58 credit hours
Credits shown here reflect the number required to graduate for the given major. Your actual number of required credits may be higher or lower depending on your previous college experience. The actual number of credits you will need to graduate from BVU will be determined by a free official transcript evaluation.
What does it take to move ahead in any business? When you think about the successful businesses you know, you've probably seen it. They are operated by people who have a unique understanding of management and finances and who have strong administrative and guidance skills. All are qualities of a good leader. Our business administration degree is offered online, face-to-face at one of our Graduate & Professional Studies locations throughout Iowa, or in a hybrid of both, and will give you the ability to move ahead in your field faster than you imagine. We also offer flexible schedules that include day and evening classes to make adult learning and degree completion a possibility for our students. Find your nearest location, which could include your local community college.
Employment opportunities include:
- Financial manager
- Operations manager
We aim to separate ourselves from other schools in Iowa that offer business administration through our relevant curriculum taught by instructors who have been successful in the field. Course topics include accounting, microeconomics, statistics, management, business law and more. Whether you have business experience or want the skills to enter the field, let Buena Vista University be your key to success.
Common Business Core
- ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
- ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
- ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
- FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
- MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
- MGMT 206 Management Science
- MGMT 306 Principles of Management
- MGMT 315 Business Law I
- MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
- MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
Business Administration Major Courses
- ACCT 309 Cost Accounting
- ECON 306 Managerial Economics
- FNBK 322 Analysis of Financial Statement
- MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior
- MGMT 465 Production and Operations Management
Business Administration Courses (9 credit hours from)
- ECON 340 Econometrics
- ECON 420 Money and Credit Institutions
- ECON 485 Topics in Economics
- MATH 330 Applied Regression Analysis
Business Administration Electives (choose 3 from)
- ACCT 415 Individual Federal Income Tax
- ECON 405 International Economics
- FNBK 301 Personal Finance
- MRKT 340 Business Marketing
- MGMT 410 Organization Theory
Tuition & Fees
2014-15 Tuition:$390 per credit hour
How to Apply
Programs within BVU Graduate & Professional Studies 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.
- 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 the BVU Graduate & Professional Studies site office. Without official transcripts and records, a student will not be allowed to register beyond the initial semester.
- Complete the BVU Graduate & Professional Studies application form
- 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. Guidelines are available from the BVU Graduate & Professional Studies office.
Financial Assistance is available to qualified students at our traditional campus and to students taking undergraduate and graduate coursework at our Graduate & Professional Studies locations. All students are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is processed by the U.S. Department of Education. You may request to have your FAFSA results sent to BVU. Even if you are currently unsure if you will attend, completing this free application will help determine your financial need.
BVU's institution code: 001847
Grants are funds that do not have to be repaid. Click on a grant below to see more information.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Students must meet all eligibility requirements.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarships are also available for those who qualify.
Loans are made to students at low interest rates and must be repaid, but generally payments are not due until the student has completed his or her education or ceases at least half-time enrollment.
Tuition Reimbursements are available through many area employers. Many companies will pay part or all of an employee's educational costs. Check with your company's benefits representative to see if you qualify. All tuition reimbursement benefits must be reported to the Office of Financial Assistance.
G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
All programs are approved for the G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
Have more questions?
In addition to the above information, our staff is happy to answer any questions you have about applying for financial aid. If you are in need of financial assistance, such as college scholarships in Iowa or scholarships for adults returning to college, please contact us at 712.749.1000 to receive more information about how affordable our programs can be.
Technology Requirements for Online Courses
- Operating System: Windows XP or Vista 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)
- Browser: Internet Explorer 7+ or Mozilla Firefox 3+ (note: Safari and Chrome are not supported by our Learning Management System)
- Software: 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)