From the School

Whether you're looking for a career change, or aiming to enhance your options in your current career, we understand that attaining an MBA is a deeply personal, life-improving investment. That's why everything we do in our full-time MBA program is customized to your unique interests: whether it's elective courses that allow you to design your own curriculum that's specific to your goals; or individualized attention from both our world-renowned faculty and our award-winning career services (#2 in the world by the Financial Times). We believe – and invest heavily – in one-to-one attention and meaningful relationships. That's why you will partner with a dedicated career coach who will stay with you throughout your MBA journey, helping you to identify the right career path for you, and become the best possible version of yourself. You'll also have a committed Academy Director – an expert in the specific field you're interested in – who will serve as your personal mentor and will share inside industry knowledge with you and their own personal industry connections. In addition, you'll gain support, fresh insight and valuable tips from your second-year peer coach. And because we're not just interested in helping you land the job you're looking for but also refining your professional evolution and honing career management skills that last a lifetime, you will still be able to connect with our dedicated alumni career coach for ongoing resources, support and career guidance, long after you've returned into the working world.

These are just some of the reasons why we have developed a proven record of rewarding your investment.

An MBA As Unique as You Are

When you join our full-time MBA program, you'll gain a deep understanding of yourself—and your personal leadership style—even before your course work begins. Because at Kelley, we know that understanding yourself is the first step to becoming a business leader that others want to follow.

To enable this deeper understanding of your true aims and objectives, you'll take part in Me, Inc. – a personal and professional development initiative that runs the entire two weeks of orientation. This career management model provides an insightful head start on personal leadership, collaboration, and accountability and works through intense and intimate workshops that provide frank feedback from peers and coaches. This initiative – unique to Kelley – not only helps you to build your personal brand, it also allows you to focus on – and truly understand – what you want to do with your MBA while still at the very beginning of the career management process.

Once you enter your second semester, you'll receive specific career-path insight and guidance, allowing you to design your own academic curriculum – chosen from hundreds of electives – that will focus on what matters the most to you and your future.

Overview

Applicants
1,084
Acceptance Rate
38%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.33
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
640 - 710
GPA
3.08 - 3.59

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


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
74

89
Full-time
20
Female
15
Underrepresented Minorities
11
Part-time


Students Say

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business offers a reputed full-time MBA program along with an online MBA program where students can study at satellite programs in “Washington, D.C., Gaborone, Sao Paolo, Beijing, New Delhi, Myanmar, or Johannesburg.” Students can also choose to pursue a dual MS degree in business analytics, finance, global supply chain management, marketing, or strategic management. The “accessibility and quality” of the faculty and staff is considered one of “the best attributes of the MBA program” by many of its students. The “accounting and finance faculty,” in particular, “represent two of the best departments in the country.” There is a “strong sense of continuous improvement within the school” as “extremely accessible” and “responsive” faculty and staff are “willing to experiment with new ways to improve the student experience.” Professors are “able to teach theoretical academic disciplines while also relating them to current events.” “I was looking for an MBA program that focused on application of concepts and soft skill development,” says one student, “and I have certainly found both of those through Kelley’s academic offering[s].” Kelley has “established a solid curriculum, team of professors, and company network in Marketing (both B2C and B2B) and in Business Analytics.” The Strong Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurship is one of the best in the country for entrepreneurship and the “reputation and caliber of the Consumer Marketing Academy is unmatched.” Furthermore, students say, the “extra focus on future career[s] through the academy structure” truly “differentiates the program.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

Data Analytics
Information Systems/Information Technology
Social Enterprise

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
https://kelley.iu.edu/faculty-research/courses/course.cshtml?ID=BUS-W510 BUS-W 510 Sustainability Experimental Course Sustainability - development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs - is more than simply "greening" business. It refers to the difficult challenge of managing the triple bottom line: profit, planet, and people. This class examines (1) what sustainability is, where it comes from, and why it has moved from the fringe to mainstream business; and, (2) what strategies and practices the private sector (firms, entrepreneurs, etc.) and the public sector (government, international organizations, etc.) are currently using to advance sustainability in the developed and developing worlds.

