Why an MBA?

Create the life you deserve with a Kelley MBA.

The job market is becoming more globally competitive, expectations for individual leadership skills are growing and the marketplace has a higher educated talent pool than ever before. You want a world-renowned education and powerful business network that will accelerate your career. At the Kelley School of Business Evening MBA Program, we take learning beyond the classroom to give you the skills to leverage your future as a business leader. Whether it's a promotion or a new opportunity that awaits, an MBA will help get you to where you want to go.

90%

of business school alumni attribute their increase in earning power to their MBA (GMAC)

112,000+Kelley alumni you can learn from and connect with to grow your network

Why Kelley?

There are many advantages unique to the Kelley Evening MBA Program.

Gain a strong foundation in business fundamentals while building a clear understanding of yourself. The Kelley School of Business Evening MBA program consistently ranks among the top in the world for a part-time MBA program and we are known for building worldwide business leaders. Once you’re a Kelley, the opportunities are endless.

You want a quality MBA but you don't want to put your life on hold - we get it. Our students are mid-career professionals who work and juggle other commitments. The Evening MBA Program is a part-time program designed to be completed in 24 months. Our blend of in-person plus online learning equals a robust learning experience that works for you. 

You'll be taught by award-winning professors dedicated to your education and success. Having achieved groundbreaking research and thought leadership in their own careers, Kelley faculty's achievements make a strong first impression, but it's the impact that they make in the classroom that counts.

If admitted, you’ll join a cohort of 50-70 new students, professionals from an array of industries and backgrounds with whom you’ll work closely and who will serve as your peer mentors throughout the program. Our goal is to assemble a group of students who will contribute as much to the learning environment as you take from it. The value of the cohort extends far beyond graduation, providing important, unparalleled relationships throughout your career.

Problem-solving skills in business must translate beyond the local, state and even national levels in order to be effective in today's ever-evolving global marketplace. Companies expect you to be able to communicate, work and solve problems that span various languages and cultural challenges. In our Evening MBA Program, you will have opportunities to consult with companies abroad that will prepare you for the interconnected world we do business in today.

When you join Kelley, you also join more than 112,000 alumni and a network of business connections who are willing to lend a helping hand to help a fellow Kelley. Our alumni are leading businesses in every state and on six continents - that's the power of a Kelley connection.

Our MBA program follows a cohort structure that allows students to develop relationships with their peers, which we know enhances the learning experience. By working with a cohort, you can leverage each other's strengths while bringing different perspectives to the table, mirroring what it's like in the business world.

An MBA teaches you to make better decisions, chart success for organizations and unlock the talent of people. With a Kelley MBA, you do nothing less than change the world around you.

Phil Powell, Associate Dean of Academic Programs