Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA)

 

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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), 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

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA) degree program aims to prepare students to begin or advance their careers in the business world. The program provides students with a basic understanding of business through an appropriate blending of business and general education. It also introduces the principles of the Christian worldview. The ASBA degree program can also be a major step towards completing a bachelor’s degree. All courses completed from the IAU ASBA degree program shall be waived for the IAU BBA degree program.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Develop a basic foundation in general education fields of study with an emphasis on critical thinking
  2. Acquire a basic understanding of the business field and apply it to a global contemporary business environment
  3. Develop written and oral communication skills
  4. Understand the basic concepts of supervision and leadership, and apply leadership skills at the individual and group level
  5. Understand how Christian teachings, ethical principles, and core personal values are involved in business decision-making, and develop a Christian global perspective with respect for diverse cultures and faiths

 

PROGRAM MODE OF INSTRUCTION

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

 

PROGRAM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 60 semester units of prescribed curriculum.
  2. Complete a minimum of TWO internships.
  3. Complete all required course work with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.
  5. Maintain lawful status.

 

COMPLETION TIME

ProgramStandard (Yrs)
Full Time
Standard (Yrs)
Part Time
150% (Yrs)
Full Time
150% (Yrs)
Part Time
Associate Degree2.553.757.5

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

ASBA Program RequirementsUnits
General Education Module
8 Courses
24 Units
COM 100 Introduction to Mass Communication3
ENG 100 English Composition3
BUS 150 Business Math3
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
ASBA Total Units60

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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SOCOccupation
11-1011.00Chief Executives
11-1021.00General and Operations Managers
11-2022.00Sales Managers
11-3011.00Administrative Services Managers
11-3051.00Industrial Production Managers
11-3071.01Transportation Managers
11-3071.02Storage and Distribution Managers
11-9021.00Construction Managers
11-9151.00Social and Community Service Managers
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs Managers
11-9199.02Compliance Managers
11-9199.03Investment Fund Managers
11-9199.04Supply Chain Managers
11-9199.07Security Managers
11-9199.08Loss Prevention Managers
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations Managers
11-9199.10Wind Energy Project Managers
13-1051.00Cost Estimators
13-1111.00Management Analysts
25-1011.00Business Teachers, Postsecondary

 

EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS FILLED BY IAU STUDENTS

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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