From one-person startups to multinational companies with thousands of employees, effective management—of people, of resources, and even of time—is the key to success in any business.

The Kelley Department of Management and Entrepreneurship offers the education, experience, and connections you need to be successful after graduation. Taught by world-class faculty members who are both dedicated teachers and researchers, our curriculum will immerse you in the important concepts and essential skills you'll need for exciting careers in the following areas:

Many students in our department are also invited to participate in two highly selective Kelley programs. The Consulting Workshop is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in consulting. The Target Excellence in Business Leadership program is a hands-on program leadership program that is funded by a grant from Target. Both programs offer exceptional real-world opportunities and learning experiences by connecting students with professionals in the field as well as hiring companies.

How to Apply

Full-time applicants and transfer students should apply through the Indiana University Office of Admissions, where you can schedule a campus visit, learn more about IU Bloomington, and fill out an application for admission.

Some incoming freshman will be eligible for direct admission to Kelley through our Direct Admit program.

Through the standard admission process, you can immediately begin taking Kelley courses that count toward your admission and degree requirements. After you have satisfied Kelley’s admission criteria, you can apply for admission to the Kelley School. Most students begin concentrating on their major requirements in their junior and senior years.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study: the Kelley School and Indiana University Bloomington offer several forms of financial assistance—including the prestigious Kelley Scholars Program—to help make your Kelley education as affordable as possible. IU offers a variety of financial aid options for undergraduate students. For more information, see Undergraduate Costs and Financial Aid.

Scholarships and Awards

In addition to the scholarships and awards available to all IU students, our students can apply for some of Kelley’s unique scholarships and awards.


A concentration in management and entrepreneurship will prepare you to succeed at top corporations and startup companies across the globe. Our students are recruited by some of the nation's top employers, such as Procter & Gamble, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Cummins. Many of our entrepreneurship students work with the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to learn how to write a business plan, find investors, and run a company that turns a profit.