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Purdue Master's

Leadership Development

Purdue University prides itself on its ability to strengthen tomorrow’s global leaders. We build our acclaimed Master’s programs to empower our students, developing their leadership skills by increasing their self-awareness through real-world exposure and copious feedback.

At Purdue University, you’ll know exactly where you stand today, and how far you’ll rise tomorrow.

The Purdue experience includes our program Launching Global Leaders (LGL), which will help you identify and acquire a variety of skills which define a global leader. You’ll take action in comprehensive courses designed to challenge you, and by graduation you’ll have mastered these highly specialized skills and abilities. The video below offers an introduction to the LGL program and explains its integral role in your education at Purdue. 

Leadership Experience

Leadership is a set of skills you must exercise to acquire. These skills can be put to use both within the context of a leadership position and throughout your everyday Masters Students with Boilermaker Speciallife, every time you interact with those around you. You can employ leadership skills as a contributing member of a group, club, family, organization, company, and more.

Krannert has identified fourteen leadership competencies which define global leaders. Our students will have the unique opportunity to take an assessment based on these twelve competencies and then, throughout the program, refine these abilities to become a better leader.

 Academic Experience

Your time at Purdue will be filled with challenging but powerfully rewarding academic experiences.

You will gain an understanding of the material through both study and practice, bolstered by abundant feedback from Purdue’s experienced and capable staff. Combined with lectures and reading, the case method is used heavily in many of the courses. You will also be able to participate in hands-on consulting projects, gaining insight and solving problems for various companies.

After you’ve earned a Master’s Degree from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, you will have both the academic understanding and practical experience you need to succeed in business.

Global Capability

The world is a much smaller place now than for business leaders of last century. As globalization extends through technology, it’s increasingly important to advance your global capability. Today’s leaders must choose to adopt an international mindset, or become obsolete.

At Purdue, you will be immersed in an incredibly diverse culture – our gifted students hail from all walks of life. You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad, participate in a global business project, and network through meaningful connections of alumni worldwide from the Krannert School of Management. Whether you want to work in Indiana or India, you’ll be able to find a Purdue alumnus or faculty member in your neck of the woods who can give you a leg up in business. Unquestionably, the Purdue experience delivers the global exposure your career needs.

Social Responsibility

With increased global awareness comes a rising sense of social responsibility. Purdue students, staff, and alumni alike have an increasingly tangible sense of their global impact, and are committed to rousing positive change.Student and Alumni Photo

How can you benefit your community or society? How can companies do the same?

When we talk about corporate and social responsibility, we are talking about the ways you and the companies or organizations you are involved with are using knowledge, skills, resources, and business practices to create positive change.

At Purdue you will have the opportunity to make a difference through student organizations, business ventures, and other opportunities to positively impact individuals, communities, or even the world.

Project Experience

Our curriculum’s emphasis on hands-on learning will prove invaluable in helping you take your career to the next level. The project experience you’ll earn at Purdue will teach you to take a project from start to finish, work successfully with team members, effectively lead, and so much more.

At the end of the day, as a business professional, you need to drive results which trigger upward mobility for your company (and career). After your Purdue experience, you’ll be prepared to steer.