Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
By Kelley Direct Programs
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
|Phil Powell, Faculty Chair of Kelley Direct|
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Every year we collect data from our graduating students. We want to understand the impact that earning the Kelley MBA online through Kelley Direct Programs is having on their careers. We also want to understand the return our students are getting on their investment. For the class of 2011-12, the outcomes continue to be outstanding. Specifically:
- The average salary three months after graduation was $104,160. This is a 36% increase over the average salary of the graduates when they started the program.
- Over 66% of our graduates received a promotion during their time in the program.
- Based on this data, the average amount of time for our graduates to receive a full pay back on their investment in their online MBA is 2 years.
Monday, September 17, 2012
As summer turns to fall, it is not too early to start thinking about starting your application to Kelley Direct. For international students, the application deadline is January 7, 2013. For domestic students, the application deadline is February 1, 2013.
If you are interested in scholarships we encourage you to apply early. Scholarship decisions are made at the same time as admission so the earlier you apply, the more likely it is that scholarship funds will be available.
Finally, we invite you to our upcoming events, both in-person and online.
- 19: Chicago Cocktail Reception RSVP
- 25: Online Virtual Open House RSVP
- 26: Online Admissions Q&A RSVP
- 1: Philadelphia Cocktail Reception & Dinner RSVP
- 2: New York Cocktail Reception (Financial District) RSVP
- 3: New York Cocktail Reception (Midtown) RSVP
- 4: Alexandria, VA Cocktail Reception & Dinner RSVP
- 9: Cincinnati Cocktail Reception RSVP
- 17: Online Virtual Open House RSVP
- 19-20: Bloomington Experience Kelley Weekend RSVP
- 24: Online Sample Class RSVP
- 7: Louisville Cocktail Reception RSVP
- 8: Lexington Cocktail Reception RSVP
- 14: Online Virtual Open House RSVP
- 28: Online Financing Your Kelley Degree RSVP
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Those were powerful statements. I exited the auditorium ready to take on the world, and the next week was filled with networking opportunities that validated the dean’s comments. Each student I met was impressively successful, intelligent and ambitious. I knew that I was with current and future leaders of the world’s most important organizations.
Nearly a year later, I’m returning to Bloomington, remembering my initial feelings and the memories I’ve created over the past year. The dean’s comments seem as true now as they ever have. I feel privileged and honored to be a small part of the Kelley School.
A year later, wiser and more experienced, I can’t wait for the dean’s next words to build in my mind. I wonder which words will stick with me this year. Will they be broad, inspirational phrases that make good quotes at the bottom of emails? Or, will it be the subtle guidance that is typical of great leadership? I’m thrilled to find out.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
In the meantime, we do want to remind you of two more opportunities to learn more about Kelley Direct:
- Financial Aid Q&A - May 23, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Jay Adams of the IU Office of Student Financial Assistance will join KD Executive Director Terrill Cosgray to discuss the various options available to finance your Kelley online MBA or MS investment.
- An Evening with Dean Daniel C. Smith - June 6, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Dean Smith will provide an overview of the Kelley School and share what makes Kelley Direct so unique among online MBA and MS degree programs. He will also answer your questions.
We look forward to talking with you soon!
Friday, March 9, 2012
I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the first few days of Kelley Connect Week last weekend to help new students start their journey with Kelley. For those who don’t know, Kelley Connect Week is a one-week course held on the Bloomington campus for new MBA students in Kelley Direct. This week introduces them to the program, the staff, the faculty, and IU. It’s a chance for the students to meet each other face-to-face, work together as a team, begin their course of study, and present to faculty what they learned. This term’s program also had the in-residence course for 2nd year students as well, so 1st years and 2nd years could meet each other.
The week started off with registration on Saturday afternoon (March 3rd). I (along with four other current students and one alumnus) greeted each student as they arrived for registration. We gave them information about the mentoring program for 1st year students and the Student Advisory Board and answered questions that they had. That evening, we attended the induction ceremony, champagne reception, and dinner where we got a chance to talk with students more.
On Sunday, March 4th, we had a panel discussion for an hour where the new students could ask any questions they wanted. Later in the day, we mingled with students during lunch and also at dinner where the IU/Purdue basketball game played on a large screen in the background.
I met many interesting and impressive people last weekend, and I believe that they will all do well at Kelley. I hope that many will keep in touch and let me know how the program is going for them. Best wishes to all of them!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Veterans Support Services, championed by Margaret Baechtold (the director), serves countless veterans and Indiana University. Whether these students are undergraduates on campus, or serving on an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean, Margaret and her team are there and ready to serve at a moment's notice. Her team made navigating the G.I. Bill easy and the paperwork seem almost transparent.
On behalf of the all of the veterans at Indiana University, a big, BIG thank you to VSS for all of the tireless work that they do.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
On March 5th, I start my last class at Kelley. I finished the MBA last year and lack this one course in completing my MSSM. My feelings are very mixed right now. I’m excited to be finished and to embark on a new adventure, yet I’ll miss the constant connection to this wonderful program and the constant depth of learning and exchange of ideas.
It’s been almost four years since I started at Kelley, and I’m so glad that I chose Kelley for my education. When I started this program, I wasn’t sure how an online business program would work, but it has far surpassed my expectations. The professors have been experts in their fields and are very accessible and amenable to answering questions. I’ve kept in touch with several and will continue to do so. I’ve made great friends with many classmates over the years – ones that I’ll be in touch with forever. I’ve learned so much that I can’t possibly begin to outline it all here, but I can tell you that my whole thought process has changed as I see business and the world differently now. My husband even comments that he’s seen changes in how I solve problems, react to situations, and look at the world. I agree with him. My experiences at Kelley have changed me – all for the better.
Over the years, friends and acquaintances have questioned how an online business program can be any good. I venture to say that it’s been better for me than a full-time MBA program would have been. I’ve worked with people from all over the world. I’ve learned to work across time zones and cultures. I’ve learned how a real-world team really works when other forces vie for each member’s time. I’ve learned from others’ work experiences as they are going through or have gone through the very topics that we cover in our courses. Yes, I believe that Kelley Direct has been a better program for me than a full-time one would have been.
So as I leave this great program, I have a few words of advice for incoming students. First, don’t forget to network with your classmates and professors. Get to know them and learn about them. They are all experts in one way or another, and you will learn from all of them. Second, take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves while you are in this program. There are clubs to join, special courses to attend, webinars, extra readings, discount subscriptions, access to the IU library, and more. Third, enjoy yourself! This program is intense, and at times, it may feel overwhelming, but it is a wonderful process of growth and development that can be incredibly fun.
I wish you all the best in your future endeavors! Go Hoosiers!