Indiana University Bloomington

IU's Kelley Executive Partners ranked by Financial Times as a global leader in executive education

  • May 12, 2014


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Financial Times, a respected news source about business and finance worldwide, has ranked Kelley Executive Partners -- the custom executive education arm of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business -- fourth among all public universities and 16th among all business schools in the United States.

Kelley Executive Partners also ranks 35th among the more than 6,000 business schools and programs around the world -- only the top 80 custom executive education providers were ranked.

Custom executive education focuses on the development and delivery of non-degree leadership and management education programs for corporations in the United States and abroad.

Under the category "Value for Money," Kelley Executive Partners ranked 19th worldwide and ninth among U.S. schools and programs. The program was ranked 11th overall by Financial Times in its measure of the extent and effectiveness of follow-up offered after the course participants returned to their workplaces.

"The Kelley School is ranked among the top-tier business schools for all our programs across the board, and we are proud that some of the most prominent companies in the world turn to us for the knowledge and skills that will help them compete more effectively in the global marketplace," said Idalene Kesner, dean of the Kelley School of Business and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management.

"This Financial Times ranking confirms once again that we are among the best in the world at providing custom-designed executive education programs," she added.

IU’s Kelley School provides custom executive programs for Indiana-based global corporations such as Cummins, Eli Lilly, Cook Medical, Hill-Rom, Zimmer, Bemis Polyethylene Packaging, Elanco and Deaconess Health System, as well as companies based in other states and abroad.

Corporate clients rated Kelley highly for its teaching methods, course design, overseas programs, follow-up and overall value-for money. 

"Kelley has been among the leaders in business education precisely because it has focused on helping its corporate clients achieve their business, as well as their learning outcomes, through executive education," said John F. Cady, executive director of Kelley Executive Partners.

"Through our work with our corporate partners, we ensure that our students are exposed to the knowledge and business practices which allow them to make important contributions to their employers and society at large," Cady added.

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