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MBA Program

Application for Admission


2008
Deadlines
Domestic AND International Applicants
Deadline Notification
November
15 ­— early
deadline
early February


January 15­
— priority
deadline
late March

March 1­ — third deadline late April

April 15 — final deadline late May

Consortium Applicants
(see page 4 for special instructions)
Deadline Notification
December 1­ — early deadline early February

January 5 — final deadline mid-March

Our Office
MBA Program
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN 47405‑1703
812 855-8006 phone
800 994‑8622 toll-free in the continental United States
812 855-9039 fax
mbaoffice@indiana.edu e-mail
www.kelley.indiana.edu/mba web

Application Checklist
Use this checklist if you are applying using a hard copy of the application. Applicants who apply online should follow the
checklist found in our online application instructions.

MBA application for admission Photocopy of GMAT score report (and TOEFL score
• pages 1-7 required of all applicants report for international applicants) — if available; of‑
• pages 8-9 for international applicants only ficial score reports must also be sent directly from the
• pages 10-11 for Indiana residents only testing organization
Application essays Check for application fee (U.S. $75) made payable to
Indiana University
Résumé
Please do not submit your application before it is com‑
Official academic records from all
plete. You must take the GMAT (and TOEFL, if ap‑
post-secondary institutions attended
plicable) before submitting your application. Submitting
Two letters of recommendation an incomplete application will significantly delay the
processing of your application.
Evidence of financial support (international
applicants only)
An Overview of the Application Process
We’re delighted you’re applying to the Kelley School of 600 (250 on the computer-based TOEFL and 100 on
of Business MBA program. We use a self-managed the Internet-based TOEFL) is required. Please note that
application process, which means that you’ll be re‑ we can’t accept TOEFL scores that are more than two
sponsible for submitting, in one envelope, all the years old. You are required to submit valid TOEFL
components of the application. You’ll arrange for your results even if you earned a degree in the United
scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test States. The TOEFL is administered throughout the
(GMAT)—and the TOEFL for international applicants— United States and abroad. You can request a registration
to be sent to us directly. form from:
We’ve designed the application to give you the op‑ e-mail: toefl@ets.org
portunity to present yourself in the best possible man‑ internet: www.toefl.org
ner. We suggest that you read the directions for each
The institution code for Indiana University is 1324,
section carefully. Please answer all the questions in the
and the department code is 02.
spaces provided unless you see a ­request to do otherwise.

To complete this application online Recommendations


You’ll find two recommendation forms in this application
You can complete and submit your application online us‑
packet. Send a form, along with an envelope addressed
ing the services of Embark.com. There is no additional
to yourself, to each of the two people who have agreed
charge for this service. From www.Embark.com, follow
to provide references for you. They should be people
the links to our application. Please read the instructions
who can comment meaningfully on your professional
carefully. While you will be able to submit your applica‑
­performance.
tion online, you will still need to mail your supporting
Each recommender should complete the form, seal
documents to us.
it in an envelope, sign the envelope across the seal, and
Please make sure that you locate the application for
mail the sealed envelope back to you. You should en‑
the Indiana University Kelley School of Business
close the unopened envelope with your application.
full-time MBA program in Bloomington, Indiana.
If, however, your recom­mender is more comfortable
Are you an international student? sending the ­reference directly to Indiana University,
there are instructions for doing so on the recommenda‑
Read this section
tion form. An online recommendation process is available
If you’d like to apply to the MBA program and are not only for candidates who utilize our online application.
a United States citizen or an immigrant permanent resi‑
dent, you must also complete the international applica‑ Academic records
tion supplement (pages 8 to 9 of the application). Submit official academic records in the original language
We encourage you to submit your complete application from every postsecondary school you have attended,
and supporting documents no later than our January 15 whether or not you obtained a degree. If the original
priority deadline. document is not in English, also provide an official, exact
If you are a citizen of the United States and ­another (literal) English translation. Secondary school records are
country (dual citizenship) or if you are an ­international not required. Records must be issued by and carry the
student who has been previously enrolled in a degree original seal or stamp of the registrar or record keep-
program at ­Indiana University, you do not need to com‑ ing official from the institution at which the work was
plete the international supplement. completed. We have provided transcript request forms to
If you are an international student and your native facilitate the process of securing your academic records.
language is not English, you must take the Test of Eng‑ Use of this form is optional. The registrar or record-
lish as a ­Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate keeping official should provide your academic records in
your proficiency in English. A minimum TOEFL score a sealed and signed envelope. You will send the unopened

