INDIANAPOLIS (UIndy) – New deal builds pipeline for students seeking bachelor’s degrees in business.

The United Methodist-related 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.

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.

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.