5 Questions With The Purdue University Krannert School of Management
In our latest installment of the MetroMBA “5 Questions” series, we speak with members of the Purdue University Krannert School of Management. The business school is introducing a new Online MBA program, arriving early 2020.
1.) Why Was the Time Right for Purdue to Introduce an Online MBA?
“It’s an exciting time for Purdue University and the Krannert School of Management, with many new online initiatives, all of which have business components. From professional students to corporate partners, the flexibility of online delivery is a requirement. Because of this, now was the right time to rethink how Krannert is engaging online strategically and the first step in that strategic plan is offering our MBA fully online.”
2.) What Will the Program Offer That Other Online MBA Programs Don’t?
“At the Krannert School of Management, we are very focused on the ROI for the graduate in conjunction with an exceptional student experience. The Purdue Online MBA will focus on preparing the student for a technological world and provide an exceptional student experience via team-based coursework, experiential learning and excellent student support, all the while limiting cost to provide the high value that is expected from a Krannert program.”
3.) Is This a Sign for More Online Programs to Come at Purdue Krannert?
“Yes, Krannert will be launching a series or additional courses, certificates and master’s programs that build off the framework provided by the Online MBA program. Opportunities include topics such as: business analytics; leadership, negotiations & change management; innovation & tech commercialization; economic policy; and interdisciplinary options. Collaborations across the Purdue campus will provide a rich set of offerings and flexible pathways, allowing students to use course and certificate work to build to a full degree.”
4.) For Potential MBA students, What Would You Say is an Advantage in the Online Program in Contrast to Full-Time or Part-Time Programs?
“All three are great options that serve a different need and it is a very individual choice on which modality is best for the student. If flexibility is the primary need, the online program is the best option. The ability to fit the program in at your own pace and on your own schedule from anywhere in the world is a huge advantage for working professionals. Online programs also have richer elective options than many part-time programs.”
5.) What is the Perfect Kind of Student for the Purdue Krannert Online MBA?
“The Purdue Online MBA program from Krannert is designed for working professionals. A perfect student would be someone with 3–10 years of working experience who is moving into a team lead, management position or looking to start his or her own business. We emphasize analytics throughout the curriculum so potential students should be analytically minded and appreciate technology, although we do expect students from both STEM and non-STEM undergraduate programs to be part of the MBA program. Finally, the ideal student should be hungry to lead and move their career forward.”