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envelopes to us with your application. If you studied in in the fall at MBA fairs held in a ­variety of locations in
one of the countries listed, submit the following: the United States and abroad. You should plan to com-
plete an interview before you submit your application
Germany—Certified copies of course Scheine, inter‑
for the deadline you’ve chosen. Once you submit your
mediate examinations results (if applicable), and inter‑
application, interviews will be available by invitation
mediate and diplom certificates.
only. Those invited to interview may be offered the op‑
India—Certified copies of the university mark sheets
portunity to interview by phone. Phone interviews will
and degree certificates. Marks reported or issued by
not be available to candidates who have not yet applied.
affiliated colleges are not acceptable.
To make arrangements for an interview, call the MBA
People’s Republic of China—Academic records and admissions ­office at 800 994-8622 or 812 855-8006. The
degree certificates in both Chinese and English must ­office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
be certified by the university registrar. Records certi‑
fied by department heads are not acceptable. Assistantships and scholarships
Russia and the New Independent States—Certified The Kelley School of Business provides assistant‑
copies of the akademiche-skaya spravka or the prilo- ships and scholarships for select full-time MBA
zheniye k diplomu, when available, as well as of the dip- students. Both forms of aid are competitive and based
lom certificate in English and in the original language. on merit. Check the appropriate boxes on the applica-
tion to indicate your interest in assistantships and/or
GMAT scores scholarships and you will be automatically considered
We require the GMAT of all applicants to the MBA for available merit-based aid. If you’re awarded an
program. We can’t consider your application complete ­assistantship or scholarship, you’ll receive the offer
until we receive your GMAT scores. You should take after you receive the offer of ­admission. About half of
the GMAT prior to submission of your application. each entering class receives assistantships or scholar‑
You’re responsible for making sure that the applica‑ ships. Merit-based aid resources are limited. For
tion—with all supporting documents—reaches us by the fullest consideration, you are encouraged to meet
deadline you choose. our early or priority deadlines.
If you have already taken the GMAT but haven’t Assistantship awards provide students with a
had your scores reported to Indiana University, please yearly stipend and partial fee remission in return for
arrange to have your official test results sent to us. To working a ­specific number of hours per week (typically
register for the GMAT or to have your scores sent to us, 5 to 12 hours) in the Kelley School of Business. Assis‑
please visit www.mba.com for complete information. The tantship awards range in total value from approximately
code for the full-time MBA program at Indiana Uni- $7,000 to $16,000. Scholarships provide recipients with
versity, Bloomington is 8ZG-41-37. Please note that an award (most ranging from $5,000 to $15,000) that
we can’t accept GMAT scores that are more than five does not entail a work assignment. All admitted students
years old. are also considered for a prestigious Dean’s Fellowship,
an award that provides a full-tuition scholarship.
Application acknowledgement
Financial aid
You will be notified by e-mail that we have received your
application. During peak application deadlines, it may In addition to assistantships and scholarships offered by
take from 5 to 10 working days to acknowledge receipt. the Kelley School of Business, financial support in the
form of loans, with eligibility based on financial need, is
Interviews also available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are
encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal
We encourage you to schedule an interview as a part of
Student Aid (www.fafsa.ed.gov) to be eligible for Stafford
the admission process. The MBA is a serious investment
of your time and money; visiting the programs you’re
considering is critically ­important.
We offer interviews on the Bloomington campus and
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student loans. International students have options in‑ Social security number policy
cluding a loan that allows candidates to borrow up to the
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and Indiana
cost of tuition without a co-signer.
PL 22 of 1977, applicants for admission and enrolled
If you have questions about financial aid, contact ­our
students are advised that the disclosure of their social
Associate Director of MBA Financial Assistance in
security numbers is voluntary. If you are applying for
the MBA Program Office.
federal financial aid assistance such as ­federally-
subsidized loans, the federal government requires the
Application fee
use of a social security number. Your ­social ­security
Submit a nonrefundable $75 application fee by check or number will not be disclosed to individuals or agencies
money order made payable to “Indiana University.” Do outside Indiana University except in ­accordance with the
not send cash, international reply (postal) coupons, or Indiana University Policy on Student Records.
Eurocheques for payment of the application fee. Funds
must be drawn on a U.S. bank, or on an international
bank with a U.S. affiliate. Please write your full name
on the check or money order. The application fee will
not be waived. Only applicants who apply online will
have an option to pay the fee by credit card.

Deadlines
To guarantee that we can thoroughly consider your ap‑
plication please make sure that your completed packet is
received by the deadline you have chosen to meet.
Please place your application and other supporting
documents in an envelope and mail them to

MBA Program
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN 47405-1703
USA

Reapplication procedure
If you applied to the MBA Program within the past two
years and would like to reapply, you should send us a let‑
ter prior to any deadline asking that we reactivate your
application. In that letter please outline your activities
and accomplishments since your last application. If you
have any new test scores or academic records, please
make note of this and arrange to have official score re‑
ports or records sent to us. You should also include an
updated resume. You do not need to pay the application
fee again. While you are not required to submit new
essays or references, you are welcome to send new or
updated versions if you believe there is new information
you would like to share with the admissions committee.

