Ever wanted to know how to patent a new idea? Or how to read a contract? Or how to build an ethical culture in a company? The Department of Business Law & Ethics provides many opportunities for students to study these questions and other current legal and ethical issues and trends affecting business and society. As one of the largest departments of our kind, we are able to offer you a broad range of upper-level undergraduate business law courses you won’t see anywhere else.
Any IU undergraduate can take advantage of our offerings and Kelley undergraduate students, in particular, can take advantage of our unique Law, Ethics & Decisionmaking co-major, which was carefully designed to complement any Kelley major.The LEAD Co-Major
Someone who lacks knowledge of the fundamental principles of business law and ethics lacks a fundamental knowledge of business. The law influences every transaction and interaction in the business world; therefore, learning about law is essential. The Law, Ethics & Decisionmaking (LEAD) co-major can make you a better decisionmaker with greater awareness of the global legal environment of business and the ethical dimensions of business decisions.
The LEAD co-major is taught by some of the top scholars in the fields of business law and ethics. Our faculty will challenge you and assist you in improving your skills in critical thinking, writing, advocacy, and dispute resolution. These skills can and will distinguish you from your peers and help you excel in your chosen career or graduate course of study.
The co-major requires 12 credit hours to complete. See co-major requirements for more specific information.
Not a Kelley student?
Our courses are essential elements of several degree programs around campus, including:
- L201 Legal Environment of Business, required for students in the College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP)
- L250 Law and the Arts, which benefits students in IU’s undergraduate Arts Administration Program and Individualized Major Program.