News Briefs

Author, historian to headline Leadership Speakers Series

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world-renowned historian and award-winning author, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Leadership Speakers Series on October 20, 2011. Sponsorship and ticket-sales proceeds from the event help fund scholarships for Krannert undergraduate and graduate students. More

Entrepreneurship program for disabled vets honored

The April issue of Inc. magazine has named the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program one of the "10 Best-In-Class" college-based entrepreneurship courses in the nation. Purdue’s Krannert School is one of only seven business schools participating in the EBV program. More

Krannert mourns passing of former dean John Day

The Krannert School is saddened to report the loss of one of its founding members, John S. Day, who passed away on March 28, 2011, in New Hampshire at the age of 93. More

Limited openings remain for AMP program

Registrations are still being accepted for Applied Management Principles (AMP), Krannert’s two-week general management offering for working professionals to be conducted May 16-27, 2011 at Rawls Hall. Scheduled in daily, five-hour blocks over two weeks, AMP covers many of the topic areas found in an MBA curriculum, but in a concentrated, non-degree format. More

Krannert team wins international business competition

A team of four Krannert students won first place at Rubicon 2011, an international case competition for business students held in March in Iserlohn, Germany. The Krannert team, called “ChangeMakers,” survived four rounds of competition among 24 teams composed of 96 students from 30 countries to take home the top prize. More

Recruiters give Krannert grads high marks

Job recruiters ranked the Krannert School seventh in a March 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek survey of undergraduate business schools. Among other criteria, the survey asked recruiters which programs turned out the best graduates, which schools have the most innovative curricula, and which have the most effective career services areas. More

LyoGo takes home gold in Morgan competition

LyoGo, a low-cost medication injection device company formed by Krannert MBA student Peter Greco and biomedical engineering graduate students Rush Bartlett and Art Chlebowski, claimed the top prize in the Gold Division at Purdue's Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition in February. Battle Ground Technologies, a mobile forensics products developer, won first prize in the Black Division for undergraduate student teams. More

Alumni honored for distinguished service and leadership

Robert E. Gadomski received the School of Management’s highest honor at Krannert’s tenth annual Leadership Speakers Series in October. Alumni Bruce Olson, Earl Major and Tobias Moskowitz also were recognized at the event, which was keynoted by “Freakonomics” co-author Steven Levitt. More

Alum leads efforts for new manufacturing plant in Lafayette

Krannert alumnus Lijun Du (MSIA ’04), president of Nanshan America Co. and former director of China operations for Oscar Winski Co. Inc., a Lafayette-headquartered business, recently announced his company’s plans for an aluminum extrusion manufacturing facility in the city that will employ up to 150 people. More

International MBA program moves up in rankings

The Krannert School’s international executive MBA degree program placed 21st worldwide in rankings released in October 2010 by Financial Times, up three places from 2009. "This ranking affirms the high quality of education offered in this program by Krannert and our partner schools," says Gerald Lynch, interim dean of and professor of economics. More

Alum co-authors sports book that goes ‘behind the score’

Tobias Moskowitz (BSIM ’93, MSM ’94), the Fama Family Chaired Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and co-author L. Jon Wertheim, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, recently published “Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won.” More