The Integrative Core (I-Core)
I-Core prerequisites: A100, A201/205, A202/207, C104/106, C204/205, G202, K201/204, L201/293, T175, T275, D270, X271 or X272, X201/202, ECON-E 201/S201, ECON-E 370/STAT-S 301/MATH-K 310, ENG-W 131 or equivalent, MATH-M 118/S118, MATH-M 119/M211 or equivalent, all with grades of C or better.
Students must apply online to take standard I-Core: http://kelley.iu.edu/Ugrad/Academics/Requirements/page39725.html
- Applications for Fall or Summer I-Core are accepted February 15-March 15
- Applications for Spring I-Core are accepted September 15-October 15
After receiving approval, students register using BUS-BE 371* - if they are taking I-Core in summer 2014 or later. Students taking I-Core prior to summer 2014, should consult earlier versions of the Kelley undergraduate bulletin.
- BUS–F 370 Integrated Business Core—Finance Component (3 cr.) Cross-functional survey of business management. The finance component provides an introduction into basic principles and perspectives of financial thought. Covered topics include the time value of money, risk and return, interest rates and debt risk, capital budgeting, security pricing, and portfolio concepts. Includes a cross-functional case done in teams. Students may not receive credit for both F370 and (F304 or F301 or F300).
- BUS–M 370 Integrated Business Core—Marketing Component (3 cr.) Cross-functional survey of business management. The marketing component covers marketing planning and decision making examined from firm and consumer points of view. Topics include the marketing concept and its company-wide implications, the integration of marketing with other functions, and the role that product, price, promotion, and distribution play in marketing strategy and implementation. Includes a cross-functional case done in teams. Students may not receive credit for both M370 and (M304 or M301 or M300).
- BUS–P 370 Integrated Business Core—Operations Component (3 cr.) Cross-functional survey of business management. The operations component is concerned with the production and distribution of goods and services. Topics include inventory management, demand forecasting, aggregate production planning, shop scheduling, project management, quality control, and layout and process design. Includes a cross-functional case done in teams. Students may not receive credit for both P370 and (P304 or P301 or P300).
- BUS–Z 370 Integrated Business Core—Leadership Component (3 cr.) Cross-functional survey of business management. The class introduces the concept of employees as a human resource and theories of how leaders can best mobilize those resources to achieve the firm’s goals. Students focus on leadership in the context of an organization, learning ways in which performance management systems shape employee behavior. Topics covered include the focused development of human resources through needs assessment, selection, compensation, and enterprise-wide planning. Students may not receive credit for both Z370 and (Z302 or Z304).
*BUS-BE 371 includes BUS-T 375 Compass III, a course that is taken concurrently with I-Core.
All Business Honors students take Honors I-Core in the Fall of the junior year. Students preparing for Honors I-Core should confirm their intention and eligibility with their Honors Academic Advisors so they can be given permission to enroll.
- BUS–F 304 Financial Management: Honors (3 cr.) Part of Honors I-Core. Broad survey of finance for all honors business students. Provides a conceptual framework for a firm’s investment, financing, and dividend decisions; includes working capital management, capital budgeting, and capital structure strategies. Students may not receive credit for both F304 and (F370 or F301 or F300).
- BUS–M 304 Introduction to Marketing Management: Honors (3 cr.) Part of Honors I-Core. Examines marketing concepts, strategic planning, marketing research, and information systems. Covers consumer and organizational buying behavior, forecasting sales, and market segmentation and position. Also focuses on new product development process; product lines and brands; pricing strategies; distribution-channel management; advertising; personal selling; and organizing, evaluating, and controlling marketing. Students may not receive credit for both M304 and (M370 or M301 or M300).
- BUS–P 304 Operations Management: Honors (3 cr.) Part of Honors I-Core. A survey course concerned with the activity associated with the production of goods and services. Topics include quality management, process design, capacity management, materials management (including materials requirements planning and the just-in-time inventory system), and project management. Students may not receive credit for both P304 and (P370 or P301 or P300).
- BUS–J 304 Strategic Management: Honors (3 cr.) Part of Honors I-Core.Strategic Management is concerned with the roles and tasks of firms’ top managers (i.e., strategic decision makers). This course is designed to provide an appreciation for the total firm perspective and the means by which firms create and sustain competitive advantage in today’s increasingly challenging and complex business environment (domestic and global). Strategic management of a firm involves diagnosing the firm’s current situation and developing realistic solutions to the strategic and organizational problems that confront top managers. A desired outcome of this course is an enhanced appreciation for the complexities of managing a formal organization. The primary objective of the course is to help develop analytical skills for identifying key strategic issues and formulating appropriate strategies given a firm’s situation. Students may not receive credit for both J304 and J375.