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Iowa State University College of Business

Students seeking a BS degree from the College of Business may select from the following Majors and Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA on all college-level course work. Some programs may require a higher GPA.

  2. Minimum 2.5 GPA for Pre-Professional Foundation courses or minimum 2.5 GPA at Iowa State University.

  3. 24 transferable semester hours of college credit OR meet all admission requirements of incoming freshman.

  4. Complete the Pre-Professional Foundation courses plus 7 additional credits at Iowa State before acceptance to the College of Business.

Students enter the College of Business as a pre-business student, which is their status until they complete the requirements to declare a major.

If you are not yet sure what business major you wish to pursue, we encourage you to explore your options during your semesters in pre-business.

College of Business Transfer Plans

Transfer Course Equivalencies

We encourage students to work closely with their Hawkeye Advisor in Student Services and their Iowa State College advisor to plan the courses they need to take at Hawkeye to transfer to the major of their choice.

These requirements are subject to change without notice. Please check with ISU advisor for verification of courses.

Pre-Professional Foundation Courses
The following are courses suggested to be taken at Hawkeye.
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
ACC131 Principles of Accounting I ACCT284 Financial Accounting
BUS230 Quant Methods (not needed for business econ majors) MATH150 Discrete Math for Bus and S Sci
CSC110 Intro to Computers COMS103 Computer Competencies
ECN120 Principles of Microeconomics ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN130 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics
MAT156 Statistics * OR
BUS210 Business Stats
STAT104 Intro to Statistical Methods

* Accounting, Finance, and Business Econ majors do not need MAT156. These majors will take STAT226 at Iowa State University.

Courses to Include in the Liberal Arts - AA Degree
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
ACC132 Principles of Accounting II ACCT285 Managerial Accounting
BUS103 Business Law ACCT215 Legal Environment of Business
PHI105 Intro to Ethics PHIL230 Moral theory and Practice

General Education Requirements

Students completing Hawkeye's Associate of Arts degree following the specifications of Hawkeye will have met Iowa State's General Education requirements except the U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives courses. Students can complete this requirement at Hawkeye before transfer by completing one class from each list below.

U.S. Diversity (3 credits)

  • ART101 Art Appreciation
  • COM148 Diversity and the Media
  • PSY261 Human Sexuality
  • PSY262- Psych of Gender
  • SOC115 Social Problems
  • SOC205 Diversity in America
  • WST101 Women’s Studies

International Perspectives (3 credits)

  • ART203 Art History I
  • ART204 Art History I
  • CLS130 African Cultures
  • CLS141 Middle East History/Culture
  • CLS160 East Asian Cultures
  • CLS164 Japanese Cultures
  • MUS100 Music Appreciation
  • REL101 Survey of World Religions
  • POL121 International Relations
  • POL125 Comparative Gov & Politics

Foreign Language Requirement

The College of Business does not have a foreign language requirement.

Some secondary majors, such as International Business, may require a foreign language. Please consult your advisor.


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