2018 Leadership Speakers Series From left: Leadership Speakers Series "A Night of Champions" panelists Mike Bobinski, Matt Light, Ukari Figgs and Robbie Hummel with moderator Tim Newton. (Photo by Charles Jischke)

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Purdue AD and former student-athletes highlight Krannert event in Indianapolis

Purdue University’s Mike Bobinski and a trio of championship-winning Boilermaker alumni shared the spotlight at the Krannert School of Management’s 18th annual Leadership Speakers Series on Oct. 11 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Taking “A Night of Champions” as its theme, the event featured a discussion with Bobinski, Purdue’s vice president and director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Ukari Figgs, a mechanical engineer and member of the Boilermakers’ 1999 NCAA women’s basketball championship team and former WNBA champions the Los Angeles Sparks; former Purdue men’s basketball All-American and current ESPN broadcaster Robbie Hummel; and former Purdue men’s football player Matt Light, who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. More

Krannert’s Ellen Ernst Kossek honored as Academy of Management Fellow

Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence at Purdue, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management for her “significant contributions to the science and practice of management.” Kossek is among a cohort of nine new Fellows selected by the organization, which has nearly 20,000 members in more than 120 countries. She joins Professor Emeritus Dan Schendel, a pioneer in the field of strategic management, as only the second faculty member from the Krannert School to be elected an AOM Fellow. More

Purdue-affiliated Explore Interactive joins 1871 Fall WiSTEM Cohort

Women-led companies drive $3 trillion in economic impact and 23 million jobs in the economy, according to the Huffington Post, and Explore Interactive will contribute by participating in the 1871 Fall WiSTEM Cohort. Explore Interactive, led by Amanda Thompson, chief executive officer of Explore Interactive and Purdue Krannert School of Management alumna, was accepted into the highly selective entrepreneurial accelerator helping women-led businesses connect with vital entrepreneurial resources. More

Purdue Executive MBA alumnus named director of Discovery Park District

The Purdue Research Foundation has appointed Jeremy Slater, a 2018 graduate of the Krannert School of Management's Executive MBA (EMBA) program, as director of the Discovery Park District that will become the university’s innovation center on the western edge of campus. Slater, who earned a BS in landscape architecture from Purdue in 2008, will oversee a 450-acre district including 7 million square feet of interior building space with restaurants; retail, office and business spaces; parks; research facilities; and industrial space. More

Purdue offers two-year concurrent master’s degrees in engineering and management

Students interested in strengthening their technical skills while acquiring the business background they need to advance in their careers now have an accelerated option at Purdue University. Beginning this fall, the College of Engineering and Krannert School of Management are offering a concurrent master’s degree in engineering and business administration. The new product will give students the ability to earn both degrees in two years, rather than the three it would take to earn them separately. More

Purdue, NSF ‘Phase 0’ pilot program to benefit Indiana startups

Purdue University and the Krannert School of Management are helping early-stage startups in Indiana commercialize their technology through the National Science Foundation’s “Phase 0” pilot program for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node. Purdue is one of four institutions that make up NSF’s Midwest I-Corps Node, which is one of seven university clusters across the country selected to pilot the new program. Under Phase 0, nonacademic teams will be eligible to participate in the national I-Corps program and then receive followup startup and commercialization services (I-CorpsGo) as they prepare for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 submission. More

Krannert offers pathway to master’s degree for students in MITx MicroMasters program

Online learners enrolled in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management can earn their master’s degree through a new pathway to Purdue University. Krannert School of Management will waive 10 credits toward a master’s degree in global supply chain management to those who complete the MicroMasters program, which is comprised of five online courses delivered on edX and a comprehensive exam. More