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Business Administration

Campus Location:

Calmar, Peosta, Online,

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Arts


The AA degree in Business Administration provides a course of study which readily transfers to most four-year colleges and universities. College courses permit completion of the equivalent of the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in many four-year colleges. If you are working toward the Business Administration concentration, take courses in science, communication, math, humanities, social science and the required business subject areas. The general education courses completed for the degree are useful whether you continue your formal education at a four-year college or enter the workforce.

This program is a useful beginning if you plan to get a professional degree in accounting, finance, management, marketing, human resources, business education or computer science.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year college, select courses to satisfy requirements of the specific institution to which you intend to transfer. Consult your advisor there anytime you have questions about course selection.

Business Administration

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

Business Administration

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 64

View the printable Ed Plan.

Completion of Associate of Arts degree requirements AND

ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
ACC:156 Managerial Accounting 4.0
ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.0
ECN:130 Principles Microeconomics 3.0
MAT:156 Statistics 3.0
* Business Electives (transfer-level) 9.0
* Computer Elective 3.0


Business Electives: Transfer-level ACC, BCA, BUS, CIS, FIN, LGL, MGT, MKT, NET

Computer Elective: BCA:112, BCA:212

Business Administration

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$21,601 - $47,533

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Employers of NICC Alumni

Bodine Electric Co., Peosta, IA
Campsite RV, Cresco, IA
Dubuque Bank and Trust, Dubuque, IA
Dubuque Human Society, Dubuque, IA
Dupaco Community Credit Union, Dubuque, IA
Farm & Home Supply, Cresco, IA
Fidelity Bank, Dubuque, IA
HSG Inc.
Quality Inn and Suites, Decorah, IA
Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar, IA
Riceville Community Daycare, Riceville, IA
Preston Vet Clinic, Preston, IA
S Landscaping, Castalia, MN
United Clinical Labs, Dubuque, IA
Windridge Implements LLC., Elkader, IA
Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA

Sample Job Titles

Court Reporting
Secretary and Bookkeeper

Business Administration

Additional Information:

Articulation Agreements

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains articulation agreements with many area colleges and universities. The Business Administration program has an official articulation in place with the AIB College of Business.


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208