Application Deadlines:
Early : October 15
Priority: January 5
Third : March 1

Required Essays for 2016-17 (Class of 2018):

Required essays:

1. Discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you to achieve these goals? Should the short-term goals you have identified not materialize, what alternate career paths might you consider? (500 words)
2. Respond to one of the following short essay prompts. (300 words)
a. My greatest memory is…
b. I’m most afraid of…
c. My greatest challenge has been…
d. I’m most proud of…

3. Share a brief fact about yourself that your classmates would find interesting, surprising, or noteworthy. (25 words)


Is there anything else that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you shouldn’t feel obligated to answer this question. (300 words)


Application Requirements:


Waiver of the TOEFL or IELTS requirement: The requirement will automatically be waived for international applicants who have earned an undergraduate or post-graduate degree from an institution in which English was the language of instruction. Candidates may simply indicate this in their application or optional essay; nothing further is required.



one individual to submit a recommendation on your behalf. Your recommender should be someone who can comment meaningfully on your professional performance.Recommendations are also due by the application deadline.



Update your resume and upload it to the resume section of the eApp. You are encouraged to limit your resume to two pages—one page resumes are preferred.

Application fee: pay the $75 application fee by


Interview:  Although interviews are not required, we encourage you to schedule an interview as a part of the admission process. We offer interviews on the Bloomington campus and at events throughout the United States (schedules permitting). You may complete an interview before you submit your application. Once you submit your application, interviews will be by invitation only. Those invited to interview may be offered the opportunity to interview by Skype or phone. Skype or phone interviews will not be available to candidates who have not yet applied. To make arrangements for an interview or a campus visit, contact us or schedule a campus visit online.

Reapplication Process:

If you applied in the past year, do not complete a new online application. Simply send us a letter prior to any deadline asking that we reconsider your application. In your letter, outline your professional and academic accomplishments since your last application. In addition, submit an updated resume. You should arrange for official copies of any new test scores or academic records to be sent to us. You are welcome to submit a new recommendation or essays if you choose, but this is not required. You do not need to pay a new application fee. Send your reapplication materials to If you applied more than one year ago, you will need to complete a new application.