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Kelley School of
Business 2006-2008
Undergraduate
Academic Bulletin

Undergraduate Program
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Undergraduate Program

About the Undergraduate Program
Objectives of the Program
Admission Requirements
Computer Recommendations
Policies Governing the Undergraduate Program

About the Undergraduate Program

The Undergraduate Program of the Kelley School of Business requires a breadth of education as well as opportunities for a reasonable amount of specialization. As a member of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the school subscribes to the principle that a significant portion of a student’s academic program should be in general-education subjects. The general-education component of the program is complemented by the study of business and economics. The application of this principle promotes a balanced program of study while it enables a student with an interest in a professional area of business to specialize in that field.

In addition, all undergraduate programs include courses that ensure the development of a basic understanding of the principles and practices involved in the management of business firms in the dynamic economic, social, and political environment of the world today. Four interrelated, rigorous, junior-level courses in marketing management, operations management, financial management, and strategic management, known collectively as the Integrative Core or I-Core, are required of all business majors. Consideration is also given to basic trends that are likely to shape the pattern of the business world in the years ahead. Beyond these basic requirements, students are given an opportunity to pursue studies from a wide variety of subject areas.

To develop leadership skills and a sense of social responsibility, students are strongly encouraged to participate in one or more of the several hundred student organizations and clubs at Indiana University. Through the Kelley School of Business Civic Leadership Development program, special emphasis is placed on volunteerism and the personal benefits derived from community service.

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Objectives of the Program

Graduates of the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program should:

  • have a general knowledge and appreciation of accomplishments in the physical sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences;
  • possess a broad-based knowledge of business, the business environment, and the role each business plays in society;
  • understand the national, international, political, social, and economic environment that landscapes a firm’s operations;
  • be able to articulate their thoughts orally and in writing and be computer literate;
  • understand and incorporate ethical principles in all processes and decisions;
  • possess an appreciation of the opportunities and problems involved in managing complex organizations;
  • have the skills and capability to work effectively with others in the completion of joint tasks;
  • possess the ability to find and formulate problems, think analytically, and recommend solutions;
  • have the understanding and expertise needed to function effectively in an advanced technological environment.

In summary, graduates of the Undergraduate Program of the Kelley School should acquire an education that will serve them throughout their careers in business and not one that is targeted toward entry-level positions.

 

Admission Requirements

The Kelley School offers three admission options:

Direct Freshman Admission
Option I
Option II

Direct Freshman Admission

Select students may be offered the opportunity to enter the Kelley School as freshmen. These students must have a minimum SAT score of 1270 or a minimum ACT score of 29 and be in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class or have a 3.5 GPA. Offers of direct admission will be sent to students approximately one month following their admission to IU Bloomington. Students who meet these criteria must have listed an intention to major in business on their application for admission to IU to be considered for direct admission.

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Option I Admission

To be considered for admission under Option I, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Enroll on the Bloomington campus.
  2. Complete 26 credit hours of college course work that counts toward graduation. This course work may be taken at Indiana University or at another accredited institution offering a comparable program. (Students with more than 26 credit hours who apply for admission to the Kelley School for the first time should use the Option I admission criteria.)
  3. Successfully complete the English composition requirement.
  4. Successfully complete at least three of the following courses:
    BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business1
    MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
    MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
    Or one of these elective courses: BUS-X 100 or BUS-G 100
    A minimum grade of C is required for successful completion of all courses listed above.
    For admission purposes, the three highest grades achieved in the courses listed above will be used to compute the applicant’s admission grade point average. (If only three of the four courses are taken, the admission decision will be based upon the grades achieved in those three courses.)
  5. Submit an application by the required deadline. Application deadlines are April 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. (Grades for all course work required for fall admission must be recorded on the applicant’s IUB transcript by July 10.)2

Admission to the Kelley School is selective. The Kelley School Admissions Committee reviews each application looking for evidence of strong and consistent academic performance. Factors such as extracurricular activities, community service, work experience and optional letters of recommendation are also considered but are of less importance than the academic performance factors. Students who have completed admission requirements but who have erratic academic performance, downward grade trends, or GPAs below the 3.0 level will be considered for admission but are at risk of being denied Kelley School admission. Application forms can be found on the Kelley School Web site: www.kelley.iu.edu/ugrad

