Prerequisite Courses

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The fall semester MSIS Core courses give students an understanding of business and technology. Once admitted, you must complete prerequisite courses before starting the MSIS Core courses. MSIS prerequisite courses are hosted at the Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, and end in mid-August. Choose your student status below to view options for fulfilling prerequisite requirements:

Current IU students should contact the MSIS program office to discuss the most efficient path to prerequisite completion.

With careful planning, you may be able to complete prerequisite courses at your undergraduate university. Contact the MSIS program to go over your prerequisite equivalency. 

Applicants who live in the United States (regardless of citizenship) have two options:

  • Take prerequisites at an AACSB- or ABET-accredited college or university. Contact the MSIS program office before class registration to ensure prerequisite equivalency.
  • Enroll in the MSIS Jumpstart program. Completion satisfies all prerequisites. Students will be awarded a non-credit certificate in business and technology by Kelley Executive Education. The Jumpstart program is typically offered in mid-May for U.S. degree holders and early June for non-U.S. degree holders. MSIS Core prerequisites include online courses, as well as in-residence courses hosted at the Kelley School of Business in July. More details regarding Jumpstart registration and payment are sent to applicants after acceptance of the admission offer.

Undergraduate degree requirements at your home institution must be completed no later than May 15 of the year you are applying for the MSIS program. Applicants currently residing outside of the U.S. must complete MSIS Core prerequisite courses by enrolling in the MSIS Jumpstart program. Completion satisfies all prerequisites. Students will be awarded a non-credit certificate in business and technology by Kelley Executive Education.

The Jumpstart program is typically offered to U.S. degree holders in mid-May and non-U.S. degree holders in early June. The prerequisite courses for the Jumpstart program are taught in-residence at the Kelley School of Business in July. More details regarding Jumpstart registration and payment are sent to applicants after acceptance of the admission offer.

Application Deadlines

Current Kelley applicants: Current Kelley students may apply at any time during their undergraduate program. We encourage you to apply during your junior year or earlier. Kelley Direct Admit students may apply as early as their freshman year. Seniors must apply by March 1 or prior to accepting a full-time employment offer.

+Kelley (non-Kelley applicants): +Kelley students (those from the Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences, DePauw University, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) must apply by March 1 of their senior year. Current students at these institutions are encouraged to apply as early as their junior year.

Domestic (non-Kelley) applicants: All domestic (non-Kelley) students must apply prior to March 1 of senior year. Current students at U.S. peer institutions are encouraged to apply as early as their junior year.

International applicants from U.S. institutions: International applicants from U.S. institutions must apply prior to March 1 of senior year. See international student application instructions.

International applicants with non-U.S. undergraduate degrees: Priority deadline, including required documents, is November 1. Final deadline, including required documents, is December 1. See international student application instructions.

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Application Deadlines

Kelley students are encouraged to apply early in their undergraduate careers.

For no application fee and a simplified process, apply by the priority deadline:

U.S. undergraduates in their senior year: January 15

Non-U.S. undergraduates: November 1

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