BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kelley Direct students here for Kelley Connect Week received some additional good news Monday, when they learned along with the rest of the business school about new rankings from the Financial Times, which again ranked the program fourth worldwide and second among U.S. institutions.
One of several top-rated offerings of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Kelley Direct a year ago moved up into those positions in FT’s rankings and has maintained them within a competitive field. While the top four programs in FT’s rankings of online MBA programs remain unchanged, there were many shifts among schools in the top 10 and beyond.
In addition, Kelley Direct was No. 1 overall in terms of research rank and online delivery and its career services were ranked second.
Ramesh Venkataraman, chair of Kelley Direct MBA and MS programs and the John R. Gibbs Professor of information systems, said the FT rankings reflect the program’s consistent efforts to deliver a quality experience and a solid track record of offering value to students.
“We enable students around the globe to earn an MBA program online that matches the quality and rigor of our full-time on-campus graduate business experience,” said Venkataraman, who also serves as the Kelley School’s associate dean of information and instructional technologies.
“Our online MBA offers employed professionals a personalized set of academic, career and experiential opportunities designed to strengthen their capabilities and make a difference in their organizations,” he added.
The FT rankings are just one recent measure of Kelley Direct’s quality. In January, U.S. News & World Report ranked both its online MBA and online master’s programs No. 1 in its Best Online Education Program rankings in January.
Students in the online MBA program also can earn Master of Science degrees in business analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, global supply chain management, information technology management, marketing, and strategic management through the dual-degree option.
Kelley Direct MBA program students regularly interact with faculty, both in and out of the classroom and through AGILE international immersion experiences. They also come to the Bloomington campus for Kelley Connect Weeks during their first and second years.
They also benefit from a comprehensive professional development program. Students are assigned an academic coach and a career coach and are required to meet with their coaches at various points in the program.
We welcome our Kelley Direct students (see below), who are here for spring 2019’s Kelley Connect Week.