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Option II Admission

Some students who have been denied Option I admission, but show promise, will be invited to reapply for Option II admission. Others should seek alternate degree plans. Not all denied students are invited to reapply. Those invited to reapply must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 56-70 credit hours of college course work that counts toward graduation. This course work may be taken at Indiana University or at another accredited institution offering a comparable program.
  2. Successfully complete the following nine Option II admission courses:
    BUS-A 100 Basic Accounting Skills
    BUS-A 201 and A 202 Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business
    BUS-G 202 Business and Economic Strategy for the Public Arena
    ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
    ECON-E 370 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business
    MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
    MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
  3. Successfully complete the following five skills courses:
    ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (or equivalent)
    BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business1
    BUS-X 201 Technology1
    BUS-X 204 Business Communications 3
    BUS-X 104 Business Presentations
  4. Successfully complete BUS-X 220 Career Perspectives.
  5. File an application by April 1 for fall admission or November 1 for spring admission. (Grades for all course work required for fall admission must be recorded on the applicant’s IUB transcript by July 10.)2

A minimum grade of C is required for successful completion of all required Option II courses. All students invited to reapply for Kelley School admission who have completed all of the Option II requirements will be considered for admission. However, students must demonstrate strong and consistent 3.0/B-level academic performance and improved grade trends in order to have a no-risk Option II application.

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Computer Recommendations

The majority of faculty, students, and staff in the Kelley School use computers that are IBM compatible. For that reason, we recommend purchasing an IBM-compatible computer. Students interested in using an Apple/Macintosh computer should plan on being self-sufficient for software and printing.

For general advice regarding the purchase of a computer, contact the University Information Technology Services (UITS) Support Center at (812) 855-6789 or via e-mail (ucshelp@indiana.edu). The UITS Support Center is in the Indiana Memorial Union room M084 and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

You can find our latest recommendations on new computer purchases or information on ordering notebook computers from our school-approved vendor on our Web site: www.kelley.iu.edu/ugrad.

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Policies Governing the Undergraduate Program

Grading System
Scholastic Standards
Academic Misconduct
Academic Regulations
Graduation
Transfer Students
Transfer of Credit

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Grading System

The official grading system of the university and the equivalent grade point values are as follows:

A+ or A 4.0 C 2.0
A- 3.7 C- 1.7
B+ 3.3 D+ 1.3
B 3.0 D 1.0
B- 2.7 D- 0.7
C+ 2.3 F 0.0

No grade points are assigned for the following grade symbols: I (incomplete), NC (no credit), NR (no report filed by instructor), P (passing), R (deferred), S (satisfactory), W (withdrawn), and FN (failed/not attending).

Grade Point Average
The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours completed in which grades of A through F are earned.

The GPA is based only upon course work taken at Indiana University. Credit earned at another institution may be applied toward degree requirements, but the grades earned at other institutions will not be calculated in the Indiana University cumulative grade point average.

Extended X Policy
Although students may utilize the Extended X policy for courses taken within the first 45 credit hours for the university GPA, the Kelley School does not recognize the Extended X policy for Kelley School GPA purposes. The Kelley School will calculate both the Extended X grade and the original grade for internal purposes and degree requirements. Students do not receive additional credits for repeating a course. This calculation will apply to admission, graduation, and all categories of academic standing. For further information, please see the guidelines outlined in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin.

Auditing Classes
The Kelley School does not allow students to audit business courses.

Pass/Fail Option
Students in the Kelley School may elect to take a maximum of two courses under the Pass/Fail option per year. The procedure and deadline for declaring this option may be found in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin. Special regulations affecting the Pass/Fail option for Kelley School students are as follows:

  1. Only one course each semester or one course for an entire summer may be taken under the Pass/Fail option.
  2. Kelley School students may not take any business course Pass/Fail. In addition, the Pass/Fail option may not be used for any course that satisfies an admission or a general-education component (except supplemental hours) or the student’s major requirements.
  3. A grade of P is not counted in the grade point average; a grade of F is included. Grades of P cannot be changed to any other letter grade.

Incomplete Courses
A temporary grade of Incomplete (I) on the transcript indicates that the course work completed is satisfactory but that the entire course has not been completed. A grade of I may be assigned only if the student is not in attendance during the last 25 percent of an academic term and the instructor has reason to believe that the absence was beyond the student’s control. Otherwise, the instructor shall assign a grade of F.

