Management and Human Organization major

A bright new idea. Study management in a Liberal Arts setting.

Learn how. Ask why. Major in MANAGEMENT and HUMAN ORGANIZATION. 

For thirty years, LAMP has formed a bridge between the Liberal Arts and professional training. With this new  IU College of Arts + Sciences major*, students take Liberal Arts courses from a range of disciplines and they supplement those insights with foundational management and skills training provided by the IU Kelley School of Business. 

* Students will be able to declare the MHO major in May 2018 (when the 2018-2019 "Bulletin" is published). Take some of the following courses in Spring 2018 and you will be on the way to completing the major before you have even declared it!

 Management + Human Organization courses help students:

  • Develop intellectual flexibility and mental agility.
  • Build a diversified portfolio of skills, abilities, and interests.
  • Question critically, think logically.
  • Communicate clearly in writing, speech, and new media.
  • Navigate the many changes ahead in our rapidly changing economy.


    • 4 interdisciplinary "core" courses

      • LAMP M-201 “Arts of Communication” (offered Fall 2018 and Spring 2019)

      • LAMP M-301 “Evidence, Analysis, Ways of Knowing” (will be offered in either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019)

      • LAMP M-302 “Ethics & Responsible Management” (will be offered in 2019-2020)

      • LAMP M-401  “Management + Human Organization Capstone Seminar”

    • 3 courses fundamental for management

      • BUS    A-200  “Foundations of Accounting” (offered every semester)
      • ECON E-115 “Everyday Economics” or ECON E-201 “Intro to Micro Economics (offered Spring 2018)
      • BUS F-300 “Intro to Financial Management” or BUS J-306 “Strategic Management” or BUS P-300 “Intro to Operations Management” (all offered in Spring 2018)
    • 3 courses in key Liberal Arts competencies

      Successful completion of the major requires one course in each of the following areas: Professional Writing, Statistics, Understanding Diversity and Difference. 

      • ENG W-231 “Professional Writing” or ENG W-321 “Advanced Technical Writing” (both offered in Spring 2018) or ENG W-240 “Community Service Writing”

      • Of the approved statistics courses, these are on offer in Spring 2018 (take one): CRIM JUST K-300, ECON E-370 or S-370, SOC S-371, STATS S-301. Other qualifying courses:  ANTH A-306, POLSCI Y-395, PSYCH K300 or K310, STATS K310, S300

      • Of the approved Difference-Conflict-Diversity courses, the following will be taught in Spring 2018 (take one): AAADS/HIST A-356 “African-American History, II”; AAADS A-420 “Transforming Divided Communities”; POLSCI Y-301 “Political Parties and Interest Groups”; POLSCI Y-353 “Politics, Gender, and Sexuality”; PSYCH P-304 “Social Psychology and Individual Difference”; SOC S-230 “Society and the Individual”; SOC S-335 “Race and Ethnic Relations”; SOC S-338 “Gender Roles.” 

    • Concentration (12 credits)

      All students complete a 12-credit concentration in either Organizations and Institutions or Management and Communication. (4 courses, 3 must be at the 300-level or above)

      Organizations and Institutions from the full list of approved courses, the following will be offered in Spring 2018:

      • ECON E-203  “Introduction to International Economics”
      • ECON E-303 “Survey of International Economics”
      • ECON E-327 “Game Theory”
      • HIST W-330   “Money and History”
      • INTL  I-203     “Global Development”
      • SOC S-315      “Work and Occupations”

      Management and Communication from the full list of approved courses, the following will be offered in Spring 2018:

      • BIOT T-322    “Biotech Writing and Communication”
      • ENG R-210     “Introduction to Digital Rhetoric”
      • ENG R-224     “Persuasion”
      • FRIT F-317      “French in the Business World”
      • HISP S-315     “Spanish in the Business World”
      • INTL I-205      “International Communication”
      • INTL I-305      “Advanced Topics in International Communication”
      • MSCH A-320 “Principles of Creative Advertising”
      • MSCH R-321  “Principles of Public Relations”
    • Minor in Business, SPEA, or the College

      All students in the Management + Human Organization major must complete a minor in the Kelley School of Business or SPEA. With permission of the LAMP Director, a College minor or major may also be used to fulfill this requirement.