The School of Business & Economics at Indiana University East’s business programs carry the ACBSP accreditation. This excellent education yields a wealth of knowledge and experience and instills a passion for lifelong learning and service. Through a nurturing environment full of support, challenge, and diversity, students become confident, considerate, and caring leaders, while honing their collaborative, communication, and critical thinking skills. Graduates are ready to take on industry problems and lead all levels of organizations in successful ventures.
The life of learning begins in the classroom with highly qualified and engaging professors. The Bachelors in Business Administration comes with optional concentrations in Managerial Accounting and CPA Accounting. Those who have already obtained an Associates degree in Applied Science can pursue the on-campus Bachelors in Applied Science with an optional Healthcare track. There is also an on-campus Bachelors in Informatics with cognates in Business, Health, or Custom Design. Minors include Finance, Entrepreneurship, Sports Marketing & Management, Financial Forensic Investigations, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, and Informatics. Anyone interested in a career in international business can obtain a Certificate in International Business.
Business students have access to a plethora of scholarships, including the Academic Achievement, the Ruth Brown, and the William K. Richardson Scholarships. IU East also provides $13 million in scholarships for study abroad. The India Program is an 11-day educational experience where students learn about global business, international problems and solutions, and entrepreneurship. Through the IU System, students have access to over 380 international study programs.
There are ways for students to get involved on campus, in the community and the professional business world. Internships are highly encouraged, beneficial, and impressive to future employers. Through internships, students acquire priceless work experience and make pertinent professional connections. There are also great opportunities through membership in IU East’s Delta Mu Delta student chapter.
Service-learning opportunities provide a structured atmosphere where students gain hands-on experience working in a team, organizing activities, collaborating with community organizations, and meeting needs, and serving the community. ENACTUS is a student organization where business students can help develop projects geared around entrepreneurship, personal finance, business ethics, and economics that are a part of outreach to the community.
The School of Business & Economics hosts four centers that bring education and experiential learning opportunities to students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. These centers are the Business & Economic Research Center, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Leadership Development, and the Center for Economic Education.
IU East has become a “Leader in online instruction.” Through the collaborative efforts of five of IU’s campuses, the Chancellors Bachelors in Business Administration was born. It does not offer concentrations online. The other degrees that can be accessed and completed entirely online are the Bachelors in Applied Science and the Bachelors in Informatics. These fully online degrees provide the same excellence in preparing capable and competent leaders as the on-campus counterpart. There is also an online Certificate in International Business.