The real-world curriculum offers the opportunity to build a solid foundation of knowledge, concentrated in liberal arts, and areas such as accounting, marketing, economics, and effective business writing and speaking skills. You can also learn about technology, including computer systems and applications used in today’s workplaces.
Courses are structured to assist you in the development of your goals. They can help you develop a well-rounded knowledge base common to entry-level business professionals.
We can help you learn how to:
- Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes involved in the functional areas of business careers
- Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods involved in marketing
- Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of economic principles and practices, financial markets, banking, and the business economy
- Demonstrate ability to use computer systems and applications to improve business practices
- Demonstrate the ability to use knowledge of technology to adapt to a technologically advancing society and to use computer applications and systems as learning tools
At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:
Principles of Accounting I
This course introduces students to financial accounting. Students can learn the fundamentals of the accounting cycle.
Introduction to Business
This course provides students with a general introduction to business activity and how it relates to our economic society. Students will explore how businesses are owned, organized, managed, and controlled.
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
This course provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive introduction to the business sector's relationship to the principal forces operating in the ethical and legal environments. Particular attention is given to the constraints and opportunities presented by the regulatory environments in North America and the European Union. The course also provides an in-depth, comparative framework for understanding the ethical and intercultural challenges facing contemporary multinational and international organizations. With respect to the legal framework within which most business organizations operate, course topics include corporate problems of raising and maintaining capital by shares; relationships of directors to shareholders; respective rights and obligations; relationships of companies to third parties; control and the principle of majority rule.
Principles of Marketing
Students will study and apply the fundamentals of marketing within an organization and the contemporary market environment. The course will focus on marketing strategy and development of a marketing mix.
Decision Making and Communication
This course concentrates on practical applications of communication theory in the forms of business correspondence, memoranda, and reports.
Aspects of Psychology
This course examines the discipline of psychology, both cognitive and psycho-social, covering topics such as perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, attitudes, psychological aspects of human sexuality, and psycho-behavioral pathology.