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Indianapolis Star
​Indiana's $9.7B in life sciences exports are No. 2 in U.S., report says
February 20, 2014 – Indiana’s exports of $9.7 billion in life-sciences products in 2012 have propelled the state into second place in the U.S., trailing only California, according to a new study.

For foreign grads, some hope for employment in the U.S.
February 20, 2014 – The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has introduced an initiative aimed at bringing together the school's graduates, corporate recruiters, and an immigration law firm to breeze through the maze of H-1B visa paperwork and regulation.

Washington Post Wonkblog
Data: Inventors are scared of elections
February 19, 2014 – Both Republicans and Democrats like to talk about how theirs is the party of innovation. But what really matters isn't who's in power -- it's how certain the innovators feel about what government policy will look like in the future.That's the conclusion of a new study from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, which found that in a dataset of 43 countries, innovation dipped during election years, which tend to be periods when the future course of laws and regulation are in doubt.

Poets & Quants
The 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In The World
February 12, 2014 – Business school professors at top institutions are under intense pressure. And it comes from all sides–the publish-or-perish demands of academia, the university administrators wrapped up in rankings, and ambitious students determined to squeeze every cent out of a $100,000+ investment.

NerdScholar Favorites: MBA Programs for Women
January 23, 2014 – A relatively small program, the Kelley School of Business prides itself on its tight-knit community, especially among female students. The average class is made up of about 30 percent women who all get to know each other well, dean Idie Kesner says. Kesner is just one of many women who comprise the business school and administration, who all act as role models for the female students. 

South Bend Tribune
Deal with Under Armour could be financial hit
January 20, 2014 – Lopo Rego, a marketing professor in the Kelley School of Business, comments on Notre Dame’s deal with Under Armour. Notre Dame could land $100 million if the university agreed to an 11- or 12-year deal with Under Armour to outfit its sports teams. The speculation surrounding the value of a potential deal started 10 days ago when ESPN reported the Fighting Irish will switch to Under Armour after the school's agreement with Adidas expires at the end of June.

Poets & Quants
How Indiana’s Kelley School Became No. 1 In MBA Satisfaction

December 20, 2013 – Through the years, the Kelley School has fashioned a reputation as a true MBA innovator, from being one of the few programs that give a single grade for the entire core curriculum to having a series of first-year academies that provide experiential learning, consulting projects and coaching to students interested in six core areas that range from capital markets and strategic finance to consulting and supply chain management. Kelley essentially delivers a life-transforming customized MBA experience. Individual and team coaching is so prevalent that each student gets as many as 90 hours of coaching over the course of the two-year program from faculty, staff, and fellow MBA candidates.

Wall Street Journal
Study: Rebates Are Key to Where Brokers Route Orders
December 17, 2013 – Stockbrokers appear to routinely send client orders to certain markets with the goal of obtaining payments from exchanges, trading that stick retail investors with subpar buys and sells, according to a new academic study.

Marketplace – American Public Media
What do tanking gold prices say about the economy?
December 9, 2013 – Not that long ago, gold was trading near $1,900 an ounce. Today it’s fallen to just above $1,200. What’s that tell us about our economic confidence?

Lafayette Journal and Courier
Cake: Retailers cater to stylish college students looking for innovation, survey says
December 8, 2013 – Although Katie Hessel doesn't consider herself a fashionista, she likes to window shop online and typically finds herself perusing her favorite clothing sites once or twice a week.

United Press International
'Webrooming' beats 'showrooming' this holiday season
December 8, 2013 – "Webrooming" – researching a product online before going to the store to make the actual purchase – appears to be the shopping trend to watch this season, according to retail analysts who say brick-and-mortar retailers are finally getting the hang of e-commerce.

Bloomberg Businessweek
This App Plans Your Career and Provides Kelley B-School Courses to Reach Your Goal
November 25, 2013 – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has teamed with Zapoint, a provider of career management software, to create an app that helps employees plan their careers and identify the courses they’ll need to get the position they covet.

