Why Kelley

We empower you to create the future you want.

At Kelley, we prepare you for a new business career like no one else can. We do this by teaching the functional skills necessary to succeed, but also focusing on your personal transformation—honing your strengths and developing effective leadership skills. Your certified career coach will work with you one-on-one to find the career path that best fits you and your goals.

This level of preparation is recognized by top companies who return to Kelley year after year to hire our talented MBA students.

Leadership development begins even before classes through our Me, Inc. orientation program. Once classes begin, you’ll learn leadership by leading real-world projects, participating in student-led global business initiatives and studying and analyzing leadership in every class we teach.

From a strong foundation in business fundamentals to a deep understanding of yourself, our program provides a holistic, transformative education that prepares you for success. Tailor your degree to your interests through majors/minorsjoint degreescertificates and electives.

Putting academics into practice, your Academy delivers real career experience in your industry of focus and puts you in front of top companies.

You’ll work with our world-ranked Graduate Career Services and a career coach who truly gets to know you, helps you discover your passion and translates it toward specific functions and industries. We’ll help you tell your story in a way that gets responses from recruiters.

The level of individualized attention throughout the MBA Program results in students prepared to contribute on their first day of the job, and results in Kelley being a top recruiting destination. Kelley's reputation helps open doors wherever your career goals may take you. Review our career statistics to learn more about career outcomes for Kelley MBA students. 

Not only is our program among the top in the world, so is our location—Bloomington, Indiana, a “top college town” with an “amazing college campus”—where you will be surrounded by natural beauty, enjoy a low cost of living and live in a community nationally noted as a best place for food, theater, music and adventure.

When you join Kelley, you also join more than 120,000 alumni, a network of business connections who work to advance their fellow alumni. Kelley alumni are leading business in every state and on six continents.

MBA Career Coaching

For engineers and other technical professionals, speaking the “language” of business can be intimidating. Alex Aghajanian, MBA’17, knew she needed functional business skills to transition to a decision-making role in her industry. The career coaches at the Kelley Full-Time MBA Program enabled her to translate her strengths, passions and values into the right career.