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Last modified: Tuesday, February 8, 2005

IU's Kelley School ranks among the best in research productivity

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A new study examining research productivity at business schools worldwide has ranked the faculty of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business among the most prolific and said the school is among the top 10 public programs in the world.

The School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas today (Feb. 8) released the study -- believed to be the most comprehensive of its kind ever undertaken -- that ranked the top 100 business schools. The Kelley School ranked 10th among publicly supported institutions, 24th worldwide and 23rd in North America.

The study, titled "The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings," tracked the publications of business school faculty worldwide since 1990 in 22 leading academic journals, all of which are peer-reviewed. It then ranked the business schools based on the number of articles published in those journals by their faculty members between 2000 and 2004.

"It is widely known that the academic programs at the Kelley School are consistently ranked among the nation's elite," said Dan Smith, interim dean of the Kelley School. "However, an equally important aspect of the school's mission is to produce new knowledge on the most pressing problems facing organizations today -- to fundamentally change the way other scholars and managers think and behave. Many of our faculty are among the leaders in their respective disciplines with respect to their scholarly contributions.

"We are certainly pleased to see that the University of Texas at Dallas project confirms that, collectively, our faculty's research productivity places us among the top 25 in the world and in the top 10 among public schools in the United States," Smith added. "At the same time, we are working on a number of initiatives that should further elevate our research productivity in the future and thus ensure that Kelley remains one of the world's great business schools."

According to UTD scholars, the study is not simply another ranking of business schools but is designed to be useful to both business school administrators and faculty members in measuring their research activities in the journals included in the study. They see their rankings as another tool for business school faculty members and administrators to use in benchmarking themselves against their peers.

A database of the study's rankings of both the top 100 North American business schools and the top 100 business schools worldwide is published on the Web site of UTD's Center for Information Technology and Management at

In addition to IU, Purdue University was ranked 26th worldwide and 24th in North America; and the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza School was ranked 40th worldwide and 37th in North America. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Business School were ranked first and second in both the North American and the worldwide lists.

The Kelley School of Business at IU has been a leader in American business education for nearly 85 years. With an enrollment of over 5,000 students, it is among the premier business schools in the country and is consistently ranked among the best. Its students are among the favorites of corporate recruiters who are looking for promising managers, marketing talent and finance graduates.