BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business continues to deliver a quality experience for undergraduate students, as demonstrated through another top 10 ranking among all business schools in the U.S. News rankings.
The Undergraduate Program at the Kelley School in Bloomington is ranked eighth overall and No. 1 in the state of Indiana. Eight specialty programs are ranked in the top 10 and nine are in the top 15.
“U.S. News’ overall No. 8 ranking of our Undergraduate Program is certainly impressive, but it is also a story of consistency and delivering high quality business education across all disciplines and fields,” said Ash Soni, dean of the Kelley School and the Sungkyunkwan Professor.
“Over the last decade, the program has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 along with many of our disciplines,” Soni added. “This year, four of our disciplines are ranked in the Top 5 in the U.S., eight in the Top 10, and nine in the Top 15. This shows that our graduates are getting an education from one of the best programs in the country, no matter what their major is.”
Kelley’s marketing program is ranked third; both accounting and entrepreneurship were fourth; management; fifth, information systems, seventh; production and operations management, ninth; and finance and business analytics, each 10th.
The school rose eight spots in rankings of international business specialties, from 23rd to 15th.
Kelley also was ranked eighth last year and is fourth overall among public institutions.
Soni said he appreciates hearing from students and their families about how they see tremendous value in the education Kelley offers, and from companies who recruit its graduates.
The program distinguishes itself from others through initiatives such as Kelley Compass, which helps students build their personal brand and develop their career path based on values, interests, personality, and skills. The school also offers a portfolio of support services for students, including a one-on-one mentoring program offered to every incoming student.
Kelley’s frequently copied I-Core program helps students attain an understanding of the cross-functional relationships between finance, marketing, operations, and leadership.
U.S. News only ranks undergraduate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and results are solely based on surveys of deans and senior faculty. Its peer-assessment score is based on two years of data about programs that are considered the best in a variety of specialty areas.