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 markets. In 2017 these took place in 5 different locations around the world.

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's new/renovated construction which is LEED Gold certified.

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

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$108,164
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
95%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
79%
School Facilitiated
21%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
85%
School Facilitiated
15%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
Marketing
24%
Consulting
20%
Finance/Accounting
13%
General Management
5%
Other
4%
Operations/Logistics
2%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

49%
Midwest
19%
West
9%
Northeast
7%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
South
6%
Southwest
5%
International

Students Say

The school’s academy structure and associated projects allow students to “understand…brand management and different company cultures” and prepare students for their summer internships. Kelley is known for their “top-ranked” career services team. Students emphasize the particular strength of the “CPG marketing…in terms of recruitment.” There is a “broad portfolio of companies that visit campus,” but Kelley’s strong marketing focus means there is less emphasis on tech recruitment and more “placement in consumer good companies.” The school has strong relationships with companies like Procter & Gamble, ConAgra, Nestle, and General Mills, who actively recruit on campus. The faculty does an “excellent job bringing in alumni who have been successful at multiple levels in an organization to teach real world methods and give us a personal look into what it would be like to work at their company.”

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 32% $108,000 $106,562 $50,000 $135,000
Consulting 24% $130,000 $120,169 $36,000 $150,000
Finance / Accounting 20% $105,000 $97,017 $20,000 $150,000
General Management 13% $110,000 $110,283 $75,000 $150,000
Other 5% $100,000 $104,571 $85,000 $130,000
Operations / Logistics 4% $105,250 $104,917 $82,000 $130,000
Human Resources 2% $105,000 $98,833 $85,000 $106,500

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 18% $135,000 $130,631 $60,000 $150,000
Consumer Products 16% $107,500 $107,114 $100,000 $115,000
Technology 15% $102,250 $100,100 $50,000 $135,000
Manufacturing 13% $110,000 $100,862 $30,000 $120,000
Financial Services 12% $110,000 $102,611 $20,000 $130,000
Other 12% $105,500 $103,533 $36,000 $150,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 11% $105,000 $105,767 $85,000 $120,000
Petroleum / Energy 2% $100,000 $96,667 $85,000 $105,000

Prominent Alumni

David Ricks
MBA'96, CEO, Eli Lilly

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

Peter Wong
MBA?76, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Ltd

Janet Foutty
BS '88, MBA '91, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Consulting

Ken Calwell
Chief Executive Officer, Papa Murphy?s International

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 5

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$45,828

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$27,566

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
94%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
91%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
97%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
96%

New Students Receiving Loans
46%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$27,053
Tuition (Out-State)
$49,955
Fees (In-State)
$2,171
Fees (Out-State)
$2,171

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,972
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,972
Academic Expenses
$1,950

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
383
Part Time
0%

In State
11.0%
Out of State
89.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

10.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
33.00%
International

31% female
69% male

Campus Life

Students Say

In Bloomington, “Hoosier life is great.” Among the “best undergraduate music program[s] in the country,” Kelley provides an array of affordable and diverse performances, and a “multitude of clubs…cover a wide array of interests and associations,” including “wine…and food,” “the outdoors,” social organizations across specific racial/ethnic groups, and “an MBA Association that hosts events ranging from professional development to happy hours.” Women feel especially “empowered” and “supported” at Kelley. The president of the Women’s Club said she and her peers gained “visibility” with the dean’s office. Students with children and partners benefit from the “Kelley Partner’s Club and Kelley Kids Club, “a tight-knit community…that supports each other with babysitting, activities, and friendship.” Indiana University, of course, provides “Big 10 athletics,” but even those who aren’t sports fans can enjoy events ranging “from diversity talent showcases to gender equality discussions,” and if they have time “they can volunteer with local food banks and other non-profits.” Students also have many international and traveling opportunities, through “academy trips,” “company visits and treks,” “study abroad,” and “GLOBASE, a semester-long opportunity for students to work with international clients, which culminates in consulting in-country over spring break.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
James Holmen
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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

Phone
812-855-8006

Fax
812-855-9039

Email
iumba@indiana.edu


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