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Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human OrganizationStudents on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements (MGTHORGBA)Liberal Arts and Management Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Organization allows students to gain skills and competencies relevant to business and professional work while developing the skills and habits of mind that are the hallmark of a liberal arts perspective. Students complete a core set of courses and choose a concentration in Management and Communication or Organizations and Institutions.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines. No more than 42 of these credit hours can come from the major.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as listed below.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 42 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

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  1. MHO Core.
    1. Communication. One (1) course from the Communication list.
      • LAMP-M 201 Arts of Communication Introduces communication as a core practice in management and the workplace. Students work intensively to develop first simple, then increasingly complex, liberal arts communication competencies for business. These include formal presentations, one-on-one discussions, small-group work, and mediated communications. (3 credit hours.)
    2. Ways of Knowing. One (1) course from the Ways of Knowing list.
      • LAMP-M 301 Evidence, Analysis, and Ways of Knowing Explores how researchers from different disciplines and different methodological traditions frame research questions and use evidence to answer them. Reviews the strengths and weaknesses of each and shows that different kinds of questions lead to different methodological choices. Through an examination of a series of cases about social issues, economic life, and workplace dynamics, students learn that different disciplinary/ methodological perspectives can be brought to bear on the same issue. (3 credit hours.)
    3. Ethics. One (1) course from the Ethics list.
      • LAMP-M 302 Ethics and Responsible Management P: Completion of the English composition requirement. Addresses the ethical dimensions of management and social responsibilities within the public and private sectors. Examines the legal and regulatory requirements of ethical conduct, including the establishment and use of codes of conduct by various organizations and industry groups. Particular emphasis placed on examining the processes managers may use to confront conflicts that arise in organizational settings between individual values and organizational goals. Evaluates case studies involving alleged breaches of ethical conduct. (3 credit hours.)
    4. Diversity, Difference, Conflict. One (1) course from the Diversity, Difference, Conflict list.
      • AAAD-A 355 African American History I History of blacks in the United States. Slavery, abolitionism, Reconstruction, and post-Reconstruction to 1900. Credit given for only one of AAAD-A 355 or HIST-A 355. (3 credit hours.)
      • AAAD-A 356 African American History II R: AAAD-A 355 1900 to the present. Migration north, NAACP, Harlem Renaissance, postwar freedom movement. Credit given for only one of AAAD-A 356 or HIST-A 356. (3 credit hours.)
      • ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups (approved topic: "On the Move Across Asia") An ethnographic survey of a selected culture area or ethnic group. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (1–3 credit hours.)
      • HIST-A 355 African American History I History of blacks in the United States. Slavery, abolitionism, Reconstruction, post-Reconstruction to 1900. Credit given for only one of AAAD-A 355 or HIST-A 355. (3 credit hours.)
      • HIST-A 356 African American History II History of blacks in the United States 1900 to present. Migration north, NAACP, Harlem Renaissance, postwar freedom movement. Credit given for only one of AAAD-A 356 or HIST-A 356. (3 credit hours.)
      • POLS-Y 301 Political Parties and Interest Groups Theories of American party activity; behavior of political parties, interest groups, and social movements; membership in groups; organization and structure; evaluation and relationship to the process of representation. (3 credit hours.)
      • POLS-Y 316 Public Opinion and Political Participation The nature of public opinion on major domestic and foreign policy issues; mass political ideology; voting behavior and other forms of political participation; political culture; and the impact of public opinion on political systems. (3 credit hours.)
      • POLS-Y 353 The Politics of Gender and Sexuality Exploration of how different social, economic, and political practices have influenced the construction of gender and sexuality outside of the United States. Examines the interplay between gender relations and characteristics of public and private institutions. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
      • PSY-P 304 Social Psychology and Individual Differences P: PSY-P 155, or PSY-P 101 and PSY-P 102. A foundations course illustrating how psychological questions and problems can be addressed from the social, group, and individual differences level of analysis. Credit given for only one of PSY-P 304 or PSY-P 320. (3 credit hours.)
      • SOC-S 217 Social Inequality P: 3 credit hours of sociology or consent of instructor. Why are income, wealth, and status distributed unequally? Is social inequality good for society? Explores the economic basis of social class, education, and culture; social mobility; social inequality in comparative and historical perspective. (3 credit hours.)
      • SOC-S 230 Society and the Individual Personality and its development; relationship to culture and communication and to social settings; deviant types. Credit not given for both SOC-S 230 and SOC-H 230. (3 credit hours.)
      • SOC-S 335 Race and Ethnic Relations P: 3 credit hours of sociology or consent of instructor. Relations between racial and ethnic minority and majority groups; psychological, cultural, and structural theories of prejudice and discrimination; comparative analysis of diverse systems of intergroup relations. (3 credit hours.)
