Pre-Business Administration

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Pre-Business Administration

See Where Pre-Business Administration Can Take You

Determine if you are a born marketer or if management is more your style. Thinking about Finance as a major? This will help you decide what area in business is for you!

Some of the most popular college majors are in business-related fields. This academy will give you a jump start to determine which of the areas best matches your future goals.

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Course offerings may vary. Visit your nearest Kirkwood location website or high school for local course options.

BUS-102 | Introduction to Business | 3 credits

Focuses on American and global business and introduces the student to each primary facet of operating a business. This course will help the student understand economic, social and political influences that affect business success.


CSC-116 | Information Computing | 3 credits

This course presents the basic concepts of information systems and computer literacy. The course incorporates theory as well as hands-on practice, which focuses on spreadsheets and database management systems (DBMS).


ECN-120 | Principles of Macroeconomics | 3 credits

Introduces principles of the economizing problem with emphasis on national income and employment analysis. Includes national income accounting, the business cycle, money and banking, fiscal and monetary theory, policy, and economic growth. Recommended for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree.


FIN-121 | Personal Finance | 3 credits

Provides a comprehensive examination of the concepts and principles of personal finance and offers solid strategies for successful management and planning. Students learn planning, analyzing and controlling financial resources, and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to take advantage of favorable financial opportunities, resolve personal financial problems, achieve self-satisfaction and strive towards financial security.


MGT-101 | Principles of Management | 3 credits

Applies current techniques and methods to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Focuses on critical analysis, development and effectiveness of organizational processes.


MGT-112 | Business Innovation | 3 credits

Applies creativity and innovation to manage projects in conjunction with STEM mentors from local businesses. Provides an experiential learning environment designed to foster development of entrepreneurial leadership skills through strategic development and execution.


MGT-121 | Project Management Basics | 3 credits

Defines project management and examines the role of the project manager. Emphasizes on-the-job project management knowledge areas and processes. Practical applications and case studies are used to reinforce and apply concepts to real life situations.

Management, marketing, financial, or business-related majors add value and prepare you for a variety of flexible career opportunities in our region.

Average Salaries

Executive Manager/CEO

Public Relations Manager

Financial Analyst

Based on available Iowa salary data at

If you’re planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found at All About Transferring.