It is the instructor’s responsibility to specify the work to be done to remove the I grade and the period of time allowed for completion. Incomplete grades will be automatically changed to F’s after one calendar year unless the course instructor has submitted a grade earlier. The instructor, however, may require the I to be removed in a period of less than one year. Upon satisfactory completion of the work within the time allowed, the I will be removed and the earned grade recorded. A student who has received a grade of Incomplete should not register for the course a second time, but should arrange with the instructor to have the I grade changed to a letter grade upon completion of requirements.

R Grade
The R grade (deferred grade) on the final report indicates the nature of the course is such that the work of the student can be evaluated only after two or more terms. Courses in which an R grade is assigned will be announced as deferred grade courses in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin.

Withdrawals
The grade of W (withdrawal) is given automatically to the student who withdraws from courses by the registrar’s designated deadline as listed in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin. The grade of W will be recorded on the date of withdrawal.

Withdrawals after the registrar’s deadline are rarely permitted. Exceptions are made only for urgent reasons. The desire to avoid a low grade is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal from a course after the registrar’s deadline.

In order to withdraw from a course after the automatic withdrawal period, Kelley School students must complete a petition form and submit it to the Petitions Committee through the Undergraduate Program Office in the Kelley School. Non–business students enrolled in business courses must petition their own school. Students must provide written documentation supporting the petition. The Petitions Committee may give the instructor of the course the opportunity to comment on the petition if appropriate. A minimum of 10 business days is required for the Petitions Committee to determine approval or denial of a petition. If the petition is approved, the student will be assigned an automatic grade of W. If the petition is denied, the student has two options: (1) to remain in the course and receive whatever grade is earned, or (2) to withdraw from the course with a grade of F, regardless of the student’s current grade in the course.

A student may not withdraw from individual courses during the last three weeks of a regular semester or the last two weeks of summer session. The only withdrawal that is permitted during this period is withdrawal from all courses (withdrawal from the university). In the case of withdrawal from all subjects, a student must be passing the course(s) on the date of withdrawal to qualify for a grade of W. In any course that the student is failing on the date of withdrawal, the grade assigned will be F.

Students who withdraw from all courses during a semester must contact the Office of Student Advocates, Franklin Hall 206, to complete the withdrawal process.

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Scholastic Standards

Minimum Grades
The Kelley School requires a grade of C or higher in all Integrative Core prerequisite courses. A minimum grade of C is also required in each of the five courses that comprise the Integrative Core. Many majors within the school also have minimum grade requirements. Please see a business academic advisor for accurate minimum grade requirements.

Students may repeat each course once to achieve the required grade. If after the second attempt the minimum grade of C is not met, the student must see a business academic advisor to repeat the course again.

Academic Standing
A student is considered to be in good standing when his or her grade point average is 2.0 (C) or higher for the last semester’s course work and when his or her cumulative grade point average is at least 2.0.

General Scholarship Rule
The General Probation Committee may review a student’s records at any time and take whatever action seems necessary for the student’s best interest or for the best interest of the school. Any student who does not possess the necessary preliminary training or who lacks other qualifications may be required by the committee to enroll in such courses as the committee may designate or to take other corrective action.

Upon the recommendation of the General Probation Committee, and with the approval of the dean of the Kelley School, any student whose work is unsatisfactory or whose conduct is unethical may be dismissed from the Kelley School.

Probation
A student is on general academic probation following any full-time enrollment period in which he or she fails to attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C). A student is on critical probation and may be subject to restricted enrollment or dismissal whenever the student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 or the student’s grade point average has been below 2.0 in three full-time enrollment periods. A student is on major probation when his or her cumulative grade point average or course grades for the major is below 2.0 standing. A student will not be able to graduate if the major grade point average is below 2.0. The student must meet with a business academic advisor to discuss the difficulties and plan for academic improvement for the following semester.

Dismissal
At the discretion of the General Probation Committee, students may be dismissed from the Kelley School if their cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 (C) or if a student fails to meet the terms of his or her probation contract.

Readmission
The General Probation Committee considers petitions from students who have been dismissed. In such cases, petitions must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the semester or summer session in which the student wishes to be readmitted.

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Academic Misconduct

Indiana University and the Kelley School expect students to follow the fundamental principles of academic integrity in the pursuit of learning. Academic integrity requires that students take credit only for ideas and efforts that are their own. Violation of these principles is considered an act of misconduct.

Academic misconduct is defined in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. The penalties and procedures that apply when academic misconduct occurs are stated in the code. The policy on academic misconduct is also printed each semester in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin.

