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AS Business

What gets me excited about my role as a faculty member is the opportunity to help [students] lay these foundations together to build for future success.

- Paul Richardson

 

Overview

ONLINE OR ONSITE

The Associate of Science degree with a major in Business prepares students for entry level business positions and provides a foundation for completion of a baccalaureate degree in a business-related field.

The courses in the program relate theory to practice and will satisfy 24 hours out of the 30 general education hours required at the bachelor level and will also apply toward the 120 hour degree requirement at IWU. Instructional methods include lectures, seminars, workshop activities, simulations, and business case studies.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop foundational business analysis skills.
  2. Apply global perspectives to business decision-making.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication of ideas and facts.
  4. Apply information management skills to business decision-making.
  5. Develop ethical solutions for business decision-making.
  6. Integrate a biblical framework that guides business and personal interactions.

BRIDGE PROGRAM

If you have not yet obtained your Associate degree but already have 36 to 59 credit hours of previous college coursework, IWU’s unique Bridge program can allow you to immediately start working towards your Bachelor's degree. Please contact your Program Representative at 866-498-4968 for more information.

BRIDGE PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Submission of all required items for the admissions process as outlined in the “application procedures” section of the application packet.
  2. Acceptance to an IWU Bachelor program with 36-59 credit hours earned from a regionally accredited college or university.
  3. Enter the Bridge to a Bachelor program at 36-59 credit hours.

acsbp_accredited.jpgACCREDITATION

The Associate of Science in Business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

Not all programs are offered at all locations and some may only be available online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees*

Credit Hours Tuition
60 Total $299 / credit hour *Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

 

We offer the Associate of Science in Business (ASB) program at an affordable, competitive cost per credit hour, making our program one of the most accessible available. See how we compare to other institutions that offer an ASB program.

The total cost of the program, including tuition and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. 

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Text Books: $3600 $227

This program uses Open Educational Resources (OERs). What does that mean? OERs are resources that aren’t locked down through copyright restrictions, meaning they cost nothing for students to access. It also means we embed the course materials in the course, so students aren’t required to purchase any textbooks. This saves students time and money during their program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

 

Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes

GEN-111,BIS-225,BUS-150,ENG-140,BUS-105,COM-115,ENG-141,MAT-108,ECO-205,BIL-102,BUS-225,HST-160,HRM-235,ACC-203,EAR-130,LIT-243,MKG-220,BUS-301,BUS-230,BUS-274

Required Courses - Onsite Ohio

GEN-111,ENG-140,BUS-150,BUS-105,ENG-141,COM-115,MAT-118,ECO-205,BIL-102,HST-102,BUS-225,PSY-150,FINA-180,HRM-235,MAT-112,ACC-203,EAR-130,PHY-101,BUS-230,BUS-274

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the AS in Business program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the associate degree programs offered through the College of Adult and Professional Studies are as follows:

  1. Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
  2. Submission of all required items for the admissions process as outlined in the "application procedures" section of the application packet.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with an associate degree with a major in Business from the College of Adult and Professional Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Completion of 60 semester hours.
  2. Completion of the core requirements with a GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  4. Completion of 30 hours of general education requirements as specified in IWU Catalog.
  5. Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Associate of Science with a major in Business degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application

    Apply online at www.indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts

    High School 
    Applicants who have fewer than 12 passing semester hours of regionally accredited college coursework are required to submit a copy of a standard high school diploma or transcript or GED scores for admission.

    College 
    Applicants to the associate program are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
    For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades. Note: Additional third party evaluators can be considered from an approved list and in some cases and internal international transcript evaluation can be done.

  3. TOEFL Scores

    1. Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see www.toefl.org.

Prior Learning Assessment

Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Associate of Science with a major in Business program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.