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Majors, Minors and Certificates

Majors, Minors and Certificates 2020-01-02T11:28:43-06:00

At the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business, the boundaries of what’s possible are yours to push, shape, and redefine. Here you will envision your future and we will help you make it real. You will gain the skills and experience to seize every opportunity to achieve your goals and make your lasting impact on the world of business. So bring your optimism, enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and individuality. We are ready to welcome and support you, as you build the foundation of your legacy at the Ivy College of Business.

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors

The Department of Marketing also offers a minor for any student with a major in the Ivy College of Business. The Business and Technology Consulting minor prepares you for a career as a business consultant. Every year consulting companies attract talented graduates across the world. As a consultant, you gain broad exposure to business issues, solve different business problems, make an impact on major businesses, and become an expert in a specific business functional area. The minor provides a systematic process for students to strengthen problem-solving skills and prepare them to become better communicators and future leaders.

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Entrepreneurial studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides opportunities to students to learn about entrepreneurship – the process of creating value through recognizing and developing opportunities. It serves to complement the student’s major area of study, in any college, by offering a means of putting theory and science into practice.

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Students with a major in the Ivy College of Business may earn a minor in international business by completing 15 credits of approved course work and one year of foreign language study and completion of an approved study tour course offered by the Ivy College of Business, or an approved study abroad/internship experience. The minor must include at least six credits numbers 300 or above taken at Iowa State University with a grade of C or higher. Students with declared majors have priority over students with declared minors in courses with space constraints.

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Students with a primary major in the Ivy College of Business may qualify for a minor specialization in one of the college’s departments by taking at least 15 credit hours in the minor specialization, nine hours of which may not be used to satisfy any other department, college, or university requirement. The minor must include at least six credits in courses numbered 300 or above taken at Iowa State University with a grade of C or higher.

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The Ivy College of Business offers a structured minor in general business to students outside the college. The minor requires a minimum of 15 credits and must include at least six credits in courses numbered 300 or above taken at Iowa State University. A “C” average or better is required in courses used to satisfy the minor requirements. All prerequisites for minor courses must be met prior to taking the course. All minor courses must be taken for a grade. Students with declared majors have priority over students with declared minors in courses with space constraints.

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Undergraduate Certificate

The certificate in professional sales is a course of study administered by the Department of Marketing in the Ivy College of Business. It is designed for all undergraduate majors who wish to enhance their degree and employment possibilities by adding expertise in professional selling. The certificate program will equip students with knowledge and skills related to developing and managing mutually beneficial relationships with customers. The certificate program is built on a strong theoretical background but emphasizes applications and practice. The certificate provides students with an opportunity to learn about the ethical, technological, analytical, and global aspects of professional sales.

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Curriculum Guides & General Education Requirements