Early Deadline: 11/1/2010 | Decision Date: Mid January Priority Deadline: 1/5/2011 | Decision Date: Mid March Third Deadline: 3/1/2011 | Decision Date: Late April Final Deadline: 4/15/2011 | Decision Date: Late May
Essays – Limit each response to no more than two double-spaced pages. Mandatory: Please discuss your post-MBA short- and long-term professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you to achieve these goals?
Choose two of the next three:
Describe an ethical dilemma that you faced in your professional career. How was it resolved and what did you learn from the experience?
Suppose you had to choose three people—people alive now or people from another era—to travel with you on a cross-country automobile trip. Who would you choose and why? What would you hope to learn from them? (Think carefully about the company you want on those long stretches through Nebraska or Kansas.)
Describe what there is about your background and your experiences that will contribute to the diversity of the entering class and enhance the educational experience of other students.
How well and in what capacity do you know the applicant?
Does the applicant have potential as a leader and a manager? What have you observed that leads you to think the applicant will be successful?
Are there areas where the applicant can improve his or her potential for graduate study and a managerial career? If so, what are those areas?
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Class Profile and Program Statistics
Full Time MBA Stats
Length of Program
Average Class Size
Average Work Experience
Annual Tuition (2010)
$45,164 (In-state: $26,182)
Employment Statistics Median Base Salary: $90,000 Top Industries: Consumer Products (20%), Financial Services (18%), Manufacturing (18%) Top Locations: Midwest (48%), Northeast (15%), International (11%) Number of students starting their own business: Unavailable
Along with Graduate Career Services, your Academy Director connects you to the right networks that matter—to help you open doors, explore your opportunities, and expand your possibilities. Your Kelley Academy helps you develop the experience and confidence you need to impress and to succeed, on your very first day and beyond.
You'll spend your first semester at Kelley immersed in our innovative approach to business fundamentals: the Integrated Core.
This integrated approach is different than traditional coursework that you may have experienced at your undergraduate institution - or at other top MBA Programs. During the summer prior to your first semester, the Core faculty spend hours carefully mapping out a teaching plan that ensures successive sessions complement one another, giving you a holistic understanding of every business problem presented and how to attack it from many perspectives, including operations, marketing, and ethics, for example.
Co-taught by eight faculty, who team-teach classroom sessions, the Integrated Core weaves together every business discipline in one 15-week course that includes:
Critical Thinking & Ethics
To enrich your experience and broaden your perspective even further, you'll learn alongside a group of the same 70 students throughout the Core semester as you work in cross-cultural, cross-industry teams with three or four of your peers.
Manage a real national brand without leaving business school. Bloomington Brands (B2) is the brand management team for Osmocote® Plant Food, a best-selling brand for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
And the team is composed of Kelley MBA students.
Kelley MBA students interview for positions on the team in their first year and work on the brand for two semesters. Scotts owns the trademark and provides essential business functions. Kelley MBA students handle all the marketing functions: brand strategy, consumer communications, trade and consumer promotional activities, sizing, pricing, product content, and packaging.
At B2, real-world experience meets real-world responsibility—and that translates into real-world opportunities. B2’s brand managers have landed high-profile positions with Scotts, Colgate, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Kraft, Nationwide, General Mills, and Kellogg.