Degree Programs:

School of Business

Bachelor of Applied Science-Online Consortium

To graduate with the BAS, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours. You may apply 60 to 64 credit hours from your AAS to Indiana University. You then complete 56-60 credit hours of courses from IU, with at least 30 credit hours at the 300- and 400-level. 

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  1. General education courses (30-42 credit hours)  - Some of these will likely transfer in from your AAS. You will complete the rest through IU.   
  2. Applied science courses (48-51 credit hours)  - These will all be transferred in from your AAS.  
  3. BAS core courses (18 credit hours)  - You will take all of these from IU. Rather than choosing from a specific list of courses, you will have the flexibility to choose from a range of courses that meet defined learning outcomes. See "BAS Core Courses" below. 
  4. BAS track courses (12 credit hours)  - You will take all of these from IU. Rather than choosing from a specific list of courses, you will have the flexibility to choose from a range of courses that meet defined learning outcomes. See the "Courses You'll Take" tab. 
  5. Electives (0-12 credit hours)  - Some will likely transfer in from your AAS. You will complete the rest through IU.  
BAS Track Courses 

As a BAS student, you must choose from one of four tracks: healthcare management, sustainability studies, Informatics, and individualized.  

You take courses related to the track you choose. These include a capstone course that helps you integrate what you have learned. 

A.  Healthcare Track 

The healthcare management track may appeal to you if you hold an AAS in one of the many healthcare fields, such as medical assisting, healthcare support, paramedic science, and medical laboratory technology.  

As a student in this track, you take courses that prepare you to:  

  • Compare and contrast the US healthcare system (including reimbursement) with other systems around the world. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal, financial, and political factors that influence the provision of health services in the United States. 
  • Evaluate access to, and the cost of, US healthcare (including reimbursement practices) for different types of care.   
  • Effectively assess and implement improvements in clinical care, customer service, and human resource planning in a healthcare setting.   
  • Integrate knowledge and skills and apply to health management issues or challenges. This is the capstone course. 
B.  Sustainability Studies Track 

The sustainability studies track may appeal to you if you hold an AAS in a science field, especially in biology, chemistry, ecology, geosciences, or other similar fields.    

As a student in this track, you will learn to: 

  • Describe how environment, society, and economy are interrelated and impact each other;  
  • Articulate how your educational experience applies to work and career choices;  
  • Apply principles of sustainability to innovatively solve problems and implement sustainable practices  
C.  Informatics Track

The informatics track may appeal if you hold an Associate of Applied Science in Computing or an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology.

As a student in this track, you take courses that prepare you to:

  • Identify basic concepts and definitions around computers and informatics.
  • Apply basic problem-solving techniques such as pseudo-coding and flow charting.
  • Design, implement, debug, and test software applications using a given programming language, as well as web-based applications and programs.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to solve basic algorithms.
  • Identify elements of proper interface design and build user-centered interfaces.
D.  Individualized Track

Choose the individualized track if you hold an AAS in a field other than healthcare or the sciences. The individualized track is highly flexible.  

As a student in the track, you take courses based on your interests, backgrounds, and needs. These courses prepare you to: 

  • Demonstrate your ability to think critically in the fields you study.   
  • Effectively present central ideas, issues, and methods of inquiry specific to the fields you study.   
  • Apply knowledge and skills from general education, the BAS core, and the individualized track to issues or challenges in your area of technical expertise.  

The following examples show how you might tailor this track to meet your individual needs. 

  • If you have an AAS in Criminal Justice and want to advance your career in criminal justice, you might work with your advisor to design an individualized track that includes 300- and 400-level courses in criminal justice, public affairs, psychology, and sociology.   
  • If you have an AAS in Design Technology and want to change careers, you might select courses in web development and graphic design.   
  • If you have an AAS in Advanced Manufacturing and want to become a supervisor or manager, you might choose courses in human resource development, communication, and other management skills.  
Student Services  
Application Deadlines 

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

To be accepted to this program, you must have: 

  1. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. 
  2. Met all other admissions requirements. 

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. International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
  4. 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. 
Core Courses (18 cr.)
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping - choose one of the following:
    • BUS-A 200 Foundations of Accounting (3 cr.)
    • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
    • BUS-A 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • Communication - choose one of the following:  
    • SPCH-S 427 or CMCL-C 427 Cross-Cultural Communication (3 cr.)
    • SPCH-C 380 or SPCH-S 440 or CMCL-C 440 Organizational Communication (3 cr.)
  • Economics  - choose one of the following:
    • BUS-G 300 Intro to Managerial Economics and Strategy** (3 cr.)
    • ECON-E 103 or ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics* (3 cr.)
    • ECON-E 104 or ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics* (3 cr.)
    • ECON-E 200 Fundamentals of Economics: An Overview* (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 359 Economics and Public Management (3 cr.)

      *ECON-E 201 & E 202 have a pre-req of MATH-M 117 or MATH-M 105. ECON-E 103 and E 104 do not have any pre-reqs

      **(P: MATH-M 118, ECON-E 270, E 103, E 104, BUS-P 301)
  • Legal, ethical, social, and/or international topics - choose one of the following:
    • BUS-B 399 or BUS J404 Business and Society (3 cr.)
    • BUS-D 300 International Business Administration (3 cr.)
    • BUS-D 301 The International Business Environment* (3 cr.)
    • HIST-B 391 Themes in World History (3 cr.)
    • HIST-G 369 Modern Japan (3 cr.)
    • HIST-G 385 Modern China (3 cr.)
    • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China (3 cr.)
    • HIST-G 410 China Japan US, 20th & 21st Century (3 cr.)
    • PHIL-P 306 Business Ethics (3 cr.)
    • PHIL-P 393 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 379 Ethics and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 403 Legal Issues in Public Bureaucracy (3 cr.)

*P: ECON-E 300 or E 201 & E 202

  • Marketing - choose one of the following:
    • BUS-M 300 Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.)
    • BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management* (3 cr.)

*P: BUS-A 202, ECON-E 201 & E 202

  • Supervision - choose one of the following:
    • BUS-W 301 Management & Organization Theory (3 cr.)
    • BUS-Z 300 or BUS Z301 Organizational Behavior & Leadership (3 cr.)
    • BUS-Z 302 (P: PSY-P103 & SOC-S100) Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
    • BUS-Z 440 Personnel - Human Resource Management (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 357 Public Personnel Management (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 358 Human Behavior and Public Organizations (3 cr.)
Track Courses - (12 cr.)

Healthcare Track

Choose one of the following:

  • BUS-H 320 Systems of Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 415 Global Child and Adolescent Health (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-B 311 Systems of Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-B 320 Global Systems of Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-H 320 or SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 450 Medical Ethics (3 cr.)

Choose of the following:

  • BUS-H 352 Health Care Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS-H 402 Hospital Organization and Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS-H 411 Management of Long-Term Care Facilities (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-H 441 or SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-H 474 Health Administration and Policy (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-W 314 Ethics for Health Professionals (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-H 452 Health Disparities (3 cr.)

Choose of the following:

  • PAHM-H 315 Consume Health (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-H 354 or AHSC-H 350 or BUS-H 354 Economics of Health Care (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)

Choose of the following:

  • AHLT-M 366 Leadership for Health Professionals (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-H 371 or SPEA-H 371 or HR Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-H 401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-H 402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)

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