Hello, I'm currently a HS senior and I'm deciding between Berkeley economics and IU Kelly bba for college. Any insights/advice would be appreciated. Some info: - I'm aiming for IB out of college, but I definitely want to get more experience before making a final decision, so I'm not locked into anything yet. I'd appreciate opportunities in other aspects of business that I may not necessarily know about right now. - Obviously, I'm aiming to get into Haas at Berkeley, but given that this is not guaranteed, I'm proceeding under the assumption that I don't(which is why I'm comparing Cal econ with
18 Apr 2021
I feel like there is so much misinformation about whether Kelley is a decent school or not. A lot of rankings have it as top 10-15, so why are people so against it. I know that it is a lot less selective to get into, but I assumed that those stats were because there are nearly 2000 students per class. With a population of 4 times other programs, there's obviously going to be more lower level students, but does that mean that the program doesn't provide a similar level of education. For it to have a high ranking it's got to have good staff, job placement etc, and I'm sure there's plenty of top
03 Apr 2021
Hey everyone. Longtime reader here; first-time poster. Thank you in advance for taking the time to check it out. Scenario: I'm a bit older than the average bear working on my bachelor's degree. Started over from scratch at community college and transferred. I found IU Kelley was ranked like top 10 in the country for Finance (I believe Poets and Quants had it ranked at #8 worldwide at the time). I kind of thought top 10 finance translated to 'target school' for investment banking so I got here and grinded. I had some pretty serious heath problems which had to get sorted along the way but I
10 Feb 2021
There was another post on this, but I wanted a more recent opinion. I have gotten into both Kelley and Fordham with a finance major, and was wondering which was better for placement on Wall Street for IB. I like both colleges equally, and cost is not a problem. Thanks.
15 Mar 2021
I'm a senior in high school and I got accepted into IU Kelley and Rutgers Business School (New Brunswick) and I'm not sure which one I should go to. I am in-state for Rutgers and it would cost about 22k a year, while IU would cost 47k a year. I got accepted into the SAS honors program at Rutgers (not the honors college), and I was also accepted into the Hutton Honors College at IU. I am not sure if I want to do IB or some other finance job after college. Kelley is the more prestigious school, but is it worth an extra 25k a year? I plan on emailing the financial aid office at IU to see if they
10 Mar 2021
First time poster here, wanted to get some input from this forum. Still waiting for Wharton decision, but in the meantime I wanted to ask for opinions on Fordham's Gabelli School (Rose Hill) vs. Indiana's Kelley School. I got the respective full-ride scholarship from each (Cunniffe and Kelley Scholars), so since money isn't a factor, which one would be better in terms of IB opportunities?
15 Mar 2021
With decisions out, I've arrived at the three options above; NU, IU-Kelley, and Vandy. I am currently a student at IU, but decided to apply for a transfer spot at these schools in the case of a "you never know" outcome. Fortunately, I was accepted into both schools, and am now looking for advice for this upcoming semester. Currently, I attend IU for an amazingly low price, and would actually graduate with a surplus of money because of scholarships and parental support. However, if I chose to pursue NU or VU, I would most likely graduate with around 50k in student loans. I know the reputation
16 May 2019
So I'm currently a freshman at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. I just applied to transfer to USC Marshall and Cornell ILR (not the business school). I did this mostly because my parents wanted me to, and I know I shouldn't count my eggs before they hatch but I genuinely feel that I have a decent shot at getting into both of them. However, my question is, is it even worth it to transfer? Obviously both USC and Cornell have significantly better brand names than Indiana, but that's about it. Here's what I know so far that is causing my inner conflict: * I intend to go into
30 Jan 2020
Hi everyone, I am a high school senior who was recently accepted into BC CSOM. I have already been accepted as a direct admit into IU-Kelley and the Hutton Honors College. My plan is to enter venture capital/private equity or IB after college. I am out-of-state for Indiana so I would be paying 40k a year though I am receiving the Dean's Scholarship of 11k a year. BC is 70k a year. I am not receiving any financial need but if anyone could let me know if you think the opportunities are worth the extra cost I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
28 Mar 2021
I'm currently an International student going to high school in the US. I have Bangladeshi citizenship. I don't care about where I work as long as it is in either US or Canada. I have been admitted to: Mcgill (Economics) (no debt) Western Ontario (not Ivey AEO) (no debt) UMich (Ross) ($100,000 debt) IU Kelley ($60,000 debt) UIUC College of Business ($60,000 debt) Notre Dame (Economics) ($145,000 debt) What would be the best choice for me? Is Ross worth the extra debt? Should I spend two years at a Canadian school and then transfer?
