Earn Your Business Administration Degree at IW

Start a new career path with an affordable business degree

The Business Administration degree at Iowa Wesleyan University will give you the tools to excel as a leader, decision-maker, and problem solver. You’ll learn best practices on the many sides of business administration, including finance, marketing, business operations, and creating effective business policies. We provide a well-rounded, business-oriented program in which students may achieve skills consistent with the Iowa Wesleyan University philosophies of critical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills, and civic engagement. Our courses are tailored for professionals looking to take on more responsibility in higher-level positions, or for students who are new to the business world, but eager to move up quickly.

The Mission of the Division of Business at Iowa Wesleyan University is to help students, through the study of business, become more aware of global issues, and to become better communicators critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and ethical decision-makers.

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Business Administration Degree

Curricular Requirements for Business Administration Major:

Complete all of the following:

  • Complete the Business Division core curriculum requirements, AND
  • Complete at least one major concentration area, AND
  • Complete the Business Division Professional Development requirements

Complete all of the following:

ECN 101 Microeconomics
ECN 102 Macroeconomics
ACTG 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACTG 211 Managerial Accounting
BA 100 Survey of Business
BA 150 Microsoft Training: Word and Excel
BA 151 Microsoft Training: PowerPoint and Access
BA 310 Principles of Management
BA 320 Principles of Marketing
BA 330 Business Law
BA 340 Corporate Financial Management
BA 350 Business Information Systems
BA 419 Business Strategy
BA 398/498 Field Experience – Internship

Complete all of the following:
MATH 171 Elementary Statistics
PHIL 215 Ethics for Life and Career

The Professional Development Series workshops are administered through the Office of Career Development and Internships. It is recommended that students complete this program by the end of their junior year. At the latest, the program should be completed by the end of the fall semester of the senior year. There are no alternative mechanisms for students to complete Business Administration degree without first completing all six seminars.

Complete all of the following:

BA 102A Resume/Cover Letter Writing
BA 102B Job Search Success
BA 102C Interviewing Strategies
BA 102D Dress for Success
BA 102E Dining Etiquette
BA 102F Life After College

Business Administration Concentrations

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Agribusiness CampusOnline
Applied Sciences CampusOnline
Criminal Justice CampusOnline
Finance Campus
Human Resource Management CampusOnline
Health Care ManagementOnline
Human Services CampusOnline
Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementOnline
Management CampusOnline
Marketing Campus
Music Business Campus
Sport Management Campus

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All degree requirements are subject to change. Please see the current Undergraduate Course Catalog for degree requirements.