Kelley School of Business

Last updated on November 27th, 2018

Kelley School of Business – Founded in 1920, it is the B-school division of Indiana University and is located in Bloomington, Indiana.

Kelley’s entrepreneurship program has recently been ranked #1 and the B-school has been leading the non-profit and government sectors of the business arena with its alumni working in those fields. Kelley has a large alumni network and has approximately 5,500 students on the Bloomington campus.

  • Facts and Figures

An Overview

Rank 28
Program Duration 2 Years
Class Size 204
Average GMAT Score 677
Average Work Experience 5 Years
Program Cost $69,613


  • Recruitment at Kelley School of Business

Kelley’s alumni are hired to work in various industries, here is a list of the industry based numbers:

Industry Percentage Hired Compensation
Consulting 22.8% $135,000
Finance/Accounting 25.1% $100,000
General Management 12.6% $101,500
Marketing/Sales 27.5% $102,474
Information Technology 3.6% $85,000
Operations/Production 7.2% $102,500


  • Apply to Kelley School of Business

The deadlines for the 2017 admissions have been announced. Mark your calendars for these dates:

Early Round – October 15th, 2018

                     1 month, 12 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes ago

Priority Round – January 5th, 2019 (priority round)

                     in 1 month, 7 days, 13 hours, 19 minutes

Round 3 – March 1st, 2019

                     in 3 months, 3 days, 13 hours, 19 minutes

Final Round – April 15th, 2019

                     in 4 months, 17 days, 13 hours, 19 minutes


  • Essay Topic 2018-19



1. Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you to achieve these goals? Should the short-term goals you have identified not materialize, what alternate career paths might you consider? (500 words)

2. Please respond to one of the following short essay prompts. (300 words)
-> a. My greatest memory is…
-> b. I’m most afraid of…
-> c. My greatest challenge has been… d. I’m most proud of…

3. Share a brief fact about yourself that your classmates would find interesting, surprising, or noteworthy. (25 words)


4. Is there anything else that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you shouldn’t feel obligated to answer this question. (300 words)


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