Joined: Jan 28, 2020
This review is for Kelley
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2021
Kelley is a great place if you are looking for a collaborative culture, experiential learning opportunities, and a strong, accessible school.
I came back to business school for the opportunity to explore different career paths after a successful stint in the tech industry. While the school does a great job of bringing lots of great companies on campus (Google, Amazon, P&G, Nestle, Cardinal Health, etc.), I've been most impressed by the alumni. I've had the opportunity to network with close to 100 alumni and each has been helpful, and actively contributed to my search and the offers I've received.
In addition, the classroom experience is rigorous but rewarding. The core will challenge you, but you will be amazed at what you learn in 14 weeks.
No matter the school you choose, make sure to look into the companies that recruit most heavily from each school and compare those to your interests. For example, Kelley has great marketing connections on both the B2B and B2C sides, and thus many students get into top companies in those areas.
Conversely, we send fewer students into I-banking in NYC, so if that is what you're after, know you will need to put in much more effort to land those jobs.
The Professors and classroom experience are outstanding. It is really easy to get extra time with professors (many are happy to grab a coffee/beer with you), which was very different than other schools I looked at where everything had to be coordinated through intermediaries and time was short.
If you want to work in brand management, you will be hard pressed to find a better school.
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