Applied Science Program within the Business Administration Degree

The Business Administration Degree with the Applied Science Program is for students who have previously earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S. Degree). This major will provide students with an essential foundation in business and skills for either direct entry into the workplace or entrance to graduate programs in business. The primary objective of the applied sciences program is to provide a well-rounded, business-oriented program in which students may achieve skills with the IW philosophies of critical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills, and civic engagement.

Applied Science Program Requirements:

Eligibility: Students who have previously earned the Associate of Applied Science [A.A.S.] degree.

Concentration requirements:

  1. Complete the IW Wesleyan Studies General Education curriculum
  2. Complete the IW Service Learning, Writing Intensive, and Field Experience requirement
  3. Complete the IW Business Administration core requirements
    1. Courses already completed for which there is an existing articulation agreement between IW and the A.A.S. granting institution will be applied toward this degree program
    2. A block of closely-related technical courses (e.g., Agribusiness, Machine Technology, etc.) will be substituted in lieu of major concentration course requirements.
    3. Final determination of the acceptability of technical courses will be made by the IW Registrar in conjunction with the Business Division chair.

Business Administration Requirements:

  • All concentrations are required to complete the core business requirements
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Career Opportunities in Applied Science

  • Office Manager
  • Executive Assistant
  • Store Manager
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Relationship Banker
  • Customer Service Associate
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Sales Support Specialist
  • Store Manager

  • Sales Representative
  • Financial Examiner
  • Loan Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Retail Sales Worker
  • Human Resource Coordinator
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Human Resource Generalist

Career Outcomes

2021 Median Pay
Sales Engineer
Insurance Sales Agent