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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

#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)

#7 IMM Global EMBA ranking among EMBA programs in North America (Eduniversal, 2018)

#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 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)

Also, the Purdue Executive MBA program is featured in Poets & Quants' 2016 Ranking of the Top 50 U.S. Executive MBAs.


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