Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

 

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PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Education:
IAU shall not admit any student who is obviously unqualified or who does not appear to have a reasonable prospect of completing the program. IAU requires either evidence of an earned high school diploma, general education diploma (GED), ability-to-benefit exam (ATB), or the successful completion of degree demonstrating that the applicant is qualified to complete the undergraduate degree program. The degree must be earned at an appropriately accredited institution or foreign equivalent.

Professional Experience:
IAU recommends 1 year of full-time professional work experience.

Information Technology:
Possess computer and internet skills sufficient to effectively participate in IAU's pedagogical model and conduct research at the undergraduate level.

Maximum Total Credit Awarded is 90 units: 
Transfer Credit (TRC): 90 units
Standardized Exam Credit (SEC): 90 units
Challenge Exam Credit (CEC): 90 units

Pre-Enrollment Disclosure

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The BBA program aims at developing a student's intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate blending of business and general education. The program assists the student in understanding and developing the unique leadership qualities required for successfully managing business functions, an organizational unit or an enterprise. The coursework provides students with a solid business foundation in management, supervision, accounting, finance, human resources, business law, information technology, and marketing. Emphasis is on critical thinking, decision-making, and ethical behavior. Students are also offered periodic workshops to assist them in career planning. The BBA program incorporates the latest technology available to enhance the in-class and online learning experience.

The BBA program is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore business administration and meet educational goals and enhance their career opportunities.

MAJOR

BBA students can specialize and develop additional expertise in a particular area by completing a major. Major designation will appear on transcripts and degree upon completion.

We offer the following majors:

  • General
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Primary objectives of this program include equipping students with the knowledge and ability to: 

  • Apply managerial decision making through utilizing best practices in business; 
  • Interpret business concepts, principles, and financial strategies; 
  • Apply the principles of leadership and supervision; 
  • Examine the effects of globalization on their work environment; 
  • Read and analyze accounting and financial information; and 
  • Develop a motivation for and appreciate the wisdom of acquiring lifelong learning.

PROGRAM MODE OF INSTRUCTION

Instruction can be completed through classroom-hybrid and/or online instructional methodologies.

PROGRAM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete 120 semester units of prescribed curriculum.
  • Complete a minimum of TWO internships. Applicable to non-immigrants only.
  • Complete all required course work with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.
  • Maintain lawful status.

COMPLETION TIME

The BBA program can take 4-5 years to complete if you are enrolled full time or 8-10 years part time. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 2 academic terms (e.g. spring & fall) to complete an undergraduate degree.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

BBA Program Modules 
BBA Program Total Units120 units
General Education Module39 units
Core Module42 units
Major ModuleDepends
Elective ModuleDepends

BBA GENERAL EDUCATION MODULE

All BBA students will be required to complete the same general education requirements.

BBA General Education ModuleUnits
BBA General Education Module Total Units39
Communication & English (5 courses)15
COM 100 Intro to Mass Communication3
COM 200 Public Speaking3
ENG 100 English Composition3
ENG 200 World Literature I3
ENG 300 Critical Thinking3
Social Sciences (4 courses)12
POL 100 Introduction to Political Science3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 110 Art and Culture3
Math & Sciences (4 courses)12
BUS 150 Business Math3
ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Science3
INT 100 Introduction to Information Technology3
INT 150 Computer Applications3

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BBA CORE MODULE

All BBA students will be required to complete the same core module requirements.
 

BBA Core ModuleUnits
BBA Core Module Total Units42
Core Module (14 courses)42
ACC 100 Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 200 Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business3
BUS 300 Business Ethics3
BUS 310 Business Law3
BUS 400 Business Strategy and Policy 3
ECN 100 Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECN 110 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
ECN 300 Money and Banking 3
FIN 300 Fundamentals of Finance3
MGT 300 Principles of Management3
MGT 320 Organizational Theory and Behavior3
MGT400 Operations Management 3
MKT 300 Marketing 3

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR VARIOUS MAJORS

BBA students can specialize and develop additional expertise in a particular area by completing a major.

BBA, Major: General

BBA in General Program RequirementsUnits
BBA Total Units120
General Education Module (13 courses / 39 units)
See General Education Module Section39
Core Module (14 courses / 42 units)
See Core Module Section42
Elective Module (13 courses / 39 units)
Students can complete 13 general elective courses. Elective requirements can also be completed through transfer credit, standardized exam credit or experiential learning credit.39

BBA, Major: Accounting

BBA in Accounting Program RequirementsUnits
BBA Total Units120
General Education Module (13 courses / 39 units)
See General Education Module Section39
Core Module (14 courses / 42 units)
See Core Module Section42
Major Module (11 courses / 33 units)
ACC 210 Intermediate Management Accounting3
ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 310 Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 320 Intermediate Accounting III3
ACC 350 Taxation I3
ACC 360 Taxation II3
ACC 400 Advanced Accounting I3
ACC 410 Advanced Accounting II3
ACC 420 Auditing I3
ACC 430 Auditing II3
ACC 440 International Accounting or FIN 440 Financial Statement Analysis3
Elective Module (2 courses / 6 units)
Students complete 2 general elective courses. Elective requirements can also be completed through transfer credit, standardized exam credit or experiential learning credit.6

BBA, Major: Finance

BBA in Finance Program RequirementsUnits
BBA Total Units120
General Education Module (13 courses / 39 units)
See General Education Module Section39
Core Module (14 courses / 42 units)
See Core Module Section42
Major Module (6 courses / 18 units)
FIN 400 Intermediate Financial Management I
3
FIN 410 Intermediate Financial Management II3
FIN 420 Financial Institutions3
FIN 430 Introduction to Investments3
FIN 440 Financial Statement Analysis3
FIN 450 International Finance3
Elective Module (7 courses / 21 units)
Students complete 7 general elective courses. Elective requirements can also be completed through transfer credit, standardized exam credit or experiential learning credit.21

BBA, Major: Marketing

BBA in Marketing Program RequirementsUnits
BBA Total Units120
General Education Module (13 courses / 39 units)
See General Education Module Section39
Core Module (14 courses / 42 units)
See Core Module Section42
Major Module (6 courses / 18 units)
MKT 310 Pricing Strategies3
MKT 320 Small Business Marketing & Strategy3
MKT 400 Public Relations3
MKT 410 Advertising3
MKT 420 Consumer Behavior3
MKT 430 Marketing Research3
Elective Module (7 courses / 21 units)
Students complete 7 general elective courses. Elective requirements can also be completed through transfer credit, standardized exam credit or experiential learning credit.21

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Assistant Manager (11-9199), Bookkeeper (43-3031), Executive Assistant (43-6011), General Manger Assistant (11-1021), Marketing Assistant (13-1160), Office Assistant (43-6010), Office Assistant (43-6010), Sales Associate (41-3099), Sales Associate Intern (41-0000), Salesperson (41-3000), Second Manager (11-9199).

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