Agency Administration

Undergraduate Minor - 21 Credit Hours
Classes start every 8 weeks.
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The agency administration minor is designed to support the administrative responsibilities of the individual working in a smaller human services agency.

Program Description:

This program provides students with the knowledge to develop strong business and communication skills that will prepare them for a wide variety of career options. The curriculum combines courses in financial accounting, economics, management and marketing, among others, to create an integrated approach to understand the fundamentals of good business practices.

  • Employment opportunities include:
  • Social and human service assistant
  • Office manager
  • Social and community service professional
  • Carroll
  • Council Bluffs
  • Creston
  • Denison
  • Emmetsburg
  • Estherville
  • Fort Dodge
  • Iowa Falls
  • Le Mars
  • Marshalltown
  • Mason City
  • Newton
  • Online
  • Ottumwa
  • Spencer
  • Spirit Lake

Agency Administration Courses (choose 5 from)

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
  • ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MGMT 206 Management Science
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 315 Business Law I
  • MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 375 Entrepreneurship/Small Business
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
  • Six credit hours of upper division electives from HMSV, PSYC, SCWK, or SOCI
Admissions criteria for the Agency Administration program

BVU's degree completion programs are classified as junior-senior level. Persons who have completed an associate degree or 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution qualify for admission. College level examination program credits (CLEP) and life experience credit may be available as described in the academic section. 

Admissions process for the Agency Administration program
  • Although personal interviews are not required, applicants are urged to confer with an advisor.
  • Request that official transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended be sent to BVU. Without official transcripts and records, a student will not be allowed to register beyond the initial semester.
  • Complete the BVU Degree Completion Application
  • If you will be applying for financial assistance including student loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Students who have previously earned a B.A. or B.S. degree may be eligible to earn a second bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University.

Tuition & Fees

BVU offers a quality, affordable education, and our financial specialists are here to help as you navigate the costs of your educational investment so you can move forward with your career.

Financial Aid

BVU's Institution code: 001847

Don't miss the opportunity for financial aid. Fill out the FAFSA at fafsa.gov and use BVU's institution code.

The G.I. Bill & Yellow Ribbon Program

All Buena Vista University programs are approved for the G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

Technology Requirements for Online Courses

  • Operating System: Windows Vista, 7 or 8. Or Macintosh OS X with RAM at or above OS recommendations
  • Processor: A PC with a Pentium IV or newer, or a Macintosh with a G3 or newer
  • Internet Connection: DSL or cable modem (high speed internet). Dial-up will not be sufficient.
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari, Chrome.
  • Software: A current installation of Java (Java.com). Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required, (Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 on Windows or Microsoft Office 2001, 2004, 2008, or 2011 for the Macintosh). Newer versions are recommended (Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 on Windows or Microsoft Office 2008, or 2011 for the Macintosh).

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