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Krannert School of Management – Purdue University - Executive MBA

Purdue University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Purdue University Krannert School of Management offers two distinct Executive MBA programs: a traditional Executive MBA and the IMM Global Executive MBA, both of which last 19 months each and feature 48 credits worth of courses.

The traditional EMBA features class time into six different residencies, each lasting one or two weeks. Among the six, five are held on the Purdue campus, with one taking place at a select international residency. The IMM Global EMBA starts with a five-day launch week in the U.S., with five two-week residencies at the corresponding IMM Global EMBA Program partner schools. Both formats offer online courses in between residencies. However, the IMM Global EMBA program allows students to earn two EMBA’s: one from Purdue University, and the other from the TIAS School for Business and Society at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.


The aforementioned modules feature an eight-to-10 week preparation period before students are expected to appear on campus to complete classes, attend seminars, workshops, and more. The first two modules feature more generalized education, while the third, fourth, and fifth module are structured regarding the specific student’s preferred academic subject material. The sixth module in the standard EMBA takes place at an international location that typically varies from cohort to cohort.

Executive MBA Rankings

The Economist: 47

Class Profile

The Purdue University Krannert School of Management EMBA class features 22 students with a work experience range of five-to-15 years. Female students represent 27 percent of the class.

The IMM Global EMBA class features 25 students with 35 percent female students. The work experience range was the same as the EMBA cohort.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The cost of the Purdue University Executive MBA and IMM Global EMBA are both $85,000, respectively. The cost covers tuition, books, fees, and more.

Students can fund their education through employer sponsorship, scholarships, federal, and/or private loans. The school notes that around 25 percent of the EMBA students self-fund their education, with about 50 percent receiving some form of employer support, and the other 25 percent are fully sponsored or have support from the Post-9/11 GI Bill.


Applicants to the Purdue University Executive MBA program must provide the following:

A completed online application
• A current resume
• Two professional recommendations
• GMAT Scores (can be waived for select applicants)
• Official transcripts
• Three essays
• A $60 application fee for domestic applicants, $75 for international applicants

Strong applicants may be invited to conduct an interview with the admissions team.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Krannert Executive Education Programs admits qualified applicants on a rolling basis.

Applications are reviewed as soon as they are submitted and all required application materials are received. The admissions committee can render an admission decision only after receiving all required materials.

Within one week of submitting your materials, you will be contacted for an interview. Within 10 days of the interview, the admissions committee will communicate its decision.

Deadlines for the IMM Global Executive MBA Class of 2023:

  • Apply by December 7, 2021 to have your application fee waived.
  • Apply by January 7, 2022 for priority scholarship consideration.*
  • We will accept applications until February 7, 2022, or until the class is filled.

Deadlines for the Executive MBA Class of 2024:

  • Apply by June 15, 2022 to have your application fee waived.
  • Apply by July 15, 2022 for priority scholarship consideration.*
  • We will accept applications until August 15, 2022, or until the class is filled.

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