09 Jan 2017
Hi everyone, I've heard a lot about the Capital Markets & Banking Workshop at IU. Apparently, it places students for various positions such as M&A/ECM/DCM/LevFin/etc. Could anyone let me know more about this workshop and how strong its placement is? Thank you!
05 Jan 2021
Hello everyone. This is my first WSO post--and as a matter of fact, my first real forum post in general (aside from the occasional reply on some random interest group). I'll first tell a short bit about who I am, where I live and work, and why I have joined WSO. Next, I'll talk about why I chose Kelley Direct, the online/distance version of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and how I came to choose equity research as my dream career. Lastly, I'd like to open the floor up for a Q&A, if there are any questions for a person in my situation! About Me: I live in Northwest Arkansas and
05 Apr 2014
I am currently a senior in high school. I want to pursue a career in finance (preferably starting out in IB and then moving into PE/VC/HF later on), but I got rejected from every target school I applied to. The only schools I got accepted into are the University of Iowa and Indiana University. Additionally, I was accepted as a direct admit into the Kelley School of Business and the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University. I know that this might seem like a no-brainer at first glance, but I am a resident of Iowa and thus Iowa would be significantly cheaper than Indiana. This really sucks
24 Apr 2019
Hi, I got accepted into RBS and IU Kelley and I am bit confused on what is the best option for me. I want to major in finance and possibly minor in information systems. I got into IU Hutton Honors College and I got a nice scholarship so my total cost to attend oos is about 46k. However, for RBS I didn't get into the honors program but my total cost to attend per year is 36k. There's a lot of hype around IU Kelley's IB workshop but I don't even want to go into IB and would rather stay in corporate finance or consulting or something else like information systems. Which school would be better to
01 Apr 2021
Hello, I am a senior in HS and am interested in finance, particularly investment banking. To make things easy, if I were paying sticker price for both (26k Oregon instate, 52k IU kelley oos), would the extra cost for IU kelley be worth it? I am fortunate enough for my parents to pay for college, so I will not need to take out loans. I also have direct admit into both business schools as well as honors. I am also open to other suggestions, thanks.
04 Nov 2020
I'm currently an international student going to high school in NY. I was recently admitted to IU Kelley. I'm considering applying ED II to Middlebury. The problem is ED II is binding so I need to be sure Middlebury will help me get a job in IBD. Is one better than the other? At Kelley I'll be studying Finance and will hopefully join the Investment Banking Workshop. At Middlebury I'll be majoring in Economics. As an International Student, which will help me land an offer with a BB?
28 Nov 2016
I have a DA to both the business schools. I aim to major in Finance. Kelley is $11000 cheaper compared to UIUC. Though Kelley is better ranked than Gies, UIUC is a big name overall. Also,Kelley has around 8000 students whereas Gies just has 3000. UIUC is very close to Chicago which is a point to consider. Overall the tag of UIUC is much more influential. Looking for your suggestions on it
08 Apr 2021
I'm currently at a non-target in Chicago and am looking to transfer to a school that's recruited for IB in Chicago. I have applied to Northwestern and Vandy thus far and am considering IU-Kelley. Aside from UChicago, what are some others? Thanks.
11 Mar 2011
I'm transferring from a CC and am planning to go into IB. Which school would be better as far as job opportunities. Im assuming I get into both of course. Indiana University Kelly School of Business or University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. UIUC is a better school all around but IU is a top ten finance program so which would you choose.
04 Mar 2013
Hi, I am a senior in high school who just committed to IU and wanted to get involved in the IBW. I know the workshop is very selective and you need a high GPA, get to know older members, and have some business clubs. I was wondering if anyone had any other advice on things I could do right now that would help make me a competitive applicant when I get to campus in the fall.
