Adult Professional Studies
Tim Schaffer: IU Associate Degree Opens Doors
“I was trying to move my career forward, and I didn’t have a degree. I toured other colleges, and Immaculata gave me the best deal,” he says.
IU’s admissions staff reviewed Schaffer’s military and work experience and awarded him 15 college credits, saving him a whole semester of time and tuition.
Financial Accounting (3 credits)
Focus on the financial aspects of accounting, financial statements, and applications. Emphasis is placed on three forms of business organization.
Business Computer Applications (3 credits)
Designed for exploration and development of computer application skills in a practical business context. Computer applications covered include Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Cloud computing and professional social networking are examined. These applications are applied to presentations, project planning, information display and research.
Business & Professional Speaking (3 credits)
An advanced review of communication principles, communication skills, and leadership. Thus, the individual student gains much practice in public speaking. The best way to improve in this area is to repeat the process for understanding and confidence. The techniques of public speaking, such as eye contact, gaining audience interest, and organizing the presentation will be addressed.
Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
Introduces concepts in analyzing and interpreting accounting information in product and service costing and the application of this information and statements in management planning, control, and decision-making.
Business Management (3 credits)
Introduction to the structure and role of business management. Emphasis of discussions concentrates on the business strategies of planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling regarding policies and procedures.
- Completion of 63 credits
- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
Courses (63 credits)
- ACC 203-204 or ACC 205-206 – Accounting Principles I and II or Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting (6 credits)
- BUS 235 – Business Computer Applications (3 credits)
- BUS 360 – Business Management (3 credits)
- ECO 202 – Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
- (4) BUS – Business Administrative Elective (12 credits total)
- ENG 106 – English Comp I (3 credits)
- ENG 107 – English Comp II (3 credits)
- COM 200 or COM 350 – Business & Technical Writing or Business & Professional Speaking (3 credits)
- MATH – Math for Managers, Intermediate Math or Applied Calc (3 credits)
- MATH – Math for Managers II, Intermediate Math II or Applied Calc II (3 credits)
- PHI – Philosophy (3 credits)
- ECO 201 – Macroeconomics (3 credits)
- (2) THE – Theology (6 credits total)
- EGEN – Electives (9 credits)
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