Register for the new winter term

It’s hard to believe your two-month winter break is almost here. We want you to enjoy some time off with friends and family, unwind, and catch up on sleep. You can do all of that and stay on track by taking an online class over winter break. Iowa State University is offering a winter term to help you stay on track or even get ahead. Check out the Ivy classes being offered!

Winter term classes will be held December 14, 2020 – January 21, 2021.

Register for classes

All registration takes place through AccessPlus.
Registration dates: October 28-November 13.

Contact your academic adviser by email or make an appointment (phone or virtual) if you need guidance on course selection and planning.

Winter Session Courses

  1. FIN 301 Principles of Finance
  2. FIN 310 Corporate Finance
  3. FIN 320 Investments
  4. FIN 371 Real Estate Principles
  5. FIN 415 Business Financing Decisions
  6. MGMT/ENTSP 310 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  7. MGMT 478 Strategic Management
  8. MGMT 372 Responsible Management and Leadership in Business
  9. ACCT 284 Financial Accounting
  10. ACCT 285 Managerial Accounting
  11. ACCT 386 Intermediate Accounting
  12. MIS 320 Databases


Check out the new, spring 2021 experimental courses being offered:

Spring semester begins January 25, 2021. 

  1. ACCT 371X. Entrepreneurship and Accounting Information. (Cross-listed with ENTSP 371X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: ACCT 284. Accounting information recording, dissemination, and use by entrepreneurs. Introduces pro forma financials, venture capital, private equity, and state and federal regulations for business creation and formation. Other topics include intrapreneurship, intellectual property, information privacy, cybersecurity, and internal controls, including managing the risk of embezzlement.
  1. BUSAD 295X. Introduction to Executive Analysis and Presentation. 3. Prereq: None. Introduction to techniques to effectively analyze business issues and develop/deliver an effective executive level presentation to a high-level corporate audience such as a board of directors or executive committee. Simulate board and C level environments where executives deal with strategic decisions regarding organizational initiatives. Topics include analysis, presentation flow, presentation content, and presentation delivery.
  1. FIN 455X. Predictive Analytics in Finance. 3. Prereq: FIN 301; STAT 326. Introduction to Financial Analytics concepts and tools. Basic statistical/computing skills, analytical thinking, and business acumen. Develop practical data analytic skills based on building real analytic applications on real data.
  1. FIN 456X. Financial Modeling. 3. Prereq: ACCT 285; FIN 301; STAT 326. Applying computers to business applications especially using Excel in finance related work.
  1. MGMT 381X. Managing Family Businesses. Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Introduction to the important role family businesses play in the domestic and global economies and to the complex challenges and opportunities family businesses and the family members and other people involved encounter. Explore and identify best practices for successfully managing family businesses.
  1. MGMT 473X. Advanced Human Resource Management. 3. Prereq: MGMT 371.  The course includes an introduction to and hands-on experience with measurement and analysis techniques applicable to business professionals. The course will emphasize the use of data science to analyze short- and long-term consequences of specific human resource practices on the organization and on society as a whole. The course is designed for all managers with the responsibilities of planning, recruiting, selecting, training, and developing talent in an organization as well as compensating, retaining, and managing the performance and careers of a diverse and talented workforce. A human capital-centric approach is taken to emphasize how an organization’s design and talent management has direct consequences on its adaptability and success.
  1. MGMT 475X. Employment Law for Human Resources. 3. F.S. Prereqs: ACCT 215; MGMT 471. Fundamentals of U.S. employment law necessary for human resource management. Topics include sources of employment law, classification of workers, lawful hiring practices, liability arising from harassment and discrimination, worker’s rights and duties, employment contract issues, and lawful termination of an employee.
  1. MKT 362X. Digital Marketing. 3. Prereq: MKT 340. A survey course that explores key topics and competencies that will help formulate a digital marketing strategy and power a digital marketing campaign. Digital marketing is a broader toolkit that includes search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, mobile marketing, email marketing, landing page optimization, social media marketing, and more.
  1. MKT 367X. Consultative Problem Solving (formerly MKT 468X). 3. Prereq: Sophomore and above. Consultative problem-solving approach to address complex problems in marketing and related fields. Topics include problem definition, issue tree dis-aggregation and the Pyramid Principle. Development of skills such as formulating problems, structuring and prioritizing problems, synthesizing results and communicating intuition from quantitative analyses.
  1. MKT 495X. Case Competitions in Sales and Marketing. 3. Prereq: MKT 340. Practical and complex sales and marketing problems using knowledge and skills learned from previous classes. Hands-on experiences to enhance skills in critical thinking, quantitative analysis and communications through the combination of lectures, in-class exercises and various case competitions.
  1. SCM 430X. Supply Chain Analytics. 3. Prerequisites SCM 301. Introduces key methods and tools (i.e., analytics) applied to decision making in supply chain practice. Use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. Descriptive, prescriptive or predictive use activities. Use of software (e.g., R and AnyLogic) to learn key concepts and techniques in analytics and apply those concepts to examples of supply chain decision making.
  1. SCM 473X. War and Peace and Supply Chains. Cr. 3. Prereq: SCM 301. Explore how supply chains do or do not support sustainable peace and human flourishing. Topics include how supply chain operations affect peace; how supply chains can be incentivized to encourage peace; how supply chain choices affect peace and what affects these choices; how supply chain certifications affect peace; tools available to supply chain managers to evaluate their decisions with regard to peace; and what business or supply chain models encourage peace.