a virtual advising appointment online at tssc.youcanbook.me/ or visit TSSC.wayne.edu to live chat with advisers from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays.

About Mid Michigan College
Mid Michigan College, with campuses in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant, has been serving its community since 1965. With state-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty, and vibrant student life, Mid is dedicated to helping students get the most out of their education. Learn more about Mid and all we have to offer at midmich.edu.

About Wayne State University
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 27,000 students.


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