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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.)
    • 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, BUS-Z 441, BUS-Z 443, BUS-P 330 and BUS-Z 445
    • 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
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.)
    • 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, 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.

The international studies major is a second major only. It cannot be listed as a first major. Students must complete 15 credit hours of International Dimension courses. These 15 hours must be spread across at least 2 options with no more than 6 credit hours of a world language and no more than 9 hours in any other option:

  1. World Language: Maximum of 6 credit hours, must be at least 200 level or higher
  2. International Business and Economics:
    1. BUS D301- The International Business Environment
    2. BUS D302- International Business: Operation of International Enterprise
    3. BUS F494- International Finance
    4. BUS M401- Internation Marketing
    5. ECON E303- Survey of International Economics
    6. ECON E325- Comparative Economic Systems
    7. ECON E337- Economic Development
    8. ECON E430- Intro to International Economics
  3. Study Abroad: Earning credit through participation in any approved study abroad program of Indiana University will apply toward this requirement. Participation in non-IU programs may be possible, but the student must have prior approval from a Kelley School of Business Indianapolis academic advisor.
  4. Internationally Focused General Education: Courses in this option can come from various academic departments including, but not limited to:  Anthropology, Communication, Geography, History, Art History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.  The Kelley Office of Academic and Professional Development updates the course offerings each semester that will count toward this option.  Please check the appropriate Canvas site for the most current list of options (UCOL students “Pre-Business Student” & Kelley students “Kelley Admit Student”), or see a Kelley advisor in BS 2010.

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

International students admitted to the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis are waived from 6 credit hours of International Dimension and may pursue the second major in International Studies through one of the following options:

  1. International Business (9 credit hours).  BUS D301, BUS D302, and BUS F494 or BUS M401
  2. Study Abroad (12 credit hours).   Approved study abroad program of Indiana University in the student’s non-native country will apply toward this requirement.  Participation in non-IU programs may be possible, but the student must have prior approval from a Kelley School of Business Indianapolis academic advisor.

Updated 4-19