IU Kelley Partners With Rose-Hulman

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Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is joining forces with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Rose-Hulman students who earn a four-year bachelor's degree can continue college courses for an additional year and receive a Master of Science degree from the Kelley School. September 23, 2014

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology have announced an educational partnership on a program for students at the nation's No. 1-ranked undergraduate engineering college.

In addition to earning a bachelor's degree from Rose-Hulman, many of its 2,000 undergraduate students will have two options for earning a Master of Science degree from the Kelley School after a fifth year.

They also will have the option of applying for deferred admission to Kelley's full-time MBA program after graduating from Rose-Hulman.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the No. 1 engineering school in the country,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School of Business and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. “Rose-Hulman’s elite reputation and personal approach to education are similar to Kelley’s. I think students will find this a good match and a very worthwhile program that will help them navigate today’s business world."

Recent studies have indicated that while graduates of engineering programs such as Rose-Hulman enjoy high employment and earnings rates, many employers also are looking for those employees with business knowledge and skills.

“An understanding of business is important for our graduates who want to drive technological innovation,” said Richard Stamper, Rose-Hulman’s dean of faculty. “This partnership with IU’s Kelley School of Business is a wonderful way for our graduates to hone that capability and prepare themselves for a future where they can make a positive impact.”

The new 4+1 Integrated master’s degree programs will provide Rose-Hulman graduates with an accelerated path to a master's degree, reducing the time by one year, and bolster their credentials and starting salary after completing their studies.

A Master of Science degree requires 30 credit hours to complete. Students will have the option to earn in-residence master’s degrees in accounting and information systems, or online master’s degrees in information technology management, entrepreneurship and innovation, business analytics, finance, global supply chain management, marketing and strategic management. The online master’s degrees will be delivered in a blended format, with both in-residence and online components.

All Rose-Hulman students will be required to take a four-week-long in-residence intensive business “core” course to provide them with the basics of business. This core course will be offered each year right after the end of the spring semester. Students may take this core course at the end of their junior or senior years. The students can begin their business coursework after the completion of the core.

This announcement is yet another development by Kelley and other schools at IU to create pathways to greater success for students in engineering, the sciences, information technology and legal education.

The Kelley School recently announced a [/entity/open.act?type=page&id=611a9325814f4e1c2df97cb8f8ea5429&confId=ca666a46814f4e1c3512106c2d78cb8b]similar program for students in IU's College of Arts and Sciences. The IU Maurer School of Law earlier announced a partnership with Rose-Hulman and has similar programs with Princeton University, Georgia Tech and Knox College.

Graduates who are interested in pursuing corporate careers will receive support from the same highly ranked Graduate Career Services available to other Kelley graduates. The school's consistently high placement rates should help students to justify a return on their investment.

Source: Indiana University