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We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that our students and corporate partners have. If you have more questions, please contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions


Circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are constantly evolving. The information provided here will be updated as soon as possible in response to the latest news. If you have a question that is not yet addressed below, please contact us.

Information/Safety guidelines pertaining to Executive Education participants and visitors:

  • Upon entry to all IU buildings, all members of the IU community, including employees, students, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and visitors, are required to wear cloth face coverings in all classrooms and breakout rooms, hallways, elevators, public spaces, common areas, and when entering and exiting buildings.
  • We recommend that you carry two face coverings with you daily to ensure you have a replacement if one becomes wet or dirty.
  • Please bring your own facial coverving(s) to wear while on campus. Contact us in advance if you need a facial covering on arrival, as they are required to enter the building.
  • During each course/program, we will have masks on hand, if needed.
  • Everyone on campus (students, faculty, staff, visitors) should be wearing a facial covering when inside an IU building, as well as outside when physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Any facial covering that meets CDC guidelines is acceptable.
    • Facial coverings should:
      • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
      • completely cover the nose and mouth
      • be secured with ties or ear loops
      • include multiple layers of fabric
      • allow for breathing without restriction
      • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
  • Buildings will be cleaned daily and common, high-traffic areas will be cleaned frequently throughout the day
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available inside the classrooms, building entrances and at other high-traffic areas as deemed appropriate by applicable facilities groups
  • Disinfectant wipes will also be available in the classroom
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from others
  • Eliminate contact with others (shaking hands, embracing, etc.)
  • Avoid and report those who appear to be demonstrating symptoms (coughing, sneezing or stating they feel like they have fever-like symptoms)
  • Avoid touching common surfaces (where possible) and ensuring frequent washing of hands if it’s not possible to avoid touching surfaces
  • Allow only infrequent and intermittent passing within 6 feet
  • Take the stairs, if possible
  • Maintain physical distancing during breaks
  • Take separate vehicles
  • Break service will consist of individually wrapped, single-use packaged items
  • Everything will be individually packaged (box lunches, single-use silverware, etc.)
  • Contactless water stations are available throughout the building
  • Please feel free to bring your own food and drinks, if you prefer

Food will be distributed by someone wearing mask and gloves

  • Class sizes will be limited to ensure physical distancing guidelines are followed
  • Seating will be prearranged to ensure proper distancing
  • You will be asked to return home and arrangements will be made to complete the program at a later date.
  • Everyone must be prepared to participate in any case investigation and contact tracing with state, local, or university health officials.
  • We will have the ability to check temperatures in the case that participants are not feeling well. Following CDC guidelines, a temperature of 100.4 or greater is considered symptomatic.
  • Visitors should stay home if sick or if a household member is diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • We will work with you to attend a later session at no additional cost.

Application and Registration

Our online and in-residence business certificates and courses are open to the public and non-credit bearing; an application is not required. To register, simply navigate to the business course you would like to take and click the Register button for the dates you would like to attend. You will be directed to an online payment system to complete your transaction.

Registration/payment are accepted online no later than one week before the start of each program/course. Navigate to the business certificate or course you would like to attend and click on the Register Now button for dates you prefer. Payment can be made in U.S. dollars by credit card or via PayPal.

For most courses, the answer is yes. You can either register for the full week of daylong courses at one time and receive your certificate, or take courses individually. For online courses you can take one 3-week course at a time, or register for the full four course certificate that is completed in 4 months.

Instruction and materials are included in all course fees.

In-residence programs also include continental breakfast, lunch, & all-day beverages/snacks and a parking pass. Please contact Susan at about special dietary needs.

Lodging fees are not included; however, feel free to contact Susan for suggestions of hotels that will honor a special IU Kelley School of Business rate for you.

Our business certificate and business courses are noncredit; therefore, financial aid does not apply. However, we encourage you to take advantage of tuition assistance benefits that may be offered by your employer and to explore financing options through PayPal credit. We also offer discounts to nonprofits, IU alumni, IU staff, and organizations which sponsor multiple employees.

We can work with individuals who need to make special arrangements for payment plans.

We accept PayPal. Those who qualify may be able secure special payments through PayPal Credit, which allows multiple payments without interest.

We also offer discounts for nonprofits, corporate groups, and IU alumni and staff. Please contact us at for more information.

Participants receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion. Most certificate programs will earn 3.6 CEUs and most individual courses earn 0.9 CEUs. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification receives 10.7 CEUs. For more information, please contact Trudi at

These programs are not eligible for academic credit.

The certificate programs from Executive Education are noncredit and are not eligible for tuition assistance benefits from the university. However, we are pleased to offer discounts to our fellow IU staff and we encourage you to inquire about reimbursement for these professional development programs from your department. Please contact us with all your questions by completing a request form or emailing Trudi at

To cancel, please contact us seven days before the course begins for a full refund. If you need to cancel after the deadline, you can apply credit toward a future program for up to one year. Credit may be transferred to other individuals.

Substitutions or transfers may be made any time before the start of the program.

Please contact Susan Garcia at for more information.


Online Programs: Course Information

Most are a combination of live, virtual lectures that are recorded for any who can’t attend, case studies, experiential learning, knowledge sharing, online discussion, and skills practice.

Each course is three weeks in length. To complete a certificate, you’ll complete four separate courses.

You should expect to commit about three to four hours per week to the course completion.

You will receive a welcome letter with essential details one week before the start of your program/course. It will include details if pre-work is required.


In-Residence Programs: Course Information

Most are a combination of classroom lectures, case studies, experiential learning, knowledge sharing, group work, and skills practice.

Business casual, including nice jeans.

You will receive a welcome letter with essential details one week before the start of your program/course. It will include details if pre-work is required.

Unless otherwise noted in your welcome letter, sign-in & continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. with class starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

If something is required, it will be indicated in the welcome letter sent to participants a week before the start date of the program/course.



Programs/courses are held at the William Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center at 1275 E. Tenth Street on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. The classroom number will be announced in the welcome email you will receive a week before the start date.

Guest parking is available on the 2nd and 6th floors of the Fee Lane Parking Garage, which is connected to the classroom building.

There are many hotels in the area to choose from. The closest to the classroom building is the Biddle Hotel, which is part of the Indiana Memorial Union and less than a half-mile mile walk away. A Kelley School of Business discounted rate may apply depending on the date(s) you wish to book; see Susan at or 812-856-3944 for details.

The nearest airport is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). It is approximately an hour’s drive north of Indiana University Bloomington. Shuttle service by GO Express provides service to Indiana University Bloomington on the hour most days.

Yes, continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverages/snacks are provided. For those registered in a full certificate program, one evening meal is included.

Please let us know in advance by contacting Susan at

Yes, wireless internet is available to guests across the campus of Indiana University Bloomington.


Things to Do

Bloomington, home of Indiana University, is a charming college town with many wonderful restaurants, breweries, wineries, quaint downtown shops, music and comedy venues, theaters, art galleries, walking/running paths, yoga/bicycling studios, and more. See Visit Bloomington for ideas.

On campus, the Indiana Memorial Union offers movie nights, billiards and bowling, a bookstore, eateries, guest lectures, and more. The newly renovated Eskenazi Museum of Art is a major feature of the campus, as are the School of Music, Indiana University Auditorium, and Assembly Hall for basketball. See Visit Bloomington Indiana University for ideas.


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