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For Veterans and Active Duty Personnel

Whether you’re a veteran, transitioning, or active duty, a Purdue Executive MBA can help you reach your goals.

At Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, our Executive MBA programs are designed to work for you. We know work-life balance is important and that’s why our programs offer a flexible structure. On average, about 20% of each executive education student cohort has a military background. Purdue University is well-known for it's support of veterans and active-duty service members, ranked #30 by U.S. News & World Report in 2020 for best colleges for veterans.

You will complete most of your work online, at your convenience, from wherever you are. However, you’ll also benefit from face-to-face classes and networking during quarterly residencies lasting from 1 to 2 weeks each.

Some quick facts:

  • Earn your MBA in just 19 months.
  • With 100% eligibility, the program can be fully funded through the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • The GMAT may be waived with sufficient military and/or civilian experience.
  • Your tuition deposit is discounted and your application fee is waived.
  • You can choose the program that’s right for you: Our international IMM Global EMBA program, with residencies in seven countries, or the Executive MBA program, with a customizable curriculum.
  • Find veterans-specific financial aid information on our Veterans Educational Benefits page.
  • Purdue University is a Yellow Ribbon school.
  • Purdue offers both a Veterans Success Center and a dedicated Military and Veterans Affairs office in the Krannert School of Management.

Is your loved one a veteran or active duty military? Contact us about scholarship opportunities for military spouses!

Hear from our Alumni

A panel of Purdue Executive MBA alums with military backgrounds joined us for a webinar in June 2020. They shared their experience in our programs and how they managed their transition to a high-level civilian career.

View the Webinar

Dan Halverstadt, U.S. Air Force and Purdue EMBA Class of 2020, shares how his Executive MBA has helped him transition to an executive-level career.

Matthew Guest, U.S. Navy, and Courtney Mills, U.S. Army, both alumni of the Purdue EMBA Class of 2016, describe how their experiences aided them in their graduate education.