Monday, December 22, 2014
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
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Are you considering Kelley Direct for your MBA?
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.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Ideas are easy. Mine hit me mid-project. I had just learned how to sew. After discovering that Joann Fabrics rendered part of their product unusable by putting their logo on it I sat on the floor of my apartment and vowed, Scarlett O’Hara-style, to never shop at Joann Fabrics again. My resolve failed the next day when I realized I had no other local options, and that shopping online for fabric is the worst. The resolve restarted when I vowed to build the greatest chain of fabric and hobby stores of all time. I really need to stop vowing things, because it’s clearly getting out of hand.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
“We board a plane for 20 hours and wake up in a world that is completely different from what we are used to. The language, the way business is conducted is different (and frankly so is the food), and you have no choice but to produce a result. Talk about learning; Talk about being uncomfortable.
The students who went on this Myanmar trip were divided into four groups; each group consulted one of four local businesses who had partnered with our program. There was a logistics and supply chain company, an accounting and financial services firm, a chemical and flavorings company, and a mapping and environmental assessment company.
Our MBA Students Were Pleasantly Surprised By What They Experienced in Myanmar
Tips for Conducting Business in Myanmar
AGILE Rewards MBA Students With Global Connections and Professional Growth
About Josh Mitchell
Josh Mitchell was recently promoted to an Associate Director role of Culture and Communications at a biotech company in New York City. Over the last 11 years of his professional experience, he has worked in Banking in Learning and Development, sales, M&A, and strategy. His roles have been global and he has lived internationally multiple times. He lives and loves working in New York City, and is an avid fan of the beach, cars, and investing in real estate.
About Quazi Fawad
Quazi Fawad is a Tech Strategy and Innovation Project Leader at Cummins Inc. who has 12 year experience in a variety of customer facing and problem solving roles. His basic training (Bachelors and Masters) is in Mechanical engineering. Engineering – according to Quazi – is a social sport, so making the transition into a business facing role and earning an MBA was the logical next step for him.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
We Teach Our MBA Students How to Manage Their Professional Development
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Quiana Edmond, a current online MBA student, was recently promoted to a Business Analyst position at Xerox Corporation. She reached out to us to share how her online MBA experiences and classes helped her secure the position:
Deciding Between Traditional Part-time and Online MBA ProgramsWhen I was trying to decide between MBA programs I was apprehensive about both online and in-person part-time programs. As far as online, I was concerned about what my learning experience would be like. I wanted to make sure that I would be able to keep up with everything that was going on online because I knew that there would be a lot of moving parts. I was concerned about selecting an in-person program because I wasn’t sure that I could commit to being in class at a certain day and time.
I ultimately selected the online MBA from Kelley because I felt that the curriculum would challenge me and give me the general management skills that I was looking for with my busy life. Kelley also provides me with much needed credibility and allows me to set myself apart from others with arts backgrounds.
The Kelley Direct Online MBA Was Right for MeAfter being in the program for a year, I am convinced that I made the right decision. I absolutely love taking classes online! I can watch class sessions and do my work based on my own schedule. It has made going back to school easier for me and my lifestyle. Another aspect of Kelley’s online MBA that is amazing is the networking opportunities. I’ve seen the Kelley faculty in Chicago three times over the past year and there are various student clubs where I can participate. This is great because when I show up in Bloomington for Kelley Connect Week, I don’t feel like I’m seeing strangers. It’s always like I’m just catching up because I stay in contact and attend the Kelley networking events in my city.
About Quiana Edmond
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Virtual Networking Skills Are Essential in the Workplace
Online MBA Students Meet in Bloomington, Abroad, and at Local Events
Clubs Help Students Focus Networking Efforts on Their Professional Interests
By Phil Powell, Faculty Chair of Kelley Direct
Thursday, May 29, 2014
- Deadline for international applicants: June 1, 2014
- Deadline for domestic applicants: July 1, 2014
Special Virtual Open House with Kelley Deans & Faculty
Learn about new initiatives that the Kelley School is implementing in our innovative online MBA & MS programs including:
- How we prepare students for the global, virtual workplace in a free-agent economy.
- How our scholar faculty bring cutting edge information to the classroom and the market.
- Why our students learn about the social & environmental impact of business.
- How action-based learning leads to stronger relationships with classmates & colleagues.
The virtual open houses will take place on 6/4 and 6/23 at 9 p.m. ET.
Please RSVP with your preferred date.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Kelley Faculty Bring Unmatched Combination of Innovation, Accessibility & Research to the Online Classroom
Faculty Research Shapes the Way Business Happens
Online interaction between students and faculty members moves research both ways. Always on the prowl to answer practical questions, faculty members leverage the wisdom of Kelley Direct’s working professionals to generate data and research ideas. For example, Professor Matt Semadeni recently surveyed online MBA students on their appraisal of executive performance. This informed Professor Semadeni’s nationally recognized research on the division of labor between CEOs and Board Chairpersons in the Fortune 500.
Kelley Students Envision a Course, Faculty Members Make it Happen
Members of the Kelley Direct Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club wanted a class or conference to teach them skills in business plan pitching to angel investors or venture capitalists. Faculty advisor and Indiana Venture Faculty Fellow Professor Todd Saxton did them one better. He worked with the club leadership and Kelley Direct office to offer a new elective “Business Models and Venture Ecosystems” during summer 2014 that will include online instruction and bring students to Indianapolis for three days for The Innovation Showcase to meet and interact with hundreds of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Some have even applied to pitch! Saxton's entrepreneurial teachings and work in the venture community are both informed by his research in this area, and vice versa.
Faculty Mentors Support Kelley Direct Students On & Off Campus
By Phil Powell, Faculty Chair of Kelley Direct