Department: Business and Accounting

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 a Business Administration Diploma 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.

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.

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 Applied Science (A.A.S), students 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.

If you are computer savvy and have the skills it takes to get an office in working order, jumpstart your career with Iowa Western’s Accounting Technician program. The one-year diploma program prepares students for entry-level accounting technician jobs, including financial record keeping, accounts payable, and accounts receivable positions. It offers opportunities for individuals seeking to develop accounting skills or those who need additional skills to move up from their current positions.

The Accounting technician program is built on a solid base of accounting theory and includes specialized courses in computer operations. Students in this program earn hands-on learning experience in computer labs that mirror on-the-job accounting experiences.

When you add it all up, Iowa Western’s Para-Accounting study program will best prepare you for an entry-level career in the field of accounting. This program awards successful candidates an Associate of Applied Science degree that will quickly send you into the profit-oriented and/or not-for-profit business world. In those environments, you’ll be able to analyze, communicate, distinguish, record and summarize economic events.

With local businesses on the advisory board, the program offers internships for a taste of what work in this field will be like. A modern computer lab for accounting classes and easy access to instructors are the most attractive features of this program.

You’ll be well prepared for jobs in such areas as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, account processing, general ledger, and clerks. This program stresses fluency in oral and written communication. Most students enter the accounting field immediately after completing the two-year program. The program offers advanced accounting computer courses allowing students to seek advanced level employment in government offices, public accounting firms, and general businesses.   

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.