Business Administration, A.A.

Academic Programs

Career Path

Business

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

More and more corporations today are seeking smart, energetic leaders to help move them in a sustainable and profitable direction. Iowa Western's Business programs give students a jumpstart on that career path. The field of business is popular for its diversity of job outcomes, so you’ll make a wise choice by enrolling in Iowa Western's Business Administration program. Students who complete this program earn an Associate of Arts degree and normally transfer to complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution; however, many students decide to enter the workforce upon graduating from Iowa Western. Accounting classes are conducted in a computer lab with instructors who have real-world accounting knowledge. Other business classes are taught by instructors with actual business experience in their field. Local businesses provide representatives who serve on the advisory board. This program offers face-to-face courses, but also online and hybrid formats, which will pay-off as you advance toward a bachelor’s degree. Many students, however, land jobs immediately after earning their degree from Iowa Western. This program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to excel in the 21st-century workforce.

Job Outlook

This program is primarily designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion; however, many students decide to enter the workforce after finishing their two-year degree at Iowa Western. The job outlook is generally favorable for those with a business degree, though the business area and career interests play a big role in final outcomes.

What will you do

This program is primarily designed for students intending to transfer on to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree; however, many students decide to enter the workforce after finishing their degree at Iowa Western. A variety of different jobs are available to business majors with an associates’ degree, with even better opportunities for those earning a bachelor’s degree. Graduates can find jobs in accounting, marketing, wealth management, economic policy positions, financial analysis, and also in general business operations management. Upon earning a business degree, graduates may also have enough knowledge to start their own businesses. Salaries and employment opportunities may vary greatly, depending on the area and type of business.

Wages

  • This program is primarily designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion; however, many students decide to enter the workforce after finishing their two-year degree at Iowa Western. Salaries and employment opportunities vary greatly, depending on the area and type of business.

Career Examples

  • Accountant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Personal Wealth Advisor
  • Insurance Advisor
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Economist or Economic Policy Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Program Coordinator
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Project Coordinators
  • Healthcare Administration Coordinator
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Various Entrepreneurial Endeavors

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First Semester

ENG 105 - Composition I

ACC 121 - Principles of Accounting I

BUS 102 - Introduction to Business

CSC 110 - Introduction to Computers

Second Semester

ENG 106 - Composition II

MAT 157 - Statistics

ACC 122 - Principles of Accounting II

BUS 185 - Business Law I

Third Semester

SPC 112 - Public Speaking

ECN 120 - Principles of Macroeconomics

PHI 142 - Ethics in Business

Fourth Semester

ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics

Total Semester Hours Required: 64.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Identify the major disciplines of business.
  • Demonstrate use of general accounting principles.
  • Explain the use of American legal as it relates to business.
  • Explain the forces of supply and demand as they relate to business and the economy.

Program Disclaimers

  • Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa