Program Requirements

Majors by Department

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship encompasses the areas of management and organizations, human resource management, organizational behavior, strategic management, entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and international business. The curriculum provides students with either a broad-based background preparing them for entrance into managerial positions or specialized training in the areas of human resource management or management consulting.

The department offers majors in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, International Business, and Management.

Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Major

The image of business in the United States is often one of mammoth national and multinational corporations. Too often the role of the entrepreneur in the corporate setting and the importance of small businesses in the economy are overlooked. A vital cornerstone in sustaining the free enterprise system is the continual birth of new enterprises and the identification, encouragement, and nurturing of entrepreneurial aspirations within larger organizations.

The Kelley School of Business, recognizing the contributions of entrepreneurs and the interest shown by students, offers an entrepreneurship and corporation innovation major. This major focuses on the special skills and knowledge needed by entrepreneurs, managers of small and medium-sized firms, and innovators within corporate contexts.

Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Major Requirements: W232, W233, W313, W406, W420, and F317 and three elective credits from W409, Z340, Z404, Z447, A310, J411/J420, F307, F402, M303, and L311.

International Business Co-Major

U.S. firms have progressed far beyond the comparatively simple stage of import-export operations in response to new and dynamic patterns of international business. Many companies are becoming multinational, with production units in numerous foreign countries. Many foreign entities also operate in the United States. For these reasons, private enterprise in the U.S. has become more intimately concerned not only with international business but also with the underlying economic, political, and social trends of foreign nations. The multidisciplinary international business co-major focuses on these developments. As a co-major, International Business must be declared in conjunction with another Kelley business major.

International Business Co-Major Requirements: D301, D302; three credits of foreign language at 200-level; six credit hours of electives from D490, D496, three additional credit hours of 200-level foreign language, courses in an approved study abroad program (see international programs advisor for approval), F494, G256, G494, L411, M401, P256, X255, X330, X480, X488, EALC-E 393, EALC-E 394, ECON-E 303, ECON-E 309, ECON-E 331, ECON-E 332, and ECON-E 337.  EALC and ECON courses used for the International Business major may not double-count for the 27-hour Core or for Supplemental General Education credit.

Management Major

Society recognizes the importance of understanding both management and the complex nature of the organizations under which managers operate: business, government, hospitals, and universities. The faculty is concerned with improving this understanding through a study of individual and group behavior, organizational theory, and human resource development.

The courses offered in this major are concerned not only with the broad aspects of management and organization, but also with developing skills for dealing with problems of motivation, organization design, and the increasingly complex problems of human resource allocations in today’s interdependent society.

This major provides the flexibility to accommodate students whose interests include preparing for entry into corporate management training positions, applying behavioral science to management, in both line and staff capacities, operating small businesses and working as management consultants.

Management Major Requirements: Z340, W430, Z447, J420, J411; 3-6 elective credit hours from D301, D302, W212, W232, W233, Z355, and Z404; 0-3 elective credit hours from L312, L406, F402, M303, P320, G303, and A325.

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