BS in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies program could benefit students interested in receiving a diverse education designed to help them prepare for careers in various professional areas, such as business or information technology. Read on to find out more about this bachelor's degree program.
Official Program Name:
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
School Offering Program:
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.
The curriculum of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies program focuses on general principles and processes in management, accounting, information technology and business development. Course topics could include change management, new product development, global business strategies, time management, innovative strategies and professional ethics. Students could also have the opportunity to study accounting processes, business analysis, leadership strategies and business economics. In the capstone course, students will have the opportunity to apply methods and strategies studied throughout the program as they create a business plan targeting an issue facing a global business organization.
Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).
Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.
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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies:
Interdisciplinary Professional Studies Major - 10 Courses (Credit Hours):
- Applying Leadership Principles (3)
- Technology, Ethics and Global Community (3)
- Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
- Organizational Innovation and Change (3)
- Management in the Global Economy (3)
- Quantitative Business Analysis (3)
- Comparative Economics and Global Business (3)
- International Business (3)
- Strategic Innovation and Ideas (3)
- Capstone - Applying Growth and Sustainability in the Global Marketplace (3)
Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:
Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.
Furthering Your Education:
After earning CSU-Global's Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies, graduates could choose to continue their studies in nearly any type of master's degree program. A graduate degree could be needed for those who intend to pursue senior management or executive positions in their chosen field. Colorado State University-Global Campus offers the following master's degrees that could be options for these graduates:
- Master of Science in Management
- Master of Project Management
- Master of International Management
- Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
- Master of Information Technology Management
Graduates of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies program could explore entry-level or possibly mid-management opportunities in business, accounting, IT, finance or operations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) reports that the jobs in the accounting and auditing field are expected to increase by 16% during 2010-2020, while IT management positions could increase by 18% during the same period. Additional fields graduates might consider are:
- Human Resources
- Project Management
- Operations Management
- Small Business Ownership
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