Life at Kelley

Once you visit, you'll fall in love.

Beyond preparing you to change careers, the Kelley School offers professional and social events, activities for partners and families of MBA students and clubs and organizations to suit almost any interest—all on the Big Ten Indiana University campus in the quintessential, diverse college town of Bloomington.

Sports fan? We’re known for basketball (go Hoosiers!) and the “world’s greatest college weekend”—the Little 500 bicycle race which inspired the Academy Award–winning movie Breaking Away.

Foodie? Explore more than 350 local and ethnic restaurants, the largest farmer’s market in the state and local wineries and breweries, too.

Outdoorsy? Check out nearby state lakes, parks and forests that make us a destination for outdoor adventure and beauty.

Like performances? We’ve got that covered—from Broadway to Macklemore, the annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival and local clubs to IU’s top-ranked Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance and Jacobs School of Music.

We offer one of the lowest costs of living among top-ranked MBA programs and are a short drive to Indianapolis (1.5 hours), Louisville (2 hours), Cincinnati (2.5 hours), Chicago (4 hours) and St. Louis (4 hours).

See for yourself why Bloomington’s not just one of the best places to study business, but also, according to Forbes, one of the top 25 small places for business and careers—we invite you to plan your visit.

Top 10 foodie city, 2013; a destination for wine and culinary enthusiasts., Orbitz

Top 10 burger in the United States.


Vegetarian friendly.

PETA, University Navigator

Number one "surprisingly gay small-town destination.",

Top 10 place to live.

Men's Journal Magazine

"Playful City USA."


Bicycle friendly.

League of American Bicyclists, Bicycling magazine

One of America's top-50 adventure towns.

National Geographic Adventure Magazine

One of America's most beautiful college campuses and top college towns.

New York Times, USA Today

Kelley MBA Blog

Our class comes from all across the globe, from many different cultures and career backgrounds. One of my favorite parts of my experience thus far has been seeing how those different perspectives coalesce in the classroom, bringing incredible richness to our discussions.

Sam Yoder, MBA’22

Make Bloomington Your Home

Explore Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana is a vibrant college town with so much to offer during your graduate school experience. See why our MBA students, and their families, enjoy calling Bloomington home for the two years they spend at Kelley.