Kelley School of Business – Indiana University

School representative: Gale Gold Nichols
Title: Executive Director, Full-Time MBA Program
Email: [email protected]
Chat hours: 20:00-21:00
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Bloomington, Indiana, USA

The Kelley School of Business full-time MBA program will empower you to create the future you want. You will find a meaningful career by working one-on-one with a certified executive coach from Kelley’s Graduate Career Services, ranked #4 in the world by Financial Times; become a confident leader with personalized leadership development; gain real-world experience through our innovative Academies; consult with small companies in emerging economies to gain international business experience and create positive social change; and join a community of students, faculty and staff who will support you, now and throughout your career. Enjoy an outstanding return on investment and make the most of every moment—inside and outside of the classroom—at the Kelley School of Business.

Two Years (21 months from start to finish)

Annual tuition: $52,483

All students offered admission to the MBA program are automatically considered for merit-based financial aid offered by the Kelley School of Business; there is no additional application to complete. Over 95% of our students receive scholarships ranging in value from $15,000 to full-tuition each year of the program.

The Kelley MBA Program offers the following majors: Business Analytics (STEM-designated); Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation; Finance (STEM-designated); Management; Marketing (STEM-designated); Strategic Analysis of Accounting Information (STEM-designated); and Supply Chain and Operations (STEM-designated). MBA students will also join a Career Foundations Academy to prepare for their chosen functional role. Career Foundation Academies include Strategic Finance, Capital Markets, Consumer Marketing, Business Marketing, Supply Chain and Digital Enterprise, and Consulting. Students also have the option to join an Industry Exposure Academy (Life Sciences or High Technology) and/or a Skills Development Academy (Leadership or Entrepreneurial Innovation).

We target a diverse entering class of approximately 160 students each year. Our current first year MBA class includes citizens of 26 different countries. Kelley graduates pursue post-MBA careers throughout the United States. For the Class of 2021, 41% accepted offers in the Midwest, 30% in the West, 22% in the East, and 5% in the South.

As a Kelley MBA, you will be a part of a very large network of Kelley School of Business alumni, over 122,000 worldwide!

