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1. Discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you to achieve these goals? Should the short-term goals you have identified not materialize, what alternate career paths might you consider? (500 words)
2. Respond to one of the following short essay prompts. (300 words)
3. Share a brief fact about yourself that your classmates would find interesting, surprising, or noteworthy. (25 words)
Optional Essay:Is there anything else that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you shouldn’t feel obligated to answer this question. (300 words)
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Indiana University was founded in 1820 as the State Seminary in Corydon. Construction began in 1822 and the first campus was established in Seminary Square Park. The name was changed to “Indiana College” in 1829, before it acquired the name “Indiana University” in 1838. The Business School was established as “School of Commerce and Finance” in 1920. It got renamed as “School of Business Administration” in 1933 and “School of Business” in 1938. E.W. Kelley, Chairman of the Steak and Shake Company, endowed the School with a fund of $23 million and the School got renamed as “Kelley School of Business” in his honor in 1997. The initial classes were held in the Commerce Building that was constructed in 1923. Later, the classes moved to the Business and Economics Building in 1940 and finally, to today’s Business School building in 1966.
The mission of the Kelley School of Business is to transform the lives of students, organizations, and society through management education and research. Our aim is to produce: a) students who are citizens of the world who have a positive impact on their organizations and on the communities in which they live, and b) research that advances both theory and practice. We emphasize a collaborative approach that encourages the creation of value-added partnerships among faculty, students, alumni, other universities and academic units at IU, and with private-sector and not-for-profit organizations.
The Kelley MBA program promises to nurture the students’ potential and evolve them into astute and experienced business leaders of tomorrow. The program prepares the students for the next steps in their careers through its unique curriculum that enables the students to take sound business decisions in the future. Students are introduced to the concepts of finance and statistics even before the commencement of their MBA program through the one-week Jump Start primer. The orientation week focuses on enhancing the teamwork skills of the students through a variety of innovative team-building exercises. The Integrated Core is a 15-week program, where students collaborate with peers belonging from varied professional backgrounds over several projects and develop a strong foundation on the business concepts. Students get to choose industry-specific academies that would prepare them for long-term success through a range of activities like company-based consulting, leadership opportunities, corporate visits and networking with industry leaders.
Leadership Development is interwoven into the core curriculum of the program, so that students learn to effectively coach others, set an organizational vision and create strategies to achieve the organizational goals. The Me, Inc. program held during the initial days of the MBA program helps the students to reflect within themselves and know their leadership potential. Students hone their leadership skills through strategic planning, collaborating with peers, and giving and receiving feedback. Students can take their leadership skills to a new level through the Leadership Academy, where they get ample of opportunities to coach others and lead a team. The GLOBASE/EME (Global Business and Social Enterprise Program or Emerging Markets Experience) Visioning and Strategic Planning Track is an excellent platform for the students to lead and guide a team to achieve the project’s vision during the second year at a foreign location.
The Kelley MBA program develops the global perspective among its students through a range of projects, activities and study abroad initiatives. Students collaborate with entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations of Latin America, Africa and India through the GLOBASE program where they immerse themselves into the business and culture of the clients to develop cutting-edge solutions for the business challenges faced by the client. Students stay for two weeks at the client location to get into the bottom of the business issues and interact closely with business leaders to understand the intricacies of conducting business. As a part of the EME program, students have travelled to Argentina, Brazil, and China, etc., and explored the implications of their selected international business topic through the front line leaders and companies of the visiting nation. Additionally, students can enroll themselves for Study Abroad program, where they get the opportunity to study at one of the partner schools and develop a global mindset on the business challenges. The Washington Campus MBA educational consortium is a five-day intense program at Washington D.C., where students get to learn about the inter-dependencies between business, economy and government’s policies. Students meet and interact with legislators and government executives to understand the factors influencing the high-level policies. Students participate in real-world public policy case studies and Congressional hearings, and develop an in-depth perspective on today’s pressing business issues impacting the society.
The Entrepreneurial Innovation Academy provides valuable insights into raising capital, analyzing company and industry gaps, and connecting with corporate investors and venture capitalists, thereby encouraging students to start their own venture or expand their family business.
Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis are a short drive away from Bloomington. The city is home for numerous companies from varied industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, technology, healthcare and arts. There are numerous Theatre companies in the city- the Indiana University Dept. of Theatre and Drama, Cardinal Stage Company, Bloomington Playwrights Project, and Theatre of the People are worth mentioning here. Music at Bloomington is dominated by the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with its opera and public performances numbering more than thousand each year.
Kelley is committed towards supporting the students in advancing in their careers by helping them hone their skills, broaden their perspectives and enhance their professional network. Students undergo a four-phased process (discover, network, interview, perform) to excel in a career of their choice. The Me, Inc. program helps students in identifying their areas of strengths and interests and updates them regarding the careers or functions that best align with their goals and skills. Students learn to leverage their network and build relationships with people belonging to their industry. The career coaches prepare the students for a broad range of anticipated behavioral and professional interview questions, and provide them valuable feedback to improve their response that would showcase their skills. Student Treks are student-led trips to cities and companies that enable them to develop a fresh perspective on the career they want to choose and the companies where they aim to seek internships and full-time jobs.
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