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Last modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Financial Times ranks IU Kelley School of Business' executive education program among world's best

May 14, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Kelley Executive Partners, the custom executive education arm of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, has again been ranked among the world's best by the Financial Times in its annual survey of custom executive education providers.

John Cady

John Cady, Kelley Executive Partners executive director

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Kelley Executive Partners provides management education programs for corporations in Indiana as well as across the United States and abroad. It also provides custom programs for Indiana-based global corporations including Cummins, Eli Lilly, Cook Medical, Hill-Rom, Zimmer, Bemis, Elanco and Deaconess Health System. In 2012, Kelley Executive Partners also delivered custom programs in Europe, Mexico and India.

The globalization of business education in the custom market was very evident from the survey. With more than 6,000 business schools around the globe, only the top 70 were ranked for their custom programs. Kelley Executive Partners was ranked 35th in the world, 14th among U.S. business schools, fourth among all public universities and first in the Big 10.

Corporate clients rated Kelley highly for its faculty and teaching materials as well as for helping its clients achieve their business aims. Also contributing to its global ranking were its international client base and its overseas programs.

"The Kelley School is ranked among the top-tier business schools for all our programs across the board: undergraduate, MBA, doctoral and executive education", said Idalene Kesner, incoming dean of the Kelley School. "We are proud that some of the most prominent companies in the world turn to the Kelley School for the knowledge and skills that will help them compete more effectively in the global marketplace.

"We see the Financial Times ranking as confirmation that we are indeed among the best in the world at providing custom-designed executive education programs," she added.

John Cady, Kelley Executive Partners' executive director, echoed those comments.

"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," he said. "Having our faculty work closely with our clients ensures that our students are exposed to corporate best practices along with the academic research produced by our highly rated faculty."