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Department of Management

The Department of Management encompasses the areas of management, human resource management, organizational behavior, business policy, management of nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurship, and international business. The curriculum is designed to offer students either a broad-based background preparing them for entrance into managerial positions or specialized training in an area of concentration.

At the undergraduate level, the department offers a major in management, nonprofit management, or human resource management, as well as the option to pursue a second major in international studies.

Management Major

Society recognizes the importance of understanding both management itself, and the complex nature of the organizations (in business, government, hospitals, and universities) in which managers operate. The faculty is devoted to improving this understanding through the study of individual and group behavior, organizational theory, and human resource development.

The undergraduate courses offered in this major focus not only on the broad aspects of management and organization, but also on developing skills for dealing with problems of motivation, organization design, and the increasingly complex problems of human resource allocations in our interdependent society.

This major provides the flexibility to accommodate students whose interests include preparation for corporate management training positions, application of behavioral science to management, personnel function in both line and staff capacities, and managing the small business.

Major Requirements

Junior and Senior Years
  • Required courses (6 cr.)
    • For students who completed I-Core prior to Fall 2013 - BUS-W 430 and BUS-Z 340
    • For students who completed I-Core in Fall 2013 & after - BUS W430 and BUS Z302
  • Elective courses (12 cr.)  Select four of the following (a minimum of two must be business courses):
    • BUS-D 301, BUS-D 302, BUS-W 311, BUS-W 406, BUS-W 494, BUS-Z 404, and BUS-Z 441
    • ECON-E 304
    • OLS 37800
    • PSY-B 370, PSY-B 346
    • SOC-R 317 and SOC-R 478
    • Any 400-level Kelley School of Business course approved by a business advisor
Entrepreneurship Emphasis

Within the management major there is a special emphasis in entrepreneurship and small business.

The image of business in the United States is often one of mammoth national and multinational corporations. Too often the role of the entrepreneur 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.

The Indiana University Kelley School of Business, recognizing the contributions of entrepreneurs and the interest shown by students in creating and entering small businesses, has developed an entrepreneurship and small business emphasis within the management major. This emphasis focuses the requirements of a student  concentrating in management toward small business.

Students interested in the entrepreneurship emphasis may satisfy the requirements by taking BUS-W 311, BUS-W 406, and an approved elective from the list of management major electives. (Note: BUS-W 490 requires the consent of the instructor and the department chairperson.)

Human Resource Management Major

This program is designed for students whose career objectives lie in the field of personnel management. From its early beginnings as a staff function involving the maintenance of records and the administration of benefit programs, personnel administration has grown to encompass the total development and deployment of human resources in organizations.

While company titles may vary from vice president of industrial relations to vice president for organization planning and development, few firms of any size or consequence today do not have a human resource management specialist reporting directly to the company’s highest level. This practice reflects the awareness that the people who work in an organization are its greatest asset.

For this reason, the curriculum in human resource management is designed to acquaint the student with modern personnel management in its broadest sense. Included are both the traditional areas of personnel administration and labor relations (such as employment, management development, wage and salary administration, organizational planning, and contract negotiation) and developments in the behavioral sciences that have implications for a complete human resource management program.

The objectives at the undergraduate level are to provide students with the broad spectrum of knowledge they need for a career in organizational leadership, to prepare them for a career in human resource management, and to encourage and develop interest in further study and research in this area.

Major Requirements

Junior and Senior Years
  • Required courses (12 cr.)
    • For students who completed I-Core prior to Fall 2013 - BUS-Z 340, BUS-Z 441, BUS-Z 443, BUS-Z 445
    • For students who completed I-Core in Fall 2013 & after - BUS-Z 302, BUS-Z 441, BUS-Z 443, BUS-Z 445
  • Elective courses (6 cr.) Select two of the following:
    • BUS-W 430, BUS-Z 404, and BUS-X 480
    • OLS 331
International Studies Major

In response to new and dynamic patterns of international business, U.S. business firms have progressed far beyond the comparatively simple stage of import-export operations. Many companies are becoming multinational, with production units in numerous foreign countries. Private enterprise in the United States has become more intimately concerned with the economic, political, and social trends of foreign nations. The Kelley School of Business has recognized these developments in its global business programs.

All students may elect two courses dealing with the general problems involved in international business: BUS-D 301 and BUS-D 302. They also may participate in overseas programs, which offer an opportunity to see firsthand the problems treated in the course of study, as well as the opportunity to enhance their language facility.

Students who wish to continue studies in the international area may choose, as a second major, the international studies major.

The international studies major is a second major only. It cannot be listed as a first major.

The international studies major consists of 9 credit hours of course work taken in addition to the international dimension requirement. These 9 credit hours can be selected from the four options used for the international dimension requirement. (See the “General-Education Requirements” section of this bulletin.)

See a business advisor to discuss the possible combinations for fulfilling this major’s requirements.

Updated 7-24-13