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Your goals, your curriculum—your Kelley.
At the Kelley School, we help you customize a curriculum that improves your career potential and prepares you for tomorrow’s business
We have the most innovative curriculum around. No one else offers as many chances to tailor your MBA education to your career goals.
- Choose from six majors or design your own.
- Combine your major with a minor, joint degree, or a certificate.
- Choose between eight industry-focused Academies.
- Participate in Kelley Leadership.
- Immerse yourself in global perspectives through Kelley International Perspectives or Partnership in International Management.
We start with the Integrated Core.
Your entire first semester is about getting the big business picture. The Integrated Core is an intensive, 15-week course that weaves together every business discipline to give a solid understanding of how these disciplines work together, giving you the confidence to effectively lead
cross-functional teams and make decisions that will impact the entire business.
That leaves three semesters of electives and plenty of room to chart your own career path.
Your advisor and faculty will help you choose the right combination of major and minor to reach your career goals. And then you’ll decide if you’d like to complement your program with a double major, a certificate, or a joint degree. Our curriculum gives you the opportunity to enroll in electives of your choosing before your internship, during your second semester, preparing you with the in-depth knowledge that you’ll need to secure a full-time job offer.
Want to know more?For more information about Full-time MBA, please submit an information request below and the school will contact you with further information.
Application and Admission Requirements
We want to make sure that you and Kelley are a good match.
Kelley is highly selective in reviewing applications for admission. Yes, you'll be investing in your education here - but we're investing in you as well, and we want to make sure that you and Kelley are a good match, that we can offer you what you need, and that you can make good use of what we offer.
A business-related undergraduate degree isn't a necessity to be successful at Kelley. We do expect you to understand algebra, know your way around spreadsheet basics, and have a baseline knowledge of statistics. Some majors depend on a working understanding of calculus. But your past area of study or concentration is less important than your overall academic strength and potential.
As we evaluate applications, we consider the following:
Your academic record
We look at the cumulative grade point average from each institution you've attended, your area of concentration, the balance of verbal and communications courses with quantitative and analytical courses, and the trend of your grades.
If you're an international student, we ask you for documentation verifying that you've received the recognized equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree. The application for admission contains information about what documents are acceptable as verification.
Your GMAT scores
We look for a good balance of verbal and quantitative scores. If you take the Graduate Management Admissions Test more than once, we look at your highest score.
Your work experience
Most successful applicants have had two or more years of relevant work experience after an undergraduate degree. We look at full-time and part-time job responsibilities, and consider your skills, accomplishments, aptitude for a managerial career, and knowledge of the business environment. We also request a detailed résumé.
Your leadership abilities
We look at your record to see if you've worked well with other people in an organization and if you've demonstrated leadership abilities, whether on campus, in the community, or in the workplace.
Letters of reference
We request two letters of reference to gain a more complete understanding of who you are. Your recommenders should be people who can comment meaningfully on your professional performance.
This section of the application is your opportunity to demonstrate your writing competency and communication skills, give examples of leadership, and discuss your career goals. Provide any information that will help us learn how you can benefit from, and contribute to, the MBA Program.
International & Immersion Programs
The Kelley Program offers immersion opportunities to meet your needs and interests.
At the Kelley School of Business, you can add an international dimension to your studies through your course work, through classes in international management or a Certificate of Global Business Achievement, or by jumping right into the following immersion experiences.
Explore the world of politics with the Washington Campus Program.
You’ll join students from 16 other MBA programs for one intensive week focusing on the intersection of business, politics and law in Washington, D.C. You’ll network with policy makers and see firsthand how and where business and government converge. This opportunity is available during summer, winter, or spring breaks.
Apply what you've learned on a global scale.
The Kelley School's Global and Social Enterprise (GLOBASE) program provides a unique social enterprise experience by partnering with developing businesses to make a global impact. You'll work with a team of your peers to formulate business strategies for small businesses in developing countries like Peru. This entrepreneurial program includes both classroom and international immersion components, giving you the opportunity to understand the triple bottom line and to experience it in practice.
Create your own global study experience with Kelley International Perspectives (KIPs).
The KIPs program is a remarkable opportunity to fine-tune your organizational and leadership skills and explore international cultures and economies.
With KIPs, you and your classmates tailor a seven-week international study program to match your global interests. Each KIPs trip begins with an in-depth examination of the business and cultural landscape of a given country and culminates in a 10-day trip to that nation.
While faculty guidance is provided, our students drive the program. From start to finish, they:
- help develop the curriculum
- arrange for guest speakers
- recruit fellow students
- manage the finances
- plan the itinerary
- make travel arrangements
Previous KIPs programs have traveled to Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, India, Ireland, Japan, Poland, South Africa, and Peru. This opportunity is available to first- and second-year students, although only second-years are recommended as KIPs program leaders. View a recent KIPs syllabus.
Immerse yourself in global perspectives with the Partnership in International Management.
Is international business your passion? Do you want to study abroad? Then Kelley is the place for you. Through our membership in the Partnership in International Management, you have the opportunity to study at dozens of business schools world-wide. Take your pick of our overseas study programs.
Majors & Minors
From business acumen to industry insight, the Kelley School prepares you to succeed.
Our majors and minors build on the business fundamentals and global perspectives you develop in the Kelley Integrated Core—to give you rich and ready knowledge, skills, and insights into your chosen field.
Choose your major—many of which claim the top spots in national ranking and reputation.
- Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation
- Strategic Analysis of Accounting Information
- Supply Chain & Operations
You’ll complement your classroom knowledge with the real-world experience of one of our eight Academies—and then you can further customize your program by matching your major with another major, minor, certificate, or joint degree from another discipline of study. (That adds up to nearly 600 possible paths to customize your MBA.)
Or you can go all the way and design your own major in social entrepreneurship, arts management, or another field.
And there’s no rush. If you don’t come in with a plan in your pocket, we’ll help you develop one. MBA Student Services, faculty and academic directors are ready to help you put together the right combination of major, minor, and Academy for your career goals.
Expenses / Tuition Fees
Make a worthwhile investment in your future.
The Kelley School's tuition is among the most affordable of the top-ranked MBA
programs in the United States. Better yet, we give you a flat price at the beginning of your program and we guarantee it for two consecutive years.
Estimated MBA Program Expenses for 2009-2010
Out-of-state & international: $41,000
Required student fees
In-state: $ 1,592
Out-of-state & international: $1,592
Books and supplies
Out-of-state & international: $1,906
Out-of-state & international: $1,600
Your annual tuition covers all your MBA courses during the academic year. The required student fees include the student health fee, technology fee, student activity fee, and MBA program fee.
However, there are other costs to consider when planning your budget for life at Kelley.
Laptop Computer. You'll need a laptop computer that is compatible with the university's network. Once you're accepted, you'll get information on the hardware and software requirements as well as a list of university-recommended vendor.
Housing. On-campus housing is available and off-campus housing is affordable. No matter where you choose to live or how you choose to spend your free time, Bloomington is far less expensive than most U.S. cities.
The Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and Bloomington, Indiana, form one of the most intellectually vibrant, culturally diverse, and exciting collegiate environments in the United States. The university attracts a diverse population of students, undergraduate and graduate, from all...
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