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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Collaborative Online Degree

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU South Bend, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

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

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

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.


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.


Admissions requirements vary by campus.

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:

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&ndash'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

Business Foundations (27 cr.)
Fundamentals of Business Administration (3 cr.) 

Select one from the following:

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

Microeconomics (3 cr.) 

Select one from the following:

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

Macroeconomics (3 cr.) 

Select one from the following:

  • 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.)

Select one from the following:

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

Statistics for Business (3 cr.)

Select one from the following:

  • ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business
  • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
  • STAT-S 301 Applied Statistical Methods for Business

Business Communication (3 cr.)

Select one from the following:

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

Business Core (34 cr.)
Marketing (3 cr.) 
  • BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management

Finance (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 301 Financial Management

Operations (3 cr.)
  • BUS-P 301 Operations Management

International Business (3 cr.)

Select one from the following:

  • BUS-D 300 International Business: Operations of International Enterprises
  • BUS-D 301 International Business Environment

Information Systems (3 cr.) 

Select one from the following:

  • BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology
  • BUS-S 302 Digital Business Technologies
  • IIM-I 300 Foundations and Principles of Integrated Information Management

Analytics and Decision Modeling (3 cr.) 

Select one from the following:

  • BUS-K 302 Introduction to Management Science
  • BUS-K 303 Technology and Business Analysis
  • BUS-K 312 Decision Modeling
  • BUS-M 346 Analysis of Marketing Data

Entreprensurism (3 cr.) 

Select one from the following:

  • BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation
  • BUS-W 406 Venture Growth Management

Leadership and Teamwork (3 cr.)

Select one from the following:

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

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (3 cr.) 

Select one from the following:

  • BUS-W 301 Principles of Management
  • BUS-Z 440 Personnel: Human Resource Management

Business Ethics (3 cr.)

Select one from the following:

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

Professional and Career Skills (3 cr.) 
  • BUS-X 410 Business Career Planning and Placement

Strategic Management/Capstone (3-4 cr.)

Select one from the following:

  • BUS-J 401 Strategic Management
  • BUS-J 403 Management Capstone

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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