MBA

Customize your MBA to fit your goals.

Whether you want to advance in your career or explore new career paths, the No. 1–ranked Kelley Direct Online MBA can get you there.

With seven majors, 50% electives, and a business fundamentals core, our innovative curriculum enables you to customize your experience and gain the deep specialization of a master’s degree. Immersive experiences build your skills and redefine your perspective.

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Application Deadline for Spring 2021

January 15Domestic & International Deadline

See how the Kelley Direct Online MBA enables you to achieve your career goals.

Career services designed for online MBA students.

With the #1­–ranked Kelley Direct Online MBA, your future success isn’t on hold. With world-class career services specially crafted for online students, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to accelerate your career. More than 64 percent of Kelley Direct students are promoted while in the online MBA program or within six months of graduation.

Kelley’s Graduate Career Services and your dedicated career coach show you how to create a path to advancement. They’ll provide you with the guidance and tools to help you achieve success—now and throughout your career.

Customized, innovative curriculum.

The Kelley Direct Online MBA provides the ultimate in customization. With seven majors, 50% electives, and a signature integrated core experience, our innovative curriculum enables you to:

• Set a pace that fits your life (complete within two to five years)

• Build a strong foundation of business skills

• Learn to understand and solve C-suite level business problems

• Customize your course plan with electives to achieve your unique goals

• Connect with professors and peers during live classes

Personal connections.

This is an online program that doesn’t feel like an online program. Personal connections are essential to your success throughout your career. You'll build these lifelong connections with classmates, faculty, and Kelley alumni at Kelley Connect Weeks, two in-person experiences built into the beginning and end of the Kelley Direct Online MBA program. You’ll also make lasting relationships with the Student Leadership Association, a community of your classmates that enables you to connect, learn, and have fun with your Kelley Direct peers.

Immersive experiences.

Experiences redefine your perspective—and get you noticed by employers. Consult with a small business in another country, work with Fortune 500 executives in a major US market, or take a professional development course to make a lasting impact. As a globally conscious and ethically minded program, Kelley Direct provides you with opportunities to gain valuable experience and make a positive social impact on the world.

World-class faculty delivering a state-of-the-art online learning experience.

Kelley Direct faculty are experts in online instruction who deliver an engaging, interactive classroom experience. Our faculty facilitate live class sessions—a distinction that sets us apart from other top online graduate programs in which faculty pre-record their lectures. Live sessions enable you to work directly with your Kelley faculty every week. You’ll find they are approachable and eager to share their expertise with you.

You’ll also learn in state-of-the-art studios and virtual classrooms. The Brian D. Jellison Studio Classroom offers the experience of being in a live classroom with your peers and enables your Kelley faculty to create dynamic course content.

Powerful alumni network that’s more than 120,000 strong.

As a Kelley graduate, you are part of the largest alumni network of any business school. As a Kelley Direct Online MBA student, you’ll have opportunities to connect with these alumni—many who are influential business leaders at Fortune 500 companies or working at innovative startups.

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650

median GMAT

33

average age

$122,000

mean base salary upon graduation

3.44

average GPA

28%

female

28%

students holding advanced degrees

9

years of professional experience

50

states represented

29

number of non-US countries represented

64%

reported receiving a promotion while enrolled

90%

of students live outside Indiana

11%

military

Kelley Direct Online MBA Courses

From Core courses to electives across major areas, get a look at the courses you can choose to take as a Kelley Direct Online MBA student.

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