The Kelley School strictly follows the guidelines stated in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. In addition, the school may also consider it appropriate to remove the student from the course involved and to assign a grade of F.

Honor Code
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business Honor Code provides an opportunity for students to actively shape their future behaviors, values, and lifestyles. This student-written code proclaims a commitment to ethical principles and fair academic competition and unifies students by a set of values that holds honesty and integrity in the highest regard. The Kelley School of Business Student Ethics Committee works with faculty and students to ensure that the standards of the honor code are upheld. The Honor Code may be found at www.kelley.iu.edu/ugrad.

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Academic Regulations

Academic Standing
Academic standing is determined by the total number of credit hours completed for graduation. The following credit hours are required: senior, 86 or more; junior, 56-85; sophomore, 26-55; freshman, fewer than 26.

Term Load
A typical academic load is 15 to 17 credit hours per term. Students wishing to register for more than 19 credit hours in a given term should have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher or have attained a grade point average of at least 3.0 during the previous full term. To enroll in more than 19 credit hours, please see a business academic advisor.

Addition of Classes
No course may be added after the first two weeks of a full term or the first week of a summer session unless the instructor of the class recommends that an exception be made to this policy, and there is seating room according to the fire code.

Business Courses Numbered 300-499
Enrollment in business courses numbered 300-499 is limited to the following students:

  1. Kelley School students.
  2. Non-business students who are planning to complete a minor in business or a Business Foundations Certificate.
  3. Non-Kelley School students who are registered for degree programs requiring specific business courses (such programs include apparel merchandising and interior design, health administration, journalism, sports marketing and management, informatics, and telecommunications). Enrollment will be permitted only in required business courses. Prerequisites must be fulfilled for admission to business courses.
  4. Other students with specific permission of the department offering the course (departments may choose to declare certain courses as open enrollment courses).

Credit for Independent Study by Correspondence/Distance Education
The Kelley School faculty and staff strongly advise students to complete all their course work in the classroom. The quality of courses offered by correspondence or distance education (online courses) varies a great deal, and there are numerous problems, notably a very low completion rate and high rates of graduation delays. The school will accept two courses (for a total of 6 credits) by correspondence study or distance education to count toward degree requirements. However, because of the basic importance in the degree program, business courses may not be taken by correspondence study or distance education to satisfy admission or degree requirements or as business electives. In addition, the following non-business courses (or their equivalents) may not be taken by correspondence study or distance education for admission or degree purposes: MATH-M 118, M 119; ECON-E 201, E 202, E 370; CMCL-C 121. Note: All correspondence/distance education courses taken in the final semester to fulfill degree requirements must be completed three weeks prior to the end of a regular semester.

Credit by Self-Acquired Competency
The Kelley School does not award academic credit on the basis of self-acquired competency. However, the school will give examinations for credit in specific courses if the chairperson of the department offering the course believes that a student’s experience gives the student a reasonable chance of passing the examination. To be eligible to take a credit examination, the student must be regularly enrolled at Indiana University.

The school will not accept the transfer of credit for business course work from other institutions if the credit was awarded on the basis of self-acquired competency.

For non–business courses, the school will accept credit for specific courses awarded on the basis of self-acquired competency by other baccalaureate degree-granting units of Indiana University and by other institutions accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges or comparable regional associations.

The Kelley School will not accept general (nonspecific) self-acquired competency credit awarded by any other division/school of Indiana University or by other institutions.

Internships
The Kelley School does not currently grant credit for internships except in certain pre-approved overseas study programs. This policy is currently under review. Students pursuing an internship during the fall or spring semesters should ensure that their IU records remain active while they are away from campus by seeing a business academic advisor. The Kelley School will allow internship credit granted by other baccalaureate degree-granting units at IU to count as supplemental hours for the business degree.  

BUS-X 420 Business Career Planning and Placement
All students in the Kelley School are required to enroll in and satisfactorily complete BUS-X 420 Business Career Planning and Placement (2 cr.) before graduation whether or not they wish to use the Undergraduate Career Services Office. It is recommended to be taken in the junior year either concurrently with I-Core or in the semester immediately following I-Core but may be taken in the senior year. It is also required of any non-business student who wishes to use the Undergraduate Career Services Office. Non-business students are not required to have I-Core. Students must enroll in one lecture and one lab section. Students have the opportunity to participate in a discussion section as well, but this is not an enrollment component of the course.3

Physical Education Courses
A maximum of 4 credit hours of physical education courses (HPER courses with the prefix “E”) may be applied toward the 124 credit hour total required for graduation.

