Our Accounting program provides students with a solid foundation in all areas of accounting - financial, managerial, taxation and auditing. And it includes the quantitative and qualitative skills necessary to develop and analyze accounting information. Accounting students are encouraged to complete an internship during their junior or senior year to build their resumes with direct experience.
Business Economics & Public Policy
Economics is the study of choices that individuals, businesses, and governments make regarding the use of scarce resources. The economic way of thinking organizes facts and develops models to think critically and analyze problems effectively. The study of economics greatly enhances our understanding of historical and current events. A degree in economics empowers a student to make well-reasoned decisions about personal matters, business problems, and public policy.
The finance program is designed to give students a broad exposure to corporate finance, investments, and financial markets and services. Our students develop the analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to address both personal and business financial questions. Finance is both the science and art of managing money. As a science, modern finance is based in scientific inquiry, statistics, and mathematics. However, there are also many non-quantitative variables that matter including individuals’ – and sometimes entire markets’ – behavior patterns. This is where the art of managing money comes into play.
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.
Every business, group or enterprise has things that must be managed. There are people, facilities, inventory, budgets, and much more that need strategic attention. Our management concentration provides students with a solid foundation in people-focused management principles and techniques. Students learn about decision-making, leadership, ethics, conflict resolution, human resources, and a number of other management behaviors used every day. In addition to classes, management students are encouraged to complete an internship during their junior or senior year to gain direct experience. A management major is excellent on its own or paired with a variety of other majors.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management consists of the policies, practices, and systems that influence and support the behavior, attitudes, and performance of employees. The type of work HR professionals typically perform includes hiring, staffing, training, managing employee performance, and promoting safety and wellness. . This concentration is designed to help students develop tangible skills and critical thinking to help businesses meet their HR needs. Students are encouraged to complete an internship during their junior or senior year to build their resume with direct experience.
As the global economy continues to expand, the demand for international business education is higher than ever and expected to increase for the foreseeable future, and the survival of many U.S. companies is dependent on the ability to expand into new markets. The international business major is designed to provide students with a sound understanding of international business principles and the languages and cultures of other regions essential for success in today’s global economy. Students may choose sub-concentrations in regions such as Asia, Europe Latin America, Africa, and global studies.
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Marketing is fundamental to the success of both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. Projected to be one of the fastest-growing employment areas in the twenty-first century, marketing entry-level and career progression opportunities lie primarily in the fields of advertising and promotion, distribution management, entrepreneurship, international business, market analysis, marketing research, retail management, and sales, and sales management. The marketing concentration at IU Southeast is designed to help the student build a customer-driven orientation combined with the strong analytical, communication, and technical skills necessary to be successful in today’s global economy.
The Professional Sales program at IU Southeast is focused on both conceptual and behavioral skill development, utilizing the state-of-the-art Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders Professional Sales Center. Students engage in extensive role-playing to develop selling and negotiating skills. These role plays are digitally recorded, allowing students to improve their skills through feedback. The program draws heavily on area sales professionals and managers to enhance students' learning experiences. Career opportunities are both plentiful and professionally rewarding.
Supply Chain Management
Virtually, every business deals with purchasing, consuming, storing, and delivering goods to customers. Companies that do these activities best have a huge competitive edge, making this one of the hottest areas in business. Our supply chain management concentration provides students a broad exposure to cutting-edge concepts used to manage and improve supply chain performance. This concentration integrates the study of two areas of business: Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Information Systems (IS). SCM examines the operational processes organizations use to transform inputs into outputs. IS captures, analyzes, and creates reports to support management decisions throughout the organization. This unique blend of curricula will enable students to address both the operational and technological challenges of the future