About the Kelley Undergraduate Program
The Undergraduate Program of the Kelley School of Business requires a breadth of education and also provides opportunities for specialization. It ensures the development of a basic understanding of the principles, practices, and trends involved in the management of business organizations in the dynamic economic, social, and political environment of the world today. As highlights of the program, all business majors complete a challenging set of sophomore courses called the Global Foundations Core and a rigorous semester of junior-level courses in the areas of marketing, operations, finance, and leadership known collectively as the Integrative Core or I-Core. In addition to the basic requirements, students choose from a wide variety of business majors.
The study of business is complemented by the study of courses outside the business school. 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 application of this principle promotes a balanced program of study.
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 as well as the more than 60 Kelley student organizations. Through the Kelley School of Business Civic Leadership Development program, special emphasis is placed on volunteerism and the personal benefits derived from community service.
Objectives of the Kelley Undergraduate Program
Throughout their undergraduate careers, Kelley students take courses and participate in experiences that lead to the development of awareness and skills related to:
- An integrative point of view
- Ethical Reasoning
- Critical thinking and decision making
- Quantitative analysis and modeling
- Team membership and leadership
- Respect, inclusiveness, and valuing people
- Personal and professional development
- Global awareness
- Innovation and creativity
Graduates of the Undergraduate Program of the Kelley School have had the opportunity to acquire an education that will serve them throughout their lives and careers.