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Business administration

Program description:

With a business degree, you can work in almost any industry in a variety of positions. Many students choose to earn a business degree so they can learn business fundamentals, and a broad range of skills in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations.

Saint Joe Indy business administration degree opens the door to a wide selection of in-demand careers, and bachelor degree programs. Our supportive faculty teach you broad business knowledge and skills, while you earn real-world experience through our unique earn and learn internship program.

Credits and classes:

To earn our 64-credit business administration associate degree, you will complete 34-general education credit hours and 30-core business credit hours in 24 months.

A new cohort begins classes together each summer, and will graduate together in 24 months. Without taking long breaks and attending class year-round, you are able to stay completely connected to supportive faculty and all the top-notch resources on campus.

Students will attend class two days per week, all day. The other three days each week class will not be held to ensure students have ample time to work so you can earn while you learn.

Early in the program students will build written, oral, and teamwork skills while fulfilling general education requirements. In addition to class work, time is built into the schedule for studying or meeting with faculty and classmates.

Sample of a daily schedule:

8-9:15 Philosophy 130 - Session A
9:15-9:30 Break
9:30-10:45 Philosophy 130 - Session B
10:45-12 Break/Appointments/Lunch
12-1:15 English 112 - Session A
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30-2:45 English 112 - Session B
2:45-4 Study Time / Appointments for individual or group mentoring

Plug-in to your program

Information Technology Plug-In
Your business administration program can be complemented by an Information Technology "plug-in" concentration. You can use elective hours to take courses in computer science, work with a coding academy, or gain credit for other tech associated experiences. "Plug-ins" make you a more flexible, versatile employee, and expand options in pursuing your bachelor's degree.

Paths after graduation:

Bachelor Degree options:
After completing your associate degree, you will receive direct admittance to Marian University to complete your bachelor's degree. All of your credits will transfer, and most students will complete their bachelor's degree in two years.

You can also transfer your credits to another four-year institution. We will help you identify which path is the right fit for you, and develop a plan to ensure you continue to achieve your goals.

Career paths

Opportunity awaits you after graduation! *According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business and financial occupations are projected to grow by 8% from 2014 - 2024.

Source: "Business and Financial Occupations." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm (Visited 9/7/17).

After completing your associate degree, students can pursue a variety of different careers in the public and private sector.

  • Marketing: market research, sales, advertising, social media, web
  • Management: managing of facilities and operations, retail stores, human resources
  • Finance: financial managers, insurance agents, personal financial planners, security analysts.

Every major industry employs business professionals, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Banking and financial services
  • Communications/media
  • Consumer packaged goods and consumer services
  • Education
  • Government offices and agencies
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Retail and wholesale operations
  • Technology, software, and biotechnology
  • Transportation

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