04 Apr 2020
Hi, I am a senior in high school trying to decide which school I should Go to. I have been accepted to Indiana University Kelley, Ohio State Fisher, and Penn State Smeal. I know that none of these schools are targets but I'm assuming right now I am not going to get into a target cause I haven't received my admissions decision from them yet. I know that all these schools have certain programs that put you in a good spot (the workshop at IU and The Nittnay Lion FInd at Penn State). I was wondering if anyone had any experience with any of these schools or advice on which school I should pick
27 Feb 2020
My son wants to go into IB and has been accepted at both Undergraduate colleges (including honors at Kelley). Not considering other factors, which one is better for him?
03 Apr 2017
Current freshman at Kelley and I'm just a little wary of my chances of breaking into IB without the workshop. If I don't get in, would I be better off staying at IU or transferring to a better school?
02 Apr 2019
I have been admitted into UofT Rotman Commerce and Indiana University. However, I have not been directly admitted into Indiana's Kelley School of Business. If I were to go to Indiana, I would try to get into the Kelley school by transferring into it as a freshman. Now if you were in my situation considering that I just want to have some work experience (I am not trying to establish a very serious career. I only want max 4 years of work experience). Which university would you pick and why? I am aware that Big 4 firms recruit at both places. The main questions are: Is it worth taking the risk of
28 Apr 2013
Hey everyone. Longtime reader here; first-time poster. Thank you in advance for taking the time to check it out. Scenario: I'm 25 years old working on my bachelor's degree. I used to be a degenerate as a kid and I had immigrant parents who didn't know about the school systems here in US. I had a 2.5 GPA in HS and 2130 SAT score (no prep). Started over from scratch at community college and transferred. I found IU Kelley was ranked like top 10 in the country for Finance (I believe Poets and Quants had it ranked at #8 worldwide at the time). I kind of thought top 10 finance translated to 'target
10 Feb 2021
For undergraduate, my choices are Indiana University and Michigan state. I'm a Michigan resident so tuition there would be 20k where it would be 35k at Kelley. Neither of these schools are "target" schools, so should I save 60k over 4 years and go to MSU? I know Kelley is better, but is it 60k better? Yes I am a Kelley direct admit.
09 Apr 2013
I have been offered a direct admission into the Kelley School of Business and I also have been accepted at University of Wisconsin, Madison where I intend to take up Business Management. My specific doubts are : 1) On a general note, which business program is better between the two ? 2) I already have a direct admission into the Kelley School of Business but in Wisconsin, the college might give it to me depending on my performance in college. What are the chances of not getting Business Management Major in Wisconsin after admission ? Is it safer then to accept Kelly as a bird in hand is worth
15 Apr 2018
From past responses on this forum, I'm going to assume the response to the below question is to network and land a job in the chosen field then get the MBA at Cornell few years later.....but had to ask the question anyways. Graduated in 2015 from Cornell University with a Bachelor's in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently enrolled in Indiana's Online Dual Degree program(MSF/MBA) and am going to complete the MSF portion May 2018. Currently working full-time for a Construction Manager in NYC and I aim to work for either a developer or an acquisitions analyst at a PE firm. I recently
26 Dec 2017
I recently submitted my B-school applications to multiple programs, but would receive in-state tuition from Kelley, which is arguably the largest in-state discount among the Top-25. Granted, Kelley has lately been a fringe T25 program in the latest rankings, so wanted to see if anyone has had any experience / input in the value of a Kelley MBA. I am not considering IB at this time, and would be more looking into Consulting, Corporate Strategy, or Tech. I know these are very broad / different tracks, as I don't really know exactly what I want to do yet, but am largely trying to get a feel for
08 Jan 2019
There has been a lot of media coverage of the online MBA trend and how some highly-ranked schools such as University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler, (https://onlinemba.unc.edu/) Carnegie Mellon Tepper and Indiana University Kelley (Kelley Direct) have started offering online MBA programs. Are these online MBA programs respected the same way as the traditional 2-year full-time MBA counterparts? I have heard the degree granted is the exact same (ie. no differentiation at all between online or traditional) and the admissions standards are pretty much identical. I broke down the pros and cons of an online MBA program below: Pros: 1) Still receive an MBA from a respected school 2) Continue to make money while going to school 3) Lower cost compared to full-time MBA program 4) Faster ROI
05 Jan 2015
Hello everyone. I just got accepted into IU and will be a Direct Admit. I am fairly certain about my chances to UMich but not to pre-admit Ross. Ross would cost me about $100k more than IU. Is it worth the money? I am interested in banking and would love to get into a BB after graduation. Lastly, will my chances be higher if I get into Kelley's Investment Banking Workshop? Does that place better than Ross? Thanks.
