Jun 24, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2023-2024 
NIACC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, A.A.S.

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.

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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.

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.


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.

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.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule

First Year

Second Year

Total Program Hours: 60 s.h.

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.