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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 of the Associate in Business Degree

Build your confidence and get a solid foundation of business knowledge. The Associate of Science in Business program can be the first step in your journey toward further education and help you reach your career goals. Students can choose an online or onsite format, studying at one of IWU’s 14 regional education centers across Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. What you’ll learn in the coursework can also be applied to your current career context, from business decision-making to ethics and communication. Create the opportunities you want to see in your future with a degree from IWU.

  • Prepares students to transition easily into a bachelor completion program at IWU
  • Program uses Open Educational Resources (OERs), saving students money on materials
  • Gives a solid business foundation for entry-level positions
  • 60 credit hours / $299 per credit hour

You'll learn to...

  • Develop valuable business analysis skills
  • Consider global perspectives in business decision-making
  • Communicate effectively to various audiences
  • Develop ethical solutions and integrate your faith in your career

Career Possibilities

  • Relationship Banker
  • Customer Service Associate
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Executive Assistant 

Average U.S. Salary

  • Job postings in the US (11/5/20): 62,669 (Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl.)
  • Median Salary in the US: $37,690 (Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl.)

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

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

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 60 semester hours.
  • Completion of the core requirements with a GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified in IWU Catalog.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma.

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.