SBU, OTC articulation agreement focuses on business degrees

students sitting at row of tables with laptops and notebooks talking to each otherBOLIVAR, Mo. – Ozarks Technical Community College and Southwest Baptist University finalized an articulation agreement on June 3 providing OTC graduates who earn an Associate of Arts in Business degree the opportunity to pursue any of SBU’s business-related bachelor of science degrees.

“This is another agreement between OTC and SBU that will allow OTC’s students in Business to transfer to SBU and earn their bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Lance Renner, Dean of General Education and Business at OTC. “Our students can have confidence all of their credits will transfer seamlessly and allow them to achieve their degree in the shortest amount of time.”

This agreement will impact students pursuing an Associate of Arts in Business degree at OTC. The A.A. often is referred to as a “transfer degree” because it is designed for students who plan to continue their education beyond the associate degree level.

“The Business Division at SBU embraces the opportunity to partner with OTC to facilitate the smoothest transition for students into any of our 10 innovative, market-driven bachelor's degree programs,” said Dr. Nathan Wright, division head and associate professor of business. “We look forward to seeing many OTC students join the Bearcat family in the years to come.” 

The partnership also allows SBU, consistently one of the top transfer destinations for OTC students, the opportunity to continue to engage students currently enrolled at the Springfield, Mo.-based community college, and who are wanting to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a liberal arts Christian university. 

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*Published: 6-17-2021