BEIT curricula

Business Education

Business Education majors fulfill the same core requirements as all other College of Business majors. In addition, BE majors gain knowledge of teaching through courses and field experiences in the College of Education and the BEIT program area. Students in the BE major are given extensive preparation in using computer technology focused on meeting education and business needs. Graduates who pursue a business teaching career have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of students.

Full information can be found in the Business Education Major Undergraduate Catalog.

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Information Design & End-User Computing (IDEC)

IDEC majors fulfill the same core requirements as all other College of Business majors. In the IDEC major, students learn a variety of information technologies and applications of information design and management principles to increase the usefulness and accessibility of an organization’s information resources for a variety of users and purposes. Students will combine business knowledge and creative talents to help businesses be more effective. You can earn a double major – IDEC & Business Administration–with no extra credit hours! Please contact the program faculty members for more information.

Full information can be found in the IDEC Major Undergraduate Catalog.

Information Processing Minor

This minor is a relevant component for anyone whose career involves information processing and technology support services. It can be incorporated into both business and non-business majors.

Full information can be found in the Information Processing Minor Undergraduate Catalog.

Professional Enhancement Program

The Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) is designed to provide a concentrated emphasis in information processing and automated office procedures. It is particularly appropriate for persons re-entering office occupations or updating their preparation in this area. The courses in this program are applicable toward baccalaureate program requirements.

At the conclusion of the program, students will have gained:

  • knowledge of business application software packages
  • hands-on experience in using business application software packages
  • understanding of how information is handled in automated offices
  • understanding of communication considerations in the electronic office

No previous knowledge of office automation concepts or equipment is needed for this Professional Enhancement Program.

Full information can be found in the Professional Enhancement Undergraduate Catalog.

Transition to Teaching

The Indiana State University Transition to Teaching program (T2T) provides individuals who possess a bachelor's degree in business from an accredited institution of higher learning the opportunity to earn licensure certification to teach middle school and high school business courses in the state of Indiana. Admission to this program is made through the School of Education. Program description and admission materials may be found by going to the Transition to Teaching page of the Education Student Services Web site.

The teacher of /business/technology must understand the basics of:

  • Accounting
  • Business law
  • Micro and macroeconomics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business communication
  • Consumer economics
  • Information technology
    • Word processing
    • Spreadsheet
    • Database
    • Presentation
    • Desktop publishing
  • Touch keyboarding

In the interview with the Business Education Program Coordinator, you will be asked to demonstrate your skill at keyboarding by touch. You should be capable of touch-typing at a minimum of 25 words per minute on a five-minute timing with five or fewer errors. (If you currently do not possess the skill to meet this standard, you are advised to enroll in a class that will provide you with this capability before entering the program. These classes are available though local community colleges and business schools.)

If you have any questions regarding these College of Business requirements, you may contact the Business Education, Information, and Technology Program Coordinator, Dr. William J. Wilhelm, at the ISU College of Business (812) 237-2076, or by email at

This content of this page is intended as a guide. For detailed program requirements contact the program coordinator or consult the Undergraduate Catalog. Prospective students should use the most recent catalog; current or returning students should use the catalog that applies to their catalog year.

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.