BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Fueled by its top-notch career services and faculty research activities, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business continues to gain ground in the Financial Times’ annual survey of the top 100 MBA programs worldwide.
In rankings released Jan. 27, the school’s Full-Time MBA Program rose to 40th worldwide from 43rd last year and 57th in 2018. Kelley remains 22nd among all U.S. business schools, eighth among all U.S. public institutions and third in the Big Ten.
The FT’s ranking methodology involves 20 data points, including salary increases for alumni, international mobility and percentages of female and international faculty. A key strength for Kelley is its career services ranking, which moved up two positions to No. 3 worldwide.
The Financial Times also ranked the Kelley School 15th worldwide for research. During the previous academic year, professors published 284 articles in peer-reviewed journals and nearly 35 books.
“Recognition like this is especially meaningful when it reflects the quality of our efforts to prepare students for fulfilling careers and the solid, research-based education they receive from our faculty,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. “We’re proud of our collaborative culture, which connects students to the networks and experiences they need for whatever successful executive path that follows.”