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B.S. in Business

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Bachelor of Science in Business

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About the Bachelor of Science in Business

The 120 credit hour undergraduate curricula for students majoring in business administration consists essentially of three parts

  1. the campuswide general-education core
  2. the basic business administration core
  3. the professional courses for a specific concentration

The following is a list of the courses and credit hours that all undergraduate curricula require. In certain curricula concentrations, specific campuswide general-education courses are required within the seven groups of courses listed. Students must attain a grade of not less than a C in any of those courses marked with an asterisk (*).

Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all Judd Leighton School of Business students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see Onestart.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Business degree must complete 120 total credit hours including

  • The IU South Bend Campuswide General-Education Curriculum (33-39 cr.)
  • Major concentration and elective requirements.
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.

Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher. A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required. All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

General Education Curriculum

For a more detailed description of the IU South Bend campuswide general-education requirements, including lists of approved courses, see the General Education website.

All courses certified as meeting the campuswide general-education requirements are designated in the Schedule of Classes.

Fundamental Literacies (25 cr.)
  • Writing (6 cr.) ::
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I*
  • ENG-W 232 Introduction to Business Writing*
  • Critical Thinking (3 cr.) :: Select one of the following:
  • PHIL-P 105 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL-P 110 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 150 Elementary Logic
  • Other Critical Thinking course
  • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics*

Select one of the following:

  • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus 1*
  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)*
  • Information Literacy :: COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy (1 cr.)
  • Computer Literacy (3 cr.) ::
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business*
  • Recommend CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing/CSCI-A 107 Advanced Microcomputing prior to BUS-K 201 for students with limited computer skills.

Common Core Courses (15 cr.)

Students must complete courses from each of the following four areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes.

  • BUS-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions*
    VT: Principles of Business Administration
  • BUS-B 399 Business and Society*

Contemporary Social Values (4 cr.)

Students must complete one course from each of the following three areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes.

Additional Requirements (3 cr.)

Additional elective courses chosen throughout the university excluding business, economics, technical, and general studies courses; world language courses are highly recommended.

(Accounting majors need only take SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication*)

Basic Business Administration Core Courses
Freshman Year
  • BUS-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions*
    VT: Principles of Business Administration
  • BUS-F 151 Personal Finances of the College Student*
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business*
  • BUS-X 220 Career Perspectives*
  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics*
  • ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics*

Sophomore Year
  • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting*
  • BUS-A 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting*
  • BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business*
  • ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business*

Junior Year
  • BUS-D 300 International Business Administration*
  • BUS-F 301 Financial Management*
  • BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology*
  • BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management*
  • BUS-P 301 Operations Management*
  • BUS-X 310 Business Career Planning and Placement* (1 cr.)
  • BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations*

Senior Year
  • BUS-J 401 Administrative Policy*

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