Purdue Sesquicentennial

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Krannert to help kick off the Purdue Sesquicentennial celebration

The Krannert School of Management will help kick off the Purdue Sesquicentennial celebration in fall 2018 with a series of high-profile events, including a conference, a pair of speakers series and an entrepreneuership symposium. Purdue’s 150th anniversary theme will be “Giant Leaps,” inspired by Neil Armstrong’s historic statement on the moon, and the centerpiece of the celebration will be a yearlong Ideas Festival, focused on four topics of discussion as Boilermakers everywhere reflect on the past, embrace the present and look to the future. More

Registration open for a new Krannert business camp for young girls in high school

The Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center will welcome approximately 30 high school students July 8 to Purdue University for the Emerging Leaders Retreat, a four-day residential camp designed to empower young girls and to introduce them to careers in business through hands-on learning activities. Faculty members from the Krannert School of Management will lead interactive workshops covering key business topics. More

Krannert degrees offer STEM classification, longer OPT for graduates

Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will soon offer four STEM-classified degree options, giving graduates three years of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Two STEM-classified programs are currently offered: business analytics and information management, and global supply chain management. Curricular changes in the current master’s offerings in finance and marketing received final approval and will be offered for cohorts starting in fall 2018. 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

AACSB extends its accreditation for Purdue’s Krannert School

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has extended its accreditation in business for Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. For over a century, AACSB Accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. More

Krannert junior Abby Abel named Grand Marshal of 500 Festival Parade

The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500, has named Krannert junior Abby Abel and Special Olympian Mitch Bonar Grand Marshals of the 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade, which will take place on May 26 in downtown Indianapolis. More

Krannert community mourns loss of Dominic Vargas

On April 22, Krannert junior Dominic Vargas passed away unexpectedly in West Lafayette, where he attended Purdue University and served as president of the Society of Minority Managers (SMM) and was a member of the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP), among numerous other accomplishments. A memorial service with the Vargas family was held in the Krannert Drawing on April 8. More

Indiana students showcase classroom businesses at Purdue

Elementary and middle school students across Indiana showcased businesses they developed through a Purdue University program that promotes entrepreneurship in the classroom. The Classroom Business Enterprise showcase featured businesses started by students and teachers from schools in Lafayette, as well as statewide. More