Bachelor of Science in Business, General Business

Tailored business education for a fulfilling career

Build a custom business degree program with your choice of courses from all of the business disciplines with a general business concentration at IU Southeast. This flexible concentration is attractive to entrepreneurs who need exposure to all aspects of a business, or those who plan to specialize later with a graduate degree, as well as non-business students who would like to double major in the discipline. This program provides a broad understanding of fundamental business concepts spanning areas such as finance, marketing, management, and operations.

This comprehensive degree is versatile, enabling you to adapt to various roles within organizations or pursue entrepreneurship ventures confidently. Our program integrates practical experiences, internships, and case studies, allowing you to apply theoretical learning to real-world scenarios and gain essential skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making, which are highly valued in today's competitive job market.

Learn Business Concepts from Expert Faculty

Our expert faculty emphasize critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn to analyze complex business situations, evaluate options, and make informed decisions—a skill set that is valuable in virtually any professional setting. Our program fosters an entrepreneurial mindset, encouraging you to think creatively, take initiative, and identify opportunities for innovation and growth.

Prepare for a Successful Future in the Business World

Graduate with the skills and confidence to lead teams, manage projects, and drive organizational success. Build a strong professional network that can open doors to job opportunities, mentorship, and career advancement through experiential learning, internships, and networking opportunities.


Business degrees are highly valued by employers across industries. The skills and knowledge gained from a business degree are transferable and applicable to a variety of roles and organizations, making graduates attractive candidates in the job market. Depending on your interests and career goals, you can explore a variety of roles and industries to find the right fit for you. Or, pursue an advanced degree or certification in specific areas of interest that can further enhance your career opportunities and professional growth.

Degree information

120 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

All Bachelor’s degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). View your potential course schedule options for each semester by clicking on the link below. Students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to apply for dual credit or transfer credits and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

The Bachelor of Science in Business degree includes a general-education component intended to foster a well-rounded education. Students must also complete a core set of required courses within business and economics. In addition to 25 credit hours of 100- and 200-level courses, this core includes 19 hours of upper-level (300- and 400-level) courses.

This concentration is intended for those students that 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 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.
  5. Reminder: students must have at least 45 credit hours of 300/400 level coursework to graduate.

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Courses topics include:

  • Principles of management
  • Developing employee skills
  • Labor economics
  • Business analytics
  • Total quality management

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