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Business Administration, BS

Bachelor of Science

Business administrators handle a company's operational, organizational, and managerial responsibilities. The variety of responsibility requires skills in a range of areas.

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration exposes you to all the crucial elements that make an organization function well. You take courses in accounting, advertising and promotion, commercial law, e-commerce, human resources, international business, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, and more. In addition, you develop skills in communication, teamwork, and critical thinking. You also learn how to analyze information, solve problems creatively, and use computers. 

Your degree affords a broad foundation for work in multiple job sectors, including retail, education, finance, international commerce, manufacturing, government, private business, the arts, and healthcare, in such positions as: 

  • Sales manager
  • Accountant
  • Human resources manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Advertising executive
  • Commercial loan officer
  • Chief executive officer
  • Finance officer
  • Market research analyst

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the BS in Business Administration, you must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. A minimum GPA of 2.0 (C or above) is required in all English composition courses and in the required business administration courses.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • General education courses (30 credit hours)
  • Business administration core courses (57 credit hours)
  • Business administration concentration courses (15-27 credit hours)
  • General elective courses (9-39 credit hours)


To increase your expertise in specific areas, you may pursue concentrations in: 

  • CPA accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Computer information systems 
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing

As an IU Online student, you will receive personalized help and counseling in:  

  • Onboarding, with just-in-time reference material
  • Financial aid, including help finding and applying for loans and scholarships
  • Success coaching
  • Math and writing tutoring
  • 24/7 Call Center
  • Career coaching


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission. 
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 12 credit hours). 
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
  • Submit official transcripts to applynow@iue.edu or:  
       Office of Admissions  
       Indiana University East   
       Whitewater Hall, Room 151  
       2325 Chester Boulevard  
       Richmond, IN 47374-1289 

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.


  • BUS-F 301 Financial Management3 Credits
  • BUS-P 301Operations Management3 Credits
  • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3 Credits
  • BUS-A 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3 Credits
  • BUS-D 301 International Business Environment3 Credits
  • BUS-J 401 Administrative Policy3 Credits
  • BUS-J 404 Business and Society3 Credits
  • BUS-K 209 Fundamentals of Microsoft Office3 Credits
  • BUS-L 203 Commercial Law3 Credits
  • BUS-M 301 Marketing Management3 Credits
  • BUS-W 100 Principles of Business Administration3 Credits
  • BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation3 Credits
  • BUS-Z 301 Organizational Behavior and Leadership3 Credits
  • BUS-Z 440Personnel and Human Resource Management3 Credits
  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics3 Credits
  • ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics3 Credits
  • ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Business and Economics3 Credits
  • IIM-I 300 Foundations and Principles of Integrated Information Management3 Credits
  • MATH-M 118Finite Math3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $220.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $660.09
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $315.35
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $946.05

Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.