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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Business (A.S.B.)

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Program: A.S.B.
SBMS Undergraduate Student Affairs Center
Richard T. Doermer School of Business

Neff Hall 366 ~ 260-481-6472 ~

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Business, students will be able to:   

  • Identify, define, describe and/or discuss fundamental business terminology and concepts
  • Extract, analyze, and summarize data into useful business information
  • Demonstrate effective verbal skills
  • Demonstrate effective written skills  

Business Administration

The A.S.B. option in business administration is a preprofessional degree. The academic program leading toward the degree helps you prepare for careers at the operational level of business.

All credits earned in the business administration option can be applied toward the Bachelor of Science in Business if you qualify for admission to that program.

Degree Requirements

You must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the Richard T. Doermer School of Business (listed in this section) and earn a minimum of 63 credits in courses in (1) general education and (2) general business and economics.

To remain in the program and graduate, you must earn a grade of C or better in all ENG writing courses and all business and economics courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better. Courses completed by correspondence are not applicable (this pertains only to traditional correspondence courses, not online courses.) Business majors may not count BUS, ECON or OLS courses towards their general education requirements 

TIME LIMIT It is the school’s intention that you possess the most current knowledge and skills when you complete the A.S.B. Because of this, you are allowed four calendar years  to complete this degree from the semester you are admitted to IPFW. If more than four years have elapsed since your admission, you will be required to meet the degree requirements sepcified in the most current IPFW Bulletin.

OVERLAPPING COURSES  You may not count toward graduation any courses or sequences considreed to have overlapping content.

CREDIT BY SELF_ACQUIRED COMPETENCY IPFW busines programs do not award credit for self-acquired competency (experiential credit).  Credit awarded on this basis, regardless of its source, will not apply toward IPFW business degrees.

ACADEMIC PROBATION You are on academic probation upon completion of a semester or summer session in which you fail to earn a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher.

IPFW General Education Requirements (41 credits)

Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 9

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6

  • Additional credits in Area IV: 3

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Additional General Education Credits: 12


As the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business change, the requirements for the A.S.B. option in business administration are also likely to change in order to ensure that the credits in this option can be applied toward the B.S.B.

Total Credits: 63

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