Program Overview

Ivy Tech Community College offers an online Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration degree.  A business degree will cater to career goals for students who wish to start a small business, work in private enterprise, a non-profit, or government agency or advance in an existing career position. The A.A.S. degree program serve as a foundation for immediate entry into a business environment. The Business Administration program can be a stepping stone to a successful career or company by providing opportunities and giving the skills needed to succeed.

Business organizations operate on long standing ethical principles and with a business degree students are able to work in a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit environments. Ivy Tech offers three options, the Technical Certificate, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Science, through online distance education. All business program students are required to complete a common core of five classes that focus on business principles and technical skills necessary for successful employment or further education at a four-year institution. Graduates preparing for immediate entry-level career options will take additional professional and technical courses needed to be successful in the competitive job market.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business Administration will give students the knowledge necessary for entry in the workforce or advancement in a current position. The A.S.S. program leaves room for interdisciplinary business electives in areas of management, marketing, human resources management, entrepreneurship, logistics, and international business. The program offers coursework in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The content of the courses provides depth in a combination of business and technical aspects of the accounting industry. The general education requirements give students the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical knowledge, while the professional courses enhance a students education with the skills to obtain employment, advance in the workforce and to aggressively compete in a dynamic job market.   

Students will graduate from the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program with a solid understanding of core business topics such as:  Introduction to Business, Introduction to Microcomputers, English Composition, Business Law, Financial Accounting, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Managerial Accounting and a final Capstone Course. The general education requirements cover the humanities, social science and science concepts to ensure a well balanced education.

Graduates of the A.A.S. degree program will find themselves in entry-level career position in areas like:  Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers, Bank Tellers, Customer Service Representatives, Human Resources Assistants, Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks, Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Sales Representatives.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Submit one of the following: SAT/ACT/PSAT scores; High school GPA; College transcript; or complete the ACCUPLACER assessment on campus.

    School Overview

    Ivy Tech Community College was founded in 1963 as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Back then, it was focused primarily on technical and vocational education. Today, ITCC is Indiana’s only full-fledged community college, offering more than 150 programs in the divisions of Health, Technology, Business & Public Services, and University/Transfer, as well as transfer programs with in-state and out-of-state schools. Students can choose from more than 1,000 online classes.

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