Business Administration

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The Business Administration program provides the basic knowledge and skills in preparation for business positions of a general nature. Students in the program develop strong critical thinking, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills. Areas of emphasis include accounting, marketing, management, economics and business law. After completion, graduates are prepared to seek employment in entry-level management and supervisory positions.

Business Administration is a Competency-Based Education program. In our flex-paced programs, you set the pace at which learning occurs in the class. Once you master a skill, you will move on to the next skill. This allows you to move through class on your schedule, not ours.

Award: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate
Credits: 60, 19
Locations: Calmar, Online, Peosta
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

$3,876 - 12,240*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $4,332 - 13,680*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook


Estimated annual salary for Business Administration 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
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  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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View a sample schedule for the AAS in Business Administration.

Review the College catalog for program sequence, admissions and academic requirements.

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 Business Administration degree currently has transfer agreements in place with the institution(s) 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.

Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart
Business Instructor

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

Brent Beyer
Business Instructor

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

Jacob Gantenbein
Business Instructor

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