Students will take about half of the business core needed for a four-year degree, depending on their individual situation and incoming coursework. Students will learn about accounting, economics, management information systems, quantitative analysis, and potentially marketing. Upon completion, these courses transfer directly to a four-year university.
At the community college level, and specifically here at Hawkeye Community College, we have the advantage of being able to offer more assistance to our students as our focus is not on research and publications as it is at the university level. Our instructors are generally more available during office hours and outside of them. We also have a dedicated peer tutoring lab with our top-vetted students. One-on-one zoom tutoring is also always an option.
And finally, community college instructors have a greater amount of real industry experience which is incorporated into your coursework. That vocational experience and continued professional development by our faculty ensures that your learning is lining up well with industry expectations. Our primary goal is to prepare you as well as we can for your future career and employers!
Why Choose a Business Career?
Unless your career goals are specialized, such as health, law, electrician, plumber, etc., a business education suits most people. Most people will either work for a business or start one. Students will learn better professional problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills.
Our student services area ensures that you are taking the correct courses for a seamless transfer to your ultimate four-year destination. We work with the three Regent universities within the state of Iowa, namely: University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University. Each has slightly different preparation needs. We also work with private colleges, such as Upper Iowa, in making that transition smooth.