September 4, 2019

Krannert School launches technology-focused online MBA program

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering a two-year, fully online MBA program in January 2020.

The Purdue Online MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Classes will be taught in seven-week segments and the program offers rolling admissions, meaning students can join at different times during each school year.  The program will focus on team-based course designs, experiential learning, and superior student services all in a flexible fully online format necessary for working professionals.

Students in the program have access to the Purdue Foundry, which helps entrepreneurs move ideas to the marketplace more quickly, as well as Purdue’s Discovery Park, where researchers from across campus collaborate to create solutions for a better world.

“We believe the Purdue Online MBA is a perfect fit with the strengths of Purdue University,” says David Hummels, the Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School. “The program has a focus on technology and innovation that will be ideal for students with a STEM background or any student seeking career-changing opportunities with high-tech companies.”

“We have designed the program to be flexible and student-centric, to feature extensive engagement with the same faculty who teach in Krannert’s highly ranked residential programs, and to go beyond the classroom with experiential learning in our corporate and technology commercialization consultancies.”

Hummels adds that Krannert programs are known for their return on investment. The school’s full-time program is ranked No. 3 nationally by Bloomberg Businessweek for highest ROI.

Professor Dilip Chhajed, associate dean for online programs, emphasizes the commitment of the program to be student-centric.

“We know students are looking for value, and our program will provide high return on investment for students both in terms of money and also how they spend their time,” Chhajed says. “Small class sizes will help our career coaches develop more individualized plans and relationships with students, allow students to interact with faculty in live sessions and have their voices heard in discussion forums.”

For more information, or to enroll in the program, visit here. 

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541,

Writer: Tim Newton,

Sources: David Hummels,

Dilip Chhajed,

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