Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is widely recognized as a great learning institutions for both undergraduate and graduate business education and is consistently ranked amongst the nation’s best business schools. Indiana University's campus in Bloomington, Indiana, is also one of the most attractive. The school is located about an hour’s drive south of Indianapolis in the rolling, tree-covered hills of southern Indiana. The buildings on IU’s campus are almost exclusively constructed with Indiana limestone from stone quarries within the same county.
The first class at Indiana University graduated in 1830, making it one of the oldest colleges in America. Current enrollment is approximately 40,000+ students, and the university is continuing to grow. In addition to the highly regarded business school, IU is well known for its School of Education and the Jacobs School of Music. Indiana University also has a strong tradition in athletics with a proud record in soccer, swimming, diving and basketball.
What is now known as the Kelley School of Business was established in 1920 as the School of Commerce and Finance. In 1997, the school was named in honor of philanthropist E.W. Kelley and his family, in appreciation for their gift of an ambitious $23 million dollar business scholarship program. Today, the Kelley Scholars Program attracts many of the nation's most outstanding high school graduates interested in pursuing an undergraduate program in business. Mr. Kelley, at the time the managing general founder of Kelley & Partners Ltd. and co-chairman of Steak n Shake Co., maintained a close association with Indiana University dating back to the mid-1930s, when he was president of the School of Business student body (class of 1939).
The undergraduate business school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in 11 major fields of study. Its programs have been consistently cited and highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college ranking issue. Additionally, Kelley’s MBA program continues to be ranked among the top 25 programs in the US.
The graduate school is a smaller program with class sizes between 250 and 300 students. The MBA program offers exposure to general business practices in the first semester, followed by the opportunity to select from among 12 major courses of study. The program is strong with recruiters and has a solid reputation with companies that seek MBAs for brand management positions.
Blue chip consumer packaged goods companies that recruit marketing students for internships and full-time employment include Procter & Gamble, Unilever, 3M, Kraft, Kimberly-Clark, Nestle, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Johnson & Johnson, Conagra, Philip Morris USA , Miller Brewing, and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
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