Tuesday, June 23, 2015

5 Ways Online MBA Students Can Enhance their Virtual Classroom Experience

First-year online MBA student and management consultant Sri Chatterjee tweeted this picture recently:



She was attending a live Economics lecture online on-board a flight taking her back home to Chicago. This of course excited her professor, Dr. Steven Kreft, who reached out to share his thoughts:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lessons Online MBA Students Learned While Helping a Botswana Business Return to Profitability

In August 2014, online MBA students Mike Vought, Jason Kuck and Rachel Skiles arrived in Botswana to meet the owners of Dips Motors, their client for the global immersion and leadership course we refer to as AGILE (short for Accelerating Global Immersion Leadership Education). The team was tasked with helping this 25 year old, family-owned auto repair business overcome its management, accounting and financial woes over the course of this 12 week class. They had the opportunity to meet Mel, the new manager of Dips Motors, at the start of the term. That was when they first learned about this company’s obstacles.

Monday, May 4, 2015

How Pitching to Silicon Valley VCs Better Prepared Me for Managing Risk and Entrepreneurship

By Sean Taylor


Some opportunities are simply too good to pass up. They are the kind of opportunities that would harbor regret and resentment if missed. The chance to participate in the Kelley Direct Silicon Valley Challenge was exactly one of those opportunities.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

How Business School Can Help You Turn Your Entrepreneurial Idea into Reality

By Ethan Grob

Plug N Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA - the venue for the Silicon Valley Venture Challenge pitches - is the largest startup incubator in the world. This sign displays many of the companies that started here.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Kelley Difference: Why I Chose This Online MBA


by Nathan Hall

 
Making the decision to attend an online MBA program

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My journey towards my MBA began while I was already in grad school completing my Master’s in E-commerce. I knew I wanted to continue my education with an MBA, but I wasn’t quite sure which program was for me. I remember asking my school at the time if I could take any of my courses online. As I was working full-time, having to physically attend school ate up so much of time and was very taxing on my personal life. Moreover, I realized that I became more dependent on online resources to supplement the material learned in the classroom, and even more so with group work. The internet became such a powerful resource to improve my efficiency, productivity and knowledge as a student. Learning in just the traditional classroom seemed so antiquated to me, the more my professors and classmates embraced technology in the classroom, the better my educational experience was. With that revelation, I felt that pursuing my MBA online made perfect sense, so I went in search of the best program, and all roads lead to Kelley--sort of.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How Getting an Online MBA from Kelley Paid Off Sooner Than I Expected

By Siddhartha R. Venkataraman
During the last seven-years as an ERP consultant, I have been traveling and relocating for work – sometimes to multiple locations in a single year. In this time span, I have lived in four countries (India, Malaysia, Singapore and USA), four states within the U.S. and two different states in India. I was based in California about two years ago when I decided to get an MBA, a degree that would help me progress in my field, but was immediately faced with a dilemma. I didn’t know if I should give up my thriving career for two years to pursue a full-time MBA.

Fortunately, I learned about Kelley's online MBA while I was still weighing the facts, and it seemed to be the most appropriate option for me. The first thing that caught my attention when I was researching Kelley was that the online program’s faculty was the same faculty who teach in the full-time program. The next thing was the class profile. The average GMAT score was comparable to many of the top ranking MBA programs, and higher than all but one local option. This was important to me because I knew much of my learning would come from peers, and they would be a large part of my future network.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How Managers Can Reduce Excessive Fear of Litigation in their Organization

Prof. Eric Rasmusen
Kelley Direct Professor Eric Rasmusen’s research on litigation rates in wealthy, democratic societies was recently quoted in an article about the adverse effects of America’s fear of lawsuits. Citing Rasmusen’s research, the author of The Economist article concludes that “Americans are not so much unusually litigious as unusually fearful, and this fearfulness extends to the prospect of lawsuits. The occasional jaw-dropping award in a personal injury or class-action lawsuit creates, like the occasional terrorist attack, a salient sense of pervasive danger.”

Professor Rasmusen shares more insights for managers who have to decide whether to risk potential litigation for their company in this interview: