Management + Human Organization major

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

Learn how. Ask why. Major in MANAGEMENT plus 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. 

 Management + Human Organization courses help students:

  • Communicate clearly and listen empathetically
  • Collaborate effectively
  • Become familiar with basic business skills and practices 
  • Develop intellectual agility
  • Frame and answer questions from multiple (sometimes competing) approaches
  • Understand business in social, cultural, historical, and ethical contexts 


    • 4 interdisciplinary "core" courses

      • LAMP-M 201 “Arts of Communication” (usually offered both Fall and Spring semesters)

      • LAMP-M 301 “Evidence, Analysis, and Ways of Knowing” (offered at least once/ academic year)

      • LAMP-M 302 “Ethics & Responsible Management” (offered at least once/ academic year)

      • LAMP-M 401  “Management + Human Organization Capstone Seminar” (usually offered Spring semesters)

      • LAMP-M 303 "Business and Inequality" (usually offered Fall semster) is not required but strongly recommended and fulfills the M+HO "Difference, Conflict, Diversity" requirement.
    • 3 courses fundamental for management

      • BUS-A 200  “Foundations of Accounting” 
      • ECON-E 201 “Intro to Microeconomics" or ECON-S 201 (“Intro to Microeconomics, Honors")
      • BUS F-300 “Intro to Financial Management” or BUS J-306 “Strategic Management”
    • 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” or ENG-W 240 “Community Service Writing” or ENG-W 350 ("Advanced Expository Writing" only when it includes a "Service Learning" component)

      • The following all fulfill the Statistics requirement. Take one (1): ANTH-A 306, CJUS-K 300, ECON-E 370, ECON-S 370, POLS-Y 395, PSY-K 300, PSY-K 310, SOC-S 371, STATS-K 310, STATS-S 300, STATS-S 301. 

      • The following courses meet the Difference-Conflict-Diversity requirement (this is distinct from the College's DUS requirement). Take one: AAADS-A 355 “African-American History, I”; AADS-A 356 “African-American History, II”; ANTH-E 300 (only when the topic is "On the Move Across Asia"); HIST-A 355 “African-American History, I”; HIST-A 356 “African-American History, II”; POLS-Y301 “Political Parties and Interest Groups”; POLS-Y 353 “Politics, Gender, and Sexuality”; PSY-P 304 “Social Psychology and Individual Difference”; SOC-S 217 “Social Inequality”; 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)

      For the concentration in Organizations and Institutions students must take at least one approved course from each of three (3) areas: Economic and Political, Historical and Cultural, Social and Psychological. (Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the Program Director.)

      Economic and Political: ECON-E 203 “Introduction to International Economics”; ECON-E 303 “Survey of International Economics”;  INTL-I 203 “Global Development”; POLS-Y 335 "Western European Politics"; POLS-Y 343 "Politics of International Development"

      Historical and Cultural: ANTH-E 383 "A World of Work"; HIST-A 379 "Issues in Modern United States History" (only when the topic is “Big Business and American History” or “The Rich in History”); HIST-J 300 (only when the topic is "History of American Capitalisms" or "Law and Commerce in China"); HIST-W 330 "Money and History"

      Social and Psychological: PSY-P 323 "Industrial/Organizational Psychology"; SOC-S 210 "The Economy, Organizations and Work"; SOC-S 302 "Organizations in Society"; SOC-S 315 “Work and Occupations”

      Management and Communication Students must complete two (2) courses in Rhetoric and two (2) courses in Media (other courses may be substituted with permission of the Program Director).

      Rhetoric: ENG-R 210 “Introduction to Digital Rhetoric”; ENG-R 222 "Democratic Deliberation"; ENG-R 224 “Persuasion”; ENG-R 396 "The Study of Public Advocacy"; ENG-R 397 "Visual Rhetoric"; 

      Media: ANTH-E 317 "Ethnography of Media Worlds"; MSCH A-320 “Principles of Creative Advertising”; MSCH-J 409 "Media Management"; MSCH-P 384 "Communication, Culture, and Community"; 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, major, or certificate may also be used to fulfill this requirement (the certificates in "Psychology of Business" and in "Business German" have been approved).