On 22nd July, the 2018 cohort of Kelley-Manchester dual – degree Global MBA programme embarked on their 2-year MBA journey. The induction welcomed over 40 senior professionals from 19 countries and regions.
The programme is jointly delivered by Alliance Manchester Business School and Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, which is proudly an Ivy League University established in 1820. The welcome induction was hostly at the beautiful Bloomington campus of Indiana University.
Daniel Jiang who joins the July 2018 intake Kelley-Manchester Global MBA shares his experience with us: “The orientation and first workshops of Kelley-Manchester Global MBA program just started this week at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington. It’s a really international program, and I was impressed by how diversed the group is. There were over 40 participants and they came from 19 different countries.
After a student registration process on Sunday July 22 2018, we quickly began our first day orientation. Unlike the regular induction, the orientation was conducted in a very impressive way. We had a chance to tour Indiana University Bloomington and discover the history and heritage of this great American university. The gorgeous Sample Gate, magnificent limestone architecture, elaborated designed layout and full eye of green woods, were really jaw-dropping. We immediately indulged ourselves in the beauty of the campus and amazed by the culture conveyed here.”
A welcome dinner was hosted by Idalene Kesne, Dean of Kelley School of Business. Shared by one of the students,”What left the most significant influence during the start day was the welcome dinner speech made by Idalene Kesner, the first female Dean of Kelley School of Business. It was strongly resonating. We were thrilled and touched by her mountain climbing story, the heart and soul she put into each of the programs Kelley offers, and the three characters the school dedicated to cultivate - talent to succeed, humility to grow and tenacity to preserve.
Kelley produced No. 5 most number of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and No. 1 of CFOs. I won’t regret my choice to pursue this program. And already, there are a lot things waiting ahead for me to explore further.”
Kelley-Manchester Global MBA programme combines British and American business teaching within one programme, delivered by a top faculty with jointly over 150 years of expertise in management education and business expertise. Students will have the option to study in eight global locations including home campuses in Manchester and Bloomington, overseas centres in Brazil, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, as well as facilities in Washington D.C. It is a truly global MBA!