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Creating a Culture of Achievement


About the Larsen Leaders Academy


We develop achievers.

With student success at our core, we create the culture of achievement for our students that prepares them for the best internships, jobs with leading organizations and spots in the most prestigious graduate programs.


The Larsen Leaders Academy will attract high performing students who are motivated to have an impact on the world and lead the Krannert School of Management forward through their example of professionalism and accomplishment.  Students will acquire a deep understanding of the world we live in and have a curiosity and passion for making it better.

Key Messages

The Larsen Leaders Academy offers high achieving business students a community of like-minded peers and professionals dedicated to fostering their natural aptitudes and encouraging their success. Krannert provides cutting-edge business and economics education. Larsen Leaders Academy students create their personal competitive advantage through scholarly and creative endeavors, life transforming experiences, dedicated and accomplished mentors, and signature leadership-development opportunities. Academy graduates are prepared and motivated to have an immediate impact on our world.


LEARN:  Develop knowledge though scholarly and creative endeavors

Cross-functional curriculum

  • Access to upper-division courses in first semester
  • Access to Academy and/or Honors courses

Co-curricular experiences

  • Scholarly Project involvement (Research, EPICS project, Krannert Generator, Purdue THINK, other)
  • Experiential Learning (Learning Community involvement, Study Abroad, Case Competitions)

Career development

  • Internship opportunities
  • City Treks
  • Networking with alumni

LIVE:  Develop personal brand and set life direction

Personal Coaching and Mentoring

  • Priority advising & personalized coaching
  • Personalized coaching with your Larsen Leaders Academy advisor
  • Personalized career team with coaching from alumni, career professionals, faculty and staff

Personal Branding

  • Digital profile development
  • Personal & professional development workshops

Social Responsibility

  • Service learning experiences
  • Human library experience

LEAD:  Develop and demonstrate personal and professional leadership skills

Signature Leadership Opportunities

  • Leadership positions in student clubs and organizations
  • Invitations to Signature Leadership events (Presidential Speaker Series, Leadership Speaker Series, Doster Leadership Conference, Krannert Town Hall)
  • Leadership seminars and workshops

Personal and Professional Development

  • Development of leadership competencies from Krannert’s Launching Business Leaders model
  • Leadership assessments
  • Participation in a company leadership program

Leadership Certificate

Leadership certification – transcripted voluntary participation