Agricultural Marketing and Finance Degree
The Marketing and Finance curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in the agricultural service industry. It provides a sound academic foundation with emphasis on business management, economics, information management, sales and marketing, precision agriculture, farm production, human relations, communication, and general education. An eight-week internship experience is required.
NIACC’s Ag Advantage: Champions of Agriculture–Providing high quality, vigorous education opportunities to students.
- Innovative Curriculum
- Industry Partnerships
- Rewarding Internships
- Hands-On Labs
- Highly Regarded by Transfer Institutions
- Technology Emphasis
- Award-Winning Faculty
- Electronic Classrooms
- Satisfied Graduates
NIACC Farm Lab
The NIACC Farm Lab consists of 260 no-till acres, 110 acres of pasture, livestock facilities for the swine and beef breeding herds, and provides Ag students with “hands-on” learning experiences in the areas of crop protection and management, precision farming technology, crop and livestock management, show pig and club calf production, and business planning and decision making.
All classes required in our curriculum can be transferred to Iowa State University and/or Northwest Missouri State University. Graduates can transfer to ISU as a junior and work toward a bachelor’s degree in the College of Agriculture. Staff can advise you as to the best academic path for transfer.
- Internships: Students in Marketing and Finance complete one paid, eight-week internship. During your internship you will apply your academic skills in an actual work environment. The industry contacts made often lead to full-time employment following graduation.
- Employment Opportunities: Jobs for Agricultural Marketing and Finance graduates include salespersons, accountants, GPS/GIS service, commodity marketing, department managers, production marketing, insurance, conservation, and government agency services, and business assistants and managers.
- Earning Potential: Entry-level salaries for recent NIACC agriculture technology graduates ranged between $20,000 and $50,000 annually.
Upon successful completion of the Agricultural Marketing and Finance curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.
Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.
First Year - First Term
|ACC-111||Introduction to Accounting||3 s.h.|
|AGA-154||Fundamentals of Soil Science||3 s.h.|
|AGS-109||Animal Science I||3 s.h.|
|AGS-110||Animal Science I Lab||1 s.h.|
|ENG-105||Composition I||3 s.h.|
|Math Elective||3-4 s.h.|
|ACC-121||Principles of Accounting I||3 s.h.|
|AGA-114||Principles of Agronomy||3 s.h.|
|BCA-215||Computer Business Applications||3 s.h.|
|ECN-120||Principles of Macroeconomics||3 s.h.|
|ENG-106||Composition II*||3 s.h.|
|AGA-852||Principles of Crop Production||3 s.h.|
|AGP-331||Precision Agriculture||2 s.h.|
|Speech Elective||3 s.h.|
|ACC-122||Principles of Accounting II**||3 s.h.|
|AGB-437||Commodity Marketing||3 s.h.|
|BUS-185||Business Law I||3 s.h.|
|ECN-130||Principles of Microeconomics***||3 s.h.|
|FIN-100||Introduction to Finance****||3 s.h.|
|Approved Ag Elective(s)||2 s.h.|
|AGB-330||Farm Business Management||3 s.h.|
|AGB-338||Salesmanship & Advertising||2 s.h.|
|AGB-810||Agriculture Internship||4 s.h.|
|Approved Ag Elective(s)||8-9 s.h.|
|Total Program Hours||73-75 s.h.|
*Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I with a grade of C or higher.
**Prerequisite: ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I or equivalent.
***Prerequisite: ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics.
****Prerequisite: ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting or ACC-121, Principles of Accounting I
|AGA-855||Site Specific Crop Management*||2 s.h.|
|AGA-860||Soils and Crop Management**||2 s.h.|
|AGB-133||Introduction to Ag Business||3 s.h.|
|AGB-338||Salesmanship and Advertising||2 s.h.|
|AGC-190||Skills and Safety in Agriculture||1 s.h.|
|AGC-315||Leadership in Agriculture||3 s.h.|
|AGC-420||Issues in Agriculture||3 s.h.|
|AGS-317||Animal Nutrition||2 s.h.|
|AGS-401||Swine Production||3 s.h.|
|AGS-554||Beef Production||3 s.h.|
|AGS-811||Animal Technologies||1 s.h.|
|BUS-130||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3 s.h.|
|BUS-161||Human Relations||3 s.h.|
|MKT-110||Principles of Marketing||3 s.h.|
|WEL-335||Ag & Industry Welding||2 s.h.|
*Prerequisite: AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science, or its equivalent.
**Prerequisite: AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science and/or permission of instructor.