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Special Programs
The Consortium for Graduate Study Kelley Accelerated Admissions Program
in Management If you are a college senior, you can apply to the Kelley
The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, School full-time MBA Program before graduation. Quali‑
Bloomington is a member of the Consortium for Gradu‑ fied candidates will be offered admission to the program
ate Study in Management, an alliance of leading Ameri‑ on a deferred basis, with the expectation that they gain at
can business schools founded to enhance diversity in least two years of full time, professional work experience
business education and leadership by helping to reduce prior to enrollment. We ask that you apply for admission
the under-representation of African Americans, Hispanic by July 1 (the deadline is extended for Accelerated Ad‑
Americans, and Native Americans in both the member mission applicants) by submitting a complete MBA appli‑
schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management. The cation, including submission of valid GMAT scores.
Consortium recruits qualified U.S. citizens and perma‑ This is an opportunity for seniors to graduate and
nent residents from underrepresented groups as well begin their professional career with an offer of admission
as others who can demonstrate a commitment to the from our top-ranked MBA Program in hand. If offered
Consortium’s mission and can best assist in pursuing this admission, we’ll stay in contact as you begin your career,
mission. Eligible Consortium candidates will be consid‑ keeping you up-to-date on program developments, and
ered for full tuition fellowships. If you’d like to apply to staying up-to-date on your experience and accomplish‑
Indiana University and are interested in being considered ments. Once you are ready to begin the MBA Program,
for a Consortium MBA fellowship, you should apply you simply join the next entering class. There are no fur‑
for admission using the Consortium application; do not ther steps in the application process.
complete this application. The Consortium application is
available online at www.cgsm.org.
Dual Degree Options
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Dual degree programs combine the Kelley MBA with a
5585 Pershing, Suite 240 JD degree from the IU School of Law or an MA from
St. Louis, MO 63112-4621 the College of Arts and Sciences (in Russian and East
314 877-5500 European, East Asian, West European, Central Eurasian,
e-mail: frontdesk@cgsm.com or Latin and Caribbean Studies). The Kelley MBA can
web: www.cgsm.org also be combined with a Master’s in Telecommunica‑
tions from IU’s Department of Telecommunications. To
You will need to submit your Consortium application by
pursue a joint degree you must be admitted separately
January 5.
by each of the two schools involved in your program.
If you have any questions about the Consortium in gen‑ In addition to completing this application for the Kelley
eral, call the MBA office at 800-994-8622 (continental MBA Program, you must also complete their application.
United States) or 812-855-8006 (elsewhere). Please contact the other program you are interested in to
learn about their application process.

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Additional Information for International Applicants Only
Application information for international India, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Paki‑
applicants stan, and Sri Lanka—Completion of a four-year
bachelor’s degree or of the part one master’s degree
Applications are filed alphabetically under the family
examinations following a three-year bachelor’s.
name you list on the application form. All your forms,
records, and correspondence must use the same name Israel—Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree
and spelling. Often we cannot match materials with files or the first year of a master’s degree following a
when papers arrive giving part of, or only the initial of, three-year bachelor’s.
the family name or the first (given) name. “Nicknames” or Philippines—Completion of a master’s degree.
adopted Western first names may also cause problems in Russia and the New Independent States—Completion
matching items with applications. of a Diplom Spetsialista requiring five years of study
All items submitted in support of an application or a Magistra.
become the property of Indiana University and cannot
Scotland—Completion of a first degree requiring a
be returned to you.
minimum of four years of study.
Eligibility for graduate study
To be eligible for graduate study you must hold a bach‑
Evidence of financial support
elor’s degree or its recognized equivalent. IU considers U.S. immigration regulations require that you
differences in educational systems when reviewing in‑ demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover
ternational credentials. Degrees and diplomas earned in your living and educational expenses for a 12-month
other countries are not always considered equivalent to period. The amounts listed below include funds for
those earned in the U.S. For graduate study, you should living expenses for 12 months and for mandatory health
have completed a minimum of 16 years of primary-sec‑ insurance, but do not include the cost of travel to
ondary-tertiary education and earned a first university Bloomington. These amounts are estimates for the 2008-
degree. 09 academic year; they are reviewed annually and are
If you studied in one of the following countries, you subject to change.
may apply for admission to graduate study with the cre‑ Tuition and Fees $36,370
dentials noted: Room and Board (12 months) $12,168
Australia—Completion of a four-year bachelor’s de‑ Health Insurance (12 months) $1,077
gree or of the master’s qualifying year following a Miscellaneous $3,224
three year bachelor’s. Total $52,839

