The Business Foundations Certificate offers fast-paced, application-oriented instruction in fundamental business knowledge. This concentrated 21 credit hour program is appropriate for anyone who seeks to add basic business knowledge to their portfolio whether returning to college to enhance skills, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a non-business major or starting college for the first time.
The format is easily adaptable to meet your needs. You can complete the course work entirely through an online format, allowing you to learn while continuing your career. At the same time, you'll have access to all that Kelley offers its students, including complete academic advising and technical support.
Understanding the foundations of business prepares you to advance your career in any industry.
Our curriculum is concentrated and relevant for any student who wishes to gain a basic understanding of the core disciplines of business.
- Convenient, 100 percent online learning environment
- Recognized excellence in instruction by business professionals
- Direct access through Canvas for grading, instructor communication, coursework needs, and class forums
Part One: Business Foundations Core (Required)
Course # Course Name Credit Hours A186 Accounting & the Business Environment
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3 W200 Introduction to Business & Management
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3 M200 Marketing and Society
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3 Z200 Introduction to Human Resource Practices
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3 F200 Foundations of Financial Management
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3 P200 Foundations of Operations & Supply Chain Management
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3 Business Foundations Core: 18
Part Two: Foundations Electives
(Choose any one)
Course # Course Name Credit Hours Distance Learning Experiences L100 Personal Law
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3 F260 Personal Finance
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3 E101 Survey of Economic Issues and Problems 3 Classroom Experiences K201 Computer in Business 3 X204 Business Communications 3 Foundations Electives: 3 Total Hours - Business Foundations Certificate: 21
To qualify for the minor, you must:
- Complete 21 credit hours (seven courses) in business in any order. There are no prerequisites.
- Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in those courses
- Of the 21 credit hours required for the certificate, 15 of the credit hours must be taken through IUPUI.
- Curriculum requirements for Business Foundations Certificate (PDF).
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