The Kelley School of Business Indianapolis offers a host of dual-degree programs to help students expand their skill set and put them in high-demand for employers searching for those uniquely talented business minds of tomorrow.
“Few schools offer the diversity or number of dual-degree options offered by Kelley Indianapolis,” said Gordon McCurdy, director of graduate programs at the business school.
“Students can customize their education to meet their specific career needs, and Kelley provides students the ability to earn business degrees along with law or medical degrees from highly respected programs,” he added.
In 2010, Kelley accepted its largest ever class of students pursuing an MBA/MD degree. Indiana is becoming a hotbed of life sciences activity and the growth of the program reflects that movement, but another driver may be the changing medical industry.
“With the field of healthcare facing the prospect of so many changes, and very few of those changes either proposed or supported by physicians, I felt like the MBA would be a way to make myself more informed and a much better self-advocate to deal with potential changes,” said Riley Alexander, a current MD/MBA student.
In addition to the MD/MBA degree, Kelley Indianapolis also pairs its reputable MBA program with a law degree, a Master’s in Health Administration, a Master’s of Science, a Master’s of Science in Engineering and its popular Master’s of Science in Accounting degree. More information about the requirements of each of the program can be found by clicking on the specific degree of interest.
All of the dual-degree programs allow students to gain two degrees in less time and cost than it would take to pursue them individually.
Top-tier business schools across the country have increased their dual-degree programs over the last 10 years to help their students compete with the growing demands of corporations. A 2006 study by Business Week reported 11 of the top 16 ranked business schools saw a steady increase in dual-degree enrollments.
“Changes in the law, science, and medical fields are requiring leaders in those industries to have a greater understanding of business issues such as finance, marketing and globalization,” Swick added. “Our programs are designed to fit the new economy and the needs of Indiana.”
The programs are coupled with the Indiana University Schools of Law, Medicine, Public and Environmental Affairs and Purdue's School of Science and Engineering and Technology.