Britain/United Kingdom—Completion of a bachelor’s A married student should have $5,408 available to


degree. support an accompanying spouse or first dependent, as
well as $4,759 per year for each additional dependent.
Canada—Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree
Health and accident insurance is also required for all
or of the master’s qualifying year following a three-
accompanying dependents and is included in these
year bachelor’s.
estimates of additional expenses.
France—Completion of the Maîtrise. To demonstrate your financial support, please submit
Germany—Completion of one half of the required official or certified copies of bank statements, or a letter
Hauptstudium following the Vordiplom, Zwischenprü- from the bank confirming the availability of these funds.
fung, or other intermediate certificate. If the Diplom Any individuals providing funding for your studies must
will not be completed by your desired date of entry to submit a letter or affidavit of support confirming the
IU, please include an official statement from your uni‑ amount they intend to provide, along with official or
versity indicating that half of your required Haupt‑ certified copies of bank statements. They should be sure
studium is complete.
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to include your full name in this correspondence. Any Office of International Admissions
organizations giving you scholarships or paid study leave
We will be working with the Office of International
should provide an official letter outlining the details of
Admissions as we evaluate your application for admis‑
the award in U.S. dollar amounts.
sion. The Office of International Admissions will help
While we can process applications for an academic
us evaluate your academic records. This office will also
decision without this documentation, we cannot issue
review your evidence of financial support and issue your
a visa document (the I-20) until we have received
visa documentation, should you be offered admission.
acceptable financial documentation demonstrating
Questions regarding your official academic re-
sufficient financial resources to meet all expenses for at
cords, evidence of financial support, or visa docu-
least one academic year. You cannot use the possibility
mentation can be directed to:
of employment to show you have adequate financial
resources before a visa is issued. A spouse who is on a Office of International Admissions
student-dependent visa (F-2) cannot work. Indiana University
300 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7700, USA
812 855-4306
e-mail: intladm@indiana.edu

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Application to the MBA Program
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Personal and biographical data

Name:_ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
last/family first/given middle/maiden
Other names you’ve used for enrollment, GMAT, or TOEFL:________________________________________________

What first name do you prefer to use?___________________________________________________________________

U.S. Social Security number (optional; federal financial aid applicants must include SSN):_ _____________________

Gender:   Male   Female Marital status:   Married   Single

Birth date:____________________ Birthplace:_ ___________________________________________


month day year city state country
State of legal residence (Indiana residents see page 10 of this form):__________________________________________

Current county of residence (Indiana residents only):______________________________________________________

Are you a U.S. citizen?   Yes   No_________________________________________________________________


country of citizenship

If not, are you an immigrant permanent resident?   Yes   No 

Complete addresses as they should appear on an envelope (please include zip code or postal code):
Current address: Permanent address:
______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

Until what date will you be at your current address?_______________________________


month day year

Where should we write to you?   Current address   Permanent address


Telephone Numbers: Current_ _____________________  Permanent_______________________
area code number area code number

May we contact you at work?   Yes   No Work________________________________


area code number

Is there a fax number where we can contact you?______________________


area code number

E-mail Address:_ ________________________________________________

Ethnic information
Supplying this information is optional (see inside back cover). If you are a U.S. citizen, of what ethnic group
are you a part?

African American  Alaskan Native or Native American  White  Multiethnic

Hispanic American  Asian American  Pacific Islander American  Other

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Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Degree program

To what program are you applying? MBA program   Three Year MBA/JD program   Four Year MBA/JD program

MBA /MA program Kelley Accelerated Admission program MBA /MA in Telecommunications

When do you intend to enter?  August, ____________


year

What major(s) are you interested in (select no more than two):

  Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation   Marketing

Finance   Strategic Analysis of Accounting Information

Information Systems Supply Chain and Operations


(IT Governance & Risk Management
and IT-Driven Business Innovation)
Management  
(includes Consulting, International Business,
& Strategic Management)

Test score status


GMAT TOEFL (for international applicants)

I took the GMAT_ ____________________________ I took the TOEFL_____________________________


month year month year

 My total score was_________________________  My score was______________________________

Verbal score_ __________________________  I have not yet received my score

Quantitative score_______________________

 I have not yet received my score

Academic background
Please list all the colleges and universities you’ve attended, with the most recent first. Every postsecondary institution
must be included. Use an additional sheet if necessary. Official academic records/transcripts will be required from each
postsecondary institution attended. In identifying certificates, degrees, or diplomas, use native language, not translations.