ROTC Courses
Indiana University grants academic credit for ROTC courses offered by the Departments of Aerospace Studies and Military Science. Credits earned for ROTC courses will be counted toward the degree requirements as supplemental credits.

Prerequisites for Business Courses
Prerequisites for business courses are, when possible, enforced at the point of registration. A listed prerequisite may itself have a prerequisite.

Students must have the prerequisites on their IU transcript or be currently enrolled in the prerequisites exactly as indicated in the notes of the online schedule of classes for each course. Otherwise, students should consult with a business academic advisor before registration in order to obtain a prerequisite waiver for the course in which they want to enroll.

Duplication of Credit
Before enrolling in any course, students are strongly advised to check with a business academic advisor about potential problems with cross listing or course duplication.

The Integrative Core Experience
Students who expect to earn the Bachelor of Science in Business from the Bloomington campus must complete the courses in the business Integrative Core on the Bloomington campus. Exceptions to this are made only for students who completed the Integrative Core in Indianapolis before transferring to the Bloomington campus.

The Integrative Core
After completion of 56 credit hours, including the 15 required prerequisite courses (see below), Kelley School students enroll in the Integrative Core term, which is designed to make students aware of the extensive interdependence of business functions. The Integrative Core (I-Core) program consists of four 300-level business courses in finance, marketing, operations, and strategic management. There is also a 2 credit Integrative Core Discussion course built into the I-Core program. Each course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Students attend each of these classes and work in teams throughout the semester on projects requiring the application of skills from each of these areas. The term culminates in a comprehensive case study exercise.

To be eligible for this junior-level experience, students must have successfully completed the 15 prerequisite courses: BUS-A 100, A 201, A 202, L 201, G 202, ECON-E 201, E 370, MATH-M 118, M 119, ENG-W 131, K 201, X 104, X 201, X 204, and X 220 (all with a grade of C or higher). Students must complete an I-Core Certification Application the semester before registering for the Integrative Core. Visit www.kelley.iu.edu/ugrad for applications. Applications are open from September 15 to October 15 for students registering for spring I-Core and from February 15 to March 15 for both summer and fall I-Core.

The Integrative Core courses must be taken concurrently. Students with questions regarding I-Core should meet with a business academic advisor in the Kelley School.

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Graduation

Senior Residence Requirement
Students who expect to receive the B.S. degree in business from Indiana University Bloomington must complete the last 30 credit hours of course work toward the degree program on the Bloomington campus or in an approved program. For exceptions to this requirement, please see a business academic advisor in the Kelley School.

Degree Applications
Candidates for the B.S. degree in business must submit an online application. Applications are available on the Kelley School Web site (www.kelley.iu.edu/ugrad). Application deadlines are October 1 for December graduation, November 1 for May graduation, and February 1 for June or August graduation. Failure to file by the deadline may delay the official date of graduation.

With the exception of term enrollment, credits for all course work, including independent study, correspondence, distance education, and transfer course work, must be recorded on the candidate’s Indiana University transcript at least one month prior to the date of graduation.

Statute of Limitations
Candidates for the B.S. degree in business have the right to complete the degree requirements specified by the bulletin in effect at the time they entered Indiana University, provided: (1) the required courses are available and (2) no more than eight calendar years have elapsed since the date of entry. In the event that the required courses are not available or that more than eight years have elapsed, students must apply to the Undergraduate Program Office in the Kelley School to have their programs updated to meet the degree requirements currently in effect.

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Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer to the Kelley School should have a clear understanding of our business policies and expectations, so that they can make well-informed decisions regarding their education. Our goal is to ensure that students who do decide to transfer plan well and have adequate preparation for success in our programs.

Transfer students must apply and be admitted to Indiana University and enroll through the University Division for at least their first term on campus. Transfer students are eligible to apply for business admission after they have completed a minimum of one term on the Bloomington campus and all business admission courses. Strong academic performance during the first term(s) on the Bloomington campus is a significant factor in admission decisions for transfer students. Transfer students are not guaranteed the availability of needed courses during their first term. Transfer students must apply for Kelley School admission and be admitted during their first two terms on the IU Bloomington campus.

Transfer students need to understand that changing schools during the course of an undergraduate program often requires an additional one, two, or more terms of course work. Students transferring during the first four terms are less likely to need as much additional time as those transferring during the last four terms. Therefore, we do not recommend transfer after the first four terms of undergraduate work.

