School of Business
School of Business

Business Administration (Online Associate's Program): Associate of Applied Science Degree
(Ohio residents will receive an Associate of Applied Business Degree.)
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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This program offers a foundation to help students develop business knowledge and skills. It combines the study of fundamentals of marketing, finance and communication. The program also emphasizes the impact of the dynamic, global information age on business and how to make efficient use of technology. The program includes three major focuses. The business focus provides an introduction to functional areas of business. The marketing focus offers marketing principles and practices with emphasis on consumer behavior. The communication focus offers a foundation in professional communication, including principles of professional business communication and methods and techniques used in the information age. The program also offers instruction on teamwork, technology and problem solving and includes general education coursework.

Career Opportunities

Business administration skills are important in every organization, from government to the private sector and from small local companies to multi-national companies. This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them begin careers in a variety of entry-level business and related positions.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Online Course Orientation

Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student must complete the online course orientation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking an online course.


The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program, including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software and Internet service.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Online Student Preparation - Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student is encouraged to complete the online student preparation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking an online course.

Computer, Software Requirements and Specifications and Internet Service

The student must have access to a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment), software and Internet service that satisfy the following specifications:

Minimum Requirements for Computer: Pentium III or equivalent PC-compatible (MacIntosh or Unix-based machines are not supported), 256MB RAM (512MB preferred), CD-ROM, 2GB free space (5GB preferred) on master hard drive.

Minimum Requirements for Software: Windows XP or 2000 (or higher), Microsoft Office Professional 2003 (or higher), Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher), and functional e-mail address with file attachment capabilities. The student will be required to obtain any software tools, plug-ins and/or applications identified in the course syllabus for any course in the program of study.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Service: 56Kb modem (Cable or DSL connection strongly preferred).

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 25 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

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Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Program Total 96
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses+ 16
GE273 Microeconomics+ 4
GE274 Macroeconomics+ 4
Subtotal 24
Core Courses
BU111 Accounting I+ 4
BU112 Accounting II+ 4
BU121 Introduction to Business In a Global Society+ 4
BU131 Business and Information Systems+ 4
BU151 Principles of Supervision+ 4
BU213 Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis+ 4
BU214 Fundamentals of Tax Preparation+ 4
BU222 Business Law and Regulation+ 4
BU241 Principles of Marketing+ 4
BU242 Consumer Behavior+ 4
BU271 Principles of Professional Communication+ 4
BU272 Professional Presentation+ 4
BU323 Money and Banking+ 4
EC311 Introduction to Project Management+ 4
Subtotal 56
Technical Basic Courses
TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment+ 4
TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software+ 4
TB150 Computing and Productivity Software+ 4
TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development+ 4
Subtotal 16

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

++In this program, the Unspecified General Education courses are distance education courses taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. Students must satisfactorily complete at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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