Students joining the #1-ranked Kelley Direct Online MBA this fall come from a wide variety of backgrounds and fields. In this second installment of our Q&A series, incoming student and Deep Ocean Engineer Matthew Dowling shares why he chose Kelley, where he wants to go in his career, and a welcome surprise in the admissions process:
Why are you pursuing an MBA?
“As a deep ocean engineer, I support the US Navy’s only rescue submarine. Now I’m looking for an opportunity that will allow me to interact with professionals in the business world, and I’m interested to learn about the business side of the engineering industry. A Kelley Direct Online MBA is a step in a new direction for my career.”
Why did you choose Kelley Direct?
“I searched for the best online MBA and discovered Kelley. I talked about the decision with my family and friends, and I chose Kelley because its name, reputation, and the positive reviews Kelley receives mattered to me.”
What are you looking forward to the most?
“In-person events and an opportunity to network with a variety of people from different backgrounds are what I’m looking forward to the most.”
Did anything surprise you about the Kelley Direct admissions process?
“I was surprised by the number of scholarship opportunities available to students applying to the Kelley Direct Online MBA Program.”
Interested in earning the Kelley Direct Online MBA? Start with the first part of our Kelley Direct Application. It’s free and takes only a few minutes to complete.