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Last modified: Monday, January 9, 2006

Kelley School to provide online courses to world’s largest association of advanced technologists

Jan. 9, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Kelley Direct Online Programs in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is partnering with IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, to offer educational programs to its 365,000 members worldwide.

Under a new agreement, the Kelley School becomes an official affiliate of the IEEE Education Partners Program and will provide IEEE members with online courses which meet their professional development needs. Members will have access to degree, non-degree and certificate program classes.

Selection for the program comes after a thorough review process. Educational partners are carefully reviewed and approved by highly qualified IEEE volunteers to ensure that members receive the most effective learning resources.

"Senior managers in many organizations today are looking to hire and promote people that have technical skills coupled with a sound understanding of business principles," said Daniel C. Smith, dean of the Kelley School. "IEEE is the premiere professional association for electrical engineers in part because of their concern with providing opportunities for their members to develop a complete portfolio of skills. It is an honor to have them as an educational partner and to serve their members with the world-class programs we offer."

Dr. Moshe Kam, IEEE vice president for educational activities, welcomed the Kelley School to the growing number of IEEE Education Partners. "Partnerships between professional associations and engineering and business schools provide involved professionals with continuous access to high-quality information," Kam said. "Modern professionals are in need of such information in real time in order to retool, get updated in existing areas, learn about the emergence of new areas, and identify the latest in professional areas of interest and in business climate trends.

"Access to reliable and pre-screened information of this kind is of increased value in these times of increased globalization and competitiveness. We are glad that we can be at the forefront of providing these critical services to IEEE members, and we look forward to growing cooperation with the Kelley School of Business as the program grows and evolves."

The school's Kelley Direct effort offers an array of online graduate programs, including the master of business administration degree and a master of science degree in finance, global supply chain management and strategic management. Kelley Direct courses are taught by the same faculty who teach in the school's other full- and part-time MBA programs.

More information about Kelley School offerings for IEEE members is available online at

IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world's largest technical professional society. Through its 365,000 members in 150 countries, the society is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards. The organization also sponsors or cosponsors more than 300 international technical conferences each year.