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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 and begins annually in August.


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 twelve 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: Top Producer of Fortune 500 CEOs

• Bloomberg Businessweek: #3 MBA Return on Investment

Wall Street Journal: #9 MBA in the World

• The Financial Times: #16 MBA at a U.S. Public Institution

Class Profile

The average age of the most recent class was 33-years old. The most recent Purdue Weekend MBA class consisted of 38 percent female students and 62 percent male students. The average work experience of the class was around eight years.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition cost for Indiana residents is roughly $50,984 for the Purdue Weekend MBA at the Krannert School of Management, with in-state-students paying around $59,984.

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
• Two mandatory essays and one optional essay
• 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)
• GMAT/GRE Scores (if applicable)

Applicants may request a GMAT waiver if they meet the following criteria: 3+ years of credible work experience & 3.0 average undergrad GPA.

Purdue Weekend MBA Fall 2021 Start Date Deadlines:

Start Date

  • Fall 2022: August 13, 2022

Application Deadlines

We offer a rolling admissions process, with your application deadlines as follows:

Fall Start

Application Deadline
Priority January 15
Final International March 1
Final Domestic & Internationals currently living in the U.S. June 1

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