Undergraduate Study

BBA/BSc - 36 Months Intensive

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)students should expect to receive instruction in the various areas of business management as they relate to the international community. They will also be exposed to a broad range of general education courseswith the understanding that a competent businessperson must comprehend the broader aspects of society, law, the arts and science for themselves and in relation to their careers. The program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for entry-level career positions in international business management.

Business Administration Programs


Basic academic requirements of Bachelor of Business Administration are as follows:


Total Credits Required - 126 comprising:

  1. General Curriculum ( 63 Credits)
  2. Common Body of Knowledge ( 33 Credits)
  3. Major ( 30 Credits)
    • Minimum of 36 credits must be earned in residence at IUA and, thus, transfer students from other institutions gain advanced status.
    • Maximum of 72 lower division credits (100- and 200-level) may be applied to an IUA bachelor's degree program.
    • Achieve a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all examinations and coursework at IUA of 2.00 (C) or higher in order to graduate.


The Business Plan

Each BBA student must ultimately develop a complete business plan (BUS 499 is a 9-credit course). Where permitted, a student may do a thesis instead.

The purpose of the business plan is to determine the feasibility of establishing a company or product in either the United States/United Kingdom or the student's home country. The business plan outlines a strategy in which contracts are negotiated with American / British businesses, international companies, financial institutions and other organizations to give students a better understanding of business practices. The business plan, like a thesis, is student initiated. Unlike the other academic courses at IUA, the bulk of the responsibility for completion of the project lies with the student. The business plan advisor is available as both a sounding board and a resource person, but the care required to develop, implement and complete the business plan is the student's responsibility.

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Bachelor of Business Administration Course Structure

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration (General Curriculum)
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration (Common Body of Knowledge)
  3. Bachelor of Business Administration (Major)

1. General Curriculum - 63 credits


English and Humanities ( 18 )

  • ENG-101 English Composition I (3)
  • ENG-102 English Composition II (3)
  • ENG-110 Business Communication and English Language Skills (3)
  • PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

International Languages/Environment ( 6 )

  • INS-32I Cultural and Social Environment: European Union (3)
  • SPN-254 Spanish I (3)
  • OR
  • FRN-258 French I (3)

Social Sciences ( 18 )

  • ECO-272 Microeconomics (3)
  • ECO-274 Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECO-276 Money and Banking (3)
  • HIS-278 Historical Perspectives of the World Economies (3)
  • HIS-127 Religions of the World (3)
  • GOV-280 Contemporary Political and Economic Systems (3)

Behavioral Sciences ( 12 )

  • BEH-221 Introduction to Behavioral Science (3)
  • BEH-222 Humanistic Psychology and Personal Growth (3)
  • BEH-223 Group Dynamics and Problem Solving (3)
  • BEH-123 Social Change and Cultural Values (3)

Mathematics And Natural Science ( 9 )

  • MAT-105 Applied Mathematics of Business (3)
  • MAT-312 Advanced Business Statistics (3)
  • SCI-262 General Biology (3) or
  • SCI-270 Science, Technology and Quality of Life (3)

2. Common Body of Knowledge - 33 credits

A portion of the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) as well as the A.A degree programs is comprised of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Requirements. All courses are three credits. Total BBA credits required is 33 in this area of study as follows:

  • ACC-301 Financial Accounting (3)
  • MGT-311 Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making (3)
  • MGT-340 Organization Theory and Behavior (3)
  • MGT-350 Political, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Business (3)
  • MGT-485 Business Policy (3)
  • MKT-502 Marketing Management (3)

3. Major - 30 credits

In addition to the courses stated in point 1 and 2 above, all our BBA students have to choose one of the major (Click one of the links on the top) in order to graduate with no less than a total of 126 credits. Total BBA credits required is between 30 and 33 in this particular area of study.

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