February 19, 2016  

Krannert offers blended Weekend MBA program

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's Krannert School of Management has restructured its Weekend MBA program. The new format remains at 21 months but now features two-thirds on-campus instruction and one-third online work, meaning participants only need to travel to campus twice a month for classes.

Under the new format, students will take two classes at a time and will have sessions every other Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the old format, students met on Fridays and Saturdays every other week.

"We believe the changes will have several benefits," said Don Roush, associate director of program managers and the Weekend MBA program. "First, it allows participants to miss less time at work without losing contact hours with their instructors. It also allows them to do prep work online that will offer deeper discussion and understanding of course material in their classroom meetings.

"The program will be accessible to more participants in the new format while continuing to offer a world-class MBA education that can be immediately applied in the workplace."

Classes in the new format are held on the West Lafayette campus and are taught by tenured Krannert professors and selected visiting faculty. Classes will begin in August and will conclude in May 2018.

An international business trip is not required, but international travel opportunities are available to program participants, as are career services through the Krannert Professional Development Center.

Applications are being accepted for fall enrollment. More information on the Weekend MBA program is available at http://krannert.purdue.edu/masters/mba/weekend-mba/home.asp

News service contact: John Hughey, 765-494-2432, hugheyj@purdue.edu

Source: Don Roush, 765-496-7313, roush1@purdue.edu 

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