Kirkwood Community College

Arts & Sciences Career Academy:
Pre-Business Administration


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.
Career Focus
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

Arts & Sciences:
Pre-Business Administration Courses

 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.
Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B.


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.

Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A.

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.
Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A.

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.
Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B.



Career and Transfer Opportunities
If you’re planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found at