Students Say

An administration that is “extremely student-focused and works hard to enhance (their) experience” is a hallmark of Indiana University—Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business. This “well run” school “responds very quickly to the problems of students,” with an administration and educators who “do all that they can to enhance students’ experiences.” While some students call the administration at the parent school, IU, “out of touch,” the administrators at Kelley are “on par with any top ten program.”

Overview

Applicants
1,034
Acceptance Rate
39%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT
620 - 710
GPA
3.10 - 3.56

Deadlines


Round 1
October 15

Round 2
January 5

Round 3
March 1

Round 4
April 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Overall

Students Say

An administration that is “extremely student-focused and works hard to enhance (their) experience” is a hallmark of Indiana University—Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business. This “well run” school “responds very quickly to the problems of students,” with an administration and educators who “do all that they can to enhance students’ experiences.” While some students call the administration at the parent school, IU, “out of touch,” the administrators at Kelley are “on par with any top ten program.”

Part of that comes from teachers who are “are incredible at making textbook problems become real-world applicable.” The “incredibly qualified and smart” professors “are passionate about making our experience a positive one.” There is no question that “academics are taken seriously at Kelley. Professors care about students learning—not just about grades, but understanding concepts.” The “rigorous curriculum” here “prepares a student to compete with the best,” key to helping students “grow personally and professionally.” Faculty recognize that the world of business is not a solo sport, and the education here reflects that. “Students become very dynamic in team settings because of it.”

Students here will begin with an integrated fifteen-week core curriculum before plunging into an education that will ask you to “continuously strive to keep up with change and improvement.” Even with challenging academics, few students will find roadblocks at Kelley, in large part thanks to the “excellent faculty” being on hand to help. “The administration and faculty of the Kelley School are second to none. Any administration issues are dealt with quickly and the professors are very interested in preparing you for success by making themselves available after class.”


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
153

100
Full-time
22
Female
7
Minority


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development How can one person make a difference in the commercial age? Using in-class exercises, film, and lecture, this course examines how social entrepreneurs have adapted to various forms of capitalism around the world to overcome institutional obstacles, tackle social problems, reform ineffective governments, and make a profit in the process. Sustainability & Green Business Can businesses profit from sustainability? This course examines not only why the environment will be the business opportunity of the 21st century but also how companies are confronting energy use, sustainable design, and environmentally responsible operations through sustainable strategies and best practices.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Our Global Business and Social Enterprise (GLOBASE) program often offers team consulting projects with a sustainability focus in emerging market -- these occurred in India and Guatemala for 2013. In addition, our MBA program also assisted emerging market projects with team deployments. these feature small groups of students assisting different countries with a variety of problems. Students went to Barbados and chana as part of team deployments.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Kelley School created the Institute for Social Impact http://www.kelley.iu.edu/isi/

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Kelley School new construction on a new facility in May which will be Gold LEED certified.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The Schools offers a new course in Sustainable Operations.

Career overview

Career Rating
98
Average Starting Salary
$101,656

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
23%
Graduate Facilitated
2%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
23%
Graduate Facilitated
2%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

38%
Marketing
20%
Finance/Accounting
20%
Consulting
9%
General Management
5%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Other
2%
Information Technology
2%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

54%
Midwest
11%
West
10%
Northeast
6%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
South
6%
Southwest
6%
International

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 38% $98,838 $95,542 $39,520 $130,000
Finance / Accounting 20% $100,000 $96,896 $70,000 $111,000
Consulting 20% $120,000 $120,029 $92,000 $135,000
General Management 9% $96,500 $98,527 $52,000 $122,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $97,500 $97,750 $90,000 $110,000
Other 5% $92,500 $93,625 $34,000 $160,000
Information Technology 2% $117,500 $113,750 $85,000 $135,000
Human Resources 2%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 21% $120,000 $120,649 $85,000 $135,000
Consumer Products 21% $100,000 $98,043 $85,000 $115,000
Manufacturing 20% $98,519 $96,521 $80,000 $110,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 11% $98,016 $90,033 $34,000 $130,000
Technology 9% $101,000 $98,607 $82,000 $112,000
Financial Services 8% $100,000 $92,455 $70,000 $122,000
Media / Entertainment 2% $100,000 $96,250 $75,000 $110,000
Petroleum / Energy 2% $105,660 $103,220 $96,000 $108,000
Non-profit 1%

Prominent Alumni

Cheryl Bachelder
BS 77, MBA 78, CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Jeff Fettig
BS 79, MBA 81, Chairman & CEO, Whirlpool Corporation

Bryan Stockton
BS 75, MBA 76, CEO, Mattel, Inc.

John Chambers
MBA 76, Chairman & CEO, Cisco Systems

Marshall Goldsmith
MBA 72, Executive Coach and Author

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 5

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$42,272

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$22,815

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
92%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
68%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
92%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
68%

New Students Receiving Loans
58%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$24,984
Tuition (Out-State)
$44,460
Fees (In-State)
$2,090
Fees (Out-State)
$2,090

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$714
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,400
Fees (In-State)
$239
Fees (Out-State)
$239

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,750
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,750
Academic Expenses
$1,900

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
391
Out of State
92%

In State
99%
Foreign Countries Represented
113

Demographics

11.00%
Minorities
36.00%
International

25% female
75% male

Campus Life

Students Say

If you want an opportunity to slow down, you won’t get it here. “Life at the Kelley School is very busy, but it is very gratifying because you are able to apply what you’re learning to projects that the professors have spent time developing.” Students here tend to be “busy with lot of learning,” but expect “inclusion and collaboration” rather than classmates who only look out for themselves. “Graduate school is difficult enough without having a cut-throat culture or a miserable environment. The Kelley environment supports students to achieve and to help one another.” Just be ready to remain motivated. “The pace is fast, and you feel like a slacker if you are not actively involved with activities and projects keeping you busy all the time. It’s a great environment for staying sharp and competitive.”

That is not to say there aren’t opportunities for fun. “Bloomington offers a lot for a smaller town—great restaurants, museums and shows. At the same time, things are easy to get to and relatively cheap, which is a great combination for a busy student.” You’ll be on your feet most of the time, as students “often walk to school, walk to the gym and walk to go out,” but that only serves to enhance the “one big family” atmosphere at Kelley. If you don’t want to hit the town, “there are many clubs and groups for different interest groups which are all student-led under the student-elected MBA Association,” as well as “many weekend social/networking opportunities.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
James Holmen
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Address
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN 47405-1703

Phone
812-855-8006

Email
iumba@indiana.edu
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Key Stats

1,034
Applicants
391
Size
39%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists