The Indiana University Kelley School of Business continues to
be seen as a leader in presenting an array of choices for professionals seeking
a quality graduate business degree online, according to new rankings from U.S.
News & World Report.
|Dean Idie Kesner|
“As these rankings and other
indicators suggest, Kelley continues to lead the way in providing a quality
graduate business education, whether it is presented online or on campus
full-time,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, Kelley’s dean and the Frank P. Popoff Chair
of Strategic Management.
“We’re pleased that
our Kelley Direct Program is a model
for online graduate business programs worldwide. Students value our flexible, innovative and relevant
approach of presenting business education and preparing them for the next level
of leadership in their chosen career paths,” she added.
In addition to the Kelley Direct Online MBA,
students also can earn specialized Master of Science degrees in business
analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, global supply chain management,
information technology management, marketing and strategic management.
In the last year, Kelley Direct was ranked
the No. 1 program in
the United States by QS Intelligence Unit -- which also produces the QS World
University Rankings – and the Princeton Review.
U.S. News ranking is a reflection of Kelley Direct’s commitment to promoting
student engagement with faculty and peers, selectivity in admissions, a strong
reputation among other top business programs, and the quality of the faculty
who deliver the program,” said Ramesh Venkataraman, chair of Kelley Direct Online
MBA and M.S. programs and a professor of information systems. “The Kelley
School’s online programs continue to deliver high-quality courses and content
while ceaselessly focusing on providing value to students.”
News bases its rankings on five criteria: student engagement with faculty and
each other (28 percent), admissions selectivity (25 percent), reputation among
peers and employers (25 percent) and faculty credentials and training needed to
effectively teach in an online environment (11 percent).
in the Kelley Direct MBA program regularly interact with faculty, both in and
out of the classroom, and come to the Bloomington campus for Kelley
Connect in-residence weeks at the beginning of their first and second years. They also benefit from Propel, a comprehensive
professional development program. Students are assigned an academic coach and a
career coach, with every student required to meet with their coaches at various
points in the program.
The admissions process for the Kelley Direct MBA includes a holistic review of
a student's academic profile (including undergraduate GPA and GMAT/GRE score),
personal statement, resume, and letter of recommendation. Promising applicants
complete telephone interviews with a member of Kelley Direct's leadership team.
Students have two to five years to complete the 51 credit hours required for
the Kelley Direct online MBA.
U.S. News also ranked IU’s online programs in
education and nursing as well as the bachelor’s degree offered through IU
Online. The rankings will appear in the 2018 edition of U.S. News and World
Report's Best Online Education Program rankings.