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EMBA Program Overview

The Krannert Executive MBA program is for experienced professionals seeking to obtain a master's degree in business while maintaining their full-time job responsibilities. The internet-supported program offers an innovative alternative to the traditional part-time MBA with its educational delivery system combining distance learning with a limited number of campus residencies. Focusing on the educational needs of high-potential, talented managers and managers-to-be, the EMBA program:

  • Concentrates class time into six residencies of one or two weeks, five of them at Purdue and one at an international location , scheduled over a 19-month period;

  • Offers fewer distractions, less travel thereby minimizing interference with the participants' ongoing job-related travel demands and better knowledge retention than alternating weekend or evening programs;

  • Facilitates career changes by accommodating job relocations required of the participants during the program;

  • Draws participants from all parts of the United States and Europe, as well as from Canada, Latin America, and Asia, providing rich opportunities for learning from others;

  • Employs a team-based experience and the opportunity to learn how to build strong working relationships among diverse team members;

  • Is consistently ranked among the top executive MBA programs in the world by BusinessWeek, U.S.News & World Report, and Financial Times, making it a top choice for working professionals;

  • Provides coursework and projects immediately applicable to on-the-job managerial situations; and

  • Features an international residency to enhance comprehension of the global competitive environment of business.