Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA)


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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), or the successful completion of a 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. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Evidence of English Proficiency:
IAU requires writing skills at the appropriate level. Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English is essential to your success at IAU. If English is not the applicant’s native language, or if an applicant has not had his/her secondary education taught in English, s/he will be required to provide proof of English Proficiency. Since classes are taught in English, an applicant must demonstrate his/her ability to read, write and speak English.

Maximum Total Credit Awarded is 45 units:
Transfer Credit (TRC): 45 units
Standardized Exam Credit (SEC): 45 units

Pre-Enrollment Disclosure



The ASBA 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 the field. Emphasis is on critical thinking, decision-making, and Christian ethical behavior. Students are also offered periodic workshops to assist them in career planning. The ASBA program incorporates the latest technology available to enhance the in-class and online learning experience. The ASBA program is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore business administration and meet educational goals and enhance their career opportunities.



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

  • Acquire a basic understanding and build a foundation in the business field,
  • Apply managerial decision-making through utilizing best practices in business;
  • Interpret business concepts, principles, and financial strategies;
  • Apply the principles of leadership and supervision;
  • Discover other fields of study in general education courses;
  • Read and analyze accounting and financial information;
  • Develop communication skills,
  • Make decisions with consideration made to Christian and business ethics; and
  • Continue to be a life-long learner.



Instruction can be completed through classroom-hybrid and/or 100% online instructional methodologies.



  • Complete 60 semester units of prescribed curriculum.
  • Complete a minimum of TWO internships.
  • 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.



ProgramStandard (Yrs)
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ASBA Program RequirementsUnits
ASBA Total Units60
General Education Module
8 Courses
24 Units
COM 100 Introduction to Mass Communication3
ENG 100 English Composition3
BUS 150 Business Mathematics3
ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Science3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 110 Art and Culture3
Select 1 Religious Studies Course
REL 100 Introduction to Religion3
REL 110 Introduction to the Bible3
Major Module
10 Courses
30 Units
ACC 100 Financial Accounting3
ACC 200 Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business3
BUS 110 Business Communications3
BUS 200 Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ECN 200 Microeconomics3
ECN 210 Macroeconomics3
INT 100 Introduction to Information Technology3
INT 150 Computer Applications3
MGT 200 Supervision3
Elective Module
2 Courses
6 Units
The Electives Module requirement can be fulfilled by taking any undergraduate courses that are not already a requirement. Undergraduate course codes are 100-499.6

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* Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine

Chief Executives, General and Operations Managers, Sales Managers, Administrative Services Managers, Industrial Production Managers, Transportation/Storage/Distribution Managers, Construction Managers, Social and Community Service Managers, Managers (All Other), Cost Estimators, Management Analysts, Business Teachers (Post-secondary).



Account Manager (11-1021), Accounts Payable (13-2011), Administrative Assistant (43-6010), Assistant Manager (11-9199), Book Keeper (43-3031), Financial Planner (11-3031), Shipping Assistant (43-5071).


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