Bloomberg Businessweek
An Executive Curriculum, Handpicked by Your Employer

August 27, 2013 – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is expanding its certificate programs for executives, combining noncredit webinars, for-credit certificates, and graduate degrees into a single educational program, mostly for corporate clients.

Bloomberg Businessweek
Kelley Social Entrepreneurship Program Has European Flair
June 7, 2013 – Twenty European college students are learning how to foster economic development in their countries at the Global Social Entrepreneurship Institute managed by the Kelley School's Institute for International Business with sponsorship from the U.S. State Department.

Marketplace – American Public Media
Doctors seek MBAs to grapple with health care reform
June 3, 2013 – The Kelley School's new Business of Medicine MBA aims is drawing doctors who want to make sense of health care reform and learn how to position their practices for the changing health care landscape.

Poets & Quants
The Online MBA Comes of Age
May 29, 2013 – Kelley Direct is featured in this article about the growing popularity of online MBA programs. Phil Powell, faculty chair of the Kelley Direct online MBA program, shares his thoughts on why more people are turning to online MBAs and how those programs might evolve.  

Shopping smarter: Psychology of grocery stores
May 22, 2013 – Kelley School of Business marketing professor Ray Burke shares how research at the school's Customer Interface Lab is reshaping how stores stock and display products.

Clear Admit
Top Business Schools Report Healthy Application Volume Increases
May 13, 2013 – The MBA program at the Kelley School of Business more than doubled the percentage increase in applications over other top schools. Kelley School Dean Idie Kesner attributes the increase to Kelley's No. 1 rankings in student satisfaction, career services and faculty.

Wall Street Journal
Splitting Top Posts Doesn't Always Work Magic
May 8, 2013 – This article features research by Kelley School professors Ryan Krause and Matthew Semadeni that shows splitting the CEO and chairman roles works if the company is struggling, but could cause harm if the company is performing well.

U.S. News & World Report
Networking Tips for Online MBA Students
April 15, 2013 – Michael Magat of the Kelley Direct online MBA program and faculty chair Philip T. Powell share experiences and tips on developing relationships with classmates, alumni, faculty and career services in an online learning environment.

Bloomberg Businessweek
Risky Business: Indiana U's ‘Spine Sweat Experience'
April 12, 2013 – Entrepreneurs in the Kelley School of Business take a New Venture Creation course at the end of the senior year that is nicknamed the “Spine Sweat Experience.” If they don't pass, they don't graduate. Donald F. Kuratko, director of Kelley's Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, talks about how the course was born and how it has become one of the most memorable college experiences for many of his students.

Bloomberg Businessweek
From Indiana, an MBA Prescribed for Doctors
April 3, 2013 – Businessweek features the Kelley School's groundbreaking Business of Medicine MBA for physicians. Vicki Smith-Daniels, faculty chair of graduate business programs in medicine at Kelley's Indianapolis campus, explains how the program works and why it's needed.

Bloomberg Businessweek
College Startups: ‘The New Master's Degree' 
March 26, 2013 – This article about a new breed of undergraduate business students who want to create their own careers features two entrepreneurs from the Kelley School: Derek Pacque, who created CoatChex and appeared on ABC's “Shark Tank,” and Charles Sinn, president and co-founder of Guys and Dollies, a storage business for Indiana college students.

Indianapolis Star
Indiana basketball: Academic All-America Cody Zeller putting up big numbers in classroom
March 20, 2013 – Indiana University basketball star Cody Zeller puts as much effort in the classroom at the Kelley School of Business as he does on the court, maintaining a 3.44 grade point average and staying on track to graduate early.

Bloomberg Businessweek
Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2013
March 20, 2013 – Propelled by the No. 1 ranking among hiring companies, the Kelley School of Business continues its climb, improving three spots to No. 13.

Financial Times
Ask the Expert: Online Learning 2013
March 13, 2013 – Kelley School Interim Dean Idalene Kesner weighs in on the evolution, effectiveness and evaluation of online learning in this web panel Q&A.

Marketplace – American Public Media
A smart fifth-grader could compute the Dow
March 6, 2013 – Kelley School finance professor Scott Smart explains how the Dow Jones Industrial Average is only a rough indicator of the market's financial health.