Business Foundations Certificate

Flexible Opportunities

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.

To qualify for the certificate, you must be an admitted or current student at IU Indianapolis.

You must also:

  • Complete 21 credit hours (seven courses) within the program as described in curriculum requirements.
  • Take courses in any order you like. There are no prerequisites.
  • Take at least 15 of the required 21 credit hours through IU Indianapolis.
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all certificate courses.
  • Submit notification of completion at the beginning of your final semester of certificate coursework.

Learn more about consumer information for this certificate program.

Our curriculum is concentrated and relevant for any student who wishes to gain a basic understanding of the core disciplines of business. As you plan your schedule, please keep in mind:

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses.
  • With the exception of BUS-K 201, BUS-X 204, and BUS-M 226, these courses may not be used toward a business minor or a business bachelor's degree.

Part One: Business Foundations Core (Required)

Course #Course NameCredit Hours
A186Accounting & the Business Environment
Watch the A186 course introduction video
W200Introduction to Business & Management
Watch the W200 course introduction video
M200Marketing and Society 
Watch the M200 course introduction video
Z200Introduction to Human Resource Practices
Watch the Z200 course introduction video
F200Foundations of Financial Management
Watch the F200 course introduction video
P200Foundations of Operations & Supply Chain Management
Watch the P200 course introduction video
Business Foundations Core:18


Part Two: Foundations Electives (Choose any one.)

Course #Course NameCredit Hours
Distance Learning Experiences
L100Personal Law
Watch the L100 course introduction video
F260Personal Finance
Watch the F260 course introduction video
E101Survey of Economic Issues and Problems
Classroom Experiences

K201Computer in Business 
X204Business Communications3
M226Personal Selling Techniques3
Foundations Electives:3
Total Hours - Business Foundations Certificate:21

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