Overview

Applicants
332
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.19
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
590 - 675
GPA
2.88 - 3.5

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 15

Regular Application Deadline
January 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 1

Round 1
November 15

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 1

Round 4
April 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
2:1
Total Faculty
145

94
Full-time
37
Female
6
Part-time
2
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is a heavyweight in the MBA universe, especially when it comes to its "areas of strength: quantitative methods, operations, finance, and economics." Those looking to develop a "strong analytical and quantitative background" can hardly go wrong with a Krannert MBA. Best of all, at state school prices, Krannert "provides a great return on investment." But it's not just the school's low tuition that lends Krannert a kinder bottom line. As one student explains, "Many of us are actually doing this program at almost no cost thanks to the number of scholarships and assistantships [on offer]. This is very unique for a top MBA program. My friends at Wharton, MIT, Tepper, etc. are paying way more!"

Krannert excels even outside its quantitatively-focused standout disciplines. Students encounter a faculty experienced "in every aspect of management, from operations and finance to marketing and HR" here. But Krannert's academic excellence comes with high expectations. Academics are tough; there's a "'no BS' atmosphere here. Here you are expected to 'work hard, work right, and work together.'" MBAs assure us that Krannert "will push everyone to the limits, truly creating upending experiences that develop the individual along several dimensions." This is true not merely in terms of in-class work; the program "also provides several experiential learning opportunities through [its] consulting projects and study abroad programs." "The experiential learning projects give us good exposure to real-world work before we actually take the plunge," students tell us.

In terms of size, Krannert is just right. The program "is small enough for each student to stand out and become a leader if they would like to," yet "large enough and diverse enough to really learn a lot from your classmates." Krannert keeps class sizes small, which "means that students have greater one-on-one time with professors and they remain closely knit even years after graduation." Krannert professors "work to continue to contribute to research and stay involved in their respective fields," yet remain "genuinely interested in helping their students and are open and available to them any time we need."


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Economics
Finance
Human Resources
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
International Business
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Krannert students have completed project courses devoted to sustainability as well as independent study. http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/masters/mba/mba-fulltime/option-areas/home.php

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/centers/dcmme_gscmi/ Groups of students have done projects for sustainability. In addition, our Global Supply Chain Management Initiative has provided conferences that include students and industry joining together to discuss sustainability, new energy resources, and sustainable supply chain globally.

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Global Supply Chain Management Conference is active in this arena.

School's environmental commitment 2:
An HR conference is held here every year.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$91,491
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
88%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
58%
School Facilitiated
42%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

38%
Operations/Logistics
19%
Finance/Accounting
17%
Marketing
11%
Consulting
7%
Human Resources
4%
General Management
4%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

51%
Midwest
18%
Southwest
11%
South
7%
International
7%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
West
2%
Northeast

Students Say

Students can prepare for interviews, contact employers, research companies, and com- plete career counseling through the Krannert Graduate Career Services office. The office receives mixed reviews. Some praise career services staff as attentive and "very commit- ted to the students." Others demur, complaining that "the school should do a better job at alumni networking and improve its career services." This problem is particularly acute, we're told, when it comes to career services for international students, no small issue at a school with a 43 percent international student enrollment.

Recent employers of Krannert MBAs include: Bank of America, Citibank, Cummins, Discover Financial, General Electric, Guidant, IBM, Intel, Pratt & Whitney, Procter & Gamble, Raytheon, Samsung, United Technologies, and Wyeth.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Operations / Logistics 38% $90,000 $96,073 $67,000 $130,000
Finance / Accounting 19% $75,000 $82,286 $60,000 $104,000
Marketing / Sales 17% $85,500 $90,833 $69,000 $115,000
Consulting 11% $87,500 $95,500 $72,000 $135,000
Human Resources 7% $76,000 $77,333 $65,000 $91,000
Information Technology 4%
General Management 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consumer Products 23% $107,500 $107,625 $85,000 $123,000
Manufacturing 19% $85,500 $86,167 $67,000 $115,000
Financial Services 15% $100,000 $92,800 $69,000 $125,000
Technology 15% $86,000 $92,036 $75,000 $135,000
Consulting 9% $87,500 $94,250 $72,000 $130,000
Petroleum / Energy 2%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 2%
Real Estate 2%

Prominent Alumni

Joseph Forehand
Retired Chairman, Accenture

Marshall Larsen
Chairman, President, CEO, Goodrich Corp.

Marjorie Magner
Managing Partner, Brysam Global Partners, listed among Most Powerful Women in Business (Forbes)

Venu Srinivasan
Chairman and Managing Director, TVS Motor Co.

Jerry Rawls
President and CEO, Finisar

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$19,179

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$7,953

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
81%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
50%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
43%

New Students Receiving Loans
31%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$22,408
Tuition (Out-State)
$42,174
Fees (In-State)
$784
Fees (Out-State)
$784

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$388
Tuition (Out-State)
$948
Fees (In-State)
$38
Fees (Out-State)
$38

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,030
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$10,030
Academic Expenses
$2,696

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
120
Part Time
0%

In State
55.0%
Out of State
45.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

18.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
44.00%
International

32% female
68% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Krannert "had the best building of any school I visited," one student notes, referring to the "well-equipped facilities in ... Rawls Hall," which "is consistently rated the best building on campus. It is in the best location on campus, next to the student union build- ing, and the main hill where all the shops and stores are, and only literally ten steps from the most popular bar in town." The building is a nexus of activity, hosting "classes, stu- dent club activities, social gatherings, coffee [houses], call outs, company presentations, guest speakers, team assignments, study groups, etc."

The school "really tries to make a community for all of its students," through campus "organizations that help new students, international students, and families become accustomed to life in West Lafayette. They host many cultural events to show the diver- sity of its student body and educate everyone [on the different] cultural background[s]." Campus life offers "a huge number of activities that one can take part in or lead. Be it clubs, the entrepreneurship center (Burton D. Morgan), international trips, club trips, case competitions, taskforces, GCSMI (Supply Chain Initiative), social activities, etc." Hometown West Lafayette has "plenty of restaurants to choose from and cost of living is very affordable." Purdue athletics is another big attraction, of course.

The student body includes "a truly international population that provides for diversity in culture, thoughts, and work styles." "It has truly been a melting pot experience," one student writes. Students are also diverse in age: "There are a number of students who are married [and some with] kids," while "at the same time, there are quite a few students that graduated from undergrad within a year of starting the MBA program."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Address
Rawls Hall, Suite 2020
100 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2076
United States

Phone
765-494-0773

Fax
765-494-9841

Email
krannertmasters@purdue.edu


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