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Kelley School of Business – Indiana University - Full-Time MBA

University of Indiana Kelley School of Business Full-Time MBA Program Structure

Before beginning the first year of the two-year, full-time MBA program at the AASCB-accredited Kelley School of Business, students participate in the two-week intensive Me Inc. program, which fosters team-building elements and career development. Those without an undergraduate business degree can also participate in the Jump Start week, helping those get up to speed alongside their peers.

Alongside the academic regiment, students in the Kelly full-time program participate in coinciding leadership and career development from the very beginning until the very end of the program, with rigorous career coaching, networking assistance, a summer internship, and much more.


The full-time MBA at Kelley takes two years to complete. The first semester consists of integrated core courses, which help students understand business fundamentals over the course of 15 weeks. Courses cover topics such as economic foundations and quantitative analysis.

First-year MBA students choose an Academy to gain additional access to specific activities, consulting projects, career coaches, and mentorship opportunities related to their chosen field. First-year MBA students may choose from the following academies: Business Marketing, Capital Markets, Consulting, Consumer Marketing, Strategic Finance, or Supply Chain. A specialized Academy called PLUS Life Sciences offers students additional training in the health care and pharmaceuticals fields. Optional second-year Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership Academies are also offered.

In addition, students choose one of seven majors, or they can design a specialized one. The standard majors include business analytics, entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, finance, management, marketing, strategic analysis of accounting, and supply chain and operations. Majors require 15 credit hours. Minors, which require six additional credit hours, are also offered.

Kelley MBA students may also earn a certificate in social entrepreneurship or global business achievement. The social entrepreneurship program consists of 18 credit hours, and it works in conjunction with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Meanwhile, the global business achievement certificate requires three hours of specialized coursework, a global experience component (e.g., a study abroad program), and a language and culture opportunity (e.g., a foreign language course).

Lastly, leadership components are built into the program with Me, Inc., which helps students develop a deeper understanding of their personal brand and how to parlay that knowledge into career opportunities.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 23
• Bloomberg: 25
• Forbes: 19
Financial Times: 38
The Economist: 36

Class Profile

The 92 members of the Class of 2022 have an average age of 29 and an average of 5.5 years of work experience. Women comprise 35% of the class and 23% are international students. Twenty-nine percent identify as minorities. During their undergraduate years, the group averaged a 3.32 GPA. Thirty-seven percent had earned undergraduate degrees in business administration. Thirty percent majored in social sciences and humanities, while another 28% pursued science and engineering. When it came time to take the GMAT, the new Kelley MBA students averaged a score of 652.

Career Statistics

The Class of 2019 started their post-MBA careers with a median base salary of $115,000. Consulting was the most popular industry, as 21% of graduates selected it. Technology followed closely at 19%. Fifteen percent of the class pursued positions in the consumer goods industry, while 12% selected healthcare. Financial services saw 11% of new Kelley graduates and manufacturing took in 10%.

Nearly half of the Class of 2019 settled in the Midwest at 47%. The next most popular destination was the Western U.S., which claimed 15% of graduates. Fourteen percent settled in the Southwest, 11% in the Northeast, 8% in the South and 4% abroad.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

For 2021-2022, the Kelley full-time MBA tuition is $28,143 for Indiana residents and $52,483 for nonresidents or international students. With total fees, including room and board, the cost of attendance comes to $32,379 for residents and $56,718 for nonresidents per year.

Merit-based aids are awarded automatically as part of the admissions process and do not require any extra application processes. More than half of enrolled students earn some form of scholarship assistance, which can range from $10,000 to the entire cost of tuition. Additional fellowships are also available, including Forté Fellowships and Kelley School of Business Merit Fellowship, among others.

U.S. students are eligible for both public and private loans, while international students are generally offered private loans.


Applicants for the Indiana Kelley full-time MBA program must provide the following:

• Create an eApp account to complete online application process
• Submit GMAT/GRE Scores
• One recommendation
• Complete essay questions
• Transcripts
• Resume
• $75 application fee

Interviews are not required but are encouraged as part of the admissions process.

2021-2022 Indiana Kelley Full-Time MBA Deadlines

Deadline Notification
First October 15 By December 20
Deposit due
March 1
Second January 5 By March 15
Deposit due
May 1
Third March 1 By April 30
Deposit due 
4 weeks
after notification
Final April 15 By May 31
Deposit due 
4 weeks
after notification

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