________________________________________________________________________________________________
institution city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) certificates, degrees, or diplomas date earned major

________________________________________________________________________________________________
institution city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) certificates, degrees, or diplomas date earned major

________________________________________________________________________________________________
institution city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) certificates, degrees, or diplomas date earned major

________________________________________________________________________________________________
institution city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) certificates, degrees, or diplomas date earned major

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Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Academic record
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale. Grade Point Average Conversion Table
Please make your best effort to convert your grades us‑
If you attended more than one college or university to
ing the grade point conversion table below. International
complete your degree, include grades from each institution applicants who attended institutions with different
to determine your cumulative GPA. grading systems (marks, percentages) need not con-
vert their grades.
____________________________
undergraduate GPA A+=4.0 A=4.0 A-=3.7
B+=3.3 B=3.0 B-=2.7
____________________________ C+=2.3 C=2.0 C-=1.7
graduate GPA (if applicable)
D+=1.3 D=1.0 D-=0.7
F=0.0
Merit-based financial aid
I wish to be considered for Kelley School of Business scholarships and fellowships   Yes   No
I wish to be considered for graduate assistantships   Yes   No

Quantitative preparation
We’re interested in learning about your quantitative preparation. Please list all the college-level courses you’ve complet‑
ed with a grade of “C” or better in calculus, accounting, statistics, business mathematics, or related areas.

______________________________________________ _______________________________________________
course title grade course title grade

______________________________________________ _______________________________________________
course title grade course title grade

______________________________________________ _______________________________________________
course title grade course title grade

Letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are being provided from:

________________________________________________________________________________________________
first name last name title or position institution or company

________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street

________________________________________________________________________________________________
city/state zip/postal code country

 Letter enclosed.  Letter sent under separate cover.

________________________________________________________________________________________________
first name last name title or position institution or company

________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street

________________________________________________________________________________________________
city/state zip/postal code country

 Letter enclosed.  Letter sent under separate cover.

 I was not able to request recommendations from my current employer because of a professional ­conflict of ­interest.

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Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Employment history (full-time positions)


Please complete this section and submit a current résumé with your application. Beginning with your most recent posi‑
tion and continuing in reverse chronological order, list all the positions you’ve held, ­including military service. Use addi‑
tional sheets, if necessary.

When you enter business school, how many months of full-time work experience will you have since earning your
undergraduate degree?______________________________

List your full-time positions (excluding summer employment while in college):

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
annual starting salary (convert to U.S. dollars) ending salary reason for leaving

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
annual starting salary (convert to U.S. dollars) ending salary reason for leaving

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
annual starting salary (convert to U.S. dollars) ending salary reason for leaving

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
annual starting salary (convert to U.S. dollars) ending salary reason for leaving

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

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Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Employment history (part-time and summer positions)


List your part-time positions, including full-time summer employment while in college:

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from mm/yyyy–to mm/yyyy) position average hours per week

________________________________________________________________________________________________
employer city and state/country

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of employer’s business

________________________________________________________________________________________________
responsibilities

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Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Honors and awards


In order of their importance to you, please list the honors, certifications, and awards you’ve received:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Activities
In order of their importance to you, please list the college, community, or professional activities in which you’ve been
involved or taken a ­leadership role (use an additional sheet if necessary):

________________________________________________________________________________________________
activity/organization dates (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
office or leadership role elected or appointed dates you held the office (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of activity or organization

________________________________________________________________________________________________
activity/organization dates (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
office or leadership role elected or appointed dates you held the office (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of activity or organization

________________________________________________________________________________________________
activity/organization dates (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
office or leadership role elected or appointed dates you held the office (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of activity or organization

________________________________________________________________________________________________
activity/organization dates (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
office or leadership role elected or appointed dates you held the office (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of activity or organization

________________________________________________________________________________________________
activity/organization dates (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
office or leadership role elected or appointed dates you held the office (from–to)

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of activity or organization

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Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Essays

Your essays will give us an idea of your personality, perspectives, and opinions and will let us know how closely your
professional objectives match the objectives of the MBA program.
Below you’ll find five essay areas. All applicants must answer number 1. You must also choose two of the next three
essay questions (2 through 4). Number 5 is optional. Please limit each essay to no more than two double-spaced pages.
Finally, please include the essay number and your name at the top of each sheet.
We encourage you to be informative, creative, and concise.

Mandatory:
1 Please discuss your post-MBA short- and long-term professional goals. How will your professional experience,
when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you to achieve these goals?

Choose two of the next three:


2 Describe an ethical dilemma that you faced in your professional career. How was it resolved and what did you learn
from the experience?
3 Suppose you had to choose three people—people alive now or people from another era—to travel with you on
a cross-country automobile trip. Who would you choose and why? What would you hope to learn from them?
(Think carefully about the company you want on those long stretches through Nebraska or Kansas.)

4 Describe what there is about your background and your experiences that will contribute to the diversity of the en‑
tering class and enhance the educational experience of other students.

Optional:
5 Is there anything else that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? If you believe your creden‑
tials and essays represent you fairly, you shouldn’t feel obligated to answer this question.

The information I have provided in this application is complete and accurate. I understand that information is sub-
ject to verification by a third party and submission of inaccurate information can be sufficient cause for terminat-
ing my application or enrollment at Indiana University. ­Furthermore, the attached essays are my own compositions.
I understand that materials received by Indiana University in connection with this application are not returnable
and that the application fee is not refundable.

