The School of Business at the University of Indianapolis understands the importance of prioritizing the “learn by doing” methodology. Business students obtain a wealth of knowledge while experiencing numerous opportunities to immediately apply what they learn in a supportive and challenging environment. Faculty members bring real-life experience to the classroom and are dedicated and passionate in teaching the ACBSP-accredited curriculum while equipping every student in their path to success.
A variety of excellent business programs exist for both undergraduate and graduate students. An Associates in Information Systems & Applied Business Analytics can be completed in two years. There are Bachelors degrees in Finance, Sports Marketing, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration & Management with Business Management and International Business tracks, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Marketing, and Information Systems & Applied Business Analytics.
Graduate studies adequately prepare students for leadership in a variety of areas. There are MS degrees in Management, Data Analytics, and Strategic Leadership & Design; Master of Professional Studies degrees in Real Estate Development and Human Resource Development & Administration; and a Master of Business Administration degree. Students can complete the MBA in four ways: on-campus full-time in one year, on-campus part-time during the evenings, at a couple of off-campus locations, or corporately on-site with fellow employees. It now offers STEM-certified concentrations in Global Supply Chain Management, Finance, and Data Analytics, along with Organizational Leadership and Marketing Management.
UI takes students on and provides connections to many study abroad opportunities to help students build a competitive edge. One example is the Global Business Travel Seminar required of International Business majors, but also available to MBA students, both current and former. It takes students to places like China, Thailand, India, Dubai, Brazil, England, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Vietnam for one-two weeks to meet with government agencies and groups like the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Ministry of Finance in Dubai, and IBM India.
The School of Business is all about equipping its students to be competitive in the professional world of business. Student organizations help build leadership skills, a professional network, and confidence. Business-related groups include the Accounting Club, Finance Club, Bizhounds, UIenterprise (Entrepreneurship Club), APICS (Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain Club, and Economics club. The Student Business Leadership Academy provides growth opportunities and skills development through business dinners, campus events, service opportunities, mentorship, and connects students to business professionals and internships.
Experiential learning is a high priority for a robust business education program. UIndy business students get to conduct real-world projects, interact with real clients, and use industry-standard software. They also get to manage the real-life UIndy Student Fund, become Bloomberg-certified through the high-tech Finance Lab, and hear from local business leaders through guest lectures. They tend to participate in, win, and place in competitions like the APICS Student Case Competition and the Celadon Case Study Competition. The Professional Edge Center helps build essential skills, provides networking opportunities, conducts training, and gives students access to internships and available jobs.