Associate of Arts: Business

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Associate of Arts: Business General Info

Many students are unsure of whether they would like two or four years of college before starting their careers. These programs meet both of those needs. You can enter the work force directly after graduation or transfer to a four-year college or university. (If you are thinking about transferring, we encourage you to communicate with the institution of your choice about transfer requirements.)

If you enjoy interacting with other people and you have a mind for numbers, you might consider a career in business. The business world is full of opportunities. In fact, one-third of all jobs are related to the field of business.

NCC’s Business program allows you to choose from two areas of concentration:

  • Management
  • Financial/Insurance Services

Award

  • Degree

Length

  • Four Semesters
  • Available On Campus & Online
  • Student may start any semester

Student Profile

  • Excellent people skills
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Basic math, reading and writing skills
  • Good time manager
  • Self-starter

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
9 CREDITS COMMUNICATIONSuggested Courses
ENG105-AComposition I3
ENG106-AComposition II3
SPC112-APublic Speaking3
9 CREDITS MATH & SCIENCESuggested Courses
MAT156-AStatistics3
MAT110-AMath for Liberal Arts3
BIO157-AHuman Biology4
9 CREDITS HUMANITIESSuggested Courses
FLS131-AElementary Spanish I3
PHI105-AIntroduction to Ethics3
LIT101-AIntroduction to Literature3
9 CREDITS SOCIAL SCIENCESuggested Courses
ECN120-APrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECN130-APrinciples of Microeconomics3
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology3
9 CREDITS FROM THE PREVIOUS AREASSuggested Courses
REL101-ASurvey of World Religions3
CSC110-AIntroduction to Computers3
HIS110-AWestern Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern3
or
HIS111-AWestern Civilization: Early Modern to Present3
BUSINESS CLASSES

2 SPECIALTY AREAS: MANAGEMENT
16
ACC131-APrinciples of Accounting I4
BUS185-ABusiness Law I3
MGT101-APrinciples of Management3
MGT110-ASmall Business Management3
MGT130-APrinciples of Supervision3
FINANCIAL/INSURANCE SERVICES16
ACC131-APrinciples of Accounting I4
BUS250-APrinciples of Real Estate3
BUS265-ARisk Management3
FIN121-APersonal Finance3
MKT140-APrinciples of Selling3
OTHER REQUIRED COURSE
SDV108-AThe College Experience1

More Information

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit nwicc.edu/compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates could work in banks, insurance offices, or industrial firms.
$25,000–$33,000 a year. Many students will find themselves in employment that is based on commission.
It is a combination of lecture, discussion, case studies, and presentations. Classes are often very informal with questions and group discussion encouraged.
This program allows the student to choose from two areas of concentration. It allows students to go on for their 4 year degree, or graduate after two years and begin work.

Student Story Nathaniel DeJong

“Everyone at NCC wants you to succeed. They have helped me pick out classes that will transfer to SDSU, which is very important. I was very fortunate not to take out any loans for this part of my education, because NCC is so affordable.”

Associate of Arts student

Plans to transfer to South Dakota State University
Orange City, IA

Business -Student

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.

Your Instructors

Brad Gill

Sheila Drenkow

Tuition & Financial Aid