Four-Year Course Plan

Marketing Concentration - focuses on understanding how customer perceptions and preferences evolve and how the firm can influence them.

Management Concentration - emphasizes forecasting, planning and control, allocating resources, the appraisal of competition, and implementation strategies.

General Management Studies Concentration - prepares students with skills, analytical tools, and concepts to prepare them for a career as an autonomous entrepreneur

Note: All Business Administration concentrations start out very similar. You do not need to decide a specific concentration until the Spring semester of your sophomore year.

Sample Four-Year Busines Administration Course Plan

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.
As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements on the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

* A student earning a score of 4 or 5 in both AP Microeconomics AND AP Macroeconomics is not required to take ECON 100 for any majors within Business Administration.

** MATH 110, MATH 161 or MATH 165 should be taken during any of the first four semesters.

Year 2

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional

* ECON 227 may be taken in any of the first four semesters, but is normally taken in the sophomore year. If a student has received a unit of credit for AP Statistics (score of 4 or 5), s/he is not required to take ECON 227 for any majors within Business Administration.

Year 3

Fall Semester

Choose one of the following business courses

Spring Semester

May Term

      • Optional
Year 4

Fall Semester

  • Elective (Concentration Elective)
  • Elective (Concentration Elective)
  • Elective (Concentration Elective)
  • General Education Course

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional
Study Abroad

Students interested in studying abroad should consult with a faculty member in the Business Administration to decide what semester(s) would be most appropriate.

Additional Information
    • Students should complete the following six courses by the end of their sophomore year in order to move onto upper-level courses in the department: (1) Gateway, (2) MATH 110, 161, 165, or proficiency; (3) ECON 100; (4) ECON 227; (5) ACC 112; (6) ACC 212.
      • A grade of C- or higher must be earned in each of these courses.
      • In addition, a student’s cumulative GPA in these six courses must equal or exceed 2.50.
    • FIS 200 (Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance) is open to all first-year students and satisfies a Financial Services major elective or as an elective toward any of the Business Administration concentrations.
    • BUS 220 (Foundations of Information Systems) is open to all first-year students and counts as an elective toward the Business Administration major.
    • International Business Majors should consider taking HIST 122 or PSCI 102 and INST 240 during the first three semesters.