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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Online

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Online Joint Collaborative

Business administrators handle a company's operational, organizational, and managerial responsibilities, requiring skills in a range of areas. This program may be of special interest to working adults with some college credit, seeking to advance their business career. According to the 2015 National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Survey, over 80 percent of responding employers plan to hire a graduate with a business-related degree.

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
  • Market research analyst


The schools of business at Indiana University (IU) Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The School of Business and Economics at IU East is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and it is a candidate for the initial AACSB International accreditation. Indiana University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions 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. Complete an essay (may be required of some applicants).
  5. International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
  6. This program is offered by IU South Bend, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, 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.
Application Deadline:

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

Tuition and Fees
  • Indiana Residents | $224.23/credit hour ($672.69/3 credit hours)
  • Out of State Residents | $321.34/credit hour ($964.02/3 credit hours)
  • Additional fees will apply

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.
  • 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 

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

To graduate with the Chancellors' BS in Business Administration, you must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. 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.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  1. IU South Bend Campuswide General Education Curriculum (30-42 cr.)
  2. Business courses (61 cr.)
  3. General elective courses (a needed to total 120 cr.)

  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Core Courses (42 cr.)
  • Fundamentals of Business: BUS-B 190 Principles of Business Administration; OR
    BUS-W 100 Principles of Business Administration; OR
    BUS-X 100 Business Administration: Introduction
  • Microeconomics: ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics; OR
    ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics: ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics; OR
    ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accounting: BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Business Computing: BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business
  • Legal Environment of Business: BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business; OR
    BUS-L 203 Commercial Law I
  • Statistics for Business: ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business; OR
    STAT-S 301 Business Statistics; OR
    ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
  • Business Communications: BUS-X 204 Business Communications ; OR
    ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills; OR
    ENG-W 232 Introduction to Business Writing; OR
    ENG-W 234 Technical Report Writing; OR
    SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication
  • Marketing: BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management
  • Finance: BUS-F 301 Financial Management
  • Operations: BUS-P 301 Operations Management
  • International Business: BUS-D 300 International Business: Operations of International Enterprises; OR
    BUS-D 301 International Business Environment
  • Information Systems: BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology; OR
    BUS-S 302 Management Information Systems; OR
    IIM-I 300 Foundations and Principles of IIM
  • Analytics and Decision Modeling: BUS-K 312 Decision Modeling; OR
    BUS-K 353 Business Analytics and Modeling; OR
    BUS-K 302 Introduction to Management Science
  • Entrepreneurism: BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation; OR
    BUS-W 406 Venture Growth Management
  • Leadership and Teamwork: BUS-Z 301 Organizational Behavior and Leadership; OR
    BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: BUS-W 301 Principles of Management; OR
    BUS-Z 440 Personnel: Human Resources Management
  • Business Ethics: BUS-B 399 Business and Society; OR
    BUS-J 404 Business and Society; OR
    BUS-W 320 Leadership and Ethics in Business
  • Professional and Career Skills: BUS-X 310 Business Career Planning and Placement (1 cr.); OR
    BUS-X 410 Business Career Planning and Placement (1 cr.)
  • Strategic Management/Capstone: BUS-J 401 Administrative Policy; OR
    BUS-J 403 Management Capstone (4 cr.)
  • Managerial Accounting: BUS-A 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Academic Bulletins

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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