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​​​​​​​​​The Liberal Arts AA: Business Transfer Pathway gives you a degree that transfers to many four-year institutions in Iowa as well as throughout the country in degrees such as accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, MIS and many others. Check with your transfer institution for available majors.

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

ACC 131 - Principles of Accounting I 4
ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 105 - Composition I​3
SDV 108 - The College Experience​1
​Core Humanities Course​3
​Total ​14

Term 2

Course Credits
ACC 132 - Principles of Accounting II 4
ECN 120 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
​ENG 106 - Composition II​3
Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Course​3
Core Science with Lab Course​3-4
​Total ​16-17

Term 3 - Choose your Transfer University by Term 3 - Meet with Advisor

If a student is planning to transfer to UNI: Complete the Business Elective listed in Term 3 either the summer before their 2nd year, or the summer after.


Course CreditsISU​​Iowa​UNI
CSC 110 - Intro to Computers​3
​SPC 101 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication​3
*Core Math Course (Based on ALEKS score)4​MAT 141​​MAT 157​MAT 157
Core Humanities Course​3
Business Elective Course (Based on four year transfer school):3BUS 102MGT 101
BUS 231
Business or Elective Course (Based on four year transfer school):​1 ACC 202 (Acct Majors only)
or Elective
​Total ​17

*Courses subject to change. Please see College Equivalency Guides for:

Term 4

Course Credits​ISU​Iowa​UNI
​BUS 185 - Business Law I​3
*Core Math Course4​MAT 162​MAT 164​MAT 162
Core Social & Behavioral Science Course3
​Core Humanities Course​3
**Distributed Core Course3-4
​Total ​16-17

Degree Total: 64 Credits

​*Students must identify their transfer destination in order to select the correct math class(es) and Business electives needed to transfer.

**If a 3 credit science class is taken in term 2, then students need 4 credits of distributive core in term 4 and vice versa to meet the 64 credit requirement.