WHY CHOOSE MANAGEMENT AT IW ONLINE?

Iowa Wesleyan’s online business degrees can equip you with the practical knowledge and critical thinking skills desired in today’s business world. This program will give you the tools to excel as a leader, decision-maker, and problem solver. Business Administration Management includes finance, marketing, business operations, and creating effective business policies.

The Business Administration Management Program is designed to be flexible and convenient to meet the needs of today’s students. Our online classroom allows you 24/7 access to your coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. We are non-profit, regionally accredited, and nationally ranked as one of the best online bachelor’s programs by U.S. News and World Report

  • Eight-week terms with six start dates during the year
  • Learn from faculty with practitioner experience
  • Accept up to 90 transfer credits in transfer
  • Credit awarded for military experience

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates have rewarding careers throughout the United States and around the world. Join the ranks in careers such as:
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Development
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Financial Manager

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted in the Business Administration Management Program you must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Support Courses

An introduction to probability and statistics. Students satisfactorily completing this course will demonstrate skills in assignment of probability using permutations and combinations, distributions of random variables and statistics, and large sample theory, introduction to estimation and tests of significance. Includes Excel lab.

This course explores the ethical dimensions of human experience, especially with respect to work, professions, careers, and vocations. What is demanded of us as we enter into various careers? What would excellence in these fields require? Are there basic rules governing each profession, and if so, what broader goals do these rules serve? Are there basic rules or principles guiding human life in general? In all of these spheres of life, what does it mean to be good? Prerequisite: ENG 109 and ENG 110.

Business Administration Core

Topics in this course include the behavior of individual households and firms, supply and demand analysis, and the various structures of a market economy. Students successfully completing this course will be able to identify and explain the major economic forces faced by a single firm in a capitalistic setting.

This course is designed for the general student as well as for the student considering further study in business administration, accounting or economics. This course develops basic economic theory to explain unemployment, inflation and economic growth and considers the role of governmental economic stabilization policy. Students successfully completing this course will be able to identify and explain the major economic forces faced by groups of firms in a capitalistic setting.

Introduction to reporting financial information regarding the operating, investing and financing activities of business enterprises to present and potential investors, creditors, and others. Prerequisites: BA 100

Managerial accounting is concerned with the development and use of accounting information as it applies to the decision‐making process. Attention is given to cost behavior, cost analysis, and budget development. Successful completion of this course will enable students to prepare and explain detailed financial reports as required by management. Prerequisites: BA 100, ACTG 210

A survey of the structure and functions of the American business system is provided, together with an overview of business organization, accounting, finance, and principles of management, economics, marketing, personnel and the interdependence of business, the community and government. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to describe and explain the basic internal functional areas of a business, and their relationship to outside stakeholders. This course is not open as an elective for sophomores or upper division business majors.

A study of the basic principles, concepts, theories and analytical tools in management. Topics include introduction to management, planning and decision-making, organizing for stability and change, leading and controlling. Consideration will be given to both theoretical and practical aspects of management. Students completing this course successfully will be able to describe both the theoretical background and practical applications of popular management principles and strategies. Prerequisites: BA 100

A study of the problems involved in making marketing decisions for the consumer and organizational markets. Study includes the price of the product, the promotion of the product, and the channels of distribution for the product. Successful completion of the course will enable the student to make sound product, price, distribution, and promotion decisions for a specific product or service offering. Prerequisites: BA 100; ECN 101 or ECN 102.

A study of traditional business law topics – contracts, sales, torts, agency, business organizations and other basic topics. Successful completion of this course will enable students to understand and use business law principles to guide sound business decisions. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; BA 100 or consent of instructor.

Introduces the student to the goals and objectives of financial management within the corporate setting. Students will become familiar with functions of the various financial areas, the development and use of information by the financial manager, and the various analytical tools and techniques used. Successful completion of this course will enable students to make sound, risk-sensitive financial decisions for their business. Emphasis will be placed upon financial decision making. Prerequisites: BA 100; ACTG 210; MATH 171.

A study of the uses of the computer in the functional areas of business administration. Major emphasis will be directed to analysis, design and implementation of Management Information Systems. Successfully completing this course will be able to critically analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of business information systems. Prerequisites: Junior standing; BA 100; ACTG 210; ACTG 211.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to understand, analyze, and evaluate the fundamentals, major concepts, and theories of business negotiation. In this course, students will be able to prepare for negotiating in any business situation or environment, learn various strategies on how to resolve potentially destructive disputes, learn to adapt in a dynamic negotiation environment and how to establish trust and form alliances, understand the role of culture on negotiation, and how to detect and deal with ethical dilemmas in business negotiation.

This intermediate course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of business and how it relates to society as a whole. The major topics include the corporation in society, the business and the social environment, business and the ethical environment, business and government in a global society, the corporation and the natural environment, business and technological change, and business and the media. A systems-thinking approach is central to the course, wherein business, government and society are so closely intertwined that an action that affects one will inevitably affect the others. The corporation’s responsibilities to primary and secondary stakeholders, both economic and ethical, are studied in light of various social issues.

This course focuses on the competitive strategy of the firm by examining issues central to the firm’s long and short-term competitive position. The course develops a set of analytical frameworks that enable students to explain performance differences among firms and that, in turn, provide a structure for making strategic decisions to enhance the firm’s future competitive positions. This course functions as the capstone course for the Business Administration major. Prerequisites: Senior Standing and the completion of all other business core requirements.

