Program Requirements

Minors and Certificates

Business Foundations Certificate Program

The Kelley School offers a 30 credit hour certificate program in the fundamentals of business. All courses required in the Business Foundations Certificate Program are introductory and may be applied toward a four-year degree. Courses may not be taken online or through independent study/correspondence; at least 15 or the 21 business and economics credit hours must be taken on the IU Bloomington or the IUPUI campuses; all 300/400 level courses must be taken on the IU Bloomington campus; courses may not be taken pass/fail; remedial courses may not be included; students must pass all required courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the 21 credit hours of the business foundations curriculum as well as a GPA of 2.0, overall for all 30 credits of the Certificate. If a student has completed more than 21 credit hours of courses that may be used for the required 21 credit hour core, the courses in which the student earned the highest grades will be considered in the calculation of the GPA. If a student retakes a course, the highest grade will be used in the calculation of the GPA.

Requirements for the Business Foundations Certificate:

  1.  Successfully complete the following courses
  • ECON-E 201 (3 cr.)
  • ECON-E 201 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-A 200 or A201 or A202 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 260
  • BUS-X 100 or G100 (3 cr.)
  1. Successfully complete two of the following elective courses:
  • BUS- D 301 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-D 301 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-G 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-J 306 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-K 201 (3 cr.)5
  • BUS-L 100 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-L 201 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-L 408 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-M 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-P 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-R 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-W 212 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-W 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-X 204 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-X 330 (3 cr.)
  1. Successfully complete nine additional elective credits which may be taken from any department on the IU Bloomington campus.

In addition to satisfying course requirements, candidates for the Business Foundations Certificate must apply online at

Questions about the Business Foundations Certificate should be directed to the Academic Advising Office in the Kelley School.

5CSCI majors may substitute CSCI-C 211 for BUS-K 201 but if they change majors or become business majors, they must take BUS-K 201.

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