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Operations & Decision Technologies

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Bloomberg Businessweek gave the Kelley School Undergraduate Program an A+ for job placement and an A for teaching quality and facilities in its 2013 rankings.

Technology Foundations

Our Technology Foundations courses are very popular with Kelley students and other IU students.  Learn more about K201 and X201.

Undergraduate Program

Technology Foundations

Keri Johnson with Student
The Technology Foundation is a two-course series offered by the Operations and Decision Technologies department. K201 The Computer in Business and X201 Technology prepare Kelley students to solve complex problems and make informed decisions in a business setting. These courses provide students with an arsenal of data analysis techniques in Microsoft Access and Excel, along with experience in technologies that are widely used in today’s business world. 

These courses are required of all undergraduate business majors, and the foundation of technical skills they provide equip students for success, not just in their future coursework, but in internships and careers as well. Kelley students commonly find themselves ahead of the competition in the work force because of the skills these courses provide.

For example, former student Chris Lee said in an e-mail to his instructor, “I was fortunate enough to land an internship for Pfizer's finance department in New York City [..]. Although it's been only a few days, I've learned that the majority of my time will be spent using Excel especially IF statements, Pivot Tables, Creating Spreadsheets in a more "user-friendly" format. I can't thank you enough for all the Excel knowledge you've taught me in K201 and X201!”

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