Friday, July 24, 2015

How the Kelley Direct Women in Business Association is Addressing Gender Inequality in the Workplace

By Jo Cooey

 
You may have heard talk about gender equality in the workplace. Statistics such as the gender pay gap have become topics of debate in the political realm. Campaigns such as Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement have sprung up all around, providing a platform to discuss and to some extent combat inequality in the workplace. The bad news is that gender inequality still exists. The good news is there’s something you can do about it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Perspectives on Business and Life in Palestine – Why I Went to Bethlehem with my Online MBA Class

By Brian Nash


I am not a stereotypical online MBA student. I prefer to spend my admittedly limited free time going to punk shows or helping sea turtles rather than networking to find the next step in my career. That said, here I am, writing an article for Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Why? Because my Kelley Direct AGILE study abroad course in Bethlehem was easily one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I hope other current or prospective students can find their inspiration, challenge preconceptions and build a better world.

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.