June 10, 2020

Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering two new online master’s degree options in January 2021.

The Master in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Master in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) each will be offered in seven-week segments, with students taking one or two classes at a time. Both programs are designed for working professionals with several years of experience.

Both programs are taught by the same faculty who teach similar residential programs. The on-campus Master of Science in HRM program is ranked the No. 1 M.S. in Human Resource Management program in North America by Eduniversal. The residential Master of Science in GSCM program is ranked second globally by the same publication.

 “Both of these new online offerings fit perfectly with our existing portfolio, and both capitalize on clear school strengths,” says David Hummels, the Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School. “We have designed the programs 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 provide customized service to all students.”

The online HRM program features a strong core of human resources content in areas such as talent acquisition, compensation and rewards, and HR analytics. The core is complemented by organizational effectiveness courses in areas including leadership and change management, as well as electives in topics ranging from data visualization and persuasion to strategic management. It is ideal for people looking to make the switch from a non-HR position to an HR career, as well as HR professionals looking to strengthen their credentials or military members seeking to transition to civilian life.

The online GSCM program offers a core in courses ranging from strategic sourcing and procurement to logistics concepts and models. Electives include predictive analytics, project management, and sustainable operations and quality management. The curriculum also includes experiential learning opportunities to work with real-life supply chain challenges. The program is targeted for professionals seeking to advance their careers through supply chain management knowledge, skills and abilities.

Both programs will include career support services and a success coach to provide study skill and time management development.

Professor Dilip Chhajed, associate dean for online programs, says both programs will be student-centric, similar to existing Online MBA and online M.S. in Economics and M.S. in Business Analytics offerings.

“Our programs provide high return on investment for students,” Chhajed says. “Career coaches help students develop individualized plans that fit their schedules and lifestyles. Our program participants enjoy both flexibility and the knowledge that they are learning from world-class faculty.”

For more information, or to enroll, visit the HRM program and GSCM program websites.

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Writer: Tim Newton, tnewton@purdue.edu

Media contact: Joseph Paul, paul102@purdue.edu (working remotely but will provide immediate response)

Source: David Hummels, hummelsd@purdue.edu

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