About the Kelley Undergraduate Program

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

The Management Major provides students with a broad-based background that is particularly helpful as a second major for students already majoring in a specific functional or technical area (e.g., accounting, finance, operations, etc.). The Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Major is aimed at two types of students:  those who wish to start their own firms (i.e., Entrepreneurship) and those who wish to work in innovation areas at existing firms (e.g., a new start-up at a large firm). Finally, the International Business Co-major is available for students who wish to be involved in global management, either working abroad in global firms or working for US firms in areas that support their international operations.

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 3 elective credits from W212 (if W212 is taken before I-Core), W409, J411/J420, Z340, Z404, Z447, A310, 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: D311, D312; Required Cross-Cultural Awareness:  may be satisfied in one of three ways – 1) demonstrate foreign language proficiency at 4th semester college level (or higher) NOTE:  If an international student from whom English is not the first language demonstrate English proficiency by completing all required SLST courses and completing ENG-W 131 and BUS- C 204 with C grades OR;  2) complete an approved semester or summer study abroad program of at least six credits, OR; 3) complete a total of six credit in two or more approved short-term international study programs; 9 elective credit hours from (at least 3 credits must be BUS):  D365, D411, D490, D496, F494, G256, G309, G494, L314, M355, M401, P256, X255, C330, D480, D488, Non-business internationally focused course, as approved by the Chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship (does not double-count for general education requirements in 1996 and 2011 Kelley degrees).

Management Major

Society recognizes the importance of developing management skills and understanding the complex nature of the organizations under which managers operate, including business firms, government agencies, hospitals, universities and nonprofit organizations. Some courses offered in this major are concerned with broad aspects of management such as the development of strategic plans and the organization designs and human resources needed to support them. Other courses in this major focus on learning leadership skills needed to motivate individuals and guide teams in support of organizational goals. The Management Major is especially useful as a second major to students who have a first major in a technical or functional area (e.g., accounting, business economics, finance, etc.) and hope to eventually become managers in their fields, in which case they will need the management skills necessary to lead teams and motivate their subordinates.

Management Major Requirements: Z340, W430, Z447, J411/J420; 3-6 elective credit hours from D311, D312, W212, W232/W233, Z355, and Z404; 0-3 elective credit hours from L312, L406, F402, M303, P320, G303, and A325.

Consulting Workshop

Required courses:  J420, X403 and X404.

Entrepreneurship-Lab (E-Lab) Workshop

Required course:  W409; Allows access to the Hoosier Hatchery and Invitation to the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

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