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Real Humans of Indiana Kelley’s MBA Class of 2020

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Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has an exceptional MBA program consistently ranked in the top 25 of MBA programs by Forbes and US News & World Report. Kelley’s innovative curriculum emphasizes the school’s four core values: collaboration, professionalism, leadership, and excellence.

The first experience that Kelley MBA students have is via Me, Inc., an intensive program in which students do some major self-reflection. The goal of the program is to help students develop a clear idea of what they want to do over the next two years.

After completing this pre-MBA program, the Kelley MBA program starts in earnest. From the first-year academies that immediately connect students with corporations to collaborative problem-solving opportunities to the study abroad trips built into the curriculum, Kelley has constructed a program that encourages collaboration between students, global engagement, and leadership development. Combined with the close-knit and active community of Bloomington, Kelley is an excellent place for students to give their careers a boost.

Clear Admit took a closer look at this year’s crop of Kelley students. Of the 204 students of Kelley’s Class of 2020, 30 percent are international students—consistent with the Class of 2019. The percentage of female students has held steady at 29 percent. Twenty-five percent of the Class of 2020 is minorities, which is an 11 percent increase over the Class of 2019.

The Class of 2020 is similar to the Class of 2019 in terms of test scores, as its GMAT score is only one point lower than the previous class’s (677 v. 678). Seventy percent of the class of 2020 majored in business administration, science, and engineering as undergraduates while the remaining 30 percent are comprised of social science and humanities majors (25 percent) and those who had other majors (5 percent).

The students that are profiled here represent more than these numbers; they are future leaders and entrepreneurs. More importantly, they will represent Kelley in the business world for years to come.

Let’s learn more about who they are and where they want to go.

Jonathan Pfeffer
Jonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as Contributing Writer at MetroMBA and Contributing Editor at Clear Admit, he was also a co-founder of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.