The Kelley Advantage
Students come to the Kelley School from all over the world because they want the skills and experience to jumpstart their careers and achieve their goals. And that's exactly what a Kelley education prepares them to do. By graduation in May 2007, 90 percent of Kelley graduate students had job offers and 91 percent of undergraduates were hired or accepted to graduate school. The vast majority of our students complete internships (often more than one), and our doctoral students draw job offers from leading institutions worldwide.
With a Kelley education, you can realize your dreams and achieve any goal. Mark Cuban, BS'81, and Todd Wagner, BS'83, dreamed of listening to Indiana University basketball games over the Internet. They started Broadcast.com and sold it to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion. Today Cuban owns his own basketball team, the Dallas Mavericks. Evan Bayh, BS'78, LLD'96, wanted to serve the public. After two terms as Indiana's governor, he's now a U.S. senator.
The Indianapolis Advantage
All business schools aren’t created equal. Some programs give you a line or two on a resume. At the IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis, we give you the tools you need to succeed – an unparalleled education that mixes cutting-edge theory with hands-on experience in Indiana’s business capital.
The Kelley School of Business offers the academic excellence that makes us an annual feature on the lists of the best U.S. business schools. Faculty are experts in their fields who publish ground-breaking research and work with leading companies – but prioritize teaching and one-on-one time with students.
And at our Indianapolis campus, the education goes beyond the classroom. Students take advantage of Kelley’s deep connections with Indiana’s business community, with opportunities to work with the region’s leading companies. The curriculum includes an inside look at Indiana firms, from global corporations to fledgling start-ups, with hands-on consulting engagements that allow students to work alongside top business leaders. Kelley Indianapolis students apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world situations, with the networking and relationship-building opportunities that come from studying at a top-ranked business school in a major urban center.
Superior Career Services
Each year, Kelley's Career Placement Office and Graduate Career Services work with hundreds of employers who are eager to hire our students. In 2005-06, more than 320 companies hired Kelley undergraduate and graduate students, and even more companies recruited and posted jobs with us. Not surprisingly, Business Week gave Kelley an A+ for undergraduate job placement in 2007. Kelley's career services provide a wealth of resources to prepare students to land their dream jobs and achieve their career goals.
Innovative, Comprehensive Offering
The Kelley School is a leader in knowledge creation, in both business and education. We're among the pioneers of the integrated business curriculum, which we continuously update to reflect a constantly changing business world, and we were the first top-20 business school to offer online degrees to highly qualified professionals.
With degree programs from undergraduate to doctoral, full- and part-time options, campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis, online degree programs, and on-site executive education programs, the Kelley School offers you numerous opportunities to earn a highly valued Kelley education and a respected Indiana University degree.
A Solid Core Curriculum
The Kelley curriculum is based on time-honored business fundamentals taught by a world-class faculty. Kelley students learn core concepts and skills-such as critical thinking and analysis, teamwork, and communication-and learn to solve complex business problems, laying the foundation for a Kelley major or specialty area. Our students' work ethic and command of business knowledge make them very appealing to top employers and give them endless career opportunities.
Our faculty members are award-winning thought leaders whose groundbreaking research makes headlines and inspires numerous publications each year. They're also authors of bestselling textbooks, sought-after consultants, corporate board members, and exceptional teachers who dedicate themselves to making our graduates the best-trained professionals available for hire. Business Week gave Kelley an A+ for undergraduate teaching quality in 2007, and the Princeton Review ranked us No. 1 for “Best MBA Professors” in 2006.
Kelley students get hands-on, real-world experience that can jumpstart their careers before entering the workforce. From high-profile internships to our MBA Academies and Enterprises to our undergraduate Integrative Core to one-of-a-kind experiences like Bloomington Brands, a student-staffed brand management firm, Kelley students have endless opportunities to learn while building their resumes. Recruiters often tell us that Kelley students hit the ground running-one of the reasons that hundreds of companies come to Kelley year after year, recruiting from our proven talent pool.
A Collaborative Environment
Teamwork is the hallmark of a Kelley education. Kelley students learn from their high-caliber peers in a work-like setting, collaborate with expert faculty who become their mentors, and develop solid leadership skills that give them an immediate edge in starting their careers. Although our environment is very collegial, our students are fierce competitors-they've won the Big Ten MBA Case Competition three of the last eight years, and our undergraduates finished in the top five nationally in the PricewaterhouseCoopers xACT (extreme accounting) Campus Competition three years in a row.
One School. Endless Possibilities.
Study business at Kelley and you'll develop the tools to follow your dreams and reach your ultimate goals in life. The experience, skills, and leadership ability you gain will help you excel in any career and give you access to leading employers, from international corporations to influential not-for-profits. Our 85,000 alumni are all over the world-changing the face of business, transforming lives, and always ready to help the next generation of Kelley students grow into business leaders and carry on our long tradition of success.