Simply put, the Kelley Direct online learning environment is unparalleled. From live weekly classes to team projects, your coursework will build your business expertise as you build lasting relationships with classmates and faculty.
Live weekly classes
You’ll have the opportunity to connect with your Kelley Direct classmates and professors for live classes every week. Each course requires a live weekly session. Your live class will last about 75 minutes and take place between 6 and 9 p.m. ET. Use this time to ask questions, get immediate answers, and join discussions. All live classes are recorded so you can reference them later.
“I like the flexibility of not always attending, but when you do attend, it’s real—you really feel engaged. The technology that they use for the online classrooms largely in Zoom and Canvas—it’s great. You feel like you are part of the discussion.”
Aran January, MBA/MS’20Vice President, Risk & Underwriting, National Merchants Association
“I make a point to attend the live classes because it's an opportunity to see the professors and ask questions. The faculty are invested and they want to see you succeed. They know your name, and they look forward to seeing you in class and hearing your opinions.”
Rosalyn Hurt-Steverson, MBA’19Global Account Manager, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte
“The professors understand the needs of working students and they build a lot of flexibility into the program. A lot of my professors encourage me to sit in another section or pick a different time frame if I have conflicts.”
Bill Dawson, MBA’21, MS’22Vice President of Operations, Validity, Inc.
What's it like to learn online with Kelley Direct's advanced virtual classrooms?
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Zach Watt, Production Coordinator, Jellison Studios, Kelley School of Business: The way we learn has changed. Rather than being limited to a classroom, students are now able to learn from anywhere in the world. And in a dispersed online environment, the relationships between instructors and students are more important than ever. Closing the distance between online learners and faculty increases the effectiveness of learning and empowers students to change the world wherever they may be.
At the Kelley School of Business, we use media to close that gap and give every student, no matter where they are, a genuine connection to their instructors, their peers, corporate leaders, and the IU community.
The new Jellison Family Studios provide Kelley faculty with the best technology available to create authentic, genuine connections with students. Whether it’s with pre-recorded video with insightful graphics and animations to make difficult concepts easier to grasp. Or synchronous online courses that ensure every student feels included and heard via a truly shared space with their instructors and peers.
Or utilizing immersive virtual environments to place instructors wherever they choose whether that be a location here on IU’s campus or businesses around the world. Thanks to the generous gift from the Jellison family, the Kelley School of Business is ready to set new standards in education and to help our incredible students be prepared for an even more incredible future.
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From the Brian D. Jellison Studios at the Kelley School of Business
Build relationships and skills through teamwork
Teamwork and group assignments are built into the Kelley Direct experience. You’ll work with your team members located all over the US and the world to schedule virtual meetings and calls. It’s similar to working internationally.
You’ll build relationships with your classmates as you work on projects. You’ll also gain project management skills and learn how to coordinate schedules for your team across time zones.
World-class faculty, experts in online instruction
Kelley Direct faculty—the same world-class faculty who teach in Kelley’s in-residence programs—are experts in online instruction who deliver engaging, interactive classroom experiences. You’ll find they are approachable and eager to share their expertise with you.
Read Q&A with Alex Lopes “I very rarely have lectures in my live classes. I have recorded many videos over the years that students can watch prior to class so that we can do work during class time.”
Clinical Professor, Operations & Decision Technologies
Grant Thornton Scholar
Associate Faculty Chair, Kelley Direct Program
“I very rarely have lectures in my live classes. I have recorded many videos over the years that students can watch prior to class so that we can do work during class time.”
Read Q&A with Ernest O'Boyle “You can’t expect students to stay engaged while staring at a professor spout off for 75 minutes. Any content that is one-way communication isn’t taught in a live session. The live sessions are their opportunity to interact.”
Associate Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship
Dale M. Coleman Chair in Management
“You can’t expect students to stay engaged while staring at a professor spout off for 75 minutes. Any content that is one-way communication isn’t taught in a live session. The live sessions are their opportunity to interact.”