Why Study General Business at IU Southeast?

This concentration is intended for those students who aspire to be small business entrepreneurs, or are owners or managers of small businesses. This concentration allows the student to design a customized course of study by drawing from each of the business disciplines to create a tailored concentration area.

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Students build a custom business degree program through their choice of courses from all of the business disciplines. This concentration might be attractive to entrepreneurs who need exposure to all aspects of a business, non-business students who would like to double major in business, or those who plan to specialize later with a graduate degree.

Previous equivalent coursework can fulfill some of the course requirements listed below. To earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in General Business,

  1. all of the required courses must be successfully completed (C- or better) and
  2. at least six of the courses listed below (either required or recommended) must be successfully completed (C- or better) at IUS after undergraduate degree completion.

Required courses (24 hours)

  • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS-A 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting P: BUS-A 201
  • ECON-E 150 Introduction to Economics
  • ECON-E 200 Fundamentals of Economics: An Overview P: ECON-E 150
  • ECON-E 280 Applied Statistics for Business & Economics I P: M 122, K 201 or equivalent Excel skills
  • BUS-F 301 Financial Management P: BUS-A 202, ECON-E 150
  • BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management P: ECON-E 200
  • BUS-P 301 Operations Management P: ECON-E 280

Recommended Additional Course Options:*

  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business
  • BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations P: SPCH-S 121, PSY-P 101or P102
  • BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology P: BUS-K 201, ECON-E 280
  • BUS-A 311 Intermediate Accounting I P: BUS-A 202
  • BUS-D 300 International Business Administration P: ECON-E 200
  • BUS-P 330 Project Management P: BUS-P 301
  • BUS-W 301 Principles of Management
  • BUS-Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management P: BUS-Z 302

*Another 300-400 level BUS or ECON course may be used in place of a recommended course.

Prior to enrolling, see a School of Business academic advisor about this substitution opportunity.

Gainful Employment Disclosures for Certificate Programs

BUS–A 201 Introduction to Accounting I (3 cr.)
Concepts and issues of financial reporting for business entities; analysis and recording of economic transactions.

BUS–A 202 Introduction to Accounting II (3 cr.)
Concepts and issues of management accounting, budgeting, cost determination and analysis.

ECON–E 200 Fundamentals of Economics (3 cr.)
Second-semester combined course in macroeconomics and microeconomic, with an emphasis on the more graphical and theoretical aspects of principles of economics. Explains macroeconomic issues such as economic growth and the benefits and costs of government activism in trying to regulate the business cycle. Further explains the microeconomic topics such as demand/supply and market structures. Will also cover international business and a variety of policy applications.

ECON–E 280 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics I (3 cr.)
Summary measures of central tendency and variability. Basic concepts in probability and important probability distributions. Sampling, sampling distributions and basic estimation concepts such as confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing. B.S. in Business students must complete ECON-E 280 and ECON-E 281 in first 80 hours of course work.

BUS–F 301 Financial Management (3 cr.)
Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course. Corporate finance emphasizing investment, dividend, and financing decisions. Topics include analysis of financial statements, risk and rates of return, discounted cash flow analysis, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, short-term financial management.

BUS–M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management (3 cr.)
Overview of marketing for all undergraduates. Marketing planning and decision making examined from firm’s point of view; marketing concept and its company-wide implications; integration of marketing with other functions. Market structure and behavior and their relationship to marketing strategy. Marketing system viewed in terms of both public and private policy in a pluralistic society. Note: Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course.

BUS–P 301 Operations Management (3 cr.)
Production and its relationship to marketing, finance, accounting, and human resource functions are described. Forecasting demand, aggregate planning, master scheduling, capacity planning, and material planning provide the basis for linking strategic operations plans. Other topics include facilities design, performance measurement, productivity improvement, quality control, JIT, TOC, and project management. Note: Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course.

BUS–K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
Introduction to the role of computers and other information technologies in business. Provides instruction in both functional and conceptual computer literacy. Conceptual computer literacy is the focus of the weekly lecture. After introducing the basic concepts of computer use, these lectures devote special attention to current technological innovation in social and business environments. Topics include technology and organizational change, telecommunications, privacy in the information age, and business security on the Internet. Functional computer literacy includes use of a spreadsheet (Excel), a relational database (Access), and electronic communications software (e-mail and WWW browsers), as well as the applications of these skills to solve a variety of business problems.

BUS–L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
Examines the nature and functions of law as related to business. Specific areas covered include contracts, tort, corporate employment, international, product liability, property, securities, and antitrust.

BUS–Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
Integration of behavior and organizational theories. Application of concepts and theories toward improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Builds from a behavioral foundation toward an understanding of managerial processes. Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course.

