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Rankings and Accreditation

Purdue University is one of the nation's leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education. Purdue routinely ranks at the top in accredited national and world university rankings, including U.S. News & World Report rankings and the QS World University Rankings for distinguished academic programs.

In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of 500 U.S. colleges (September 2017), Purdue was fifth among public universities.

In 2017, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Krannert's MBA program #14 among public universities.

Recent ratings highlight Purdue EMBA Programs' diverse student body and our programs' return on investment:

Executive Education Rankings

#6 EMBA program in the Midwest (Ivy Exec, 2019)

#1 IMM Global EMBA ranking in the number of overseas assignments lasting one week or more (The Economist, 2018)

#1 Percentage of EMBA faculty with a PhD, for both the Purdue EMBA and IMM Global EMBA programs (The Economist, 2018)

#3 IMM Global EMBA ranking for Gender Balance, out of 65 worldwide EMBA programs (The Economist, 2018)

#6 IMM Global EMBA ranking for Global Experience among Joint Global Executive MBA Programs. Also ranked the #14 Joint Global EMBA program and #10 for Career Advancement among Joint programs (Ivy Exec, 2018)

#6 EMBA program in the Midwest and in Career Advancement, Global Experience, and Life Balance (Ivy Exec, 2018)

#8 IMM Global EMBA ranking among EMBA programs in North America (Eduniversal, 2019)

#8 EMBA ranking among top 25 online and hybrid EMBA programs (Online MBA Today, 2018)

#9 EMBA ranking among Tier One Global Executive MBA programs worldwide; 

#3 Program among those located in the U.S. (CEO Magazine, 2018) 

#11 IMM Global EMBA ranking for percentage increase on pre-EMBA salary after two years (The Economist, 2018)

#16 IMM ranking among Global Executive MBA programs worldwide (CEO Magazine, 2018)

#17 EMBA ranking for hybrid/online programs in the USA based on affordability, reputation and convenience (College Consensus, 2019)

#17 EMBA ranking for managerial work experience, out of 65 worldwide EMBA programs (The Economist, 2018)

#18 IMM ranking among Joint Global Executive MBA programs worldwide (QS/TopMBA, 2018)

The Purdue Executive MBA programs have been featured annually in Poets & Quants' Ranking of the Top Executive MBA students since the recognition started in 2015.


The Krannert School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB.