The Flight Academy, powered by Suitable, is an engagement platform accessed through a desktop or mobile application that keeps a log of the outside of classroom (co-curricular) activities. Complete activities to earn points and badges around 9 Core Competencies that employers want today.

BUSA Professionalism Courses/Hughes Leadership & Career Program (BUSA) courses will use the Flight Academy as a tool to track the completion of the required course activities. Reference material will remain in D2L, including the syllabus and instructions. A passing grade in BUSA courses will be achieved by successfully completing all required activities for the corresponding badge in the Flight Academy platform.

The Flight Academy is not just for BUSA course badges. "Milestones" are professional skill development badges that all Coles College students can earn every semester. Showcase your commitment to growth and win prizes. Milestone badges are designed to help you strengthen the skills employers seek. Share your completed milestone badges directly to LinkedIn!

Most Completed Activities
Suitable Spirit Award

How do I use the platform?

All Coles College of Business students have access to Flight Academy. You can immediately bookmark app.suitable.co (not .com) to your computer for ease of access. Login information is simply your KSU email address and password through Duo authentication. Having the mobile app is especially effective for scanning QR codes at in-person events on campus. Downloading the free “Suitable” app from your app store and mobile login will require Duo authentication. Get familiar with the app by completing the optional Coles 101 badge.

First-time Login Instructions

Why an engagement platform?

The qualities, characteristics, and abilities employers want to see in employees are evolving. Soft (or essential) skills like complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence, and cognitive flexibility are critical/imperative for innovation and collaboration. These skills are necessary to solve today’s business problems and are best taught through engagement, experience, and practice.

We are shifting our focus to your overall personal development. The future of work will require you to bring your whole self to your career, which will require continuous learning and development. Participation, reflection, and applying what you learn in class build the foundation you need to succeed.

What’s in it for students?

Ah-ha moments will come when you least expect it as you make connections between knowledge and practice. Practice listening to and learning from diverse perspectives. Show up with intention and hunger for growth. You will be surprised by what you discover.

The record of activities created in the Flight Academy platform will serve you as you update your resume or enhance your LinkedIn profile. Your inventory page can also be shared with prospective employers so they can see the history of these co-curricular experiences.

BUSA Course Requirements

BUSA 2150, BUSA 3150, and BUSA 4150 students will have access to their course badges on the first day of class. Enrolled students should be vigilant in seeking understanding of the requirements and deadlines outlined in their syllabus on D2L. 100% completion of a BUSA badge in the Flight Academy warrants a “satisfactory” grade which is passing. Search for activities needed for your specific badge (e.g., "BUSA 2150- Fall 2023") through the Achievements or Dashboard tabs on Flight Academy. Using the Activities tab proves to be confusing for some as it lists activities for all badges on the platform. There are required activities but be sure to choose elective activities that matter most for your professional development. 

BUSA Resources