Enriching education with practical experience often means extending learning beyond the classroom. The Evening MBA Enterprise program engages Kelley part-time MBA students in strategic assignments with central Indiana companies, offering a unique opportunity for all involved to benefit.
Through a competitive selection process, the Enterprise program is open to second- and third-year Evening MBA students. Our students participate in one of three enterprises:
- Discovery, Innovation and Ventures Enterprise (DIVE)
- Finance Development Enterprise (FIND)
- Global Supply Chain Innovation Enterprise (gSCIE)
Participation in an Enterprise benefits a student in the following ways:
- Enterprise projects enable you to experiment with a new career identity with little risk but potentially great reward. As a first-year MBA student, you will attend a series of lectures by local business leaders from a variety of fields, designed to give you a look inside new career options and networking opportunities. At the same time, you will complete a series of career self-assessment tools and attend seminars on professional development culminating in the creation of a career strategy memo. Project completion will provide a useful focus for job interview discussions, especially if you are interested in changing a career track. During your second year of MBA study, you will have the opportunity to apply for a more intensive real-world experience.
- The breadth of a student's professional opportunity is only as big as your network of professional contacts. Enterprise directors will purposefully generate opportunities for you to talk with individuals in the central Indiana business community who can offer targeted professional guidance. The relationship with an Enterprise director enables you to receive customized coaching that is available nowhere else in the MBA curriculum.
- Each Enterprise is a community of MBA students with similar interests. This enhances the process of peer learning within the program. Enterprise directors will offer opportunities for social engagement that strengthen personal ties between Enterprise members.
You must apply to participate in an Enterprise and selection will be competitive. Admission decisions will be based on demonstration of sincere professional vision and commitment to the experience, available space, and contributions that you will be able to make to the Enterprise experience. Orientation meetings are generally required for students admitted to the Enterprise experience.