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Krannert School of Management – Purdue University - Weekend MBA

Purdue University Weekend MBA Program Structure

Like the full-time MBA, the part-time Weekend MBA program at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management is 21 months. However, students are offered a more flexible schedule, meeting two Saturdays per month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with other courses offered online. The program features 48 total credits worth of courses.


The Weekend MBA spans five separate semesters, including a summer semester in the first year. The fall I, fall II, and spring I semesters features 12 total credits worth of courses, with eight credits for the spring II semester. Only four credits worth of courses are completed during the aforementioned summer semester.

Part-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 57 (tie)

Class Profile

The average age of the most recent class was 34-years old. The most recent Purdue Weekend MBA class featured 29 students with around 31 percent female students and 69 percent male students. The average work experience of the class was around nine years.

The GMAT average of the class was 548 and the undergraduate GPA was 3.34.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for Indiana residents is around $50,976 for the Purdue Weekend MBA at the Krannert School of Management, with in-state-students paying around $59,193.

Limited scholarship opportunities are available for Weekend MBA students. Federal and private financial aid may be available to U.S. students, with international students mostly needing to rely on private financial aid.


Applicants to the Weekend MBA program are expected to have at least three years of work experience prior to enrollment. Those that have at least three years of work experience and a GPA of 3.0 or more are eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Those who do not fit these requirements are expected to submit GMAT scores of at least 500.

In addition to an online application, applicants are also expected to submit:

• Official transcripts
• Three essays
• Two online letters of recommendation
• A video essay responding to three-to-five questions
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)
• $75 application fee (waived for U.S. students and legal residents)

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until July 15.

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