Business Administration Certificate

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 Certificate program. Students who complete this program earn a Business Administration Certificate and enter the workforce upon graduating from Iowa Western. Business classes are conducted with instructors who have real-world business knowledge 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 enter the workforce after finishing their certificate 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

A variety of different jobs are available to business majors with a business administration certificate. 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

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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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

1. Apply management concepts as relates to business.
2. Explain how information management and technological skills affect an organization’s competitive advantage.
3. Demonstrate informed decision-making based upon basic business calculations.

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