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.

Business Administration Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2014-2015 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.

Fall Semester

* A student earning a score of 4 or 5 in both AP Microeconomics AND AP Macroeconomics is not required to take ECON 100 for the International Business major. 

** A student earning a 4 or 5 on the Math-Calculus AB or BC exam is not required to take a mathematics course for the Business administration major.  MATH 110, MATH 161 or MATH 165 should be taken during any of the first four semesters.

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional

Fall Semester

***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.

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 on to upper-level courses in the department: (1) Gateway, (2) MATH 110, 161, 165, or proficiency; (3) ECON 100 or proficiency; (4) ECON 227 or proficiency; (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.