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Special Opportunities

Business Foundations Certificate Program

This program is designed for students who want to acquire a foundation of the fundamental business knowledge needed to improve the conduct of their personal business affairs, aid in their career development, or enhance their employability.

With careful planning, the certificate may be earned entirely via distance-learning technologies. Please note that students enrolling in the certificate program need access to, and proficiency in, computer and Internet resources.

In general, any student admitted to IUPUI is eligible to enroll in the certificate program; there are no prerequisites for required certificate courses.

For more information, see an advisor in the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Office, 801 W. Michigan Street, BS 2010, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5151; phone (317) 274-2147. Information may also be obtained at http://kelley.iupui.edu/executive/certificate/certificate.cfm.

Honors Program

A Kelley student already knows the benefits of studying at one of the nation's premier business schools. Taking the advantages of a Kelley education steps further, the Honors Program offers a way for high-achieving students to capitalize on their academic experience.

Smaller classes, more opportunities for lively classroom discussion, and the chance to work in strategic partnership with a local company are just some of the exclusive benefits of enrolling in the Kelley Honors Program. More advantages include:

  • Studying with other motivated honors students
  • Professors experienced in teaching honors courses
  • A unique Integrative Core case project developed specifically for honors-level students
  • Increased interaction with Kelley faculty
  • A special Kelley academic advisor dedicated to honors students
  • An honors notation on college transcript
  • Recognition as an honors program participant during an exclusive graduation celebration for honors seniors
  • Annual honors student retreat
  • Programming and events exclusive to Kelley honors students

Although Kelley honors students cover the same course material as other students, classroom discussion builds upon what students learn independently when reading the text. This culminates in an engaging and insightful Integrative Core case project in which students work alongside an executive from a local company to tackle a pressing business issue.

Honors students are required to complete six Kelley honors-level sections of the standard courses all business students must take in order to graduate. In addition, honors students must complete 24 total honors credit hours (18 required credits and 6 credit hours of Honors electives), maintain a GPA of 3.3 within their Honors courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above.

Students interested in applying for the Kelley Honors Program must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Have completed 13 credit hours
  • Be admitted, or have applied, to the Kelley School of Business
  • Complete the online application by the deadline (October 1 for spring admission / March 1 for fall admission)

For more information visit the Kelley Honors Program website.


Kelley Indianapolis students are encouraged to participate in internships within their fields of study and/or career interests. Kelley Indianapolis Career Services helps students locate and apply for internship positions and maintains an online job and internship database (KelleyCareers) that is available exclusively to Kelley Indianapolis students.

All Kelley Indianapolis students, whether they are able to complete an internship or not, engage in experiential learning through their Integrative Core (I-Core) courses. Students work in a group with a local company and apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real business issue. Students who successfully complete all aspects of the Integrative Core curriculum will receive an experiential learning notation attached to these courses on their official transcripts as a part of RISE.

Kelley Indianapolis students have the option to obtain credit for approved internship opportunities through the For-Credit Internship Program. In order to qualify for the program, students must have accepted an internship related to their major, completed and passed the Integrative Core, and maintained a 2.5 GPA. Students work with the internship coordinator and faulty advisor to complete all course work and receive a grade for the course.

For additional information, please contact the Kelley Office of Academic and Professional Development, BS 2010, phone (317) 274-2147.

Minor in Business

Students are required to meet course prerequisites and entrance requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must take four of the seven required courses on the IUPUI campus (F300, M300, and P300 are strongly recommended). Minor requirements include completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • BUS-A 200 Foundations of Accounting
  • BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (with a C or higher)
  • BUS-L 203 Commercial Law I
  • BUS-M 300 Introduction to Marketing
  • BUS-P 300 Introduction to Operations Management
  • Either BUS-D 301 International Business Environment, BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organziations, or BUS-Z 340 Personnel & Human Resources Management

Applications are available in the undergraduate office, Business/SPEA Building 2010; call (317) 274-2147 if you have questions.

Outside Minors for Business Students

Business students may complete the requirements for a minor through the other schools and departments at IUPUI that offer approved minors. The department offering the minor will define the requirements for completing the minor. Students will be required to follow the departmental rules regarding grades, IUPUI credit hours, and course requirements. Students must consult with an advisor in the department offering the minor. The minor will appear on the student's official transcript. No more than two minors may appear on the transcript.

Overseas Study Programs

The Kelley School of Business offers students the opportunity to study overseas for varying lengths of time so that they may gain exposure to other cultures and to international business and economic institutions. A study tour is incorporated into the program, enabling students to visit government and political institutions. Multinational firms are visited throughout the program.

Qualified students may participate in programs in France, Spain, England, India, among others. Programs locations and dates vary by semester and year. Additional information is available in the undergraduate office, Business/SPEA Building 2010 and on this site.

The overseas study program may fulfill the international dimension requirement. (See the "Undergraduate Curriculum" section of this bulletin.)

Second Bachelor's Degree

Normally, the holder of a bachelor's degree who wishes to pursue further education is encouraged to seek admission to a graduate program. For example, students interested in taking the additional courses necessary to sit for the C.P.A. exam are encouraged to apply to the Master of Science in Accounting Program. In certain cases, however, the undergraduate program of the Kelley School of Business may admit students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in an area other than business. In such cases, candidates must earn at least 30 additional credit hours in residence and meet the requirements of the Kelley School of Business and of their selected majors. The candidate will, of course, be exempt from any requirements already fulfilled in acquiring the first bachelor's degree.

Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in business are not eligible to earn a second bachelor's degree in business.

Updated 5/19