Engaged Students - Professional Programs

Excellence in professional programs

IU Bloomington will leverage its excellent disciplinary and professional programs.

This aligns with IU Bloomington Bicentennial Objective One.

Interdisciplinary offerings

Goal: IU Bloomington will leverage its excellent disciplinary and professional programs, designing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary majors, minors, and certificates, both within and across schools.

Updates: IU’s online MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management brings together cybersecurity courses from three of IU’s top-ranked schools—the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, the Kelley School of Business and the Maurer School of Law. Of the enrolled students in this program, 73% are Indiana residents.

  • The average age of students is 35, with 5.5 years of professional experience.

  • Women make up 23%; underrepresented minorities 20%.

  • $14,563 has been awarded in scholarships thus far for the 33 students enrolled.

  • The total credit-hour breakdown is as follows: 126 Kelley, 93 in SICE, and 26 in Maurer.


Online excellence

Goal: Collaborate to create interdisciplinary masters and certificate programs, both online and residential, that leverage our unique strengths both within and across schools.

Update: IU Bloomington has leveraged our strong online educational programs and partnerships to provide more opportunities for current and prospective students.

With over 120 online programs available, IU Online reaches new students and helps current students make progress on degree completion. eLearning Design and services in UITS has worked to develop, enhance, and create over 1000+ courses since the inception of IU Online as a formal initiative, working on key priorities, such as online orientation.

  • IU Online completed state authorization requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Approximately 8,000 students are enrolled in fully online degree program. Of those, about 45 percent, or 3,600 are enrolled in Bloomington programs.
  • Since the inception of IU Online, IU has developed 1,000 courses overall with about 30% at IU Bloomington. eLearning Design & Services in Learning Technologies has supported IU Bloomington faculty in developing more than 300 online courses.
  • In Spring 2018, there were 28,804 students enrolled in at least one Distance Education class, a 4.4% increase since Spring 2017.
  • IU Bloomington has more than doubled the number of online courses being developed between the 2015-16 school year and the 2018-19 school year. In 2015-16 IU Bloomingtonwas developed about 50 courses. In the 2018-19 school year, IU Bloomington is developing 125 course per year.

In addition to being more convenient and flexible for students, IU has reduced by half the cost to develop an online course and greatly increased the number of multi-campus projects, with 78 multi-campus projects in 2015-16 and 230 in 2018-19.

The Kelley School of Business and UITS are partnering with edX to create and deliver new online master’s degrees in accounting and information technology management, beginning in April 2019. This will shorten the time to a master’s degree, and will help support working professionals.

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