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MSOE, Waukesha County Technical College to offer new transfer program

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Tuesday, July 7, 2020)Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) have announced a new System-wide transfer agreement. Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) students who earn an associate degree in a technical field will now be eligible to transfer to MSOE with junior standing in the university’s new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program focused on Technical Sales.

“MSOE has been a fantastic transfer partner with Wisconsin’s technical colleges for many years, recognizing the rigor of our programs and the quality of our students. This standard-setting agreement again focuses on students and takes this partnership to the next level,” said Dr. Morna K. Foy, president, Wisconsin Technical College System.

This transfer agreement, the only one of its kind in the Midwest, offers students a seamless transition to the BBA in Technical Sales offered through the MSOE Rader School of Business. Students will learn key aspects of technical sales including networking, psychology of sales, prospecting, forecasting, supply chain, and key communication strategies. The BBA in Technical Sales allows associate degree graduates to expand their technical expertise and establish a business-to-business sales career.

“MSOE has been offering technically-oriented business degrees for more than 50 years,” said Dr. John Walz, MSOE president. “We are pleased to be partnering with WTCS to offer students from a variety of backgrounds the unique opportunity to pursue a BBA focused on technical sales.”

The agreement will allow any student who has successfully completed an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree from a Wisconsin technical college program after 2015, and who meets admission requirements, to be admitted to MSOE’s BBA in Technical Sales program.

“Each year more than 8,000 of Wisconsin’s technical college graduates go on to continue their education at a four-year college, and many of them leave the state to achieve this goal,” said Dr. Ruth Barratt, chair of the MSOE Rader School of Business. “This new partnership with the Wisconsin Technical College System provides a logical path for these graduates to stay in our state to pursue their bachelor’s degree and grow the Wisconsin economy.”

More information about the degree is available at

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The college offers more than 170 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs and customized training for employers. To learn more, visit