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Students giving a presentation in the IBE Learning Community.Integrated Business and Engineering invites you to apply to be part of a living learning community that explores multidisciplinary approaches to solving significant problems that are at the interface of engineering and business. Students will build soft skills with their learning community peers, become aware of how solving big problems requires multidisciplinary approaches, and effectively communicate with diverse groups. We invite you to also become a part of the living learning community as an opportunity to enhance your Purdue network. Common interests will allow you to build friendships to carry with you through your time as an undergraduate student and beyond.

Note: All first-year IBE students will automatically be enrolled in the IBE learning community. The residential program is for IBE participants who wish to live with the learning community.


  • First-time IBE students who have been admitted into the IBE degree program in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business

Residential Component

  • Optional. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with a required residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be accepted) to the same learning community. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component
  • For specific question regarding learning communities, email 
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Fall and Spring Semesters

Associated Courses and Information

There are no required courses to be included in the living community. Please see the IBE Plan of Study to learn about courses for this major.


Every fee eligible student involved with a learning community (LC) at Purdue will be assessed the $200 LC fee to their university account.  These funds support activities and travel, signature LC events, housing assignments and/or course registration and instructor stipends.

Events and Activities Included:

  • Study group for exams
  • Dinner once a month with instructor
  • Meet IBE Ambassadors / Daniels School of Business Alumni
  • Business Cases
  • Movie Night

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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