Iowa State University Business Transfer

​​​​​​​​​The Liberal Arts AA: Business Transfer Pathway for Iowa State University allows you to earn a degree that transfers into ISU degrees such as Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing, MIS, or Supply Chain.

Please see Iowa State University College Equivalency Guide. Courses subject to change.

This pathway includes

  • business-focused courses (course numbers and descriptions below)
  • core classes. Please make sure to consult with a DMACC Advisor before choosing core classes.

If you are planning to complete the degree part-time, take all Term 1 courses before moving to Term 2.

Term 1

BUS 102 - Introduction to Business  3
CSC 110 - Intro to Computers​3
ENG 105  - Composition I         3
MAT 141 - Finite Math​4
SDV 108 - The College Experience​1
Core Social & Behavioral Science Course​3
​Total ​17

It's a good idea to consult your Advisor before planning your second semester.

Term 2

Course Credits
BUS 185 - Business Law I3
ENG 106 - Composition II3
MAT 162 - Principles of Business Statistics4​
​*Core Humanities Course​3
**Core Social & Behavioral Science Course​3
​Total ​16

Term 3

Course Credits
ACC 131 - Principles of Accounting I4
ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics        3
SPC 101 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication4​
Core Humanities Course​3
***Core Science with lab​3-4
​Total ​16-17

Term 4

Course Credits
ACC 132 - Principles of Accounting II4
ACC 202 - Accounting Cycle or Elective
(If Accounting Major, must take ACC 202 before transferring)
ECN 120 - Principles of Macroeconomics3
PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics​3
***Distributed Core Course3-4
​Total 14-15

Degree Total: 64 Credits

* Meet ISU International Perspective Requirement
**Meet ISU US Diversity Requirement
***If a 3 credit science class is taken in term 3, then students need 4 credits of distributive core in term 4 and vice versa to meet the 64 credit requirement.