business-requirements

Requirements for Business Administration Major:

  1. Complete the Business Division core curriculum requirements (39 semester hours), AND
  2. Complete three to nine courses in at least one major concentration area (9 – 27 semester hours).  Concentration options include Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Marketing, Music Business, and Applied Sciences, AND
  3. Complete the Business Division Professional Development requirements (5 semester hours)

The Division of Business requires that a grade of “C-” or above be earned in all required courses, required support courses, and in all required electives.

Business Division Core Requirements (39 hrs.)

Complete all of the following:

ECN 101 Microeconomics 3 hrs.
ECN 102 Macroeconomics 3 hrs.
ACTG 210 Financial Accounting 3 hrs.
ACTG 211 Managerial Accounting 3 hrs.
BA 100 Intro to Business 3 hrs.
BA 310 Principles of Management 3 hrs.
BA 320 Principles of Marketing 3 hrs.
BA 330 Business Law 3 hrs.
BA 340 Corporate Finance 3 hrs.
BA 350 Information Systems 3 hrs.
BA 419 Business Strategy 3 hrs.
BA 398/498 Field Experience – Internship 6 hrs.

Required Support Courses (10 hours)

Complete all of the following:

COMM 147 Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hrs.
MATH 171 Introduction to Statistics 4hrs.
PHIL 215 Ethics for Life and Career 3 hrs.

Professional Development Requirements

Students must successfully complete all of the following sessions in the professional development series in order to graduate from Iowa Wesleyan University with a Business Administration degree.

Microsoft Certified Application Specialist requirement

BA 101A Microsoft Outlook certification 1 hrs.
BA 101B Microsoft Word certification 1 hrs.
BA 101C Microsoft Excel certification 1 hrs.
BA 101D Microsoft PowerPoint certification 1 hrs.
BA 101E Microsoft Access certification 1 hrs.

The Microsoft Application Specialist certifications are developed and offered by Microsoft ® Corporation and are administered through Iowa Wesleyan University. It is recommended that students complete this program by the end of their sophomore 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 their Business Administration degree without first becoming a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist.

Professional Development Series

BA 102A Resume/Cover Letter Writing 0 hrs.
BA 102B Job Search Success 0 hrs.
BA 102C Interviewing Strategies 0 hrs.
BA 102D Dress for Success 0 hrs.
BA 102E Dining Etiquette 0 hrs.

The Professional Development Series workshops are administered through the Office of Career Development & 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.