      • SOC-S 338 Gender Roles P: 3 credit hours of sociology or consent of instructor. Exploration of the properties, correlates, and consequences of gender roles in contemporary societies. Emphasis on defining gender roles, tracing their historical development, and considering their implications for work, marriage, and fertility with cross-cultural comparisons. (3 credit hours.)
    5. Business Concepts. Both of the following:
      1. Accounting. One (1) course from the Accounting list.
        • BUS-A 200 Foundations of Accounting (Non-majors) No description is available for this course.
      2. Management. One (1) course from the Management list.
        • BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management No description is available for this course.
        • BUS-J 306 Strategic Management and Leadership No description is available for this course.
    6. Microeconomics. One (1) course from the Microeconomics list.
      • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics Scarcity, opportunity cost, competitive and non-competitive market pricing, and interdependence as an analytical core. Individual sections apply this core to a variety of current economic policy problems, such as poverty, pollution, excise taxes, rent controls, and farm subsidies. (3 credit hours.)
      • ECON-S 201 Introduction to Microeconomics: Honors P: Honors student. Designed for students of superior ability. Covers same core materials as ECON-E 201 and substitutes for ECON-E 201 as a prerequisite for other courses. (3 credit hours.)
    7. Professional Writing. One (1) course from the Professional Writing list.
      • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills P: Completion of the English composition requirement. Designed to develop research and writing skills requisite for most academic and professional activities. Emphasis on methods of research, organization, and writing techniques useful in preparing reviews, critical bibliographies, research and technical reports, proposals, and papers. (3 credit hours.)
      • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing P: Completion of the English composition requirement. Integrates service with learning to develop research and writing skills requisite for most academic and professional activities. Students volunteer at a community service agency, write an assignment for public use by the agency, and perform coursework culminating in a research paper on a related social issue. (3 credit hours.)
      • ENG-W 321 Advanced Technical Writing P: ENG-W 231 or consent of the instructor. Offers instruction in preparing technical proposals and reports, with an introduction to the use of graphics. (3 credit hours.)
      • ENG-W 350 Advanced Expository Writing (only when it includes a service learning component) P: Completion of the English composition requirement. Advanced writing course focuses on the interconnected activities of writing and reading, especially the kinds of responding, analyzing, and evaluating that characterize work in many fields in the university. Topics vary from semester to semester. (3 credit hours.)
    8. Statistics. One (1) course from the Statistics list.
      • ANTH-A 306 Anthropological Statistics Fundamentals of univariate and bivariate statistics, construction and interpretation of graphs, and computer-assisted data analysis. Both statistical methodology and theory will be emphasized as well as computer literacy. Students will examine the primary literature in all branches of anthropology to familiarize themselves with the role of statistics in anthropological research. Credit given for only one of ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370, ECON-S 370, MATH-K 300, MATH-K 310, POLS-Y 395, PSY-K 300, PSY-K 310, SOC-S 371, STAT-K 310, STAT-S 300, STAT-S 301, or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis P: MATH-M 014. CJUS-K 300 covers the properties of single variables, the measurement of association between pairs of variables, and statistical inference. Additional topics, such as the analyses of qualitative and aggregated data, address specific criminal justice concerns. Credit given for only one of ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370, ECON-S 370, MATH-K 300, MATH-K 310, POLS-Y 395, PSY-K 300, PSY-K 310, SOC-S 371, STAT-K 310, STAT-S 300, STAT-S 301, or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics P: ECON-E 201 and MATH-M 118 or similar course emphasizing probability concepts. R: ECON-E 202 and MATH-M 119 Lectures emphasize the use of basic probability concepts and statistical theory in the estimation and testing of single parameter and multivariate relationships. In computer labs, using Microsoft Excel, each student calculates descriptive statistics, probabilities, and least squares regression coefficients in situations based on current business and economic events. Credit given for only one of ECON-E 370 or ECON-S 370; ANTH-A 306; CJUS-K 300; MATH-K 300 or MATH-K 310; POLS-Y 395; PSY-K 300 or PSY-K 310; SOC-S 371; STAT-K 310 or STAT-S 300, STAT-S 301, or STAT-S 303; or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • ECON-S 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors P: ECON-E 201 and MATH-M 118 or similar course emphasizing probability concepts; Honors student. R: MATH-M 119 and ECON-E 202 Honors course. Designed for students of superior ability. Covers same core material as ECON-E 370 and substitutes for ECON-E 370 as a prerequisite for other courses. Credit given for only one of ECON-E 370 or ECON-S 370; ANTH-A 306; CJUS-K 300; MATH-K 300 or MATH-K 310; POLS-Y 395; PSY-K 300 or PSY-K 310; SOC-S 371; STAT-K 310, STAT-S 300, STAT-S 301, or STAT-S 303; or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • POLS-Y 395 Quantitative Political Analysis P: MATH M118 or A118 or equivalent. Introduction to methods and statistics used in political inquiry, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, measures of association, analysis of variance, and regression. Credit given for only one of Y395, ANTH A306, CJUS K300, ECON E370 or S370, MATH K300 or K310, PSY K300 or K310, SOC S371, STAT K310 or S300 or S301, or SPEA K300. (3 credit hours.)
      • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques P: MATH-M 118 or MATH-M 119. Introduction to statistics; nature of statistical data; ordering and manipulation of data; measures of central tendency and dispersion; elementary probability. Concepts of statistical inference and decision: estimation and hypothesis testing. Special topics include regression and correlation, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods. Credit given for only one of PSY-K 300 or PSY-K 310, ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370 or ECON-S 370, MATH-K 300 or MATH-K 310, POLS-Y 395, SOC-S 371, STAT-K 310 or STAT-S 300 or STAT-S 301, or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • PSY-K 310 Statistical Techniques P: MATH-M 119 or equivalent. Introduction to probability and statistics; elementary probability theory, conditional probability, independence, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion. Covers concepts of statistical inference and decision; estimation and hypothesis testing; Bayesian inference; and statistical decision theory. Special topics include regression and correlation, time series, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods. Credit given for only one of PSY-K 310 or PSY-K 300, ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370 or ECON-S 370, MATH-K 300 or MATH-K 310, POLS-Y 395, SOC-S 371, STAT-K 310 or STAT-S 300 or STAT-S 301, or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • SOC-S 371 Statistics in Sociology P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent. R: 3 credit hour mathematics course approved for College of Arts and Sciences mathematics requirement Introduces the logic of statistical inference. Students will learn how to use sample data to reach conclusions about a population of interest by calculating confidence intervals and significance tests. Estimating the effects of multiple independent variables using cross-tabulations and/or regression. Credit given for only one of SOC-S 371, ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370 or ECON-S 370, MATH-K 300 or MATH-K 310, POLS-Y 395, PSY-K 300 or PSY-K 310, STAT-K 310 or STAT-S 300 or STAT-S 301, or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • STAT-K 310 Statistical Techniques P: MATH-M 119 or equivalent. Introduction to probability and statistics. Elementary probability theory, conditional probability, independence, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion. Concepts of statistical inference and decision: estimation, hypothesis testing, Bayesian inference, statistical decision theory. Special topics discussed may include regression and correlation, time series, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods. Credit given for only one of STAT-K 310 or STAT-S 300 or STAT-S 301, ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370 or ECON-S 370, MATH-K 300 or MATH-K 310, POLS-Y 395, PSY-K 300 or PSY-K310, SOC-S 371, or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • STAT-S 300 Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent. Lecture and laboratory. Introduction to methods for analyzing quantitative data. Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, probability models of data, inference about populations from random samples. Regression and analysis of variance. Credit given for only one of STAT-S 300 or STAT-K 310 or STAT-S 301, ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370 or ECON-S 370, MATH-K 300 or MATH-K 310, POLS-Y 395, PSY-K 300 or PSY-K 310, SOC-S 371, or SPEA-K 300. (4 credit hours.)
      • STAT-S 301 Applied Statistical Methods for Business P: Math-M 118 or equivalent. Introduction to methods for analyzing data arising in business, designed to prepare business students for the Kelley School’s Integrative Core. Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, probability models, fundamental principles of estimation and hypothesis testing, applications to linear regression and quality control. Microsoft Excel used to perform analyses. Credit given for only one of STAT-S 301, STAT-K 310 or STAT-S 300, ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370 or ECON-S 370, POLS-Y 395, MATH- K 300 or MATH-K 310, PSY-K 300 or PSY-K 310, SOC-S 371, or SPEA-K 300. (3 credit hours.)
    9. Capstone. One (1) course from the Capstone list.
      • LAMP-M 401 Capstone Seminar P: Senior major in Management and the Liberal Arts, or consent of instructor. Students address and analyze a complex, real-world problem related to management, business, and/or economic enterprise. Emphasis on identifying appropriate research strategies, finding relevant data/information, participating actively in collegial discussion and critique, working collaboratively, and communicating findings to diverse audiences. (3 credit hours.)
  2. Concentration. One (1) of the Management and Human Organization concentrations below.
  3. Disciplinary or Interdisciplinary Knowledge. One (1) of the following:
    1. College Option. With approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, complete a minor, certificate, or second major or degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.
    2. Non-College Option. Complete any minor from Kelley School of Business or School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Notes

  • Students may not combine a major in Management and Human Organization with the Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management.