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This is an exciting time to be at the Kelley School of Business. I am extremely proud of the education we deliver, not only in Bloomington, Indianapolis and online, but through our numerous corporate and global partnerships. We are building the future of business on a firm foundation of tradition and excellence, and more than ever, we are making positive change possible. Because while we do award degrees, we’re really in the business of creating momentum.
At Kelley, we teach an innovative curriculum built on personal development, teamwork and experiential learning with an emphasis on global and social responsibility.
We teach how to turn moments of opportunity into positive chain reactions.
Our method produces leaders that others want to follow. But it’s not for everyone. We demand the best of our students, just as we do of our world-class faculty and staff. When you come to Kelley, you are expected to work hard, focusing attention on areas for improvement. You will get honest feedback and straight talk. Kelleys have the talent to succeed, the humility to grow and the tenacity to persevere. They see risk as a challenge, not a barrier, and they know what it takes to make tough decisions for the right reasons.
Whether you choose Kelley’s program on IU’s flagship campus in Bloomington, take advantage of the networking and learning opportunities offered on our urban campus in Indiana’s capital, or decide on the flexibility of our Kelley Direct online programs, you will have the opportunity for international experiences. Business truly is global, and we continue to build upon our extensive existing collaborations with international partner schools and global businesses, providing our students opportunities not just for a cultural exchange, but real leadership experience dealing with critical business issues on a worldwide scale.
Our success is reflected in our reputation among our academic peers, our career placement statistics and the support of our hiring companies. In addition, we have multiple top rankings across our programs and majors on both campuses, including our Evening MBA program in Indianapolis, which is ranked No. 1 for academic quality by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Yes, earning a Kelley degree is hard work, but you will be part of a wonderful tradition that extends for more than 100 years and is shared by a network of more than 100,000 living alumni—more alumni than any other business school in the world. With every graduating class, we build upon years of Kelley talent and pride across Indiana and around the globe. I share that pride, not only as dean, but as a Kelley alumna.
If you are serious about a top-tier education in a collaborative environment and are ready to find your own momentum, I invite you to learn more about our transformative programs and encourage you to visit our beautiful main campus at Indiana University in Bloomington, our IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis or attend a virtual open house for our Kelley Direct online MBA and MS programs.
Idalene F. “Idie” Kesner
Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management
Professor of Management