Ask us

We’re here to answer all your questions about certificate programs from the Kelley School of Business.

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:

  • 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
  • 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.


Get Started

Send me information about online and in-residence certificates
from the Kelley School of Business

Send me information about online and in-residence certificates from the Kelley School of Business

X close