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The School of Business is committed to technology and keeping abreast of the latest world developments. A strong professional practice program is in place which gives students the opportunity to work in jobs related to their field of study for pay, experience, and academic credit. IU Southeast School of Business students consistently score in the top five to ten percent in the nation on the ETS Major Field exam in Business.

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.

Concentration Requirements

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General Business Concentration (24 Cr. Hrs.)

*NOTE: Students choosing this concentration cannot double-concentrate.

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.

  1. The student, in consultation with an academic advisor, will choose a combination of 8 BUS or ECON concentration courses (NOTE: elective courses like BUS-L 303 can be taken).
  2. No more than 2 courses can come from a particular concentration’s set of 18-21 required hours.
  3. For an individual course that is required in more than one concentration, the student must designate the concentration that the course will represent.
  4. This concentration cannot contain any internship hours, professional practice hours, or BUS-M 300.

Careers

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.

With a degree in interdisciplinary studies, you are primed to compete successfully in today’s complex workforce that demands both in-depth knowledge and a varied skill set.

Depending on how you organize your three module areas, you could pursue one of these careers:

  • Advertising manager
  • Bank officer
  • Clergy
  • Counselor
  • Events planner
  • Fashion merchandiser
  • Film or theater director or producer
  • General and operations manager
  • Insurance claims adjuster/examiner
  • Interior designer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer or Legal assistant
  • Media manager
  • Psychologist
  • Professor
  • Public relations specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Restaurant manager
  • Social worker
  • Technical writer
  • Translator
  • And many more.

For more information on career opportunities in your chosen areas, speak with your advisor or visit the IU Southeast Career Development Center.