Krannert School of Management, Purdue University – West Lafayette, Indiana

February 23rd, 2013 by

Business School Motto: Work hard, work right.

Krannert School of Management, Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana

Key Differentiators

Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, teaches students to think analytically an act responsibly through the essentials of management and innovative teaching techniques.  The business school was founded in 1962 and has provided students with a dynamic educational experience embedded with cutting-edge research and world-class faculty teaching methodologies.

The school was originally founded as the Department for Economics and the Department for Industrial Management and Transportation in 1958, but shortly changed it’s name in 1962 after a sizable donation was made to the university from Herman C. Krannert.  The business school has recently been accredited by the AACSB in 2008 and educates over 2,500 students a year.

Krannert has recently revamped it’s educational housing to more up-to-date facilities that are equipped with high-tech educational tools and classrooms.  Rawls Hall is one of these advanced learning facilities at Krannert and is filled with 13 electronically advanced classrooms, a professional career centre, a multi-media based auditorium, 25 breakout rooms, distance learning facilities and advanced computer labs.



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The Full-time MBA Programme teaches students through quantitative reasoning abilities and to adopt a global mindset while conducting business.  The programme is two years and consists of eight modules. To the right is a list of the first four modules, presented by Krannert.

The programme contains a comprehensive, quantitative curriculum where students choose to complete one or two areas of study in these fields:

  • Human Resource Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Analytics
  • Management Consulting
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • International Management
  • Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management

The Executive MBA Programme is designed for ambitious professionals looking to move forward in their careers and combines distance learning with immersive learning to make collaboration and delivery of classroom materials easily accesible to participants.  The programme is delivered through six, one-to-two-week residencies over a 19 month period.

The programme is made up of a combination of functional electives, immersion electives, active learning projects and required courses and is aimed to provide a solid management foundation to participants.  The first two residencies focus on the basics in accounting, finance, management and leadership.  The next three residencies cover more advanced topics, such as change and risk management, and a combination of immersion and functional electives are taken as well.  The sixth residency takes place overseas and discusses legal and ethical environments and global management strategies.


Global MBA Rankings
Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US


Job Integration Rate
According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s International Business School Ranking

  • High:  89% job offer three months post-graduation


Social Media Presence



General Information

Krannert School of Management,Purdue University
403 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056
United States

t: +1 765 494-9700