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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 ranks Purdue #4 for best value school in the nation (September 2018).

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 EMBA program in the Midwest, #4 in Global Experience, #4 in Life Balance, #9 in Career Advancement, and #9 in Curriculum (Ivy Exec, 2020)

#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, 2019)

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

#13 EMBA ranking among Tier One Global Executive MBA programs worldwide (CEO Magazine, 2019)

#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)

#17 IMM ranking among Joint Global Executive MBA programs worldwide (QS/TopMBA, 2019)

#22 IMM Global EMBA ranking for Joint Global EMBA programs. Also ranked #18 for Curriculum, #20 for Career Advancement, #20 for Life Balance, and #25 for Global Experience. (Ivy Exec, 2020)

#27 EMBA ranking for Best Executive MBA Program among 141 programs worldwide. (Ivy Exec, 2020)


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.