When you enroll at Kelley Direct, you’ll become part of one of the largest student bodies in any top-ranked online MBA program (while still enjoying just-right class sizes). Our diverse and accomplished cohort means more opportunities for MBA networking, more dynamic in-person experiences, and more ways to get involved.
actively enrolled students
US states represented
countries outside the US represented
living outside Indiana
military students each term
Networking that's worth it
Created specifically for online students, the Kelley Direct Student Leadership Association (KDSLA) goes beyond traditional networking. SLAs can help you build a thriving, supportive network in a whole new industry, expand your network in your current industry, and connect you with friends and professional connections you'll keep for life.
Through quarterly meetups, discussions, and professional development events—both online and in person—you’ll form friendships, grow your network in new industries and locations, and build a sense of belonging within the communities you care about most.
Current Student Leadership Associations include:
- Business Analytics
- Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
- Finance and Investments
- Product Management
- Women in Business
Featured Student Leadership Association: Pride
Mission: To create a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, offering opportunities for leadership, professional development, and networking
"The Kelley Direct Pride association is excited to provide a space for all to find their voice and know that they are heard."
Tyler Dean Muirhead, MBA'24VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for KDSLA
Learn more about LGBTQ+ inclusivity at Kelley Direct.
"One of the most rewarding aspects of any MBA program is the opportunity to network with your peers. While the Kelley Direct program is taught online, there are an abundance of opportunities for students to build personal connections with both current students and alumni."
Joseph Hwalek, MBA'19
Connect with your community at KD Meetups
Step out from your Zoom background with KD Meetups, held twice a year in cities across the US. KD Meetups give Kelley Direct students the chance to meet in person, have fun, and network with peers and alumni in a relaxed, informal setting close to home.
In 2023, Global Connect Nights were held in many major cities, including:
- Los Angeles
- New York City
- San Francisco
Don’t see one scheduled near you? You can make it happen! Any student can volunteer to organize and lead a KD Meetup in their area.
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