Kelley Online Program Rankings

U.S. News & World Report 2014
Best Online Graduate Business Programs

#1 Overall

QS Top MBA: Distance/Online MBA Ranking 2014

#1 Among U.S. Schools
#3 Worldwide

Financial Times 2014

#1 For Research
#3 Among U.S. Schools
#5 Worldwide

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Why Kelley Direct is ranked No. 1 among more than 200 graduate business offerings in the U.S. and No. 3 worldwide

In 2014, the Kelley Direct Online MBA Program is ranked no.1 by U.S. News & World Report, no.3 in the QS Distance Online MBA Ranking, a global assessment of online MBA programs, and no. 5 worldwide by Financial Times.

“Kelley Direct teaches students to look beyond the horizon—not just toward it. At their workplace, our students convert the future into opportunity. These rankings recognize our ability to make Kelley Direct graduates every employer’s first choice,” said Professor Phil Powell, faculty chair of Kelley Direct programs.

Established in 1999, Kelley Direct was the first online MBA offered by a business school whose other MBA programs also are top ranked. 

A Model Program

"Kelley Direct has long been the model other schools look to when developing their online graduate programs, and it continues to evolve to meet today’s needs in the business world," said Kelley School Dean Idalene Kesner, who also holds the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management.

"We use the same faculty that teach in our residential and part-time programs. We also add features that emulate in-residence experiences, such as collaborative and personalized learning projects for real-world organizations, leadership and career training, and global leadership courses that include international trips."

Kelley Direct By The Numbers

  • Year Established: 1999
  • Enrollment: 728 students
  • Graduates: More than 2,000
  • Average Salary (2012-2013): $107,448
  • Average Salary Increase: 28%
  • 65% of graduates received a promotion while completing their MBA

Global Reputation

“Kelley has deep experience in the space, having graduated more than 1,300 with online MBA degrees.”

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