This program is for you if you hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) from a regionally accredited institution and seek to supplement the technical skills you acquired through your AAS with knowledge and experience that can prepare you for a managerial or supervisory role.
With its combined focus on business and science skills, the BAS prepares you for such careers as:
- Office manager
- Human resource manager
- Hospitality manager
- Allied health professional
- Construction and safety manager
Choose the individualized track if you hold an AAS in a field other than healthcare or the sciences. The individualized track is highly flexible.
As a student in the track, you take courses based on your interests, backgrounds, and needs. These courses prepare you to:
- Demonstrate your ability to think critically in the fields you study.
- Effectively present central ideas, issues, and methods of inquiry specific to the fields you study.
- Apply knowledge and skills from general education, the BAS core, and the individualized track to issues or challenges in your area of technical expertise.
The following examples show how you might tailor this track to meet your individual needs.
- If you have an AAS in Criminal Justice and want to advance your career in criminal justice, you might work with your advisor to design an individualized track that includes 300- and 400-level courses in criminal justice, public affairs, psychology, and sociology.
- If you have an AAS in Design Technology and want to change careers, you might select courses in web development and graphic design.
- If you have an AAS in Advanced Manufacturing and want to become a supervisor or manager, you might choose courses in human resource development, communication, and other management skills.
This program is part of the School of Business & Economics.
This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.