Signature:_________________________________________________ Date:____________________

Application | 7 of 11
2008
Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

International Applicant Supplementary Information


To be completed by international applicants only.

Additional personal data


If you are currently in the U.S., indicate the date you entered country:_________________________________________

If you are in the U.S., indicate the Visa that you hold (F-1, J-1, B-2, etc.):_______________________________________

Native Language:___________________________________________________________________________________

Other Languages:___________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________
(note degree of proficiency, use separate sheet if necessary)

Family data

Father’s name:________________________________________________ Occupation:___________________________


last/family first/given middle

Address:_ _________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mother’s name:_______________________________________________ Occupation:___________________________


last/family first/given middle

Address:_ _________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Spouse’s full name:____________________________________________ Date of birth:_________________________


last/family first/given middle

Spouse’s country of birth:___________________________ Is spouse also applying to IU?_________

Children (please provide full name, gender, date of birth, and country of birth for each child):_ ____________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Which of the above family members will come with you?___________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Application | 8 of 11
2008
Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

International Applicant Supplementary Information

Financial information

Indicate the source(s) of your financial support and the amount in US dollars:

Source of support Amount to be drawn from source

Personal resources_ _____________________ US $_____________________________________

Parents or relatives______________________ US $_____________________________________

Company sponsorship_ __________________ US $_____________________________________

Other_________________________________ US $_____________________________________

Evidence of financial support


Please submit official or certified copies of bank statements, or a letter from the bank confirming the availability of
these funds. Any individuals providing funding for your studies must submit a letter or affidavit of support confirming
the amount they intend to provide, along with official or certified copies of bank statements. While we can process
applications for an academic decision without this documentation, we cannot issue a formal admission letter and visa
document until we have received acceptable financial documentation.

Application | 9 of 11
2008
Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Indiana Residency Form


To be completed only by those who claim Indiana as their state of legal residency.

Indiana residency
Fill out this section only if you claimed Indiana as your state of legal residence on page 1 of this form. The reg‑
istrar needs this information to determine your residency status for fee-paying purposes. If you don’t supply complete
information, the registrar will assume that you aren’t a resident of Indiana.

Why do you claim Indiana as your state of legal residence?_ ________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Where have you lived for the past five years?

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) number and street
________________________________________________________________________________________________
city state zip
________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) number and street
________________________________________________________________________________________________
city state zip

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) number and street
________________________________________________________________________________________________
city state zip
________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) number and street
________________________________________________________________________________________________
city state zip

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) number and street
________________________________________________________________________________________________
city state zip

Have you ever been enrolled at Indiana University?   Yes   No  If so, when?_ _______________
from–to
If you are under 21, who is your parent or legal guardian?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________
last name first name middle name

Where is your guardian’s legal residence?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street apartment number
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
city state zip area code telephone number

What is your relationship to your guardian?______________________________________________________________

Application | 10 of 11
2008
Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Indiana residency (continued)


Fill out this section only if you claimed Indiana as your state of legal residence on page 1 of this form.

If you have been employed during the last 5 years please provide:

________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) employer
________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street city and state zip
________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of work (full or part-time)
________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) employer
________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street city and state zip
________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of work (full or part-time)
________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) employer
________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street city and state zip
________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of work (full or part-time)
________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) employer

________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street city and state zip

________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of work (full or part-time)
________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) employer

________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street city and state zip
________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of work (full or part-time)
________________________________________________________________________________________________
dates (from–to) employer
________________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street city and state zip
________________________________________________________________________________________________
nature of work (full or part-time)

Signature:_________________________________________________ Date:____________________
(Required of those claiming Indiana Residency)

Application | 11 of 11
2008
MBA Program
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN 47405‑1703 USA
812 855-8006 • 800 994-8622

Recommendation
For the applicant to fill out

Applicant:_________________________________________________________________________________________
last first middle
Date of birth:____________________________________________
month day year

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and its amendments guarantee students access to their
­educational records. Students are permitted to waive the right of access to recommendations.

 I hereby waive my right to inspect the contents of this recommendation.

 I do not waive my right to inspect the contents of this recommendation.

Signature of applicant:_________________________________________________ Date:________________________

Name of recommender:______________________________________________________________________________

For the recommender

Your detailed and candid statement will help us assess the applicant’s managerial potential, academic ­capabilities, ini‑
tiative, and maturity. As the recommendation is part of the application, we’d appreciate your completing this form as
quickly as possible. If you prefer, you may write a letter of recommendation on your company letterhead and attach it
to this form.
When you’ve finished, please put the recommendation in an envelope. Seal the envelope, sign it across the seal, and return
it to the applicant who will submit the sealed envelope to us with the other application materials.
If you prefer, you can mail the recommendation directly to us at the ­address on this form and inform the applicant
that you have done so.
Thank you for your assistance.

