Indiana University, founded in 1820, is split between two main campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis (the Indianapolis campus operated in cooperation with Purdue University). The Kelley School of Business was added in 1920 as the School of Commerce and Finance, and today holds up the motto “One School. Endless Possibilities.” The MBA and other graduate programs have received consistently high ranking by The Princeton Review, US News and World Report, and Business Week for several years running and is in fact one of the few business schools in the nation to have equally highly ranked undergraduate and graduate programs.
Since establishing Kelley Direct in 1999, the Kelley School has risen to the top of online education with flexible and reputable MBA, MS, and dual-degree programs. In addition to online instruction, Kelley Direct has developed customized programs for corporate partners such as Cummins, General Motors, and the American Bankers Association. With a faculty made up of entrepreneurs, consultants, and board members, acclaimed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as top ten in faculty scholarship, Kelley Direct offers students mentors and instructors with expertise inside the classroom and in the business world.
The application packet requires:
• GMAT scores
• Official transcripts
• One letter of recommendation
• A personal statement of goals
• Resume and
• An application fee of $75
Three other specialized online master’s degree programs – finance, global supply chain management, and strategic management – follow the same application procedure. Tuition is $58,000, not including books and travel costs, but financial aid is available to qualified applicants.
The Kelley School placed 93% of their MBAs in jobs within 90 days of graduation in 2010-11, marking Kelley’s career services as one of the best in the US. Through internships, auditions, mock interviews, roundtables with employers, and an online resume system for potential employers seeking graduates, the Kelley School goes to great lengths to see its students succeed after graduation. The quality of their career placement is evident as well in the substantially higher salaries that MBAs receive over their previous jobs.