Earning an MBA creates powerful career opportunities for women—for advancement, for increased earning potential, and for executive positions.
A common concern of prospective students is how to balance MBA coursework with a full-time career and personal commitments. The Kelley Direct Online MBA provides the flexibility and customization to make it possible.
“The Kelley Direct online program gave me so much flexibility in terms of how I participated and when I fit it into my life,” said Brooke Spenser, MBA’19, a senior manager for new product innovation at Walmart. “Looking at it from a whole life point of view, it gave me a much better work/life/social balance to be able to insert education where it’s convenient.”
The highly customizable program empowers you to tailor your focus to fit your career path. You can also take two to four years to complete your MBA—making Kelley Direct one of the most flexible top-ranked degree programs available online. That option was essential for Amy Turk, MBA’20, to succeed.
“I had two young kids,” said Amy, who works as a global strategic marketing manager at Johnson & Johnson. “So, when I started the program, I knew that I would not be able to complete it in two years. One thing I very much appreciated about the Kelley Direct program is that there’s an enormous amount of flexibility that allows you to customize the program to what you need and when you need it in your own lifestyle. I was able to set the pace for when I finished the program, how many classes I took each term, and it worked well.”
About 28% of the current Kelley Direct Online MBA class are women. As a program, we continually work to increase the number of women in our program. We’re committed to expanding the business leadership pipeline for women, bringing more diversity to the C-suite, and enabling women to launch successful business careers.
Our new partnership with Forté, a foundation that works to increase the number of women in business, demonstrates this commitment. We are excited to bring more merit-based scholarships and professional development opportunities to Kelley Direct women.
“This is a great opportunity for women considering an online MBA to ask questions and get some advice from women who have been through the MBA research phase,” says Director of Admissions Sarah Wanger. “They know what it takes to balance an MBA while working and, for some of them, raising a family. They have it down to a science.”