BUS–K 321 Management of Information Technology (3 cr.)
Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS), including the key building blocks of information systems, namely: hardware, software, telecommunications (including the Internet/intranet/extranet), databases and DBMS. The focus of this course is on using and managing information technologies to derive business value. Note: Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course.

BUS–A 311 Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr.)
Theory of asset valuation and income measurement. Principles underlying published financial statements.

BUS–D 300 International Business Administration (3 cr.)
Foreign environment for overseas operations; U.S. government policies and programs for international business; international economic policies; and management decisions and their implementation in international marketing, management, and finance.

BUS–P 330 Project Management (3 cr.)
This course will introduce the student to the full range of project management topics, concerns, problems, solution methods, and decision processes. These areas include: project selection, project organizational structures, negotiation, project planning, project scheduling and resource loading, project budgeting, project monitoring and control, project auditing, and project termination.

BUS–W 301 Principles of Management. (3 cr.)
Designed to synthesize knowledge of principles and functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and decision making.

BUS–Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management (3 cr.)
Nature of human resource development and utilization in modern organizations. Establishment and operation of a total human resource program. Includes recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, reward systems, benefit programs, role of personnel department, and role of government.

 

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Janardhanan A. (Johnny) Alse
Professor of Economics
Director, Center for Economic Education
jalse@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2520
Office Location: HH 219 B
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Kathleen G. Arano
Assistant Professor of Economics
karano@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2536
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J. Brian Atwater
Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
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Phone: (812) 941-2058
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David Baird
Lecturer in Economics
dmbaird@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2362
Office Location: HH 002
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Douglas K. Barney
Professor of Accounting
dbarney@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2532
Office Location: HH 217 M
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Jon Bingham
Senior Lecturer in Economics
jebingha@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2364
Office Location: HH 119
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Chris Bjornson
Associate Professor of Accountancy
cbjornso@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2694
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Lisa Book
Lecturer in Accounting
lmbook@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2055
Office Location: HH 219 F
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Jeffrey Byrne
Lecturer in Accounting
jefbyrne@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2869
Office Location: HH 011 A
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Pilsik Choi
Assistant Professor of Marketing
pilchoi@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2355
Office Location: HH 116
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Linda Christiansen
Professor of Business
lchristi@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2519
Office Location: HH 011 B
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K. Chris Cox
Associate Professor of Marketing
kccox@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2334
Office Location: HH 030
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David Eplion
Associate Professor of Management
deplion@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2269
Office Location: HH 006
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Kathryn W. Ernstberger
Professor of Business Administration
Coordinator of Undergraduate Business Programs
kernst@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2651
Office Location: HH 219 C
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George Richard (Rick) French
Professor of Accounting
gfrench@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2429
Office Location: HH 117
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Kenneth J. Harris
Associate Professor of Management
harriskj@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2501
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Michael Harris
Associate Professor of Business Administration
harris60@ius.edu
Phone: (502) 533-6705
Office Location: HH 016
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Ranida B. Harris
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
rbharris@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2324
Office Location: HH 026
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Yan He
Associate Professor of Finance
yanhe@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2308
Office Location: HH 032
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Aycan Kara
Acting Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
karaa@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2654
Office Location: HH 030
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Thomas J. Keefe
Professor of Business Administration
tkeefe@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2628
Office Location: HH 024
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Alysa D. Lambert
Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management
Co-editor of the Journal of Business Disciplines
alylambe@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2453
Office Location: HH 014
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Carolyn “Casey” Findley Musgrove
Assistant Professor of Marketing
musgrove@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2052
Office Location: HH 010
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Paul H. Pittman
Professor of Operations Management
ppittman@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2524
Office Location: HH 119
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Elizabeth Reisz
Lecturer in Finance
ereisz@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2545
Office Location: HH 219 H
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Lisa Russell
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
lismruss@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2053
Office Location: HH 215 M
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D. Eric Schansberg
Professor of Economics
Coordinator of Economics, Finance, and Statistics
dschansb@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2527
Office Location: HH 018
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Arun K. Srinivasan
Assistant Professor of Economics
asriniva@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2067
Office Location: HH 216 M
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Kenneth Ray Taurman
Senior Lecturer in Business Law
krtaurma@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2326
Office Location: HH 219 E
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A. Jay White
Associate Professor of Finance
Dean, School of Business
jwhite04@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2521
Office Location: HH 214
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Alan Wong
Professor of Finance
awong@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2423
Office Location: HH 020
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Eric Milliner
Visiting Lecturer in Economics
emilline@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2626
Office Location: HH 004
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Stephen D. Rausch
Visiting Lecturer
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Phone: (812) 941-2468
Office Location: HH 013 B
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Kathleen E. Voelker
Visiting Lecturer
kvoelker@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2686
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Brenda Swartz
Director of Regional Economic Development Resource Center (REDRC)
Adjunct Lecturer in Business
bswartz@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2494
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Eldon L. Little
Professor of Business Administration
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