Business Management

Business Management General Info

The Business Management program is designed for students who are interested in a two-year, or shorter, program that will prepare them to enter the workforce as a manager or supervisor trainee. Students acquire a background in basic business including accounting, budgeting, math and economics as well as practical supervisory skills. Areas of emphasis include marketing, management supervision, small business management, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Your instructors are located all over the world and come with professional and practical skills built from both academic and practical skills.


  • Associate of Applied Science


  • Two Years

Student Profile

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong management potential
  • Problem-solver
  • Innovative
  • Strong work ethic
  • Computer skills

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
TERM 115
BUS102Introduction to Business3
CSC110Introduction to Computers3
MGT101Principles of Management3
Communications Course*3
Business Specialty Course*3
TERM 215-16
BUS161Human Relations3
BUS180Business Ethics3
MKT110Principles of Marketing3
Math Course*3-4
Business Specialty Course*3
Business Specialty Course*3
TERM 416
ACC133Principles of Accounting I4
ECN110Introduction to Economics3
Communications Course*3
Business Specialty Course3
Business Skill Course*3
TERM 518
ACC132Principles of Accounting II4
BUS106Employment Strategy2
BUS185Business Law3
Humanities Course*3
Business Specialty Course*3
Business Skill Course*3
MGT101Principles of Management3
MGT130Principles of Supervision3
MGT165Principles of Quality3
MGT210Management Decision Making3
Business Specialty Course**3
MKT110Principles of Marketing3
MKT140Principles of Selling3
MKT150Principles of Advertising3
MKT160Principles of Retailing3
Business Specialty Course**3
ACC121Principles of Accoutning I3
BUS102Introduction to Business3
BUS185Business Law I3
MGT110Small Business Management3
Business Specialty Course**3
BUS130Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
BUS135Managing the Entrepreneurship Venture3
BUS147The Successful Entrepreneur3
BUS165Introduction to Leadership3
BUS102Introduction to Business3
BUS166Applied Leadership3
MGT101Principles of Management3

*For a complete list of courses available talk to your advisor.

NOTE: All classes are available online. Some classes are available on-campus.

More Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

As a Business Management graduate you will be prepared to enter a company as a manager/supervisor trainee. If you are currently working in a business management position, you will—through updated skills, knowledge and techniques—be able to move up the career ladder to higher supervisory positions. Potential jobs include Administrative Assistant, Business Manager, Human Resources Manager, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Manager, Merchandise Manager, Office Manager, Supervisor, or Entrepreneur.

Starting salaries for front-line office supervisors and managers range from $19.83 per hour to $45.21 per hour in Northwest Iowa.

Students in Business Management will take a general education core of 15 credits, but all others will be courses specific to business, accounting, budgeting, supervision, management, entrepreneurship, economics, and marketing.

The program is entirely online, so students may take classes anywhere in the world. In addition, students may focus on stacking certificates to help them earn credentials to use in advancing current job skills, or in seeking future employment. Certificates are available in Management Supervision, Marketing, Small Business Management, and Entrepreneurship.

Student Story Brandi Kollis

“The classes are interesting. I like the smaller class sizes and more time with your instructors. NCC is very affordable and receiving a scholarship also helped!”

Business student
Larchwood, IA

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.

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