Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for assistance in determining a schedule to meet your goal.

The Business Division’s highest priority is to assist students in reaching their individual educational goals. Each instructor is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to facilitate this process.

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
MAT-121 College Algebra* 4 s.h.
BCA-101 Intro to Computers & Information Systems 3 s.h.
Humanities class 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Elective 2-3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
MAT-140 Finite Math OR
MAT-165 Calculus (Business)
3 s.h.
Social Science class 3 s.h.
Science class 3-4 s.h.
ACC-111 Intro to Actg
(if needed or elective)
3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Third Semester
ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statistics 3 s.h.
Humanities class 3 s.h.
BUS-185 Business Law I 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Fourth Semester
ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II 3 s.h.
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
MAT-161 Business Statistics 3 s.h.
Humanities class 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.

* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

Note: Business core courses should not be taken as web classes for the College of Business at the University of Northern Iowa.
Note: The University of Iowa and Iowa State University require MAT-165 Calculus (Business Calculus) as a prerequisite course for the College of Business.

Suggested Electives:

    • College Reading Strategies
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Intro to Business
    • Ethics

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