Business General Info

If you are a person who wants a fast track to the working world, this is the program for you. The Business program allows you to get a good job after only one year of classes.

Courses in this program focus on each different aspect of business, with a component of general education courses designed to prepare you for immediate employment in the challenging field of business. Your people skills will be important to your success in this customer-oriented career.


  • Diploma


  • Two Semesters

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
Social Sciences3
ACC131-APrinciples of Accounting I4
CSC110-AIntroduction to Computers3
CSC115-AIntroduction to Computers II3
BUS111-CBusiness Math2
MAT110-AMath for Liberal Arts3
FIN121-APersonal Finance3
MKT110-APrinciples of Marketing3
MGT101-APrinciples of Management3
BUS102-AIntroduction to Business3
ACC131-APrinciples of Accounting I†4
ACC132-APrinciples of Accounting II†4
ACC221-ACost Accounting†3
ACC231-AIntermediate Accounting I†4
ACC232-AIntermediate Accounting II†4
ACC261-AIncome Tax Accounting†3
ACC311-AComputer Accounting†3
BUS102-AIntroduction to Business†3
BUS128-AFoundation of Entrepreneurship3
BUS130-AIntroduction to Entrepreneurship†3
BUS161-AHuman Relations††3
BUS185-ABusiness Law I†3
BUS186-ABusiness Law II†3
BUS197-ALeadership Development††3
BUS212-ABusiness Statistics II††3
BUS220-AIntroduction to International Business††3
BUS238-ABusiness Problem Solving*3
BUS250-APrinciples of Real Estate††3
BUS255-AReal Estate Prelicensure3
BUS265-ARisk Management†3
BUS268-ALife Insurance & Financial Planning††3
FIN101-APrinciples of Banking†3
FIN106-AAIB Principles of Banking3
FIN107-AAIB Law and Banking3
FIN121-APersonal Finance†3
MGT101-APrinciples of Management†3
MGT110-ASmall Business Management†3
MGT125-APerformance Appraisal††3
MGT130-APrinciples of Supervision†3
MGT165-APrinciples of Quality†3
MGT170-AHuman Resource Management†3
MGT178-AEmployment Law††3
MGT190-AEmployee Compensation and Benefits Management†3
MGT191-ACompensation management††3
MKT110-APrinciples of Marketing†3
MKT140-APrinciples of Selling†3
MKT150-EPrinciples of Advertising†3
MKT160-APrinciples of Retailing†3
MKT190-AInternational Marketing††3

†= class offered online only
††= class offered online and on-campus

*Must take General Education courses with A, C, or E suffix.
NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses.

More Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

After graduating from this program, you could work as a department manager of a larger retailer or as an assistant manager of a smaller store. Long-term possibilities may include store management, upper-level management in retailing headquarters, or owning your own business.
Graduates surveyed report earnings of $25,000–$30,000 a year.
It is acombination of lecture, discussion, case studies, and presentations. Classes are often very informal; questions and group discussion are encouraged.
Most students choose NCC for this program based on its location and affordability.

Student Story Alidea Savage

“I enjoy the flexibility of my classes and the hometown feel at NCC. You’re not in a class with 200 people in a big auditorium that feels overwhelming. NCC makes sure you feel comfortable and everyone is friendly.”

Business student
Boyden, 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