Krannert offering accelerated Weekend MBA program

April 17, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's Krannert School of Management has revamped its Weekend MBA program, reducing the length by 40 percent, from 35 to 21 months, while adding elective courses, greater leadership and career training and participation in an international business trip.

Under the new format, students meet on Fridays and Saturdays every other week. Classes begin this August and students who successfully complete the program will graduate in May 2015. Under the old format, students met only on Saturdays and followed a three-year curriculum.

The new format will offer Weekend MBA students greater integration with the full-time MBA program and other professional master's programs at Krannert. These enhancements provide additional experiential learning and professional networking opportunities for students.

"Our program is designed to let working professionals earn a Purdue MBA in less time, without sacrificing the educational quality and networking opportunities that occur when students and faculty meet in person on a regular basis," said Don Roush, associate director of the Weekend MBA program

Weekend MBA classes are taught by tenured Krannert professor and selected visiting faculty. They blend research expertise with practical business knowledge in a myriad of disciplines.

Classes are held on Purdue's West Lafayette campus.

Applications now are being accepted for fall enrollment. More information on the Weekend MBA program can be found at 

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432,

Source: Don Roush, 765-496-7313, 

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