Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
Kelley Direct Programs

Contact Information

Drew Smith
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2100
Bloomington, IN  47405

Phone: (877) 785-4713
Fax: (812) 855-2001

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About 11% of Kelley Direct Online MBA students are active duty military members or veterans. As one of the pioneers in online education, we have deep experience in understanding how best to deliver our education offerings to the men and women who serve in the U.S. military wherever they may be stationed. We are committed to helping you maximize the education benefits you’ve earned.

Kelley Direct Online Degree Programs

- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Accounting
- Master of Science in Business Analytics
- Master of Science in Finance
- Master of Science in Strategic Management

Learn more about our degree programs.


  • AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business


Admission Requirements

Our selective degree programs are designed for working professionals who have achieved career success and are building momentum toward further advancement. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to apply—no matter what your academic background or career experience.

Students interested in taking courses in KD as a non-degree student should contact us via email.

As we evaluate applications, we’ll consider your:

Academic Records

We look at your GPA from each college or university you have attended, what you have studied, the balance of communications courses to quantitative and analytical courses, and the overall trend of your grades.

If you’ve taken the test more than once within the last five years, we’ll only look at your highest scores and at your quantitative and verbal score balance. The median GMAT score for our online MBA students is 670. Our MS averages vary by degree. We consider GMAT/GRE waiver requests for applicants with at least five years of work experience, advanced degrees, or a degree from the Kelley School of Business. To learn more, visit the How to Apply page.

Work and Leadership Experience
Most students enter with at least two years of relevant work experience after their undergraduate degree—we look at your career responsibilities as well as demonstrated leadership abilities on your resume and beyond.

Three Professional Recommendations
We want to make sure Kelley is your best degree option—your recommender, someone who knows you academically and professionally, will help us gain a complete understanding of you and your capabilities.

Personal Statement
You are more than your test scores and GPA—this is your place to share your story, leadership experience, and career goals—and demonstrate your writing and communication style.

International Students

English Language Proficiency Requirements
• If your native language is not English, you are required to submit results from an English language proficiency exam. Accepted examinations include the Duolingo English Test, IELTS, and TOEFL, which must have been taken within the last two years. Students may petition to receive a test waiver after their admissions interview if they have completed a bachelor degree in at an institution whereby English is the primary language of instruction.

Duolingo English Test
• Have your official score sent to Indiana University – Kelley Direct Programs
• Minimum score 130

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
• Have your official score sent to Indiana University, code 1324/99
• Minimum score: Band 7.0

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
• Have your official score sent to Indiana University, code 1324/99
• Minimum score: 100


$1521.45 per credit hour. Tuition and fees are subject to change every academic year.

The MBA program consists of 54 credit hours. The Master of Science degree programs consist of 30 credit hours.

Description of Learning Environment for Students

Kelley’s rigorous curriculum is offered in a flexible, interactive format that works for busy professionals who want to earn an MBA or online MS degree.

Every student in our 54 credit online MBA program is unique, so we offer a curriculum that is highly customizable. Core knowledge is delivered through three integrated course sets focusing on business foundations, key business functions, and an exploration of the future of business. Students then develop deep specialization through elective coursework within one of seven majors. Even while participating online from across the globe, students feel connected to one another and supported by faculty during required weekly live online classes. Students typically take two years to complete the program, taking the integrated core courses (24 credits), elective courses (24 credits), in-person Kelley Connect Weeks (3 credits), and coursework in global perspectives (3 credits). Networking is a key component of the program, particularly during each of two Kelley on Campus and Kelley on Location Events (3 credits), our immersive week-long residencies. These two residencies give students the opportunity to solve live business cases, not simulations. This intense experience fosters deep connections as students put their learning to work assisting real-world clients with real-world challenges. Kelley Direct students further benefit from renowned Kelley School of Business faculty, one-on-one career coaching, and global and domestic consulting and cultural opportunities integrated within our curriculum.

Experiential learning courses are available to MBA and MS in Strategic Management students, with the exception of global immersion courses, which are also open to MS in Finance students.

We are proud to offer these additional resources for personal support and assistance for military students as you pursue your education at Kelley:
- Indiana University Military and Veterans Support Services
- Kelley Direct Student Leadership Association for Military Students
- Military Service Scholarship


The same top-ranked faculty that teaches in the Kelley full-time and Evening MBA programs teaches in Kelley Direct Online programs.


- #1 Online MBA Program by U.S. News & World Report 2022
- #1 Online MS Programs by U.S. News & World Report 2022
- #1 Online MBA Program by The Princeton Review 2022
- #1 Online MBA Program by Poets&Quants 2023