Lally Announces New Transfer
Agreement With Hudson Valley Community College
Rensselaer and Hudson Valley Community College have announced a new transfer agreement that would allow graduates from the Hudson Valley Business Administration associate degree program to seamlessly transfer to the bachelor’s degree program at the Lally School of Management and Technology. The joint collaboration is the first between the institutions.
The Hudson Valley program prepares students for the challenges of business and technology. Overall, up to 1,754 students are enrolled in both its full- and part-time programs.
“Hudson Valley Community College prides itself on its rigorous high-quality business curriculum, and this agreement offers our business administration associate of applied science graduates the tremendous opportunity to immediately enroll in a prestigious four-year college, right here in Troy,” said Phil White, dean of the School of Business at Hudson Valley. “High-achieving business students can come to Hudson Valley knowing that completing our program with solid grades gains them seamless admission to Rensselaer.”
“This partnership with Hudson Valley Community College offers the best students from a top-notch community college in this region the opportunity to contribute and learn with our nationally and internationally recruited student body and faculty.” —Thomas Begley
In 2012, for the sixth consecutive year, Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked Lally as one of the nation’s top 50 best undergraduate business programs.
“This partnership with Hudson Valley Community College offers the best students from a top-notch community college in this region the opportunity to contribute and learn with our nationally and internationally recruited student body and faculty,” said Thomas Begley, dean of the Lally School. “In addition, Rensselaer Lally School students develop intellectual rigor and leadership skills from campuswide collaborations, projects, and resources of our world-class university that have global reach and impact.”
To be eligible, Hudson Valley students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 to enroll at Rensselaer as juniors in order to complete the 64-credit bachelor’s degree in business and management. Students also will need to complete a specific set of required courses at Hudson Valley and Rensselaer, respectively.
Overall, Hudson Valley has more than 350 formal transfer agreements with nearly 60 four-year colleges and universities. The Lally School has more than 20 transfer agreements with colleges and universities in the Capital Region and business schools around the world in countries including Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
For more information about the transfer agreement program, contact the Lally School of Management and Technology at 276-2812 or visit www.lallyschool.rpi.edu.