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Bachelor of Science Business Administration

The Business Administration major provides students with an essential foundation in business and skills for either direct entry into the workplace or entrance to graduate programs in business. You’ll learn best practices on the many sides of business administration, including finance, marketing, business operations, and creating effective business policies. In addition, we provide a well-rounded, business-oriented program where students may achieve skills consistent with the Iowa Wesleyan University philosophies of critical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills, and civic engagement.

Students involved in our program will:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to be successful
  • Cultivate a knowledge base suitable for admittance into graduate study programs
  • Expand global cultural awareness through levels of 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 become better communicators, critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and ethical decision-makers.

This program includes:

  • Hands-on experiential learning
  • Internships with community organizations and businesses
  • Student-faculty research projects
  • Developing critical thinking and communication skills
  • Building relationships within the field and community at large
  • Applying a unique understanding of business

Business Administration Concentrations

At IW, students can customize their education by completing core and support courses as well as choosing from thirteen concentration areas to flexibly meet their career goals.

Concentrations Offered On-Campus

Concentrations Offered On IW Online

Business Administration Major

Students must complete all requirements, support courses, and development series in the business administration major.

Complete all of the following:

  • ECN 101 Microeconomics
  • ECN 102 Macroeconomics
  • ACTG 210 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 Finance Management
  • BA 350 Business Information Systems
  • BA 419 Business Strategy
  • BA 398/498 Field Experience – Internship

Complete all of the following with a final grade of C- or better:

MATH 171 Introduction to Statistics
PHIL 215 Ethics for Life and Career

Choose one of the following:

WS 300 Global Issues
WS 315 Social Justice and Service
WS 380 Global Health Care
ENG 341 World Literature

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

Career Opportunities in Business Administration

Depending on your chosen concentration here is a list of potential career avenues. Refer to your specific concentration for more information.

  • Tax accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Treasury manager
  • Investment banker
  • Risk management consultant
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Office administrator
  • Executive assistant
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations analyst

  • Human resources generalist
  • Human resources manager
  • Sales representative
  • Insurance agent
  • Compensation specialist
  • Benefits manager
  • Payroll accountant
  • Construction manager
  • Tax consultant
  • Program director
  • Communications strategist

Career Outcomes

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GET INVOLVED

Business Club

Business Club

This club focuses on applying real-world business experience and information through many business activities.

Criminal Justice Club

Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Society seeks to provide interesting events, employment opportunities, and valuable skills to students interested in the field of Criminal Justice.

IW Hands Club

IW Hands Club

The IW Hands Service Club focuses on service-learning and living the Iowa Wesleyan motto of being tenacious, inspired, global, engaged, and respectful.

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING. . .

Meet The Professors

Jennifer Crull

Business Division Chair and Assistant Professor of Business
Science Hall; Room 218
319-385-6333

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Roger Kerfoot

Assistant Professor of Sport Management and Faculty Athletics Representative
Science Hall; Room 215
319-385-6399

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Herb Schmidt

Professor of Business
Science Hall; Room 226
319-385-6326

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Randy Thomas

Associate Professor of Accounting
Science Hall; Room 208
319-385-6372

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