How well and in what capacity do you know the applicant?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


Does the applicant have potential as a leader and a manager? What have you observed that leads you to think the appli‑
cant will be successful?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are there areas where the applicant can improve his or her potential for graduate study and a managerial career? If so,
what are those areas?

2008
For the recommender

Please appraise the applicant in terms of the qualities listed below. With what group or population are you comparing
the applicant?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


Outstanding Very Good Average Below Average Unable to
(Top 10%) (Top 25%) (Middle 33%) (Bottom 33%) Judge

Leadership ability
Intellectual capacity
Organizational skills
Verbal skills
Written skills
Analytical skills
Ability to work in a team
Maturity
Self-confidence
Creativity
Initiative
Sense of humor, ability to
keep things in perspective
Overall appraisal

Do you recommend that this applicant be admitted to the Kelley School of Business MBA Program?

Strongly recommend   Recommend with reservations

Recommend   Do not recommend

I understand that the applicant may have access to this information unless the waiver statement on the front of
this form indicates otherwise.

Signature of recommender:___________________________________________________ Date:__________________

Name:_ _______________________________________ Position:____________________________________________


title institution or company
Address:_ _________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
city/state zip/postal code country

( )
Telephone Number: _______________________ Email: _______________________________________

2008
MBA Program
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN 47405‑1703 USA
812 855-8006 • 800 994-8622

Recommendation
For the applicant to fill out

Applicant:_________________________________________________________________________________________
last first middle
Date of birth:____________________________________________
month day year

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and its amendments guarantee students access to their
­educational records. Students are permitted to waive the right of access to recommendations.

 I hereby waive my right to inspect the contents of this recommendation.

 I do not waive my right to inspect the contents of this recommendation.

Signature of applicant:_________________________________________________ Date:________________________

Name of recommender:______________________________________________________________________________

For the recommender

Your detailed and candid statement will help us assess the applicant’s managerial potential, academic ­capabilities, ini‑
tiative, and maturity. As the recommendation is part of the application, we’d appreciate your completing this form as
quickly as possible. If you prefer, you may write a letter of recommendation on your company letterhead and attach it
to this form.
When you’ve finished, please put the recommendation in an envelope. Seal the envelope, sign it across the seal, and return
it to the applicant who will submit the sealed envelope to us with the other application materials.
If you prefer, you can mail the recommendation directly to us at the ­address on this form and inform the applicant
that you have done so.
Thank you for your assistance.

How well and in what capacity do you know the applicant?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


Does the applicant have potential as a leader and a manager? What have you observed that leads you to think the appli‑
cant will be successful?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are there areas where the applicant can improve his or her potential for graduate study and a managerial career? If so,
what are those areas?

2008
For the recommender

Please appraise the applicant in terms of the qualities listed below. With what group or population are you comparing
the applicant?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


Outstanding Very Good Average Below Average Unable to
(Top 10%) (Top 25%) (Middle 33%) (Bottom 33%) Judge

Leadership ability
Intellectual capacity
Organizational skills
Verbal skills
Written skills
Analytical skills
Ability to work in a team
Maturity
Self-confidence
Creativity
Initiative
Sense of humor, ability to
keep things in perspective
Overall appraisal

Do you recommend that this applicant be admitted to the Kelley School of Business MBA Program?

Strongly recommend   Recommend with reservations

Recommend   Do not recommend

I understand that the applicant may have access to this information unless the waiver statement on the front of
this form indicates otherwise.

Signature of recommender:___________________________________________________ Date:__________________

Name:_ _______________________________________ Position:____________________________________________


title institution or company
Address:_ _________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
city/state zip/postal code country

( )
Telephone Number: _______________________ Email: _______________________________________

2008
Transcript Request
MBA Program
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN 47405‑1703 USA
812 855-8006
800 994-8622

For the applicant to fill out

Name:_ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
last first middle
Date of birth:___________________________________________
month day year
Address:_ _________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street apartment number
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
city/state zip/postal code country
School or university:_________________________________________ Dates of enrollment: _____________________
 from–to
Degree(s): _________________________________________________ Degree date(s):_ _________________________

Major(s):__________________________________________________________________________________________

Please supply a transcript of my academic record for my application to the Kelley School of Business MBA Pro-
gram at Indiana University.
Signature of applicant:__________________________________________________ Date:_______________________

For the registrar


Please provide the information requested below, along with the applicant’s transcript. We’d appreciate it if you would
enclose them in an envelope, seal it, sign it across the seal, and return it to the ­applicant. If your institution prohibits the
release of official transcripts to current or former students, mail it directly to us at the ­address on this form and inform
the applicant that you have done so. Thank you for your timely assistance.

