Degree Programs:

School of Business

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Online Collaborative

The Chancellors' Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) exposes you to the core concepts of each business discipline, including economics, management, quantitative business analysis, finance, marketing, information systems, and more. You utilize qualitative and quantitative analysis to identify innovative and creative business solutions and anticipate outcomes. You identify and use appropriate technology and information systems to find and present data effectively. You also learn to recognize the influence of national, international, and intercultural factors on strategic choices.

As a student in the program, you learn to work effectively as both a member and a leader in team problem-solving and decision-making situations, incorporate the perspectives and contributions of individuals from diverse groups to create inclusive work environments, demonstrate professional preparation and conduct to meet professional standards in business settings, and employ multiple mediums of communication in a variety of business settings to express, assimilate, and analyze information and ideas to facilitate collaboration and achieve goals.

Your degree affords a broad foundation for work in multiple job sectors, including retail, education, finance, international commerce, manufacturing, government, private business, the arts, and healthcare, in such positions as:

  • Sales manager,
  • Accountant,
  • Human resources manager,
  • Public relations specialist,
  • Advertising executive,
  • Commercial loan officer,
  • Chief executive officer,
  • Finance officer, and
  • Market research analyst 

This 100 percent online, collaborative program is taught by IU Kokomo, IU East, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast - all accredited by the Associate to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the Chancellors' BS in Business Administration, you must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. In addition, business foundations courses and business core courses require a grade of C or higher. General education courses require a C- or better.

You may be able to transfer up to 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

The requirements consists of the following parts:

  1. General education courses (30-36 cr.) Grade of C-or higher and a minimum GPA of 2.0)
  2. Business foundations courses (27 cr.) Grade of C or higher
  3. Business core courses (34 cr.) Grade of C or higher
  4. General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)
Important Student Milestones

For students early in their program, the Chancellors' BS in Business Administration will use three degree milestones as indicators of student progress. The milestones are tied to introductory level classes which are foundational to the degree. Attainment of these milestones will satisfy pre-requisites for certain higher-level required courses.

  • BSBA Mathematics Proficiency Milestone - Represents completion of the general education quantitative reasoning requirement of your home campus of enrollment and a passing grade in MATH-M 118 with a grade of C or better.
  • BSBA Gateway Milestone - Represents 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 and ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or better.
  • BSBA Foundations Milestone - Represents:
    • The BSBA Mathematics Proficiency Milestone
    • The Business Gateway Milestone
    • The social and/or behavioral science general education requirement of your home campus (usually introductory psychology and/or sociology)
    • The 9 BSBA Foundation courses
Application Deadline

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Admission requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program:
  1. Complete application for admission.
  2. Submit official transcripts.
  3. Submit official high school transcript or equivalent (may be required of some applicants).
  4. International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
  5. This program is offered by IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. After applying, you will be assigned a home campus. You will submit application documents to the Office of Admissions of that campus.
Required Courses
1.  General education courses (30-36 cr.) -
2.  Business Foundation Courses

Fundamentals of Business (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-B 190 Principles of Business Administration
  • BUS-W 100 Principles of Business Administration
  • BUS-X 100 Introduction to Business

Microeconomics (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Mircoeconomics
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics

Macroeconomics (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Financial Accounting (3 cr.)

  • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 

Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)

  • BUS-A 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Business Computing (3 cr.)

  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business

Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS-L 203 Business Law I 

Statistics for Business (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics & Business
  • ECON-E 370 Stat Analysis for Bus. and Econ
  • STAT-S 301 Business Statistics

Business Communications (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-X 204 Business Communications
  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing
  • ENG-W 232 Intro to Business Writing 
  • ENG-W 234 Technical Report Writing
  • SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Speaking

3.  Business Core Courses (34 cr.)

Marketing (3 cr.)

  • BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management m; international aspects 

Finance (3 cr.)

  • BUS-F 301 Financial Management 

Operations (3 cr.)

  • BUS-P 301 Operations Management 

International Business (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-D 300 International Business Administration
  • BUS-D 301 The International Business Environment

Information Systems (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-K 321 Management and Information Systems/Technology
  • BUS-S 302 Management Information Systems
  • IIM-I 300 Foundations and Principles of IIM

Analytics and Decision Modeling (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-K 302 Introduction to Management Science
  • BUS-K 312 Decision Modeling
  • BUS-K 353 Business Analytics and Modelling

Entrepreneurism (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation/ Small Bus. Entrepreneurship
  • BUS-W 406 Venture Growth Management

Leadership and Teamwork (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-Z 301 Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-W 301 Management & Organization Theory
  • BUS-Z 440 Personnel - Human Resource Workplace Management

Business Ethics (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-B 399 Business and Society
  • BUS-J 404 Business and Society
  • BUS-W 320 Leadership and Ethics in Business

Professional and Career Skills (3 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-X 310 Business Career Planning & Placement
  • BUS-X 410 Career Perspectives

Strategic Management/Capstone (3-4 cr.) (choose 1)

  • BUS-J 401 Administrative Policy
  • BUS-J 403 Management Capstone

4.  General electives

  • The degree completion requires 120 credit hours. Students may choose courses throughout the university to fulfill the 120 credit hours.

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