Business Administration

Whether your career goal is to start your own business, to advance your career in an existing business, or to continue your education at a four-year institution, the business administration program can be a stepping stone on your path to success. The program provides outstanding career opportunities by giving you new job skills or by improving the ones you already possess.

Sample careers in this field: Sales assistant, first line manager, human resources, marketing, real estate, restaurant assistant manager

Business Administration Certificates
(31-33 Credit Hours)
Certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses. They provide access to targeted, short-term workforce training, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Certificates currently offered in this field are:

  • Human Resources Management

View the curriculum for this program and all others currently available at Ivy Tech.

The business administration program is offered at the following campuses. Please click on the campus of interest below for contact and campus specific program information:


Faculty Contacts:

Nancy Frost
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Phone: (812) 330-6130
Fax: (812) 330-6212

Jim Silberstein
Assistant Professor, Cook Center for Entrepreneurship
Phone: (812) 330-6255
Fax: (812) 330-6212

James O. Smith
Professor, School of Business
Phone: (812) 330-6189

Donna K. Young
Professor, School of Business
Department Chair, Business Administration/Office Administration
Phone: (812) 330-6128

Entrepreneurship Programs - Curriculum Sheet (pdf)

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Marva Hunt, Chair
(317) 921-4792
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie, New Castle)

Marilyn Kerr
Program Chair
1-800-589-8324, ext. 2325
Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)

Jim Fitzgerald, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 7396

Certificates offered by the Kokomo region:

  • Human Resource Management
Ivy Tech-Lafayette offers a distance education option for an associate degree in Business Administration.

Aaron Baute
Program Chair, Business Administration
(765) 269-5179

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
Colette Wolfson
Program Chair, Business Administration

574-289-7001 ext. 5363

Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Tony Ramey, Program Chair

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Plan of Study

Organizations operate on business principles. A degree in business prepares you to work in a variety of for-profit as well as not-for-profit settings, including manufacturing and service environments. The Business Administration program can be a stepping stone on your path to success. The program provides outstanding career opportunities by giving you skills you need to succeed. The business administration program focuses on business principles and concepts as well as fundamental accounting and computer skills necessary for successful employment, job entry or transfer to a four-year degree.

Associate of Science, Associate of Science via Ivy Tech Online, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Science via Ivy Tech Online, Technical Certificate, Technical Certificate via Ivy Tech Online, and short- term Certificate.

Contact Information:
Joe Joniec, Regional Department Chair
East Chicago Campus
Phone: 219-392-3600 ext. 225

Richmond (Connersville, Richmond)

Karen Tower
Accounting and Business Administration Department Chair/Assistant Professor
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 1119  Toll free: 800-659-4562,  ext. 1119
Fax: 765-962-8741

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)

Melissa Speck
Associate Professor of Business

Southeast (Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Madison)
School of Business - Business Administration Program

590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Rich Geglein
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4150
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4150


50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Matt Probst
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 5231
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 5231

Southwest (Evansville, Princeton, Tell City)

Business Administration Program Sheet

Contact information:

Sherri K. Flynn, M.B.A.
Program Chair, Business Administration
Phone: 812.429.1458

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute, Greencastle)
Business Administration Program Sheet

Regional Offerings:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree
  • Technical Certificate (TC)
  • Certificate (Human Resources Management)


Sarah Shepler, Program Chair