Kelley Undergraduate Program

Minors and Certificate

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

The 21-credit Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management is intended for non-business majors who have aspirations and goals in business that will require entrepreneurial skills. Such students might plan to open businesses of their own or work for smaller and/or family-owned businesses. As an alternative to the more traditional minor in business, the minor in entrepreneurship and small business management could fulfill such students’ educational needs while allowing them to pursue their career goals more directly.

Requirements for the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management are:

  • Complete 26 or more credit hours of college work that counts toward graduation and be admitted to an appropriate degree-granting school at IU Bloomington.

Grade & School Specific Requirements (Consult with an advisor in your school to ensure you are meeting all requirements for outside minors):                 


·   C in K201 and C- or higher in each other course

·   Overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the minor

·   Must complete at least 9 credits at 300 level


·   C in K201 and C- or higher in each other course

·   Overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the minor


·   C or higher in all courses counting toward the minor


·   C or higher in BUS-K 201

·   Overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the minor


Required courses (18 credit hours):

  • BUS-A 200 or BUS-A 201 or BUS-A 202 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-K 201 (3 cr.)1
  • BUS-L 201 or BUS-L 311 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-W 212 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-M 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-W 300 (3 cr.)
Elective (3 credit hours required):
  • BUS-F 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-G 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-P 300 (3 cr.)
  • BUS-Z 302 or BUS-J 306 (3 cr.)

With the exception of Z302, all 300 and 400 level course work must be completed on the IU-Bloomington campus. No courses may be taken in a self-paced, independent study format.  One course for the business minor can be taken on an IU-approved study abroad program, where available.

1CSCI majors may substitute CSCI-C 211 or CSCI-H 211 for BUS-K 201 if they are pursuing a business minor; however, if they change majors or become business majors, they must take BUS-K 201.

Cross Campus Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The need for many students in other disciplines to understand entrepreneurship is increasing, especially with the dramatic changes taking place in their fields of study. Many students end up in careers where they work for themselves and thus basic business and entrepreneurial principles become invaluable for them.

The Cross Campus Certificate in Entrepreneurship consists of fifteen credit hours. Only students outside of the Kelley School of Business will be admitted into the Certificate in Entrepreneurship program. The program consists of three courses from the Kelley School of Business and two courses chosen by each school. This allows for the students to learn the basic issues involved with entrepreneurship while retaining some flexibility in tailoring the program to the students’ particular area(s) of interest.

Each school will propose specific courses that their students will be required to take in order to receive the Certificate. These courses will be discussed and approved by the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship in consultation with the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation so that each school has developed a list of potential courses related to the specific domain. Students who are also working toward the Minor in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship will be able to receive both the minor and the certificate. Students should work with the advisor in the School of Informatics & Computing, Jacobs School of Music, or School of Public and Environmental Affairs to determine the appropriate coursework required for the certificate.

Students in the School of Informatics and Computing must apply for the certificate online:

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