Kelley School of Business

Kelley School of Business

About the School

The Kelley School of Business (KSB) is an undergraduate and graduate business school of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Through numerous corporate and global partnerships, Kelley School of Business is crafting the future of business with a firm foundation of tradition and excellence.

An Overview


Class Size

Course Fee ($) Non-residents

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Age 29
International Participants 36%
Gender 33% (Women)
Average Work Experience 5.6 Years
Average Salary $115,000

The Kelley School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bloomington and Indianapolis. We are listing the courses offered in the two locations.

Bloomington Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate Program
  • Full-Time MBA Program
  • Online MBA
  • Online Kelley/edX Programs
  • Graduate Accounting Programs
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Finance
  • MS in Healthcare Management
  • Online Master of Science Degree Programs
  • Executive Degree Programs
  • MS in Information Systems
  • PhD Programs
  • +Kelley Program
  • Executive Education

Indianapolis Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate Program
  • Evening MBA Program
  • Business of Medicine MBA
  • Graduate Accounting Programs
  • Business Foundations Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Medical Management

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Kelley School of Business recognizes meritorious students and offers various scholarships. We are listing them below.

Merit Aid
More than half of the students receive merit aid, with awards ranging from $10,000 to full tuition. No additional application is required as all merit aid is awarded through the admissions process. Candidates, however, have to apply by the Priority deadline (second round) for best consideration.

The merit-aid awards are awarded on the following criteria, without regard to financial need:

  • Academic performance
  • GMAT/GRE scores
  • Professional experience
  • Application strength

Dean’s Fellowships
Dean’s Fellowships which provide two years of full tuition are awarded to exceptional students who have showcased exceptional profiling in their work experience, test scores, undergraduate performance, leadership potential and admissions interview. These students will have access to the Kelley Dean’s Council, a group of leaders from some of the most important companies in the world.

Forté Fellowships
Forté’s mission is to help female business leaders and support their career with business education and networks. Female students named Forté Fellows will receive an award ranging from $15,000 up to full tuition fellowship for each of their two years in the Kelley MBA Program.

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We are listing down the top recruiters from Kelley School of Business

  • Accenture
  • 3M
  • Abbott Laboratories

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Notable Alumni

Mark Cuban


Jimmy Wales

American internet entrepreneur

John T. Chambers

Former Executive Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems

Kelley School of Business MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the Kelley School of Business MBA admission office are described below.

The list of essays to be submitted by the candidates is given below.

Essay 1: 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?
Word limit: 500 words

Essay 2: Respond to one of the following short essay prompts.
Word limit: 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…

Essay 3: Share a brief fact about yourself that your classmates would find interesting, surprising, or noteworthy.
Word limit: 25 words

Optional Essay: 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.
Word limit: 300 words

Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 1 Oct 15, 2020
Round 2 Jan 5, 2021
Round 3 Mar 1, 2021
Round 4 Apr 15, 2021

Want to know more about the MBA Application Deadlines for Top B-Schools? Here’s the entire list of top B-Schools along with their deadlines – MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

Applicants will have to submit one recommendation. The choice of recommender should be someone who can comment meaningfully on your professional performance. A current or recent supervisor is preferred. Kindly note that the recommendations are also due by the application deadline.

Here are some more tips about the letter of recommendation:

Who can give a recommendation: You will have to provide details of one recommender who can be your reporting manager/ previous manager/ senior colleague/ current client/ previous client/ business partner/ supplier/ auditor etc.

How a letter of recommendation should be written: The recommender should add specific instances/examples of the candidate’s professional work together.

How to send the letter of recommendation: The recommender should send the recommendation from the official email id only. If the recommender does not have an official id – then a proof that you reported / or was supervised by this person should be attached.

MBA Essay Analysis – Kelley School of Business

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