Accounting/Business Majors

Business Administration

You'll complete a common business core and then add a concentration from one of these areas:

• Finance. Using a blend of intermediate finance and investments, this concentration incorporates some flexibility so you’re able to tailor your program to your career interests.

• Human Resource Management. Offered within the College for Professional and Adult Learning (CPAL) program, this concentration incorporates human resource strategy, compensation and benefits, employment law, recruitment, staffing and training in order to allow organizations to leverage their workforces efficiently and effectively.

• Management.  In this concentration you’ll study 21st century management issues such as knowledge management, organizational behavior and group dynamics, human resource issues, entrepreneurship, international business, ethics and project management.

• Marketing.  Incorporating a theoretical as well as an applied perspective, this concentration focuses on consumers needs, wants and behaviors, as well as market segmentation, marketing management and positioning, strategic marketing as a critical role within an organization and the exchange process.

Note: The real estate concentration is no longer available.

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Courses and Requirements

Prerequisite Courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Principles of Macro Economics
  • Finite Mathematics

Departmental Courses Required of All Majors:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Law I
  • Corporate Finance
  • Internship
  • Business Capstone Seminar
  • Principles of Micro Economics
  • Writing for Business
  • Principles of Statistics OR Statistics for Social Sciences

PLUS, a 15-hour concentration from the following:

Finance Concentration

  • Investments
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance

And 3 courses from the following:

  • Income Tax
  • Introduction to Personal Finance
  • Business Law II
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation
  • Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investments
  • Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • International Finance

Human Resource Concentration

  • Human Resource Management
  • Staffing, Training, and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employment Law and Labor Relations
  • Organizational Behavior

Management Concentration

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior

And 3 courses from the following:

  • Facilities and Event Management
  • Property Management
  • Project Management
  • White Collar Crime
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Knowledge and Information Management
  • Special Topics (As Approved)
  • Business Ethics and Professional Behavior
  • Service Management Capstone Seminar
  • Sport Management Capstone Seminar
  • International Business

Marketing Concentration

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Research Methods for the Social Sciences

And 2 courses from the following:

  • Advertising and Promotional Strategies
  • Web Design and Development for E-Commerce
  • White Collar Crime
  • Sports Marketing
  • Special Topics (As Approved)
  • Service Management Capstone Seminar

 For detailed course descriptions, please go to the current catalog HERE.

Career Options

Most Grand View graduates have successfully found jobs in their areas of concentration. Some of their current positions include:

Assistant Loan Officer, Wells Fargo Mortgage
Marketing Representative, MTC Systems
Financial Planner, Equitable of Iowa 
Collection Analyst, Norwest Financial, Inc. 
Pension Compliance Administrator, The Principal Financial Group 
Management Trainee, Iowa State Bank 
Office Manager, Briggs Corp.


All Business Administration and Accounting students are required to complete an internship experience, and because Grand View is located in Des Moines, there are plenty of internship opportunities available. In addition, the Career Center has available resources for you if you’re interested in an internship out of state. Examples of current internships connecting Grand View students with businesses and organizations in the Des Moines area:

• Iowa Department of Agriculture
• United Parcel Service
• Adventureland
• Allied Group
• Iowa Barnstormers
• Merrill Lynch
• The Principal Financial Group
• Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
• Wells Fargo Mortgage, Inc.
• Iowa State Bank
• Wells Fargo Leasing, Inc.
• Sears Credit