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Kelley Executive Partners gets high rank


Kelley Executive Partners was ranked fourth among all public universities and 16th among all business schools in the United States by The Financial Times, a publication specializing in business news.

The partnership was also ranked 35th overall in the world for the second consecutive year in a pool of 6,000 other business programs worldwide.

Kelley Executive Partners began in 1968 and is an education arm that represents the Kelley School of Business.

Idalene Kesner, dean of the Kelley School, said she is proud of the ranking and hopes the school continues to strive in being a firm center for education.

“We are proud that some of the most prominent companies in the world turn to us for the knowledge and skills that will help them compete more effectively in the global marketplace,” Kesner said.

“This Financial Times ranking confirms once again that we are among the best in the world at providing custom-designed executive education programs.”

The Kelley School is a strong collaborator with companies in the state. It has provided custom executive programs to corporations such as Cummins, Eli Lilly, Cook Medical, Hill-Rom, Zimmer, Bemis Polyethylene Packaging, Elanco and Deaconess Health System, as well as companies based in states outside of Indiana and abroad.

Other corporations also rated Kelley highly on its strong focus on teaching methods, course design, overseas programs, follow-up and overall value for money.

The business school’s work was also recognized May 16 on the Nasdaq stock market’s towering video monitor in New York’s Times Square.

Kesner said she felt this banner appearing in Times Square was great publicity and exposure for the Kelley School. Despite the heavy attention on the school, John F. Cady, executive director of Kelley Executive Partners, said he feels the placing is justified.

“Kelley has been among the leaders in business education precisely because it has focused on helping its corporate clients achieve their business, as well as their learning outcomes, through executive education,” Cady said.

“Through our work with our corporate partners, we ensure that our students are exposed to the knowledge and business practices which allow them to make important contributions to their employers and society at large.”

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