Ivy Tech will offer a Business Administration cohort option beginning in the fall

KOKOMO, Ind.—Ivy Tech Community College will be offering a cohort option for business administration students at its Kokomo Campus beginning this fall called the Business Administration Cluster. The Cluster is designed to meet the needs of busy students by providing a consistent and predictable schedule of classes while also creating a natural support-system of classmates.

The Business Administration Cluster will feature a defined program plan and schedule. Classes will be held in Kokomo on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:50 p.m. throughout the program. It will include both online and face-to-face coursework to maximize learning while minimizing a couple of the major obstacles to completing a degree — time constraints and scheduling problems. Classes will meet for eight weeks on a consistent basis to meet the unique needs of students who also maintain full-time jobs or other responsibilities. Because the semester will be split into two eight-week segments, students will only take two classes at a time to qualify as a full-time student rather than the customary four classes. Students often benefit from cohorts like the Business Administration Cluster because they are able to build relationships with and gain support from classmates who are taking the same courses as they progress through the program.

Participants will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration in two years by completing the program in the summer of 2013. Individuals interested in enrolling in the Business Administration Cluster should contact the Ivy Tech admissions staff as soon as possible as some students may be required to complete preliminary coursework before entering program. Current students may be eligible to enroll in the Cluster.

Registration for summer and fall semester classes began on March 15. Classes fill quickly and limited space is available in the Business Administration Cluster. For more information about Ivy Tech’s Business Administration Cluster, call Patty Kindig, Kokomo Campus instructional secretary, at (800) 459-0561, ext. 313, or e-mail her at pkindig@ivytech.edu.

About the Business Administration Program
The Business Administration Program prepares graduates to start their own business, to advance their careers in an existing business, or to continue their education at a four-year institution. Business Administration graduates find careers as sales assistants, first line managers, human resource professionals, marketing professionals, real estate professionals, and restaurant assistant managers, just to name a few. Transfer agreements have been made with many colleges and universities across the state, including IU, Purdue, Ball State, Huntington, IUPUI, Taylor, Evansville, Southern Indiana, Western Governors, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana State, and IPFW among others.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech 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. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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