Purdue’s Executive MBA distinguishes itself as one of the most personalized and service-oriented programs around. It’s also one of the shortest. Students complete the degree in 19 months through a combination of six 1-2 week on-campus residencies, with one international experience. The remainder of the program is conducted online. Teaching methods include lectures, discussions, case analyses, group projects, computer simulations, and speakers from industry and government.
While the program is a lockstep curriculum, students in each cohort have the opportunity to select six electives from 16 options, including Advanced Finance, Applied Consulting, Brand Management, Crisis Management & Public Relations, and Game Theory.
For students seeking a more global experience, Purdue also offers the IMM Global Executive MBA. This program takes students to seven countries on four continents over a 19-month period. The curriculum kicks off with a one-week orientation, and subsequent sessions are concentrated into five two-week residential periods around the world.
Latest Up-To-Date MBA Rankings:
Poets&Quants (2014): NR
BusinessWeek (2013): NR
Financial Times (2015): NR
U.S. News & World Report (2015): NR
The Economist (2015): 43
2016 Tuition & Fees: $80,000 USD
Application Fee: $60 for domestic applicants and $75 for international applicants.
GMAT Required: No. The admissions committee reviews transcripts and resumes to ensure the student has a solid foundation for success.
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