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Business

Business Administration Degree

The Business Administration Degree program provides the student with a broad base of knowledge to assume a wide variety of professional business positions in our ever-changing business environment.

Strengths:

NIACC’s Business Administration program is a dual-purpose program designed to give the student the option of obtaining employment upon graduation or transferring to a four-year institution.

Employment Outlook:

Whether a business is not-for-profit, governmental, or an international corporation, it needs people with skills in business administration. All organizations offer careers that rely heavily on effective business management techniques, making business administration an excellent foundation.

Career Opportunities

Some of the occupational areas in which job opportunities may be found are:

    • Sales
    • General Business (office, shipping and receiving, quality control)
    • Management
    • Positions within industrial, wholesale or retail firms

For specific information, contact the NIACC Business Division.

Upon successful completion of the Business Administration curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students who know they wish to pursue a four-year degree and want to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions, should pursue the A.A. Degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum.

Costs

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 Aid/Scholarships

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.
BCA-215 Computer Business Applications
OR BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and
Information Systems
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
BUS-102 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
BUS-121 Business Communications
OR BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
OR BUS-161 Human Relations
OR General Education elective
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
(3 s.h.)
(3 s.h.)
MGT-101 Principles of Management* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Term
ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** 3 s.h.
BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism+ 3 s.h.
MGT-170 Human Resource Management 3 s.h.
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Year - Third Term
BUS-185 Business Law I 3 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
FIN-100 Introduction to Finance 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 3 s.h.
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective(s) 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Fourth Term
BUS-186 Business Law II*** 3 s.h.
BUS-269 Insurance and Risk Management 3 s.h.
ENG-106 Composition II**** 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 6 s.h.
15 s.h.
Total Program Hours 60 s.h.

*Prerequisite: BUS-102 Introduction to Business is recommended.
**Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.
***Prerequisite: BUS-185 Business Law I.
****Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I.

+If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism your second year, preferably the Fourth Term.

Check here for a list of Business Electives.