New deal builds pipeline for students seeking bachelor’s degrees in business
The University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College have reached an agreement that will allow qualified graduates from two-year Ivy Tech business programs to transfer into several business bachelor’s degree specialties at UIndy.
“We’re responding to the message we hear repeatedly from students, employers and community leaders,” said Sheela Yadav, dean of the UIndy School of Business. “Higher-education institutions have to work together in making college more accessible, cultivating future business leaders and keeping them in Indiana.”
The agreement involves Associate of Science degrees at Ivy Tech feeding into Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts programs in the UIndy School of Business, specifically:
- A.S. in Computer Information Systems to B.S. in Information Systems
- A.S. in Accounting to B.S. in Accounting
- A.S. in Business Administration to B.A. in International Business or B.S. in Business Education, Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Global Leadership, Human Resources Management, International Business, Marketing, Sports Marketing or Operations and Supply Chain Management.
“We continue to secure statewide transfer agreements with our four-year partners to develop a seamless higher education system for students across Indiana. Transfer is fairly new in Indiana, but great progress has been made in the past five years and this agreement is another example of that progress,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder.
Faculty at the two institutions have worked together to develop course requirements for the new agreement, which is effective beginning with courses taken this fall and is subject to review every two years. Prospective transfer students must meet the same admission standards as other transfer applicants to the University of Indianapolis. Any coursework taken prior to Fall 2010 will be evaluated by UIndy faculty to determine transferability.
Applicants who meet the requirements will be admitted to UIndy as third-year students. The university also offers Master of Business Administration degrees in many of the same specialties.
The new arrangement follows a similar one announced last year that allows graduates from Ivy Tech’s two-year associate degree program in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics to transfer into the UIndy bachelor’s degree program in Operations and Supply Chain Management, one of a handful in the state.
About Ivy Tech Community College:
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system, with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
The University of Indianapolis is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education founded in 1902, with a home campus of 5,000 students, a wholly owned branch in Athens, Greece, and partnership sites in Asia and Latin America. Its challenging undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs include nationally ranked offerings in the health sciences. Two centers of excellence make UIndy a leader in education reform and aging studies. More information is available at www.uindy.edu.