BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the second time in about a week, the Full-Time MBA Program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has been ranked a top 20 program with one of the best returns on investment for students who choose it as the place to transform their future.
In rankings of MBA programs released today by QS Intelligence Unit, which also produces the QS World University Rankings, Kelley’s residential program was ranked 16th among 105 U.S. programs and 33rd out of 240 programs worldwide. A year ago, the program was 18th in the U.S.
The program was ranked fourth highest in the U.S. in terms of return on investment, which was based on a 10-year gain in compensation after accounting for tuition, pre- and post-program salary estimates and the length of Kelley’s program.
QS estimates that graduates of the Kelley Full-Time MBA Program have an average ROI of $866,963 in the decade after graduation, and reported that it only takes two and half years to fully pay back the cost of their degree. This compares favorably to a global mean average of 43 months or 3.6 years for graduates of other programs.
On Sept. 18, the program also moved from 26th to 19th in Forbes’ rankings. Kelley had the fastest payback periods of any MBA program in Forbes’ Top 20.
The new QS ranking reflects upward movement in rankings for the Full-Time Program generally. The program has seen solid Top 25 improvement in rankings issued by the Financial Times (22nd, up from 29th) and U.S. News & World Report (21st, up from 27th). Earlier this month, Clear Admit, a go-to source of information for prospective MBA students selected Kelley among its list of the Best Business Schools For Marketing.
Learn more about the program at Kelley’s annual, on-campus MBA Preview Weekend on Oct. 18-19.