Management (B.S.)


The University offers an online bachelor of science (B.S.) in management that provides the foundation needed to succeed in management careers.

Coursework in the major includes a comprehensive base of liberal studies and business courses—plus courses that provide fundamental skills in the following areas:

  • Business ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Leadership in high performance organizations
  • Organizational design
  • Human Resource management
  • Strategic management
  • Sustainable management

Additional opportunities are available to study entrepreneurial/small business management and international business management. Because management is a part of many career paths, the management major combines well with (and compliments) other majors and minors offered by the University.

One of the strengths of the Management Program is that it provides each student with opportunities to bridge theory with practice through application of management concepts and frameworks to actual business situations. Students will have the opportunity to study and analyze current business events to develop strategic thinking skills. In addition, coursework will help students identify their core competencies to gain competitive advantages in the workplace.

The online bachelor of science in management 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 online bachelor of science in management 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


Our graduates are qualified for careers in manufacturing, retail, government, technology, international business, and not-for-profit services. Many are placed in management trainee programs. Others begin their careers in non-managerial professional positions and then are promoted to management.

Regardless of the industry, experienced executives often state that the most important skill is the ability to effectively manage people and resources. Consequently, skilled managers are in high demand—and management professionals with the right experience and credentials are some of the highest paid people in the world.

Examples of management positions include:

  • Administrative services manager
  • Chief executive officer (CEO) and chief operating officer (COO)
  • Computer information systems manager
  • Construction manager
  • Engineering and natural science manager
  • General manager
  • Hotel and lodging manager
  • Human resources/labor relations manager
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Property and real estate manager
  • Purchasing manager

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.