Kelley College of Business

The Kelley College of Business supplies a noticeably Christian environment in which students learn how to build a life of meaning within the context of a business career, acquiring the skills necessary to find a job, to run a successful business, and to accumulate wealth. Students are equipped to:

  • Understand the function of private industry in the national and world economies.
  • Understand the various business functions, how they interact, and how they contribute to organizational objectives.
  • Integrate legal, ethical, and personal considerations into business decision-making.
  • Work effectively as a team-member and as a team-leader for projects, functional divisions of the company, and the entire organization.
  • Understand how data is collected, reported, and analyzed to manage organizations and make better business decisions.
  • Communicate analysis, results, decisions, and recommendations.
  • Identify business opportunities, and learn how to raise and manage the capital to finance them.
  • Market themselves as well as their organization, its mission, and its products or services.
  • Build a satisfying career and grow toward financial independence.

The Kelly College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Business is Growing - and Paying Well

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 773,800 new jobs. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts. This median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $66,530 in May 2016, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.

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Master of Science in Information Science

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics paints a bright picture for the future of jobs in computing-related fields, making the fully-online graduate program in Information Science attractive to students with undergraduate degrees in business, computer science, and information systems.

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Master of Arts in Management

The fully-online Master of Arts in Management program provides our students with the managerial and technical business skills to enhance the lives of the people and organizations they influence. No GMAT or GRE is required. Prepare for a job in:
• Human Resources
• Management Consulting
• Finance Management
• Business Development
• Production/Operations Management
• Marketing/Sales Management

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Nonprofit Management

The field of business encompasses nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit managers are responsible for administering nonprofit organizations like charities, churches, hospitals, political organizations, schools, and government agencies. Like any business, a nonprofit organization must work to increase its profits—for the individuals the organization is dedicated to helping. The B.B.A. in nonprofit management gives students the skills to handle tasks that are largely unique to nonprofits: fundraising, running public relations campaigns, and managing volunteers, for example.

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B.B.A. in Public Administration

In addition to acquiring general business skills and knowledge through a 36-hour business core, majors in public administration learn how administrators enact policy at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Banking and Financial Services

An interdisciplinary business major that will prepare students to work in the financial industry and signal that preparation to prospective employers.

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Our Business Faculty

Our faculty includes CPAs, lawyers, PH.D.s ... who also happen to be novelists, programmers, team ropers, and former city councilmen. Not only are they highly educated, but they've put their educations to work in the real world as real people tend to do. They'll teach you and nurture inside and outside the classroom.

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