Business A.P.S. Program

The Associate of Professional Studies degree in Business is designed to offer students the flexibility of placement in a business position upon graduation or the opportunity to complete a curriculum that will satisfy most Business Administration requirements at four-year colleges. Students will have many choices in the selection of courses to develop their specific business skills in general business, accounting, office administration, or web development.

Upon graduation, successful students will have the background necessary to move into entry-level positions in the field of business. An option is given for students to participate in practicum courses. These courses will give students valuable experience as they work in local businesses during their course of study.

Should students decide to use this program for transfer, they also need to consider obtaining the Associate of Arts degree as well. Specific courses will need to be selected for transfer to various colleges, and students should seek assistance from an advisor for course planning assistance early in their freshman year.

Course Schedule

Business A.P.S. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SDV-108 College Experience
1.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics
3.0
MAT-157 Statistics****
4.0
OR
MAT-140 Finite Math
4.0
ACC-142 Financial Accounting
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
ACC-146 Managerial Accounting
3.0
MGT-101 Principles of Management
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BUS-932 Practicum (Optional)
3.0
 
Total Hours: 3.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
BUS-185 Business Law I
3.0
BUS-130 Intro to Entrepreneurship
3.0
XXX-XXX Business Elective***
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
3.0
XXX-XXX Business Elective***
3.0
XXX-XXX Business Elective***
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Science Elective*
4.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0
 
Business A.P.S. Degree Total Hours: 65.0/68.0

*Electives must be chosen from the current approved A.A. degree list from the I to IV sections.

**Social Science/Humanities elective must be chosen from the current approved A.P.S. degree list.

***Business electives must be chosen from the prefixes ACC, ADM, BCA, BUS, CIS, GRA, MAT, or MGT

****Statistics Lab is a suggested course.

Instructors

David Barwin 515-574-1278 barwin@iowacentral.edu