Meet the MBA Class of 2025: Rex Rumsey, Indiana University (Kelley)

Rex Rumsey

Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

“I’m a HealthTech enthusiast, dedicated to optimizing digital, organizational, and clinical solutions to enhance healthcare.”

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Fun Fact About Yourself: I was privileged to walk my younger sister down the aisle this summer!

Undergraduate School and Major:

South College- Doctor of Physical Therapy

Pontifical College Josephinum- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (Physical Therapist)

In the second half of the year, you will be completing an Academy devoted to areas like Marketing, Finance, Operations, Digital Enterprises and more. Which Academy interests you the most and why? The consulting academy appeals to me the most, due to its immersive project exposure with real clients and its rigorous case preparation with other Kelley students. In addition to this, Indiana offers a PLUS Life Science Academy that allows future healthcare leaders to learn about top companies and current trends in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech industries.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Indiana Kelley’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? As a healthcare professional, I found the integrated core curriculum and the academy experience to be the perfect bridge to help me acquire functional skills and industry specific knowledge needed to make a successful career pivot. After attending an unforgettable Kelley Experience Weekend, I was stunned by Kelley’s collaborative culture and my ability to form genuine relationships with my peers. Together, I felt like Kelley was not just the best choice on paper but was also the best choice for me.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at Indiana Kelley? As an avid camper and hiker, the outdoor club excites me the most since it provides an opportunity to spend intentional, unplugged time with my peers and the ability to explore Bloomington’s beautiful topography.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Two years after receiving a perfect score on the National Physical Therapy Examination, I earned designations as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and a Therapeutic Pain Specialists. These distinctions, held by fewer than 10% of all physical therapists, have empowered me to confidently assist individuals in their recovery from musculoskeletal injuries and have enabled me to help those enduring chronic pain.

What do you hope to do after graduation (at this point)? I am motivated to help healthcare organizations operate efficiently, effectively, and creatively to benefit patients, clinicians, and stakeholders. After my MBA, I aspire to venture into consulting to gain exposure to many different clients and projects to establish myself as a servant leader and strategist in the healthcare space.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Indiana Kelley’s MBA program? I would recommend talking to a Kelley student. Prior to committing to Indiana, Kelley students were selfless with their time, listened to what my goals and ambitions were, and simply wanted me to succeed. I would go the “talk to the student” section on Kelley’s website, read the profiles of different students, and send three to four emails to students of interest, asking if they can share more about their experience.


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