BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Whether your career goal is to start your own business, to work in private enterprise, a non-profit, or government agency, to advance your career in an existing business, or to continue your education at a four-year institution, the Business Administration program can be a stepping stone on your path to success. The program provides outstanding career opportunities by giving you skills you need to succeed.

WHY CHOOSE THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM?
Organizations operate on business principles. A degree in business prepares you to work in a variety of for-profit as well as not-for-profit settings, including manufacturing and service environments. Ivy Tech offers four different degree options in Business Administration. Three of these options, the Technical Certificate, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Science, are also available through distance education.

All business students are required to complete a common core of five classes that focus on business principles and concepts as well as fundamental accounting and computer skills necessary for successful employment or transfer to a four-year degree. Students preparing for immediate workforce entry will take additional professional and technical courses needed to successfully compete in the job market.

Certificates:

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Human resources Management (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion of the Human Resources Management Certificate leads to preparation for Human Resource Certification, employment and/or completion of an associate degree. Visit the HR Certification Institute website for the eligibility requirements for the certification process.

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Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Business Administration can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business Administration will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. With the business electives in this degree you can choose an area of emphasis such as management, marketing, human resources management, entrepreneurship, logistics, and international business.

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in fundamental areas such as accounting, economics, and mathematics. The Associate of Science degree in Business Administration transfers to all Indiana public institutions and to many of the private colleges and universities. Graduates will also earn the Transfer General Education Certificate.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

Online Degrees and Certificates:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business Administration will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. With the business electives in this degree you can choose an area of emphasis such as management, marketing, human resources management, entrepreneurship, logistics, and international business.

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in fundamental areas such as accounting, economics, and mathematics. The Associate of Science degree in Business Administration transfers to all Indiana public institutions and to many of the private colleges and universities. Graduates will also earn the Transfer General Education Certificate.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Business Administration can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Business Administration program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington

Faculty Contacts:

Nancy Frost
Associate Professor, Business Administration
nfrost@ivytech.edu
Phone: (812) 330-6130
Fax: (812) 330-6212

Jim Silberstein
Assistant Professor, Cook Center for Entrepreneurship
jsilberstein@ivytech.edu
Phone: (812) 330-6255
Fax: (812) 330-6212

James O. Smith
Professor, School of Business
josmith@ivytech.edu
Phone: (812) 330-6189

Donna K. Young
Professor, School of Business
Department Chair, Business Administration/Office Administration
dkyoung@ivytech.edu
Phone: (812) 330-6128


Program Summary (pdf)

Entrepreneurship Programs - Curriculum Sheet (pdf)

Central Indiana (Franklin, Greencastle, Indianapolis)
Contact:
Marva Hunt, Chair
(317) 921-4792
mhunt12@ivytech.edu
Columbus
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Ron Dougherty
  • Dean - School of Business / Department Chair - Business & Accounting
  • (812) 374-5151
  • » Program Summary(pdf)
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
Contact:

Marilyn Kerr
Program Chair
1-800-589-8324, ext. 2325
mkkerr@ivytech.edu
Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)
Contact
Kokomo
Jim Fitzgerald, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 396

Logansport
Heidi Miller, business faculty
866-753-5102, ext. 2242

Certificates offered by the Kokomo region:

  • Human Resource Management
Lafayette  (Crawfordsville, Lafayette)
Ivy Tech-Lafayette offers a distance education option for an associate degree in Business Administration.

Contact
Aaron Baute
Program Chair, Business Administration
(765) 269-5179

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
For more information contact Julie Howar at 574-289-7001, ext. 6385 or jhowar@ivytech.edu.
Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact:
Tony Ramey, Program Chair
260-481-2294
aramey2@ivytech.edu


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Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Plan of Study

Description:
Organizations operate on business principles. A degree in business prepares you to work in a variety of for-profit as well as not-for-profit settings, including manufacturing and service environments. The Business Administration program can be a stepping stone on your path to success. The program provides outstanding career opportunities by giving you skills you need to succeed. The business administration program focuses on business principles and concepts as well as fundamental accounting and computer skills necessary for successful employment, job entry or transfer to a four-year degree.

DEGREES AVAILABLE
Associate of Science, Associate of Science via Ivy Tech Online, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Science via Ivy Tech Online, Technical Certificate, Technical Certificate via Ivy Tech Online, and short- term Certificate.

Contact Information:
Joe Joniec, Regional Department Chair
East Chicago Campus
Phone: 219-392-3600 ext. 225
Email: jjoniec@ivytech.edu

Richmond (Richmond)
Contact:

Karen Tower
Accounting and Business Administration Department Chair/Assistant Professor
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 1119  Toll free: 800-659-4562,  ext. 1119
Fax: 765-962-8741
Email: ktower@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond


Southeast (Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Madison)
School of Business - Business Administration Program
MADISON

590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Rich Geglein
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4150
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4150
rgeglein@ivytech.edu

LAWRENCEBURG & BATESVILLE

50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Matt Probst
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 5231
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 5231
mprobst@ivytech.edu

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
Contact
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Victoria Montgomery
Faculty Support Secretary 
812 246.3301 ext 4143

Justin Suer
Dean of School of Business
812 246.3301, 4709

Melissa Speck
Director of Center for Leadership Excellence
812 246.3301, 4711

David Clifton
Associate Professor 
812 246.3301, 4707

Jerry Scott
Assistant Professor in Accounting 
812 246.3301, 4710

Southwest (Evansville, Tell City)

Business Administration Program Summary

Program Chair contact information:

Sandra C. Bailey

Chair of Business Administration

Phone: 812.429.1460

Email: sbailey@ivytech.edu

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
Regional Offerings:
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree
  • Technical Certificate (TC)
  • Certificate (Human Resources Management)

Contact:

Terre Haute

Sarah Shepler, Program Chair
812-298-2412
sshepler1@ivytech.edu

8000 South Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN  47802

Greencastle

765-653-7410

915 South Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN  46135

  • First Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  • Bank Tellers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Human Resources Assistants
  • Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
  • Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
  • First Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Sales Representatives

To learn more about careers and salaries in this field, check out the Career Info page.