Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Kelley Direct online MBA program ranked No. 1 -- again

Kelley Direct, the online MBA program of Indiana University Kelley School of Business, continues to be seen as the leader in providing a quality education and a solid return on investment, as evidenced by a new No. 1 ranking by the Princeton Review.

Kelley Direct Students attend Kelley Connect Week

The Princeton Review rankings of online MBA programs released on Nov. 1 was based on comprehensive surveys during the 2016-17 academic year of nearly 4,700 students and administrators at MBA programs that offer most of their program of study online.

In each instance, students and administrators used more than 30 criteria aspects to evaluate programs. Among the factors for students were faculty quality, career preparation, academics, the technology platform and overall satisfaction. Schools were asked to provide information about admissions selectivity, graduation and retention rates, faculty training and credentials, technological infrastructure, student indebtedness and career outcomes.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

William Haeberle, Kelley professor and Indiana's 'godfather of entrepreneurship,' passes away at age 95

William L. "Bill" Haeberle, the creator of one of the nation’s first collegiate entrepreneurship programs and emeritus professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, died at his Bloomington home on Oct. 26 at the age of 95.

William L. Bill Haeberle
Over a career spanning nearly six decades, Haeberle left an enduring impact not only on the Kelley School, but also on Indiana’s entrepreneurial culture, working with many who started new enterprises. He also advised numerous top executives on how to they could spark a more entrepreneurial spirit at larger firms.

Haeberle’s contributions to executive education led to its emergence as part of the mission at Kelley and other business schools around the country. He taught at the Kelley School from 1946 until his retirement in 1984 and remained active as an emeritus faculty member into the next decade.

“Bill Haeberle’s forward-thinking mindset was the foundation of the Kelley School’s entrepreneurship and executive education programs, but it also contributed greatly to Kelley’s tradition of a culture of innovation across all programs,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, Kelley School dean and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. “He challenged norms and inspired his colleagues and students to go beyond their comfort zones, firm in his belief that complacency and risk aversion were obstacles to personal excellence.”

Donald F. Kuratko, the Jack M. Gill Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship and executive director of Kelley’s Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, said very few individuals can say they affected an entire state the way Haeberle has.Bill Haeberle was talking and living entrepreneurship long before anyone else used the word in 1946. His entrepreneurial career spanned over six decades, truly an indelible legacy that established him as the ‘godfather of entrepreneurship’ for the state of Indiana.”

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

$5M Gift to Support Students Interested Social Impact

Kelley students annually help build a Habitat home for a local family

A new fellowship program at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business will support a growing number of undergraduate students who combine business interests with community service and social entrepreneurship.

The fellowship program will be established with a $5 million gift from a Kelley alumnus and his wife, who wish to remain anonymous.

Students in the program will receive fellowships that will provide for tuition and fees, room and board, books, and a semester abroad, minus any other fellowships/scholarships the students receive from other sources.

The fellowships will be renewable if students remain in good academic standing as business majors, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Only students from Indiana will be eligible.

Unlike other fellowship/scholarship programs at Kelley, these students will be required to participate in service opportunities, particularly those offered by the Kelley Institute for Social Impact.