Life At Kelley

Get personal attention and support from people who know what it takes to succeed in an academic career.

Take a top-ranked school of business, add a cosmopolitan college town, and then mix in dozens of bright, diverse, and ambitious minds—welcome to Kelley PhD Programs. This is where you will spend the next four to five years of your life, acquiring the skills to become a productive member of academia.

You’ll find yourself immersed in a life of research and study, collaboration and collegiality. From casual conversations with world-renowned scholars in their office doorways to intense seminars with like-minded students, the learning is never-ending at Kelley.

If you are curious about the world of business and eager to contribute important research to its study, this is the place for you.

A Community of Scholars

Doctoral study is just one facet of life at Kelley. We also offer full-time and part-time MBAs, an online MBA, master’s degrees, and a vibrant undergraduate program. We are a bustling and energetic place, well-known all over the world for producing some of the business world’s most innovative thinkers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and academic minds.

We encourage collaboration among graduate students, and Kelley’s Doctoral Student Association actively plans events for students and their families. The group even has a Facebook group —search for “Kelley DSA” next time you’re on. Collaboration of course extends to our faculty members, who consider doctoral students to be junior faculty members. You’ll be consulted on research projects, papers, and conference presentations—all in an effort to make you the strongest candidate on the academic job market. We want you to succeed.

Experience Life in Bloomington, Indiana

Learn more about the Bloomington, Indiana community, including the vibrant food scene, the music and arts culture, and sporting events, including IU Athletics and outdoor adventures.

Getting my PhD at Kelley was a jump start to a thriving career in academia.

Benjamin Warnick, PhD'16, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, Washington State University