The mission of the Business Division at Iowa Wesleyan College is to provide a quality liberal arts education with an emphasis on the world of business. Students enrolled in the program will major in Business Administration. Minors are also available in Business Administration and Economics for the non-business student.
The faculty of the Business Division shares a teaching philosophy that is focused on providing learning opportunities that help to develop future business professionals and positive, effective citizens. This philosophy is shaped by the Iowa Wesleyan College’s Life Skills of valuing, communication, problem-solving and social effectiveness. Students will obtain a balanced mix of liberal arts education, and a specialization in one or more business concentrations. To insure that students have the opportunity to experience working in their area(s) of academic concentration, all students will complete an approved internship as part of their academic requirements.
Life Skills are incorporated into the coursework offered by the Division. Students are challenged to develop and test their value systems by analyzing and discussing current ethical dilemmas in the business world. Individuals working in the business world must be able to recognize potential solutions to the daily problems presented to leaders in business. Problem solving is therefore a central feature of each course. Social skills are developed through formal assignments and more informal processes of class discussions, outside of class meetings with faculty, other students and student organizations. Students develop their oral and written communications skills in support of the other Life Skills through assignments and less formal interaction of all types.
All majors in the Division of Business will receive the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
|ACTG||210||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3 hrs.|
|ACTG||211||Managerial Accounting||3 hrs.|
|ECN||240||Applied Statistics for Economics and Business||3 hrs.|
|BA||100||Survey of Business||3 hrs.|
|BA||320||Principles of Management||3 hrs.|
|BA||310||Principles of Marketing||3 hrs.|
|BA||330||Business Law||3 hrs.|
|BA||340||Corporate Finance||3 hrs.|
|BA||350||Business Information Systems||3 hrs.|
|BA||370||Operations Management||3 hrs.|
|BA||370||Business Strategy||3 hrs.|
|BA||398,498||Field Experience||6 hrs.|
|Total 45 hrs.|
|Required Support Courses|
|COMM||255||Business and Professional Communication||3 hrs.|
|MATH||171||Introduction to Statistics||4 hrs.|
|PHIL||215||Ethics: Life and Career||3 hrs.|
|Total 10 hrs.|
Students must successfully complete all of the following sessions in the professional development series in order to graduate from Iowa Wesleyan College with degrees in either Accounting or Business Administration:
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist requirement
|BA||101A||Microsoft Outlook Certification||0 hrs.|
|BA||101B||Microsoft Word Certification||0 hrs.|
|BA||101C||Microsoft Excel Certification||0 hrs.|
|BA||101D||Microsoft PowerPoint Certification||0 hrs.|
|BA||101E||Microsoft Access Certification||0 hrs.|
The Microsoft Application Specialist certifications are developed and offered by Microsoft ® Corporation and are administered through Iowa Wesleyan College. 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 Accounting or Business Administration degree without first becoming a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist.
|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.|
|BA||102F||Life after College||0 hrs.|
The Employment Skills seminars are administered through the offices of Career Services. 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 their Accounting or Business Administration degree without first completing all six seminars.
The Business Administration major provides students with an essential foundation in business and skills for either direct entry into the work place or entrance to graduate programs in business. The primary objective of this major is to provide a well-rounded, business-oriented program in which students may achieve skills consistent with the Iowa Wesleyan College philosophies of critical thinking, problem solving, written and oral communication, and an appreciation of community values. Graduates will be able to fulfill their roles in society as community leaders as well as their position within their organization or business.
Requirements for Business Administration Major:
1. Complete the Business Division core curriculum requirements (55 semester hours), AND
2. Complete three to five courses in one of the following concentration areas (9 – 15 semester hours). Please see a Business Division faculty member for specific concentration course options:
a) Accounting emphasis
b) Economics emphasis
c) General Business emphasis
d) Human Resource Management emphasis
e) Management emphasis
f) Marketing emphasis
Note: Business Administration majors who pursue a concentration in General Business may not pursue any additional concentrations.
James David Siebert, D.B.A.Learn More
Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Chair of the Division of Business
Tony Mutsune, Ph.DLearn More
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics
Herb Schmidt, M.B.A.Learn More
Associate Professor of Business
Dennis L. Pedrick, Ph.D.Learn More
Assistant Professor of Business
Kathleen McCleary, C.P.A., M.Acc.Learn More
Assistant Professor of Accounting