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Kelley School of Business – Indiana University Chat
Brittany Wisniewski
6/05 04:50PM
Hi everyone
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:31PM
Hi from the Kelley School!
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Guest- Lior
6/09 10:32PM
Hello Brittany! will you waive the GMAT this year for MBA program?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:34PM
Hello Lior! I am not sure who Brittany is (she is not from Kelley), but for Kelley, we will be making GMAT/GRE waivers available again this year. Just see our website for the info on how to apply for a waiver.
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Guest- Gil
6/09 10:37PM
hi Gale - if I apply for a GMAT waiver can I still apply for a scholarship?
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Guest- Or
6/09 10:37PM
Hi. How does one choose a specialization in the MBA? Do I need to know in advance which industry I want to work in? to be honest I really don’t know…
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Guest- Gil
6/09 10:37PM
second question, can my wife work during my MBA?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:37PM
Shalom Gil and Or!
Gil: Yes, students who receive GMAT waivers are still considered fully for scholarship awards.
Or: you don't need to know in advance which industry or which kind of role you want to work in. We will help you explore that and then to choose which major is best for you. For purposes of your application, you can just select whichever major seems like one you'd be interested in. You don't have to stick with that.
Gil: Your wife can work if she has work authorization in the US. Unfortunately, the US government doesn't allow students' spouses to work for pay unless they have US work authorization.
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Guest- Lior
6/09 10:41PM
Is it possible to work during the full-time program?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:42PM
Lior: students sometimes work 10-12 hours/week (for instance, as a graduate assistant at the university). You will be very busy with your studies and with your job search, though, so it's not advisable to work more than that.
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Guest- Or
6/09 10:43PM
thanks
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:44PM
You're welcome! If you think of other questions, feel free to put them in the chat, or email me any time at [email protected].
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Guest- Day
6/09 10:48PM
Gale, I have a number of questions
1 - can I work in the second year?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:49PM
Shalom Day!
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Guest- Day
6/09 10:49PM
2. can I not do an interneship?
shalom shalom
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:49PM
We expect students to get some kind of work experience. It could be an internship or developing their own business idea.
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Guest- Day
6/09 10:49PM
and 3. if I dont get a scholarship, can I postpone my studies by one year?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:50PM
Working in the 2nd year is quite unusual, mainly because it's hard to get the work authorization for that.
Yes, you can defer your admission for a year...but most Kelley students do get scholarships
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Guest- Gur
6/09 10:53PM
Do you consider military experience as real work experience?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:53PM
Shalom Gur! Yes, we do consider military experience to equal work experience.
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Guest- Day
6/09 10:56PM
Gale, where is the campus located? and how is the student life there. I think there are many advantages in studying not in a big city like NY, but wanted to hear your view
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Guest- Dvir
6/09 10:57PM
Hi everyone. I didnt hear about Kelley till this session, but it seems super interesting and high up on the rankings too so a. you are doing a good job
b. do you think I could find a job in a top consulting firm (Mckinsey or BCG) post MBA. that is my career goal, but I cant find on Google your career report
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 10:58PM
Day, the campus is located in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. The student life is great! Because the city is pretty small and the students live near each other, the student body is close-knit. I love New York and lived there myself for 5 years, but from the standpoint of building relationships with a lot of classmates, you can't beat Bloomington!
Shalom Dvir, and todah rabbah for the compliment!
We do have numbers of students going into consulting. We are starting to see more students hired into McKinsey and Bain. We have more who go to Deloitte, EY, and a number of other firms. Here is a link to our 2021 employment report: https://kelley.iu.edu/recruiters-companies/graduate/employment-statistics/mba-full-time/index.html
I am happy to talk with any/all of you one-on-one about your goals and our program--you can be in touch with me at [email protected]. Happy to Zoom/WhatsApp any time!
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Guest- Shachar
6/09 11:04PM
How effective do you find the career counseling the school offers international students?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 11:06PM
Shalom Shachar! Our career services office is one of the best in the world--consistently ranked in the top handful. You will have your own coach who specializes in working with students with your particular type of career path (e.g., consulting, finance, etc.). We also have great faculty and alumni who will help you with your job search.
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Guest- Bar
6/09 11:11PM
Hi, I didn’t take the GMAT test yet, can I apply to your school before taking the test and send you the grade later?
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Guest- Lara
6/09 11:11PM
Hi Gale, any Israeli alumnus I can speak to ? Kelley seems an attractive option! but want to speak to some alumni ..
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 11:13PM
Shalom Bar--if you have received a GMAT or GRE waiver from us (see our website for info about that (https://kelley.iu.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions/process-timeline.html), you can of course apply without the GMAT. But if you are going to apply with the GMAT and don't have a waiver, we can't fully consider your application until you submit your scores. Notice that you do have time--Round 1 deadline is in October and Round 2 in January.
Shalom, Lara: we have a great alum named Nir Paz whom I would refer you to.
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Guest- Bar
6/09 11:16PM
thanks
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Guest- Shachar
6/09 11:19PM
A question about military experience effect while applying for an MBA degree. How is your university admission policy for veterans, having less experience in the labor market?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 11:21PM
Shalom Shachar--we *love* students with military experience at Kelley and find that they are quite successful on campus and in the job search! We always have students who are transitioning from full-time military careers and don't have any business experience per se. Employers value their leadership experience, ability to solve tough problems, teamwork skills, and much more...and so do we.
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Guest- Zohar
6/09 11:22PM
hi, If I get an F1 visa, can I work throughout the degree?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 11:22PM
Shalom Zohar. The program really is not set up for students to work much while they are studying. It's intended to be a full-time program, so you will have lots of classes and course work.
Some students do take a graduate assistantship and work 10-12 hours a week, but that's about it.
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Guest- Ron
6/09 11:23PM
hi from Haifa. do all students do an internship? I come from a family business and would prefer to go back to Israel for the summer?
Gale Gold Nichols
6/09 11:24PM
Shalom Ron! All students are required to have some kind of work experience in the summer, but that could be working in your family business in Israel or doing something else there.
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Guest- Zohar
6/09 11:28PM
ok thanks
MBAFair Admin
6/09 11:30PM
Chat is closing shortly - thank you Kelley !!!