Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:
- Success Coaching
- Math and Writing Support
- Career Services
- Peer Mentorship
Gain a broad foundation for work and prepare for opportunities in multiple job sectors, including retail, education, finance, international commerce, manufacturing, government, private business, the arts, and healthcare, in such positions as:
- Sales manager, human resources manager
- Public relations specialist
- Advertising executive
- Commercial loan officer, finance officer
- Chief executive officer
- Market research analyst
To graduate with the Chancellors' BS in Business Administration, you must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- General education courses (30-42 credit hours)
- Business foundations courses (27 credit hours)
- Business core courses (34 credit hours)
- General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)
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
Litao Zhong, Program Director
Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Litao "Lee" Zhong earned his PhD in economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Zhong has more than 14 years of online teaching experience, and has received several campus teaching grants and awards. His research interests are in the fields of international economics, regional economic development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
“I am enthusiastic about helping students make unique contributions to the world of business. My approach to teaching is to inspire student curiosity and originality. Though this an online program, I believe in building inspiring relationships with and among our students, so that learning is a true community practice. I see each student as an individual, and my role as encouraging each one to find an area of business that builds on their strengths.”
Raj Kohli is professor of finance, and chair of finance, economics, and international business in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend. He earned his DBA at Mississippi State University. His research has been published in the Archive for Business Research, Journal of Business and Economics, Journal of Finance Issues, and Journal of the Academy of Finance. He has received the IU South Bend Excellence in Service and Excellence in Research awards.
“In my higher-level classes, I teach students how to start and run an investment company.”
Robert Mulligan is professor of economics at IU East. His research interests include business cycle analysis, market process theory, the maritime industry, and financial market analysis. He holds a PhD in economics from SUNY Binghamton and an advanced studies certificate in international economic policy research from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany. Among his area of expertise are business cycles, recessions, unemployment, financial markets, cryptocurrencies, confidence games, Ponzi schemes, climate change, international trade, and tariff policy. His research has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, World Maritime University Journal of Maritime Affairs, and Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines.
Surekha Rao is professor of economics at IU Northwest. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of New England, Australia. Among her research interests are forecasting for business and industry, econometric modeling, globalization and international trade, international gender issues, and emerging economies and economic reform. She is president of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences. She received a national award for excellence in teaching from the National Society for Leadership and Success. She has published extensively, including in such journals as Economic Theory Bulletin, International Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, and Journal of Econometrics.
“In my economics classes, I bring in real economy by discussing current economic events. We focus on sharing the experiences of students, who are the real players in the economy as consumers, homeowners, borrowers, lenders, workers, and sometimes entrepreneurs. In statistics classes, we learn how to tell stories from numbers. I empower my students by doing statistics using technology without any messy calculations or frightening math formulas. Come join my class and enjoy the power of data and numbers. In international business, it is like going around the world in 16 weeks!”
|Fundamentals of Business||3 Credits|
|Macroeconomics ||3 Credits|
|Financial Accounting||3 Credits|
|Business Computing||3 Credits|
|Legal Environment of Business||3 Credits|
|Statistics for Business||3 Credits|
|Business Communications||3 Credits|
|International Business ||3 Credits|
|Information Systems||3 Credits|
|Analytics and Decision Modeling||3 Credits|
|Entrepreneurism ||3 Credits|
|Leadership and Teamwork||3 Credits|
|Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace||3 Credits|
|Business Ethics||3 Credits|
|Professional and Career Skills||3 Credits|
|Strategic Management/Capstone||3 Credits|
|Managerial Accounting||3 Credits|
Find course descriptions with our Search Schedule of Classes/Courses tool.