The Kelley School offers a curriculum that challenges students to master key concepts in the business field and to enhance their skills in using these concepts to confront current issues. Faculty and staff devote much time and effort to providing a high-quality education, and students must respond with a similar commitment to be successful in our programs. Students interested in a transfer should carefully consider this as part of their transfer decision.

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Transfer of Credit

Transfers from Colleges and Universities outside the U.S.
The Kelley School shall not award business course credit for business courses transferred from colleges or universities outside the United States. Students who have completed business courses prior to transfer will find that they will need to plan on taking the business courses required for the Kelley School degree here on our campus. All business courses taken outside the United States will be accepted for undistributed credit hours only. This means that they will count as business elective hours, but they will not satisfy our business course requirements.

Students who have taken a business computer skills, financial accounting, or managerial accounting class will be able to sit for a competency exam in any of these three areas during the first week of classes. Students who perform successfully on these competency tests will receive course waivers, but not course credit.

This policy changes the amount of time required for international transfer students to complete Kelley School degree requirements. Students considering transfer, who have already completed a considerable number of business courses, are encouraged to carefully examine the advisability of transferring to the Kelley School to complete an undergraduate degree.

Transfers from Other Colleges and Universities
Acceptance of credit from other institutions will be determined by the Indiana University Office of Admissions. The applicability of credit toward degree requirements in the Kelley School will be determined by the school.

  • Credits in business courses at the lower-division level (freshman, 100; sophomore, 200) that are accepted for transfer are usually accepted for specific course equivalency.
  • Courses in upper-division business subjects (junior, 300; senior, 400) may not be taken outside the Bloomington campus.
  • Upper-division business courses taken in the freshman or sophomore year at four-year institutions will be accepted as undistributed credit that counts only toward electives.

The total number of credits accepted for transfer from a four-year institution is limited to a maximum of 90 credit hours. Course grades from other institutions are not transferred; only credit hours earned in a course are recorded. The official evaluation of credit is completed after a student is admitted to the university. However, many course equivalencies can be found on the IU Admissions Credit Transfer Services Web site at cts.admissions.indiana.edu.

Transfers from Junior and Community Colleges
The total number of credits accepted for transfer from a junior college or a community college is limited to a maximum of 60 credit hours.

Upper-division business courses taken at two-year institutions will be accepted as undistributed credit and will count only as electives.

Transfers from Other Indiana University Campuses
The Kelley School wants students interested in transferring to Bloomington from other IU campuses to have a clear understanding of Kelley School policies and expectations, so that they can make well-informed decisions regarding transfer. We want to ensure that transfer students plan well and have adequate preparation for success in our programs.

Students who wish to transfer to the Kelley School at Bloomington from another IU campus are required to meet the same admission requirements to the school as students from other institutions. Students transferring from another IU campus must complete an Inter-Campus Transfer Request and enroll through the University Division for their first term on the Bloomington campus. Inter-Campus Transfer students are eligible to apply for admission to business after they have completed at least one Bloomington term and all of their business admission courses. Strong academic performance during the first Bloomington term(s) is a significant factor in Kelley School intercampus transfer admission decisions. Interested transfer students must apply for Kelley School admission during the first two terms on the IU Bloomington campus.

The residential nature of the Bloomington campus makes the academic culture on this campus different from that of most other IU campuses. The Bloomington Kelley School has traditional programs with high faculty expectations, stringent curricular rigor, and a competitive student body. The flexibility of academic demands and scheduling found on many IU urban campuses is not present on the Bloomington campus. Students considering a transfer to IUB should take this issue into consideration. Even when course titles and course numbers are the same, there may be great differences between campuses in both the content and the rigor of courses. Because transferring late in an academic program disrupts the continuity of your education, we do not recommend transfer after four semesters. A student is not eligible to apply for a B.S. degree until the application period opens after the student has been admitted to the Kelley School of Business on the Bloomington campus.

Students who expect to earn the B.S. degree in business from IU’s Bloomington campus must complete the last 30 credit hours of the degree program in Bloomington. The Integrative Core must be taken on the Bloomington campus or on the Indianapolis campus prior to transfer to the Bloomington campus.

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1No course substitutions are permitted for BUS-K 201 (except K 204) or BUS-X 201 (except X 202).
2 These dates are firm.
3 Students cannot receive credit for ENG-W 231 after completing BUS-X 204 or BUS-X 420.

 


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