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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Transfer Major, AA

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Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

Business graduates work in non-profits, government organizations, and large and small corporations around the world. The transfer major in business has been designed to provide a broad education with an emphasis in economics, technology, accounting, and law, as well as mathematics and the liberal arts/humanities. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major in business or a related field.

Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University, State University of Iowa, Northern Iowa University, Clarke University, Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, University of Dubuque, Upper Iowa University, and Western Illinois University. Some of these institutions may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Business Transfer Major program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain standard business terminology.
  2. Practice an awareness of ethical and social responsibilities to multi-cultural, team-oriented, rapidly changing business environments.
  3. Apply concepts to analyze data and form valid conclusions regarding the information.
  4. Articulate the interrelatedness of international and domestic businesses, societies, and governments.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through application of accepted business principles.
  6. Apply problem solving and decision-making skills to real world scenarios.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to apply business computer technology and applications.

Plan of Study

Discipline Requirements

Take the following courses:

Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major

Math sequence

Complete a math sequence aligned with your transfer plans. Please see your advisor.

  • Select one of the following Math courses for the first course in the Math sequence:

  • Credit(s): 3.00
  • (Student should take MAT-156 if transferring to University of Northern Iowa and State University of Iowa.)

  • Credit(s): 3.00
  • (Student should take MAT-156 or MAT-140 depending on the major if transferring to Iowa State University. Please see your advisor.)


    Select one of the following Math courses for the second course in the Math sequence:

  • Credit(s): 3.00
  • (Student should take BUS-210 if transferring to University of Northern Iowa.)

  • Credit(s): 3.00
  • (Student should take MAT-165 if transferring to State University of Iowa.)

  • Credit(s): 4.00
  • (Student should take MAT-210 if transferring to Iowa State University.)

General Education Requirements

Communications (9 credits required)

Select a Composition I course (3 credits)

Select a Composition II course (3 credits)

Select a Speech course (3 credits)

Arts and Humanities (9 credits required)

Select a Humanities course (3 credits)

Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)

Cultural Historical Perspectives (6 credits)

Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)

Social Sciences (3 credits required)

Select a Psychology or Sociology course (3 credits)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (8 credits required)

Math requirements are met through the discipline requirements for the Business Transfer Major.

Select a Life Sciences course (4 credits)

Select a Physical Sciences course (4 credits)

Electives (up to 3 credits required)

Total will vary depending on Math that is completed.

Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Arts degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA. 

Business Transfer Major, AA: 62 credits total

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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