Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A BRIC Nation Ready to Launch: Insights on the Labor Market and Business Climate in Brazil from My MBA In-Residence Trip

By Dan Alldridge

Enjoying the visit to BM&F Bovespa

Traveling to Brazil with my online MBA classmates through Kelley Direct’s AGILE course was a great experience. It was a unique opportunity to learn about an emerging market that could not be replicated in the classroom.
I was immersed in the whole country - learning the Brazilian culture through its, business environment, economy, and politics.  During my trip, I was able to observe business politics during the lull between presidential election votes.  The business leaders in Brazil all noted their concerned about the negative effects to the economy if President Dilma Rouseff were re-elected.  These fears came to fruition on 27-October, the day following President Rouseff’s re-election, the market fluctuated drastically ending 3% down and the Brazilian real weakened even further. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Why MBA Students Should Work or Study Abroad - Kelley Direct Student Reflection

By Kash Faheem

Earlier this year, I was working as an engineer in the System Integration Laboratory at Raytheon where Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), EO/IR (Electro Optical/ Infrared) and SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Sensors are engineered and developed. Because of my experience there, I was offered the opportunity to go to Japan as a Field Engineer Consultant supporting our overseas customers on UAV that Raytheon was subcontracted to. I was a technical engineering consultant in my new role and got to serve as the liaison between Raytheon, our customers and the end users of the UAV.

This opportunity came only a few months after I had already started my online MBA at the Kelley School of Business. Fortunately, I was able to accept this role because of the flexibility of the Kelley Direct program, and it has greatly enhanced my learning in the classroom and on the job.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why the Networking and Faculty Coaching at Kelley Connect Week was Awesome and What it Taught Me

By Craig Davis

I did not know what to expect from Kelley Connect Week. I knew I had signed up for the #1 onlineMBA program in the country and that “orientation” weeks at top-tier MBA programs were not meant to be easy. So as I sat, perhaps a bit apprehensive, in our first session on Saturday evening within a room full of very professional looking individuals I wasn’t sure how to interpret Professor and Faculty Chair Phil Powell’s statement “You will not be the same people when you leave next week as you are today”. Reflecting back, I can say that his statement was entirely true. The Kelley School of Business’s impeccable approach to Kelley Connect Week (KCW) transformed me by generating connections that I truly value and creating an immediate and positive impact on my job performance.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How to Maximize Your Kelley Experience - Healthcare Club Webinar on September 17

The Kelley Direct Healthcare Club invites you to a webinar on how to Maximize Your Kelley Experience: Learn from Experienced Healthcare Professionals and Alumni.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Clabber Girl Moving Forward with MBA Student Recommendations from Kelley Connect Week

It was around this time last year when a new class of MBA students finished presenting their recommendations to faculty and executives from Clabber Girl Corporation. I recently followed up with Lori Danielson, Vice President of Clabber Girl, about her team’s experience working with our online MBA students last August. 
Every Fall and Spring, our online MBA students come to the Indiana University Bloomington campus for KelleyConnect Week where they work on real cases from both local (first year) and global (second year) businesses. The fall 2013 case was from Clabber Girl, an industry leader in customized food products based in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Announcing the Fall 2014 Kelley Direct Networking Event Schedule

Are you considering Kelley Direct for your MBA?

Our upcoming networking events are a great way to learn about our online MBA and MS programs. You’ll get the opportunity to meet students and alumni who live and work near you. It is very likely that they were considering the same schools you are right now so they understand what you’re going through.


Network with Kelley Direct students and alumni

Although our online MBA students get face time with their classmates during Kelley Connect Week and AGILE study abroad trips, they are still eager to meet more often – and many do on their own. We started hosting these events in cities all over the U.S. to make it easier for even more students and alumni to come together for casual networking and conversation.

Bring your questions for them as they will be happy to share their experiences with you.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kelley Direct Honored at U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan

The U.S. Military recently recognized Kelley Direct for the educational opportunities we provide for our service men and women by flying an American flag in our honor at a base in Afghanistan. Jeff Hendricks, a current Kelley Direct student and Director of Logistics at the base, stopped by our Bloomington office to present us with the flag.
He is on the left in the picture below with Kelley School Deans Idie Kesner and Ash Soni.