Leading new thinking and educational approaches in the field of finance.
With 27 tenured and tenure-track faculty members conducting state-of-the-art research in all key aspects of the field and 11 industry practitioners contributing their deep experience, the Department of Finance at the Kelley School of Business is widely recognized as one of the premier finance departments in the world. This group influences the finance profession through their cutting-edge research, other business schools through their leading textbook publications, and public policy and corporate practice through their expert testimony and consulting work.
In addition, our industry experts provide specialized training through unique workshops and academies in investment banking, investment management, commercial real estate, strategic finance, capital markets, and wealth management.
About the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
We have our roots in the first business course offered at Indiana College in Bloomington in 1830. Indiana College grew to be Indiana University, and the School of Commerce and Finance, established in 1920, grew to be the Kelley School of Business. We have offered business courses on our Indianapolis campus since 1916, implemented executive education in 1952 and advance business education on a global scale. Our timeline showcases more than 100 years of business excellence.
Recruiters tell us they seek out our students and graduates for their positive, hardworking attitude and their confidence that comes from the real-world, applicable education our faculty deliver at every degree level.
Our faculty members demand, and get, the best out of our students. Kelley students learn how to drive results. This quality is reflected in our exceptional student job-offer rates, the reputation of our career services and our global position as a top business school.
The mission of the Kelley School of Business is to transform the lives of students, organizations and society through management education and research. Our aim is to produce: a) students who are citizens of the world who have a positive impact on their organizations and on the communities in which they live, and b) research that advances both theory and practice. We emphasize a collaborative approach that encourages the creation of value-added partnerships among faculty, students, alumni, other universities and academic units at IU, and with private-sector and not-for-profit organizations.