29 Oct 2014
Hi everyone, I've been lurking for a long time but now I'm facing this decision for colleges and would like some help in deciding. What path and at which school would offer the best chance for IB placement? I was a direct admit at Kelley if that matters. One thing that I feel might be an influencing factor is that I am an Asian-Chinese American. While it's not stated anywhere, I generally felt that we have a tougher time in IB and especially for Kelley's IBW if that is at a comparable level. Would this affect my chances at any of these schools? Thanks everyone
25 Apr 2015
I want to major in finance, maybe accounting, Not sure the exact career path I want to take. I was at the minimum to get into Kelley but was way over the average for Bentley and received a big scholarship? Which one is the best school for me? I'm worried about being a small fish in a big pond at Kelley and I heard it is very difficult, but I also do not want to "settle" and take the safe route. Any advice would be appreciated.
09 Apr 2017
Does anyone know how prestigious the Consulting workshop is at Kelley? I really want to get a job at McKinsey when I graduate so I want to see what my chances are if I join the Consulting Workshop!
06 Oct 2020
Well I have been accepted into IU Kelley and Colgate university and was wondering which one would increase my odds at landing an Ibanking gig. It seems that both schools send some people to Ibanks, and I'm currently leaning towards IU Kelley because it will be about 21k as opposed to 50k at Colgate but I want wanted to make sure I'm not screwing myself in the long run.
02 Apr 2010
Okay so I need some advise as I'm going to be a college freshman next year. What combination will open up more job opportunities and also pays better on average? (Either way I'm going to get my CPA as well) So should I major in Finance with a minor in accounting or major in Accounting with a minor in finance?
03 Apr 2013
I'm currently trying to choose between these two schools. I want a BB IB job upon graduation, and I know Kelley has decent placement in this field. However, I also know that Purdue overall is a more well-known and respected school, and its science programs are highly regarded, along with a decent business school. If I have my eye on IB from freshman year, would it be a smarter decision to distinguish myself as a business/CS major at Purdue, or would simply graduating from Kelley be better? Any help is appreciated.
23 Apr 2014
Im staring at IU in the fall and will be applying to Kelley honors and The McCombs school of business at UT austin. Assuming that I get in the Kelley honors and McCombs non-honors, which would be my better option if I'm a finance major looking to get a job in investment banking (hopefully on wall st)?
04 Apr 2014
Hello! Yes, this will be another "which school will get me farther" and if you have read this far, I thank you for sticking around. Coming up on the end of the (undergrad) college admissions process, I am left stuck deciding between two quite different schools: Oberlin College (econ+math major) and IU-Kelley (direct admit). Which do you believe would be better for a a potential career in finance? All feedback is appreciated.
15 Apr 2017
Hello all, I'm an incoming freshman at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. I'm aiming to secure a job in IB come time for graduation, and I figured I might as well educate myself and get networking as soon as possible! My school places a decent amount of people in IB, and I'm excited to continue my studies at Kelley. Cheers, An aspiring monkey
21 Apr 2014
I have been accepted for the full-time MBA programs to Goizueta, Kelley, Jones, and Owen. I was wondering which program would provide the best network in IB and the best chances to break into IB. I understand that it will take some work, but I would prefer to go to the program that gives me better options for networking, brand name, etc. Also, I am not looking for a specific city and ER is my plan B. I passed the CFA level 1 and have worked at a large investment advisory firm for the last 2 years. I am also wondering which program would have the most close-knit group and alumni. I visited each
03 Mar 2016