WWU, MACC sign agreement for business, social work

William Woods University and Moberly Area Community College are combining forces to better serve students.

The institutions have signed articulation agreements in business and
social work. Under both agreements, students from MACC will complete an
associate of the
arts program, and then transfer to WWU
to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The articulation agreement for business majors was originally
drafted by the institutions in 2008, but has
been updated and re-signed by
both parties. The agreement outlines a plan of study for all four years and
provides students with the option of taking
a fifth year at WWU to earn a Master of Business Administration
(MBA) degree.
The program of study developed at MACC for social work transfer
students includes some courses in the major, as well
as all general
education requirements.
“We have worked hard to arrange our social work courses into a two-year
plan to allow transfer
students the opportunity to begin their junior year
directly in the social
work program,” Dr. Elizabeth
Wilson, WWU social work program director, said.
“Over the next
four semesters, they will take
courses with all other social work students and will learn a
variety of theories, skills and models of intervention to prepare them for their 500- hour senior year
field practicum within a social service agency.”
She added, “We have had great success with the transfer students
from Moberly, and all have graduated with a BSW in two years
from WWU.”
Both institutions have agreed to
provide student support services in such areas as admissions,
academic advising, library access and technical support. The agreement will go into effect in the fall of
“I am particularly excited about
these agreements because more WWU
students have transferred
courses from MACC since 2008 than
from any other institution,” said Dr. Tom
Frankman, associate dean of academic
services at WWU.
Moberly Area Community College, which has
campuses spread throughout Missouri, has an
enrollment of about 5,000 students. Their mission as an
institution of higher learning is to provide the academic, technical and
support services their students
need to lead successful lives.
“MACC has numerous articulation
and transfer
agreements in place with
four-year institutions. These agreements are beneficial to our students in that students
can be assured that they are
completing courses that will work best in their four-year
degree,” said Dr. Paula
Glover, dean of academic
affairs at MACC.
“For students who wish to stay
in the region to
complete their bachelor’s degree,
WWU is conveniently located for students attending our Mexico and
Columbia sites,” Glover said.
More information about both transfer
agreements including a course outline for all four years can be found on the
William Woods University website under
the admissions tab.