Online Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies (Business and Leadership Studies)
This fully online program is well suited to adult learners seeking an undergraduate degree to enhance career opportunities. The program provides learners with a single point of contact for the duration of their degree program. Adult learning and success resources are also available and include an online orientation, peer mentoring, virtual advising, online tutoring, and an adult learner resources center.
Integrative Studies majors must take a total of 39 upper-division hours from two academic areas, in this case, Business and Leadership. A minimum of 12 upper-division hours must be taken in each academic area, and students must earn a grade of “C” or above in these courses as well as complete an additional 15 hours of upper-level course work addressing writing and/or communication skills; an understanding of theory and culture; and the ability to apply and integrate skills in the selected academic areas. Nine hours of related studies courses must be built into the INTS curriculum as well. Academic advisers assist students in crafting schedules that meet these requirements.
To graduate, an INTS major must have completed a minimum of 123 credit hours through a combination of General Education courses and major courses. To ensure a cohesive degree plan, students are required to meet online with an academic advisor in the Department of University Studies to design the proposed curriculum. A written rationale is required by all INTS majors addressing how the combination of the two academic areas relates to his/her personal and career goals.
Program of Study:
I. General Education: 45-48 hours (Must include ECON 2100)
II. Area F LOWER DIVISION MAJOR Courses related to the appropriate academic areas (18 credit hours, minimum grade of “C” in each course):
ECON 2200 Principles of Macroeconomics
ACCT 2100 Intro to Financial Accounting
ACCT 2200 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
Plus 9 hours of coursework appropriate to Thematic Areas in Section III
III (Part A) UPPER DIVISION MAJOR Courses (minimum 39 hours, minimum grade of “C” in each course):
Thematic Coursework in Area 1 (12 hours): Leadership*
LDRS 3000 Foundations of Leadership
LDRS 3200 Leadership in a Global Society
LDRS 3600 Ethics in Leadership
LDRS 3800 Leading in Groups
*Students also choosing to pursue the 15 credit hour Leadership Certificate as part of their INTS degree are required to follow the specific certificate guidelines stated in the KSU catalog.*
Thematic Coursework in Area 2 (12 hours): Business
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance
MGT 3100 Management and Behavioral Sciences
MKTG 3100 Principles of Marketing
IS 3100 Information Systems Management
III (Part B). INTS AREA (15 hours; minimum grade of “C” in each course):
INTS 4498 Senior Seminar in Integrative Studies
Plus 12 hours of upper level coursework related to Thematic Areas (this cannot include other courses in Business since the students, per this program of study, are already taking 27 hours of Business-related courses)
Leadership Studies courses available to satisfy INTS and Related Studies:
LDRS 3100: Change & Conflict Leadership
LDRS 3400: Service as Leadership
LDRS 3500: How Not to Lead
LDRS 3700: Women in Leadership
LDRS 4000: Leadership and Sustainability
LDRS 4400: Directed Study
LDRS 4490: Special Topics in Leadership Studies
Other LDRS 3000 or 4000 level courses
IV. RELATED STUDIES Courses (9 credit hours; minimum grade of “C” in each course):
Nine hours (preferably upper level, but may be lower level) beyond the major requirements as approved by the INTS advisor.
IS 2200 Information Systems and Communication
Plus 6 hours of appropriate upper or lower level coursework
V. FREE ELECTIVE Courses (up to 12 hours): Any courses in the university curriculum.
Program Total (123 Credit Hours)