Business Studies at Krea

Business studies minor at Krea introduces a student to the basics of business operations and entrepreneurship. Building on the guiding principles of Interwoven philosophy, this minor particularly addresses real world concerns and problem solving. Leveraging learnings from Krea undergraduate general education courses i.e., core and skills courses, it seeks to transcend disciplinary silos and inculcate functional knowledge through immersive learning of entrepreneurship and strategy. 


The Approach

Courses in the Business Studies Minor cover all the critical business functions so that the students who take this minor are well-prepared to face the challenges of the business world. Required and elective courses in this minor address the demands of today’s workplace: strong analytical skills to make sense of data (Information Systems and Business Analytics, Finance and Accounting as well as Supply Chain Management), and soft skills to engage employees and customers (Human Resource Management and Marketing).

By design, all of the Business minor courses are research-based and writing-intensive. These courses also place an emphasis on ethics, with an intention to prepare students to be comfortable with uncertainty and also to face the challenges of decision making. Faculty from diverse disciplines will offer these specialized courses that blend and extend the functional areas of business to provide interwoven learning.

Programme Details


In order to earn a minor in Business Studies, a student will have to earn 28 credits or take 7 courses of 4 credits or its equivalent, out of which:

  1. 20 credits will come from required courses and
  2. 8 credits will be from electives.


In order to earn a concentration in Business Studies, a student is required to earn 12 credits or complete 3 courses of 4 credits each or its equivalent.

Required Courses Sample Electives
  1. Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  2. Foundations of Marketing
  3. Supply Chain Management*
  4. Introduction to People Management
  5. Information Systems and Business Analytics*
  6. Strategy and Innovation
*Both are two credit courses. Remaining courses are four credit courses.
  1. Business Simulation
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Social Entrepreneurship
  4. Course of Independent Study (CIS)– for small numbers
  5. Contemporary Topics in Business
  • Advanced Topics in Supply Chain
  • Advanced Topics in Business Analytics
  1. We have assumed that students have taken Basic Statistics, Economics, Ethics before starting their Business Minor.
  2. Legal Aspects of Business can be offered as a workshop.

Hema Ramakrishnan

Associate Professor of Economics

PhD, University of Madras

Sarabjeet D. Natesan

Associate Professor of Economics

PhD, Indian Institute of Technology – Madras

Gaurav S. Ghosh

Visiting Associate Professor of Economics

Humanities & Social Sciences, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

A minor in Business Studies will effectively contribute through professional roles in the corporate sector or start-ups, in academia, public policy or think tanks, in government, and in the non- government and non- profit sectors.

Job RolesOrganizations
  • Business analyst
  • Communications specialist
  • Economic consultant
  • Government policy adviser
  • Management consultant
  • Market research analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Trade/ Business manager
  • International trade organisation
  • Foreign commission
  • Management Consultancy
  • Market Research agency
  • Insurance company
  • Finance organization
  • Economic Policy Think Tank
  • Media company
  • Corporate for-profit organisation