Too soon to write obituaries for department stores, despite closures and bad sales reports, says IU Kelley School expert

John Talbott, associate director of the Center for Education and Research in Retailing in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, has followed retail trends for a quarter century, including as a vice president or chief executive at three retailers before coming to Kelley. While many question the future of established retailers, in light of […]

IU Kelley School of Business publication offers a preview of economic conditions in 2017

As we come to the end of another year, among our society’s many annual rituals is to make predictions for the coming year. Faculty in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business are no different. IU Kelley professors traveled to 10 cities across Indiana last month, presenting their annual economic forecast for 2017 with a local […]

Philanthropist Conrad Prebys remembered during groundbreaking for new Kelley School career center

Indiana University alumnus Conrad Prebys passed away in July after a battle with cancer, but his presence was clearly felt Thursday at an official groundbreaking ceremony for a new career services center that will bear his name. Kelley School of Business Dean Idalene “Idie” Kesner recounted Prebys’ visit to the Bloomington campus shortly after his […]

Two-for-two: Kelley School team returns to campus as winners of national competition

For the second straight year, a team of students at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has returned from the National Black MBA Association’s national conference as victors of its undergraduate case competition. No other business school has won the contest, which this year involved teams from 15 business schools around the country. The benefits […]

IU Kelley School’s entrepreneurship program and its director earn global awards

For more than a half century, entrepreneurship education at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has built a legacy of helping alumni spark business creation and innovation. Recently, the Kelley School received international recognition at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. At the consortium’s annual conference, the school was honored for its contributions to […]

While academics are important, students say service projects like annual Habitat build are crucial part of their IU experience

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Amanda Marino: Ever since she saw pictures of her friend participating in a Habitat for Humanity build, Indiana University junior Shradda Madhav has been interested in joining the program. She got her chance last week, joining the seventh annual build by the IU Kelley School of Business, Habitat for […]

Chicago Cubs owner shares process for building a winner in speech at Kelley

A lecture hall at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business became more like the bleachers at Wrigley Field, minus the ivy, during a presentation to students and faculty by Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. Ricketts was the keynote speaker at Friday’s ninth annual IU Entrepreneurial Connection Day, presented by the school’s Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship […]

IU’s China Gateway office connects students with employers in Shanghai and Beijing

Since opening two years ago, Indiana University’s global gateway office in Beijing has actively supported Hoosier academic activities and partnerships across China and has met the needs of a rapidly expanding number of IU alumni there. Indiana University is one of six universities that created a career fair for Chinese students and graduates seeking job […]

New LinkedIn report says ‘international aspirations bloom in Bloomington’

Washington, New York and Bloomington rarely are included in the same sentence, let alone mentioned together in national reports about places that serve as “springboards” for peoples’ international careers. But in a report released on Monday, LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional network — announced that Bloomington is one of the top U.S. cities for […]

Programs demonstrate the importance of understanding other people and cultures

On a wet Independence Day at Indiana University, two groups of students interested in the intersection of business, language and international cultures hung out. A group of 33 mostly American high school students and a group of 100 college students from the Middle East and North Africa played cards, Jenga and other games. They enjoyed […]