INTERDISCIPLINARY BUSINESS STUDIES

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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Business Studies (BSIBS) provides the opportunity for mature adult learners to individualize their college education by co-designing an individualized degree program that includes the study of two business or business-related disciplines. Working closely with an advisor from the College of Business Administration, students in the on-campus and online interdisciplinary business studies degree track forms a program of study in two business or business-related fields that most effectively supports his or her desired goals. Generally, the student and the faculty advisor co-design a personalized program that may draw upon the combined strengths of the College of Business Administration, College of Information Technology, the College of Health Sciences, General Education and/or the National Center of Hospitality Studies. The Dean of the College of Business Administration or the Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration must approve the program of study and the course planner approved for the BSIBS program.

The degree program requires 180 total quarter hours, of which 40 must be at the upper division (300/400) level. A minimum of 25% of credit hours must be completed through Sullivan University. Up to 75% of the degree requirements can be met via a combination of credits transferred from other institutions and through prior learning assessment (e.g., credit by examination, credit for military/corporate training, and/or credit by prior learning portfolio).

Generally, the student and the faculty advisor co-design a personalized program that may draw upon the combined strengths of the College of Business Administration, College of Information Technology, the College of Health Sciences, General Education and/or the National Center of Hospitality Studies. The Dean or Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration must approve the program of study and the course planner approved for the BSIBS program.

Possible areas of study that may be selected in the design of the BSIBS degree include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Leadership
  • Justice and Public Safety Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
Objectives

Sullivan’s Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Business Studies program is co-designed by the student and the department chairs administering the targeted areas of study in order to meet the student’s specific career goals. For example, students seeking to merge Healthcare Management with Logistics and Supply Chain Management would work collaboratively with both program’s department chairs throughout their degree.

Highlights
  • This highly flexible and customizable degree is ideal for students who have received college credits from another institution and can apply those credits toward a broadly based degree with two areas of concentration. It also works well for students who have multiple interests and do not want to limit themselves to a single area of study.
  • The degree program requires 180 total quarter hours, 40 of which must be at the upper division (300/400) level. A minimum of 25% of credit hours must be completed through Sullivan University. Up to 75% of the degree requirements can be met via a combination of credits transferred from other institutions and through prior learning assessment (e.g., credit by examination, credit for military/corporate training and/or credit by prior learning portfolio).
Courses

180 Credit Hours
Length: Varies depending on quarterly class load
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

  Credit Hours
Total Credit hours 180
General Education (56 Credit Hours) 56
Humanities and Fine Arts (12 Credit Hours)
Communications (16 Credit Hours)
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (20 Credit Hours)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (8 Credit Hours)
*Concentration Area #1 (20 Credit Hours) 20
*Concentration Area #2 (20 Credit Hours) 20
Free Electives (84 Credit Hours) 84

 

More than 180 credit hours may be required if prerequisites are required for completion of courses in the selected concentration.
*BSIBS Concentrations may only be in an area currently offered as a Bachelor of Science Degree at Sullivan University.

FAQ

What qualities should a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Business Studies student have?

This degree is designed for students who typically have received college credits from another institution and can apply those credits toward a broadly based degree with two areas of concentration. It also fits well for students who may not want to concentrate in a single area of study.

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