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Program Characteristic

Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA

Purdue Executive MBA

Student Profile
Participant Geographic Coverage Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Global: 8-10 countries represented 
Purdue Executive MBA:
Across the United States; 10-20% international
Class Size Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
25-30
Purdue Executive MBA:
30-35
Years Work Experience Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Minimum 5 years/Average 15 years
Purdue Executive MBA:
Minimum 5 years/Average 15 years
Industries of Participants Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Manufacturing/Consumer Products, Software/Technology, Financial Services, Aerospace/Defense, Government/Military, Energy/Mining/Chemicals, Other (advertising, education, non-profit, real estate)
Purdue Executive MBA:
Manufacturing/Consumer Products; Software/Technology; Healthcare/Life Sciences; Financial Services; Government/Military; Aerospace/Defense; Energy/Mining/Chemicals
Program Features
The Economist EMBA Rankings Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
IMM #42; TIAS also ranked
Purdue Executive MBA:
#47 Globally
Ivy Exec Rankings Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
#14 Globally
Purdue Executive MBA:
#45 Globally/#6 in Midwest
Program Focus Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
General management to give skills for range of business challenges
Purdue Executive MBA:
General management to give skills for range of business challenges
Program Dates Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
March 2020-November 2021
Purdue Executive MBA:
September 2019-March 2021
Program Length Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
19 months
Purdue Executive MBA:
19 months
Application Requirements Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Two professional recommendations; essays; official transcripts, and in some instances, a copy of your diploma; current professional resume, and an in-person or virtual interview
Purdue Executive MBA:
Two professional recommendations; essays; official transcript, and in some cases a copy of your diploma; current professional resume, and an in-person or virtual interview
Residencies/Time on Campus Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Five 2-week residencies (7 countries) and four-day Launch Week at Purdue
Purdue Executive MBA:
10 weeks total (including Launch Week)-7 trips total
Foreign Residency Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
2 weeks each: Tilburg/Utrecht (Netherlands); Rio (Brazil) and Santiago (Chile); Milan, (Italy) & Vilnius (Lithuania); West Lafayette, Indiana (USA); Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai (China)
Purdue Executive MBA:
Location chosen by class. Recent two-week trips were Brazil/Chile (2017), Madrid/Brussels/The Hague (2018), and Brazil/Chile (2019)
Networking and Social Events Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Alumni events, evening dinners, cultural immersion
Purdue Executive MBA:
Alumni events, sporting events, evening dinners
Format/Relocation Impact Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Can continue attending from anywhere since on-campus sessions are every three months
Purdue Executive MBA:
Can continue attending from anywhere since on-campus sessions are every three months
Additional Information Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
IMM Global EMBA Program
Purdue Executive MBA:
EMBA Program
Career Services Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Provided both during and after program: Executive Career Coach and all Career Development Resources of Krannert School of Management; Self Assessment Tools; Memberships to online business communities; Networking Events; Alumni Network
Purdue Executive MBA:
Provided both during and after program: Executive Career Coach and all Career Development Resources of Krannert School of Management; Self Assessment Tools; Memberships to online business communities; Networking Events; Alumni Network
Program Benefits and Cost
Electives Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
2-3 electives; project course; international immersion integrated across curriculum
Purdue Executive MBA:
13 credits out of 48 total: Three Functional Electives (choose from 4-5 options); Three Immersion Electives (choose from 8-10 options); Project Course
Tuition and Fees Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
$85,000 (spread over 5 payments)
Purdue Executive MBA:
$85,000 (spread over 5 payments)
Foreign Residency Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Included (aside from airfare)
Purdue Executive MBA:
Included (aside from airfare)
Textbooks Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Included (eBooks provided)
Purdue Executive MBA:
Included (eBooks provided)
Housing Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Included
Purdue Executive MBA:
Included
Meals Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Most Included
Purdue Executive MBA:
Most Included
International Travel Cost Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
$4,800 (four international trips at $1,200 each)
Purdue Executive MBA:
$1,200 (one international trip)
Domestic Travel Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
$200 (two trips at $100 each)
Purdue Executive MBA:
$600 (six trips at $100 each)
Subtotal Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
$90,000
Purdue Executive MBA:
$86,800
Scholarships Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
Available: Average $9,000
Purdue Executive MBA:
Available: Average $7,000
Net Cost Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA:
$81,000
Purdue Executive MBA:
$79,800