The Scott College of Business at Indiana State University is named after Donald and Susan Scott due to their large charitable donations to the college. They are also partially responsible for the $20 million renovated Terre Haute Federal Building that has been home to the College of Business for several years. The administration, faculty, and staff highly value excellent instruction, relevant technology, research, applied theory, critical thinking, and community and professional service. Business programs are accredited by the AACSB.
Undergraduate students can earn a Bachelors in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Education, Finance, Financial Services, Insurance & Risk Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations & Supply Chain Management. The Bachelor in Business Administration has optional areas of emphasis including Administrative Systems & Business Education, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Marketing, Operations & Supply Chain Management, or Real Estate. Graduate students can earn a Masters in Business Administration, an MBA in Education Leadership, or a Professional MBA for professionals who have five years or more experience in the field. For the multicultural educational background, business students can take part in a short-term, faculty-led international trip to Portugal or the United Kingdom. For longer trips and international internships, business students can travel to Greece, the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, or Ireland. To help with the financial stress of pursuing college degrees, the university offers countless scholarships for specific undergraduate and graduate business degrees.
Many resources exist for students to get involved on-campus, online, and in their community. Student organizations for business majors are Delta Sigma Pi, APICS, Business Professionals of America, Financial Management Association, Investment Club, MBA Association, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Insurance & Risk Management Honors Corps. The Meis Student Development Center, together with the University’s Career Center, offers excellent resources in preparing students to enter the business marketplace and the corporate world. The Sales and Negotiations Center is for sales training and outreach. The Gongaware Center is for Insurance & Risk Management students. The Small Business Development Center provides free analysis, consulting, valuation, training, and workshops for small businesses in the area. The Minas Center for Investment & Financial Education and the Networks Financial Institute are also great resources. Sycamore Business Advisors give business students hands-on experience in consulting. The Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium exists to provide vital expertise with managing investments. Alumni and current students can benefit from the Clothing Closet that provides donated professional attire to wear to interviews and career fairs. The Student Food Pantry exists to provide emergency food for students.
The Scott College of Business offers several flexible and convenient undergraduate online programs. Online students can pursue a Bachelors in Accounting, Business Administration, Insurance & Risk Management, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.