Honors Program

Achieve today, lead tomorrow.

If you’re looking for a competitive edge once you've graduated or if you enjoy going the extra mile on a task, the Kelley Indianapolis Honors program offers you an honors-level experience within the business curriculum. Separate from IUPUI Honors College, the Kelley Indianapolis Honors College is a business-focused program that allows high-achieving Kelley students to:

  • Take Honors I-Core, where you’ll tackle a project that lets you showcase your skills to solve real and timely business challenges.
  • Complete six more credit hours of Kelley courses at the Honors level, and another six credit hours of Honors electives.
  • Network and socialize through conferences and school-related trips with other Kelley Honors students, giving your college experience a sense of teamwork as you move through your degree together.

I liked the perks of being in Kelley Honors: Smaller class sizes, more interaction with professors, and courses that challenge you and immerse you in learning business.

Unnati Nayak, Kelley Indianapolis Honors Class of 2023

How to Apply

If you're interested in applying for the Kelley Indianapolis Honors program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Complete 13 credit hours.
  • Be admitted or have applied to the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis.
  • Complete the Honors application via Canvas, which includes one essay addressing a current event or issue in the community and a digital story or video about your interest in the Kelley Honors Program.
  • Exception:
    Students admitted into the Kelley School of Business who are on scholarship with the IUPUI Honors College are automatically admitted to the Kelley Honors program.

Request the application

How to Earn Kelley Honors Recognition

To successfully complete the Kelley Indianapolis Honors program, you must:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 in Honors courses.
  • Complete 24 total Honors credit hours (18 hours of required Kelley courses plus six credit hours of Honors electives).
  • Fall 2022 or later admits will be required to take HON-H 200 (1 cr.) and complete a senior portfolio.

Students are required to complete 18 credit hours (see below) within Kelley, in addition to 6 credit hours of Honors electives.

Required Kelley Indianapolis Honors Courses

  • BUS-F 374 Honors Finance: Integrated Experience (3 cr.)
  • BUS-M 374 Honors Marketing: Integrated Experience (3 cr.)
  • BUS-P 374 Honors Operations & Supply Chain Management: Integrated Experience (3 cr.)
  • BUS-Z 374 Honors Team Dynamics & Leadership: Integrated Experience (3 cr.)
  • BUS-J 402 Administrative Policy: Honors (3 cr.)
  • BUS-W 494 Wells Leadership Seminar: Honors (3 cr.)
  • HON-H 200 Introduction to Honors (1 cr.) - for Fall 2022 admits or later.

Honors Electives

Additionally, each student will be required to complete 6 credit hours of Honors electives (generally two courses). Classes eligible for Honors electives include:


Schedule an appointment with our Kelley Honors Advisor.

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