Applied Management

Business and Hospitality

Become an entry-level manager or supervisor in career and technical areas through the skills you’ll get in this program. You’ll  gain a basic understanding of accounting, marketing, economics and business management and develop your ability to lead in a diverse group. You can complete classes face-to-face at either campus location or online in various formats (Z-Degree, hybrid, online). 

You’ll also have the opportunity to join the Business Professionals of America (BPA) and  travel to national competitions across the country. In the past several years, numerous NICC students have qualified for Business Professionals of America (BPA) national competitions and have placed in the top three.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 60
Locations: Online
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $15,084*

There are many options available for tuition savings. Contact the Admissions or Financial Aid office for more information.

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook


Estimated annual salary for Applied Management graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • Bank Customer Service Representative
  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years. 
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BPA (Business Professionals of America)

Business Professionals of America is a student organization that prepares students for the business workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Calmar NICC BPA Advisors:

Peosta/Dubuque NICC BPA Advisors:

The Applied Management program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Ken Brown

Ken Brown
Business Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2301
  • Location: Peosta

Jacob Gantenbein
Business Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2370
  • Location: Peosta
Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart, MBA
Business Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1277
  • Location: Calmar

Brent Beyer
Business Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1471
  • Location: Calmar