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October 24, 2001

Computerworld survey: Purdue one of top "techno-MBA" schools

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Computerworld magazine ranks the Krannert Graduate School of Management's MBA program among the nation's top "techno-MBA" programs in survey results reported in its Monday (10/22) issue.

Richard Cosier

The survey edition, which reported the top 25 national techno-MBA programs alphabetically, featured photos of Krannert's Chuck Johnson, director of professional master's degree programs, on the cover and in the feature story. Johnson and 2001 MBA graduate Eric Dulin were quoted extensively in the article.

The question the Computerworld survey attempted to answer was: "Which schools do the best job of combining good management techniques and technology innovation under the heading of sound business practices?"

To answer the question, Computerworld surveyed corporate campus recruiters and MBA programs to come up with the list.

"We've been among the top techno-MBA programs in the Computerworld survey for as long as it has been coming out," Johnson said. "It continues to recognize that Krannert is not only a place to become technical, but also to build management skills on a foundation of technical skills."

Richard A. Cosier, Krannert School dean and Leeds Professor of Management, said, "The Krannert MBA, at its inception, was designed to provide business and management skills to engineers and scientists, and we have always worked at the cutting edge of technology.

"The Computerworld ranking recognizes that we continue to focus on the technical and analytical strengths of our MBA students and the faculty that teach them."

Included with Purdue's Krannert School in the top 25 techno-MBA programs is Indiana University's Kelley School. Other Big Ten business schools ranked in the survey were Michigan State University, Northwestern, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota.

Writer: J. Michael Lillich, (765) 494-2077,

Sources: Chuck Johnson, (765) 496-3668,

Richard A. Cosier, (765) 494-4366,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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