About the Kelley Undergraduate Program
The Undergraduate Program of the Kelley School of Business requires a breadth of education and provides opportunities for specialization. It ensures the development of a basic understanding of the principles, practices, and trends involved in the management of business organizations in the dynamic economic, social, and political environment of the world today. All business majors complete a rigorous semester of junior-level courses in the areas of marketing, operations, finance, and strategic management, known collectively as the Integrative Core or I-Core. In addition to the basic requirements, students choose from a wide variety of business majors.
The study of business and economics is complemented by the study of general education. As a member of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the school subscribes to the principle that a significant portion of a student’s academic program should be in general education subjects. The application of this principle promotes a balanced program of study.
To develop leadership skills and a sense of social responsibility, students are strongly encouraged to participate in one or more of the several hundred student organizations and clubs at Indiana University. Through the Kelley School of Business Civic Leadership Development program, special emphasis is placed on volunteerism and the personal benefits derived from community service.
Objectives of the Kelley Undergraduate Program
Graduates of the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program should possess:
- a broad-based knowledge of business, the global business environment, and the role business plays in societies
- an understanding of the diverse national, international, political, social, and economic environments in which businesses operate
- a general knowledge and appreciation of accomplishments in the physical sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences
- the ability to articulate their thoughts orally and in writing
- an understanding of how to incorporate ethical principles in all processes and decisions
- an appreciation of the opportunities and problems involved in managing complex organizations
- the skills and capability to work effectively with others in the completion of joint tasks
- the ability to find and formulate problems, think analytically, and recommend solutions
- the understanding and expertise needed to function effectively in an advanced technological environment
In summary, graduates of the Undergraduate Program of the Kelley School have the opportunity to acquire an education that will serve them throughout their lives and careers.