The applicant is currently enrolled in this institution.

The applicant received a degree, conferred on_________________________

The applicant is not currently enrolled and did not receive a degree.

Cumulative grade-point average:___________________________________


(If yours is not a 4.0 system, please attach an explanation of your system.)

Class rank:______________________ out of ________________________

Class rank is not available.

If your institution is not in the United States, what is the language of instruction?_ _____________________________

Signature of school official:______________________________________________ Date:_______________________

2008
Transcript Request
MBA Program
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN 47405‑1703 USA
812 855-8006
800 994-8622

For the applicant to fill out

Name:_ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
last first middle
Date of birth:___________________________________________
month day year
Address:_ _________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street apartment number
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
city/state zip/postal code country
School or university:_________________________________________ Dates of enrollment: _____________________
 from–to
Degree(s): _________________________________________________ Degree date(s):_ _________________________

Major(s):__________________________________________________________________________________________

Please supply a transcript of my academic record for my application to the Kelley School of Business MBA Pro-
gram at Indiana University.
Signature of applicant:__________________________________________________ Date:_______________________

For the registrar


Please provide the information requested below, along with the applicant’s transcript. We’d appreciate it if you would
enclose them in an envelope, seal it, sign it across the seal, and return it to the ­applicant. If your institution prohibits the
release of official transcripts to current or former students, mail it directly to us at the ­address on this form and inform
the applicant that you have done so. Thank you for your timely assistance.

The applicant is currently enrolled in this institution.

The applicant received a degree, conferred on_________________________

The applicant is not currently enrolled and did not receive a degree.

Cumulative grade-point average:___________________________________


(If yours is not a 4.0 system, please attach an explanation of your system.)

Class rank:______________________ out of ________________________

Class rank is not available.

If your institution is not in the United States, what is the language of instruction?_ _____________________________

Signature of school official:______________________________________________ Date:_______________________

2008
Transcript Request
MBA Program
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
1275 East Tenth Street, Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN 47405‑1703 USA
812 855-8006
800 994-8622

For the applicant to fill out

Name:_ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
last first middle
Date of birth:___________________________________________
month day year
Address:_ _________________________________________________________________________________________
number and street apartment number
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
city/state zip/postal code country
School or university:_________________________________________ Dates of enrollment: _____________________
 from–to
Degree(s): _________________________________________________ Degree date(s):_ _________________________

Major(s):__________________________________________________________________________________________

Please supply a transcript of my academic record for my application to the Kelley School of Business MBA Pro-
gram at Indiana University.
Signature of applicant:__________________________________________________ Date:_______________________

For the registrar


Please provide the information requested below, along with the applicant’s transcript. We’d appreciate it if you would
enclose them in an envelope, seal it, sign it across the seal, and return it to the ­applicant. If your institution prohibits the
release of official transcripts to current or former students, mail it directly to us at the ­address on this form and inform
the applicant that you have done so. Thank you for your timely assistance.

The applicant is currently enrolled in this institution.

The applicant received a degree, conferred on_________________________

The applicant is not currently enrolled and did not receive a degree.

Cumulative grade-point average:___________________________________


(If yours is not a 4.0 system, please attach an explanation of your system.)

Class rank:______________________ out of ________________________

Class rank is not available.

If your institution is not in the United States, what is the language of instruction?_ _____________________________

Signature of school official:______________________________________________ Date:_______________________

2008
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Policy
The policy of Indiana University regarding admission
and access to programs prohibits discrimination on the
basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital
status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation,
or veteran status. However, in order to attain a diverse
student body, we may request information regarding a
student’s race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disabil‑
ity. This means that such information may be used as one
positive factor along with other factors in selecting from
qualified applicants. These factors are given some weight
when appropriate in an effort to overcome the effects of
conditions which have resulted in the limited participa‑
tion of certain individuals in this program of higher
education. Answering these questions is completely
voluntary, and providing or failing to provide this infor‑
mation will not adversely affect your application for ad‑
mission. All information provided will be kept confidential.

Academic Calendar
2007–2008 2008–2009
First semester
Jump Start August 6 August 11
International Orientation begins August 10 August 15
Student Orientation begins August 13 August 18
Classes begin August 27 September 2
Thanksgiving recess begins November 21 November 24
Classes resume November 26 December 1
Last day of semester December 14 December 19

Second semester
Classes begin January 7 January 12
Spring recess begins March 5 March 11
Classes resume March 17 March 23
Last day of semester May 2 May 8
MBA Program
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
1275 East Tenth Street
Suite 2010
Bloomington, IN
47405 ‑1703
USA

812 855 -8006
phone

800 994‑8622
toll-free in the continental United States

812 855 -9039
fax

mbaoffice@indiana.edu
e-mail

www.kelley.indiana.edu/mba
web