Overview

Applicants
1,013
Acceptance Rate
66%
Years of Work Experience
9.0
Average Age
33

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.42
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.18 - 3.75
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
13%
Average Verbal GRE Score
157
Average Quantitative GRE Score
158
Average Writing GRE Score
4.2
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
154 - 162
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
154 - 162
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
4 - 4.5

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
One calendar year
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$75
Out-of-State Application Fee
$75
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$75

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Interview
Other
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Resume

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
550
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
79

Faculty Information

Students Say

“Perennially ranked at the top for online MBA programs,” Indiana University Bloomington Kelly School of Business is “the only top tier program that was affordable and value-adding.” This top-ranking program offers flexible schedules, “a number of networking opportunities,” and devoted professors who “get it.” Professors use “quality materials,” give “personalized attention,” and are able to keep online students just as engaged as if they were physically sitting in the classroom. One student says, “The fact that the online faculty are the same professors who teach the in-person MBA courses is a huge plus, as the online program directly mirrors the physical program.” Online MBA students agree that IU professors are not “anything less than exceptional.” “There are times when I am actually overwhelmed by how organized my professors are. They are always on top of things, and the quality of teaching is exceptional,” says a student. They are able to break down concepts using “real-world business examples.” School administration runs “a world-class on-campus week” and provides outstanding overall support to students. Another unique feature of the program is the option for students to earn dual masters degrees (MBA/MS). Though the majority of students who attend Kelley’s MBA program already have a background in business, one student states, “This was especially attractive to me, since I don’t have a business undergraduate degree.” While completing MBA coursework online “certainly puts time at a premium,” Kelley’s program definitely allows for “maximum flexibility without compromising on quality.” At first glance, students may find the “rigorous coursework” daunting, however, the program is definitely made to accommodate adults with occupational and/or familial priorities. Students are able to watch recorded lectures, study and complete work at their convenience, and still find time for personal interests. “It truly is a program designed for people who have demanding full-time jobs and need to be able to manage their own time,” says a student. Online classmates speak highly of one another, calling themselves “driven,” as well as “bright,” “professional,” and well-respected in their fields. Although they are highly ambitious, they are also “team players.”

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
153
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
78%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
60%

95%
Full-time
19%
Female
6%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
12

Chat rooms
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

MS/MBA -- Dual Degree
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Center for Research

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Healthcare Administration
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

International Business
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Will Geoghegan
Management & Entrepreneurship

Rockney Walters
Marketing

Timothy Baldwin
Organizational Behavior

Daniel Beneish
Accounting

Randall Heron
Finance

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Even though Kelley’s online MBA students are already “intelligent and accomplished in their careers,” they eventually become even more gifted alumni due to the “dynamic career program” offered through the school. Faculty members present valuable “career coaching” advice to students in order to help them advance in their careers. The “Kelley Connect Week experiences” are among the top networking opportunities offered at the school. Students have the chance to connect with students, faculty, alumni, and business leaders on campus by taking “live classes,” discussing relevant topics, and practicing their business skills. Students are also encouraged to access external networking resources such as LinkedIn and have the “ability to have an abroad/international course,” if desired. “They really push the networking and getting to know classmates and alumni.” IU is a “top-ranked school with name recognition and peers that will challenge me without having to quit my job and relocate,” boasts one student.

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$121,000

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
36

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
-Dedicated career coaches provide 1:1 executive and career coaching -Online MBA-specific job boards -Industry-specific coaching -Career management courses, offered for-credit as part of the program?s elective structure and tailored to either job-seekers, those looking to advance in their current role/industry, or those looking to enter into consulting -Resume reviews, mock interviews, and cover letter editing -Networking resources and access to 120,000+ living Kelley School of Business alumni

Graduates Employed by Region

42%
Midwest
13%
Northeast
11%
South
11%
Southwest
11%
West
10%
Mid-Atlantic
1%
International
1%
Possessions and Territories

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Chris Prentiss
Chief Accounting Officer, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Vandana Kapur
Chief Financial Officer, Indy Chamber

Teddy Bekele
Chief Technology Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Thomas Dixon
Chief Marketing Officer, Jack Links Protein Snacks

Heather Wilson
Chief Commercial Officer, BMO Transportation Finance

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $37,260 $37,260
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,380 $1,380
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $74,520 $74,520

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
Mid June

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
62%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
30%

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$6,201

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$23,002

Average Debt at Graduation
$41,197

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
1,154
Full-Time
86%
Part-Time
14%

In State
11.0%
Out of State
89.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
29

Demographics

8.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
15.0%
International
89.0%
Out of State

26% female
74% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Sarah Wanger
Director of Admissions

Address
1275 E. 10th Street
Suite 2100
Bloomington, IN, 47405
United States

Phone
877-785-4713

Fax
812-855-2001

Email
kdirect@indiana.edu


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