Professional Development

Elevate your career.

When they enter the Kelley Evening MBA Program, students tell us their top priority is to acquire greater business acumen coupled with a desire to advance their careers. Indeed, two-thirds of Kelley Evening MBAs say their main career goal is to earn a promotion. Other students are looking to start a business or make a transition to a new company, function or industry. They know they can achieve success with a Kelley MBA because professional development and executive skills development are integrated into the Evening MBA curriculum.

Why We’re Different

We invest in your professional development with personalized coaching that is customized to meet your current needs and accelerate your career advancement. At the same time, the Kelley Evening MBA cultivates your executive skills and facilitates your leadership development and entry into the C-suite.

Career Coaching

We embrace the approach of Just-in-time Career Coaching to meet your needs wherever you are in your career. Whether it’s planning a job-search strategy, positioning for a promotion or preparing for an upcoming interview, Kelley career coaching services are here when you need them.

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Executive Skills

All Evening MBA students participate in executive skills curriculum that helps them develop an actionable career vision and implementation plan, build professional alliances, articulate ideas and heighten leadership skills through self-assessment.

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What you’ll gain.

By the end of the Evening MBA Program, you will develop an actionable career vision and implement plans to achieve them. By building professional alliances inside and outside your organization, you gain a wide and diverse network. As a Kelley MBA, you’re able to articulate ideas, thoughts, proposals and recommendations persuasively to business audiences. You'll gain heightened leadership skills through a better understanding of self and responsiveness to feedback.