BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Kelley School of Business rose significantly in eight of 12 specialties as part of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings. This included placing three specialty areas in the top 10 – Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Information Systems.
In all, 10 specialty areas at Kelley ranked in the top 25, while the Full-Time MBA Program at IU Bloomington continues to be ranked 22nd overall and is seventh among public universities.
The Evening MBA Program at Indianapolis ranks 15th overall among part-time MBA programs and seventh among publics.
Looking at each specialty area ranking in the Full-Time MBA Program,
- Accounting moved up to No. 7, up from eighth last year
- Business Analytics rose to No. 14, from 21st a year ago
- Information Systems went up to No. 8, from ninth last year
- For International Business, the school went from not being ranked to No. 21
- Finance rose into the top 25, moving to No. 21, from 27th last year
- Management rose to No. 13th, from 16th
- Marketing improved to No. 11, from 12th
- Supply Chain Management moved up to No. 17, from 20th
The school’s ranking for its Entrepreneurship specialty remained steady at seventh and second among public universities. Its ranking in Production/Operations went from 11th to 15th. The two remaining specialty rankings, where Kelley was unranked, were in areas where the MBA program does not offer a program.
Ash Soni, dean of the Kelley School and The Sungkyunkwan Professor, said the specialty rankings reflect the respect that the school’s faculty and their activities have garnered from their counterparts, especially though increasing research contributions and collaboration.
The school recently learned that it was ranked ninth in the University of Texas at Dallas’ worldwide rankings of top research schools. Its faculty research output was more than any other school in the Big Ten. The school also was ranked ninth among North American business schools and second among public programs.
“U.S. News’ specialty rankings of our programs are both a testament to our faculty’s contributions and engagement in important issues facing business today and to the quality of our Full-Time MBA Program, which delivers a leading-edge curriculum,” Soni said. “Some business schools may ‘specialize’ in one or two areas, but we make a difference across a range of areas.”
U.S. News’ rankings are based on statistical and reputational data about graduate programs at U.S. colleges and universities and are available on U.S. News and World Report’s website.