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Kelley MBA Ranked as Best Classroom Experience

Geoff Wood

A friend forwarded this list to me today, apparently in the Princeton Review's new 2008 rankings the Kelley MBA program at IU is listed as the #1 classroom experience (ahead of #2 Harvard).

Indiana University-Bloomington
The Kelley M.B.A. commences with a 15-week integrated core curriculum "consisting of eight subjects taught by eight faculty members. It's an amazing learning experience." Students tell us that "the core is frustrating, challenging and fun all at the same time. The integrated curriculum helps students make connections between business functions." It helps that "core faculty are excellent teachers although most also have extensive research backgrounds." The core and a leadership/professional/career development module consume most of the first semester; the second allows students to begin major and elective work, enhanced by industry-focused, week-long "academies" that provide concentrated exposure to a business sector through guest speakers, seminars, field trips and case competitions. Students that considered Indiana also looked at Purdue University, Stanford University, the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

I know it notes the main campus (Bloomington) but the faculty go out of their way to stress that Kelley is one business school in three parts (full time Bloomington, evening Indianapolis, and online), so I'll claim it. Yeah for us!

Other 2008 Princeton Review rankings for Kelley:

#2 Best Campus Facilities
#1 Best Classroom Experience
#2 Best Professors
#4 Most Family Friendly