Management Concentration

Statistical methods commonly used in the analysis of empirical data are considered, including descriptive and inferential statistics, and parametric and nonparametric techniques. Computer applications and the relationship between statistics and research design are emphasized in relation to business & economics problems. Students successfully completing this course in the business administration management program will be able to perform the statistical analysis portion of a University research project. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; BA 100; MATH 171

Focus is on effective management of small business firms. The management process includes not only strategy determination, but also the varied activities necessary in planning, organizing, actuating and controlling small business operations. Emphasis is placed upon those aspects of small business management that are uniquely important to small firms. Prerequisites: Junior standing; BA 100; BA 310; ECN 102.

Enables application of concepts learned in business administration, accounting and economics courses to real-life cases and in-depth studies of business organizations and their participants. Prerequisites: Junior standing; BA 100; BA 310; ECN 102.

Principles and practices in recruitment, selection, staffing and compensation of personnel. Consideration of the impact of government regulations, and other environmental forces on human resource management in the workplace. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to describe and apply a variety of practical, theory-based solutions to common human resource management problems and challenges. Prerequisites: Junior standing; BA 100; ECN 102; BA 310.

Operations management is the study of activities required for the efficient and effective selection of inputs to produce economical and profitable outputs for both manufacturing and service firms. Quantitative solutions derived with the use of a variety of analytical tools will be used. Upon completion of the course, the student will understand production and service systems inputs, processes, and outputs. The student will also gain a further understanding of quantitative solution development in the functional areas of management, marketing, accounting, finance, and human resource management. Prerequisites: Junior standing; BA 100; BA 310; MATH 171; ECN 102; ECN 240

This course presents leadership as a way of acting that involves the influence of people to inspire change toward a mutually-desired outcome. Technological advancements and globalization have created a business environment where rapid and constant change is the norm. This course uncovers how effective leaders embrace the inevitability of constant change and diversity, and use their interpersonal skills to promote change, communicate vision, provide a sense of direction and inspire employees. Prerequisite: Completion of the Business Core.

Wesleyan Studies

Wesleyan Studies is the general education curriculum at IW.
Complete all of the following:
WS 101 Student Success1
ENG 109 College Composition (WI)3
ENG 110 College Research (WI)3
Complete one (1) of the following:
COMM 147 Introduction to Public Speaking3
BA/COMM 255 Business and Professional Communication3
SM 232 Sports Information and Communication Practices3
ENG 210 Media Lab3

Math

Complete one (1) of the following:
MATH 102 Math for Life3
MATH 171 Elementary Statistics4
MATH 201 Pre-Calculus3
MATH 231 Calculus I4

Science

Complete one (1) of the following:
BIO 201 General Botany4
BIO 211 General Zoology4
BIO 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 260 Ecology and Conservation4
CHEM 175 General Chemistry4
PHYS 210 General Physics 14
Complete three credit hours from two different areas: (*=audition required)
ART 107 Introduction to the Art of Smartphone Photography3
ART 201 Basic Studio & Design 2-D3
ART 203 Art Appreciation3
ART 215 Painting I3
ART 216 Ceramics I3
ART 219 Drawing I3
ART 381 History of Art I3
ART 382 History of Art II3
DMD 109 Survey of Multimedia3
ENG 247 Imaginative Writing3
Any 200 or 300 level English Literature course3
MUS 101/2 Ensembles*1
MUS 103/4 Concert Choir*1
MUS 105/6 SE IA Community Band*1
MUS 107/8 Jazz Big Band*1
MUS 109/110 SE Iowa Symphony*1
MUS 120 Guitar1
MUS 121/2 Private Instruction0.5
MUS 131/2 Beginning Piano1
MUS 221/2 Private Instruction0.5
MUS 225 Survey of Music Literature3
MUS 353 History of Music (to 1750)3
MUS 354 History of Music (1750 to Present)3
PE 107 Dance & Movement3
PHIL 130 Critical Reasoning3
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 215 Ethics for Life & Career3
PHIL 306 Philosophy of Religion3
REL 150 Introduction to World Religions3
REL 300 Religion in West Civilization3
Complete three credit hours from two different areas:
HIST 125 U.S. History Survey, 1607-18773
HIST 126 U.S. History Survey, 1877-Present3
HIST 173 Western Civilization to 13503
HIST 174 Western Civilization since 13503
HIST 320 Ante-Bellum America3
ECN 101 Microeconomics3
ECN 102 Macroeconomics3
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology3
SOC/PSYC 205 The Family3
SOC 243 Social Problems3
PSYC 131 General Psychology3
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology3
EDUC 296 Educational Psychology3
EDUC 301 Education of Exceptional Person3
EDUC 306 Collaboration and The Family3
SM 102 Sport and Society3
Complete one of the following:
BA 318 Global Business3
CJ 370 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice3
EDUC 357 Human Relations: Global Perspectives for Educators3
IS 100 Introduction to International3
IS 101 Life and Culture3
NUR/WS 325 Global Health Care3
SOC 310 Race and Ethnicity3

WS 300 Global Issues

WS 320 Leadership and Service

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate from the Business Administration Management Program you must:

  1. Complete all Wesleyan Studies, support, and major courses and requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, with at least 30 upper-level credits
  3. Complete at least 30 credit hours from Iowa Wesleyan University

All degree requirements are subject to change. Please see the current Undergraduate Course Catalog for degree requirements

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Military/Veteran’s Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Employer Assistance Programs
  • Payment Plans

Discover more details regarding options to finance your education at Financial Aid Information