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Purdue Weekend MBA Program


Press Release
new format and curriculum updates
Inside Indiana Business press release. 

The globally prestigious Purdue Weekend MBA is conducted at an ideal pace for ambitious professionals to whom career and family are also important. 

The newly launched every other alternating Friday and Saturday format, offering a refreshed curriculum and international business trip, is a 21-month alternating weekend program which allows students to receive onsite, in-class instruction from experienced professors committed to developing business leaders.

The program begins every August and spans five semesters over a 21-month period. Class is held over consecutive semesters, which allows students to cohesively move through each semester. This schedule allows participants to complete the program in a total of 36 sessions over two years. Class times are Friday's 12:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday's 8:30am-4:30pm.

A Krannert Weekend MBA bestows more than mere credentials. It equips professionals to solve the world’s toughest business challenges and provides the incomparable advantage of lifelong opportunities. Few part-time programs as prestigious as Purdue’s offer a preeminent MBA degree at a pace that caters to your busy lifestyle. The program’s family-friendly, alternating Friday and Saturday class schedule, prepares you to lead tomorrow while leaving time for the people and moments that matter to you today. Union at Night

The program includes an international experience for students, providing firsthand knowledge of international business customs and practices — an indispensable tool in an always-evolving environment of global business.

Classes are taught by the faculty of the Krannert Graduate School of Management, as well as selected visiting faculty members. All are senior-level professionals well-known for their research, who also bring practical experience working with business firms and governmental agencies in a variety of roles.

The Weekend MBA classes are held on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, the architectural award-winning Rawls Hall. Rawls houses 13 electronically-equipped classrooms, a multimedia-based auditorium, 25 breakout rooms, distance learning facilities, and sophisticated computer labs. Naturally-lighted commons areas offer inviting meeting spaces and panoramic views of Purdue’s campus and are conveniently reserved for Weekend MBA meals.

Rather than squeezing in weeknight classes after a full day’s work, the Krannert Weekend MBA dedicates a day and a half to focus on enhancing your education, skills, and opportunities. And when you return to work, you can easily apply all that you’ve learned.