Majors, minors + certificates

Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management (LAMPACRT)Liberal Arts and Management Program

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management is an honors-level, interdisciplinary program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the Kelley School of Business. It combines any College major (Humanities, Social or Natural Sciences, Media School, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design) with specialized training in business and management to prepare strong students with wide interests for exciting futures. Selected on a competitive basis, students with a College of Arts and Sciences major generally enter the three-year LAMP Certificate program as sophomores. In addition to the College's requirements for a B.A. or B.S. degree, students take courses in management, business law, and computer applications at Kelley and economics courses in the College. Their interdisciplinary studies are further integrated and enhanced by LAMP seminars.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 35 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Foundations Courses.
    1. Introduction to Microeconomics. One (1) course:
    2. Introduction to Macroeconomics. One (1) course:
    3. Mathematics. One (1) course:
      • (approved topic: "Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences")
  2. Kelley School of Business Courses.
    1. Accounting. One (1) of the following options (i, ii, or iii):
      1. One (1) of the following courses:
        • BUS-A 200 Foundations of Accounting
      2. Both of the following courses:
        • BUS-A 100 Basic Accounting Skills
        • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
      3. Both of the following courses:
        • BUS-A 100 Basic Accounting Skills
        • BUS-A 205 Introduction to Financial Accounting - Honors
    2. Computer Skills. One (1) course:
      • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business
      • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing
    3. Business Law. One (1) course:
      • BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business
    4. Management. One (1) course:
    5. Business Elective. One (1) of the options:
      • Single Course Option. One (1) course:
        • BUS-D 301 International Business Environment
        • BUS-L 312 The Ethical Responsibilities of Business
        • BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations
        • BUS-Z 304 Leadership-honors
      • Investment Banking*. Two (2) courses:
        • BUS-F 428 Workshops in Finance I
        • BUS-F 429 Workshops in Finance II
      • Consulting*. Two (2) courses:
        • BUS-J 420 Advanced Case Analysis and Effective Consulting Presentation
        • BUS-X 403 The Consulting Industry
  3. LAMP Seminars.
    1. Sophomore Seminar. One (1) course:
    2. Junior Seminar. One (1) course:
    3. Senior Seminar. One (1) course:
    4. Challenges of Life and Work. One (1) course:
  4. GPA Requirement.
    • Students must maintain a College GPA of 3.300 or higher
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Certificate Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Certificate Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. Certificate GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.


  • * These options require admission to the Investment Banking Workshop or Management Consulting Workshop (as appropriate) through the Kelley School of Business.