Business Administration (B.S.)


The University offers an online bachelor of science (B.S.) in business administration that provides a broad exposure to a variety of business disciplines. The program is designed to offer students an opportunity to customize their education in business and has the flexibility to meet their individual interests in specific business disciplines.

  • The online bachelor's degree in business administration includes 120 credits. The program consists of a core of business courses plus additional courses in three emphasis areas selected from areas of study such as: accounting; finance, insurance and risk management; management; operations and supply chain management; and marketing. This blending of coursework offers a solid foundation in business principles plus the opportunity to customize the program.
  • In addition to coursework in the business major, students complete the University's Foundational Studies Program and selected electives to help them in their professional development.
  • It is possible to earn a minor within the business administration degree by completing 6-21 additional credits (depending on minor selected and major emphasis). Students must consult with their advisors to plan a program of study and ensure course prerequisites are satisfied. For a list of online minors, visit programs.
  • The program is open to entering freshmen (with no previous college experience) as well as transfer students. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.
  • The program can be completed in four years (full time) if the student follows our recommended sequence. Students also have the option of part-time study. Applicable transfer credit may be used to satisfy some program requirements, thus shortening the completion time.
  • The Business Administration Program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Required Courses


Graduates of the Business Administration Program pursue a variety of career paths and typically begin in entry-level positions in their primary emphasis areas in such fields as accounting, banking, brokerage, corporate management, information technology management, operations management, public administration, and small business entrepreneurship.

The Business Administration Program also provides a good foundation for graduate work that ultimately leads to advanced degrees in areas such as law, public administration, and business.

In addition, the Scott College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.