Hands-On Experience in Your Future Career, Collaboration with Leading Experts, and Insightful Research for Businesses
The Kelley School is home to top-ranked academic departments and nationally recognized centers and institutes. Our departments and centers support our faculty members’ diverse research interests and offer seminars, case competitions, and career networking events to expand upon students’ classroom learning.
Top-Ranked Academic Departments
Our academic departments and Communication, Professional, & Computer Skills area provide top-ranked degrees and majors taught by more than 200 faculty members. Our faculty’s innovative research informs their teaching and changes the way organizations do business . This gives Kelley students a distinct edge—they learn the latest business knowledge directly from our accessible experts and through our proven and continuously updated real-world curriculum.
- Business Economics and Public Policy
- Business Law and Ethics
- Management and Entrepreneurship
- Operations and Decision Technologies
Nationally Recognized Centers, Institutes, and Alliances
Our centers, institutes, and alliances bring together students, faculty, and corporate leaders to deliver insightful research that leads to better business practices. And, through these centers, Kelley students gain career-specific knowledge and experience as well as valuable connections to potential employers.
- Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies
In addition to conducting theoretical and applied real estate research—which is shared with the real estate community—the Center for Real Estate Studies connects students with professionals to provide a better understanding of real estate markets and career opportunities.
- Center for Brand Leadership
Taking advantage of Kelley’s expertise in brand management, the Center for Brand Leadership develops programs and materials to train students as leaders in brand management, maintains relationships with alumni and corporate partners, and supports faculty research.
- Center for Education and Research in Retailing
As a source of talented professionals and innovative ideas in retailing, the Center for Education and Research in Retailing prepares students for challenging entry-level positions, develops teaching materials, funds research projects, and provides insight into challenges and opportunities in the retailing industry.
- Center for Global Sales Leadership
To educate the future sales force, the Center for Global Sales Leadership infuses the Kelley curriculum with real-world practices, generates discussion about current issues in sales, and engages professionals in networking and learning activities.
- Center for the Business of Life Sciences
The Center for the Business of Life Sciences drives the Kelley School's life sciences agenda, and connects those interested in the School's life sciences outreach, academic programs, and research. CBLS is dedicated to making Kelley the place to study and to hire business students for life sciences and healthcare industries.
- Indiana Business Research Center
Using extensive databases and research tools, the Indiana Business Research Center provides economic analysis—with implications for action—to business, government, and nonprofit organizations in Indiana and the nation. The Center for Econometric Model Research, administered by the IBRC, designs U.S., Indiana, and sub-state statistical models for academic research and economic forecasting.
- Information Management Affiliates
Information Management Affiliates brings information technology practitioners and the academic community together to discuss IT management issues and find innovative, effective, and affordable solutions.
- Institute for Business Analytics
One of a few business analytics programs nationwide, the Institute for Business Analytics produces research and trains professionals and students to make better business decisions using data.
- Institute for Corporate Governance
Dedicated to the study, distribution, and application of best corporate governance principles, the Institute for Corporate Governance provides programs for management, researches trends and best practices, and offers academic program and curriculum support.
- Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness
The Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness fosters a unique collaboration between MBA and PhD students, faculty, alumni, and select organizations to develop specialized, diverse talent to meet the global market demand and create new knowledge to advance global business, with an emphasis on Latin America.
- Institute for International Business
The Institute for International Business promotes expanding Kelley's global presence in undergraduate, graduate, and executive education, and strengthening our support of internationally-focused activities. The IIB houses the Center for International Business Education and Research (IU CIBER), part of a network of university-based centers, which strives to improve the United States’ global competitiveness by supporting research in international business, providing student scholarships and travel abroad opportunities, K–12 education, and executive symposiums on international business issues.
- Institute for Social Impact
The Institute for Social Impact engages students, faculty, professional staff, and corporate partners in fostering positive economic and social change globally. Drawing on the resources of Indiana University and the Kelley School, ISI offers a unique set of programs and resources related to the areas of international development, community service, and social entrepreneurship.
- Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The focal point for all entrepreneurship activities at Kelley, the Johnson Center partners with other IU schools and the business community to enrich student learning and increase the potential for entrepreneurial growth and development.
- Supply Chain Alliance
The Supply Chain Alliance serves as a forum for collaboration between supply chain industry partners and Kelley’s Department of Operations and Decision Technologies, connecting companies to top students grounded in supply chain management theory and implementation.
- Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence
The Tobias Center studies the practice and theory of leadership across all sectors—including corporate, public service, education, religious, medical, and nonprofit—and shares knowledge about leadership through a variety of programs.