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Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: September 25, 2023.

School Data

Tuition: $85,000

Female: 27%

Male: 73%

Average Years Work Experience: 15

Average Class Size: 22

Admissions Requirements: GMAT or GRE Required, Interview Required, Test Waiver Available, 5 Years Minimum Work Experience

Application Deadlines: Apply by June 1, 2020, to have your application fee waived. Apply by July 1, 2020, for priority scholarship consideration.* *We will accept applications until August 1, 2020, or until the class is filled.

Method of Delivery: Evenings & Weekends, Online or Blended

Metro Areas Served: Chicago

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.

Students Backgrounds:

Business (35%)

Engineering (30%)

Liberal Arts (10%)

Science (10%)

Law (10%)

Other (5%)

Contact Information

Krannert Center Suite 206
425 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056
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Both EMBA programs are highly valued choices for ambitious professionals looking to move their careers forward through a compelling alternative to traditional evening or weekend MBA programs.
Your World – Your Choice: The IMM Global EMBA program is implemented with four business schools around the world. Over 19 months, the five 2-week residencies take you to seven countries on four continents, providing a global perspective with local immersion. Like the EMBA program, the IMM utilizes residencies and distance learning to enable professionals to balance work and family demands. At graduation, you receive a Purdue MBA and an MBA from Tias (Netherlands) or CEU (Hungary).
Your Future – Our Commitment: The Purdue EMBA combines the convenience of flexible distance learning with concentrated, on-campus sessions. Earn your EMBA in only 19 months while minimizing disruptions to your career and family. The Purdue EMBA provides six electives from a list of 15 options to let you shape the curriculum to your personal and career goals. You’ll leave with a degree of global prestige from a top-ranked program at one of the world’s leading universities.

Class Profiles:

  • IMM Global EMBA Geographic Distribution: The IMM generally attracts from 8-10 countries with 60-65% from outside the U.S. Recent representation includes: Armenia, China, Colombia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States.
  • Purdue EMBA Geographic Distribution: This program attracts primarily from the U.S. with 13 states represented in the newest cohort: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin. Students are also coming from Germany and Singapore.
  • Minorities: 34% (U.S. citizens of Asian, Hispanic, African, Native American, or Hawaiian descent)
  • Veterans/Active Service Personnel: 13% – 28%

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What is the Purdue Difference?

Four factors make Purdue stand out relative to other programs:

1) The Structure: Both of our programs combine quarterly on-campus learning with advanced on-line instruction and interaction. Between campus residencies, you interact with your group members, work on team assignments, discuss management issues, and...

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