Dean's Welcome

Our method produces leaders that others want to follow. But it’s not for everyone. We demand the best of our students, just as we do of our world-class faculty and staff. When you come to Kelley, you are expected to work hard, focusing attention on areas for improvement. You will get honest feedback and straight talk. Kelleys have the integrity, commitment and authenticity needed to persevere. They see risk as a challenge, not a barrier, and they know what it takes to make tough decisions for the right reasons.

Our curriculum also incorporates international experiences. Business truly is global, and we continue to build upon our extensive existing collaborations with international partner schools and global businesses, providing our students opportunities not just for a cultural exchange, but real leadership experience dealing with critical business issues on a worldwide scale.

Our success is reflected in our reputation among our academic peers, our career placement statistics and the support of our hiring companies. In addition, we have multiple top rankings across our programs and majors, including Top 5 rankings for our Bloomington undergraduate degree, our part-time MBA program in Indianapolis, our MBA in marketing, and our online MBA, which is consistently ranked No. 1 in the United States.

Yes, earning a Kelley degree is hard work, but you will be part of a wonderful tradition that extends for more than 100 years and is shared by a network of more than 120,000 living alumni—more alumni than any other business school in the world. With every graduating class, we build upon years of Kelley talent and pride across the globe. I share that pride, not only as dean, but as a Kelley alumna. 

If you are serious about a top-tier education in a collaborative environment and are ready to find your own momentum, I invite you to learn more about our transformative programs and encourage you to visit our beautiful main campus at Indiana University in Bloomington, our IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis, or meet the admissions representatives for our Kelley Direct online MBA and MS programs. 

Idalene F. “Idie” Kesner
Dean
Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management
Professor of Management

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