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What Can I Do With a Master’s in Marketing? – Purdue Krannert

Curious what you can do with a Master’s in Marketing? We talk about 5 popular career options Master’s in Marketing degree holders choose.
Purdue Master’s students studying on campus.

What to Expect in a Supply Chain Master’s Degree Program – Purdue Krannert

Are you interested in entering a master’s degree program for supply chain management? Get details on the jobs you can enter and the subjects you will study.
Students discussing business at Purdue Foundry

What Is an MBA-STEM And How Is It Beneficial To You? – Purdue Krannert

More and more universities are now offering STEM-designated MBA programs. Discover what MBA-STEM program is, and learn about its benefits to your career.
Purdue graduate students discussing program preparation.

How to Best Prepare Before for Your Graduate Education Program – Purdue Krannert

Discover the list of things you should be doing during the time between being accepted by a graduate education program and starting your classes.
MSHRM student sharing his career goals.

Strategic vs. Traditional HR Management – What Is the Difference?

Traditional vs. strategic — what is the difference? Discover examples of responsibilities for both traditional and strategic HR management.
Master’s students meeting before class.

How to Fund a Master’s Degree [Beyond a Loan] – Purdue Krannert

If you are delaying your education because of concerns over the master’s degree cost, discover how you can fund a master’s degree beyond taking out a loan.
MSA students meeting between classes

What Can You Do With a Master’s Degree in Accounting? – Purdue Krannert

Thinking about pursuing an MSA, but not sure what you can do with a master’s degree in accounting? Discover the careers available to you.
Master’s students sitting together after class.

How to Decide Where You Should Get a Master's Degree – Purdue Krannert

Choosing where to get your master’s degree is a big decision. We have 7 things you should be considering when deciding between MBA programs.
The team for the 2019 Power Shift Case Competition gather after their second-place victory. Students include Morgan Ellis, Maria Hartas, Tanvi Ralhan, and Julie Sutton.

A winning case: MBA student reflects on her first case competition

Offering MS and MBA students invaluable, real-world experience is a vital element to the MS and MBA programs in Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. In this student spotlight, we interview a current MBA student on her first case competition.
Students discussing their economics coursework.

Spotlight On: Our Master’s in Economics Program – Purdue Krannert

If you are interested in an economics master's degree, our program offers flexibility and affordability. Find out more about the program on our spotlight blog.
Student engaging with his peers between his MBA classes.

Full-Time Career to Graduate Education? We Have 6 Tips. – Purdue Krannert

Are you transitioning from a full-time job to a full-time graduate education soon? Discover the 6 things you should do before you start your MBA.
Student analyzing data to gain valuable insights.

What Is Big Data And Why Is It Important? – Purdue Krannert

You have probably heard the term “big data” before but did not know what it was. Discover what big data is, get real-world examples of big data being used in well-known companies, and find out about the growing careers in the industry.
Students Discussing The Applications of a Masters in Human Resource Management.

Studying Human Resource Management at Purdue – Purdue Krannert

Are you interested in a masters in HR? Learn about studying human resource management at Purdue. We’ll cover everything from tuition to curriculum.
Students discuss the value of a Marketing Masters.

MS in Marketing vs. a Marketing MBA — What’s the Difference?

There are multiple options for a marketing masters, like an MS in Marketing or an MBA. Learn the differences and find out which one would be best for you.
Students discussing the benefits of a Master’s in BAIM

Spotlight On: Our Master’s in Business Analytics Information Management Program

Find out all about Purdue’s business analytics graduate program. We’ll cover everything; curriculum, costs, job placement, and rankings.
Students Discussing Project

Tips for an easy transition as an International Student

What steps do you need to take in order to make a smooth transition? Check out some words of wisdom from our student's experience.
Students discussing how a masters degree can support unique career goals

How to Find the Right Masters Program for Your Career Goals

Do you have a specific career goal like starting a business or making a social impact? Find out what you should consider when looking at where to get a masters degree.
Aaron and Christiana discussing the benefits of a supply chain masters program.

Spotlight on: Our Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM) Program

Are you thinking about getting a supply chain masters? Find out all about our Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management program.
Student Presenting in Class

Career Changes And Internship Experiences

An MBA student shares about his pursuit of a career change and how his Krannert MBA experience positioned him to succeed in an internship in his new field.
Students demonstrating what to study for a master’s degree

GMAT vs GRE: Which Exam Should You Take?

Not sure whether you should take the GRE or GMAT? Find out what one you should study for the master's degree you want. Our blog helps you decide the right one.
Students Discussing Project

Student Shares About Her Orientation Experience

How does Krannert get you started on the right path in graduate business school? Hear one new student's take.
Brooke earning her graduate degree in accounting

Spotlight On: Our Master's in Accounting Program

Interested in a Master’s in Accounting? Get a quick summary on our graduate accounting program — from curriculum and awards to tuition — now.
Students in Class

Advice to First Year Graduate Business Students

Nervous about graduate business school? Here are some tips to help get you through.
Aaron learning about master’s qualifications before getting a master’s degree

Avoid These Common Mistakes on Your Master's Application

Interested in getting a master's degree? There are a few easy-to-avoid mistakes that applicants often make. Find out what they are before you apply!
Misha earning her MS in Economics

What Can I Do With a Master's Degree in Economics?

Considering getting an MS in Economics but don't know what careers you can go into? We answer "what can I do with a Master's Degree in Economics?" in our blog.
Sophie learning more about the Master’s in Finance curriculum

Spotlight On: Our Master’s in Finance Program

Interested in studying finance? We have everything you need to know about our program; from our Master’s in Finance curriculum to placement stats and costs.
Michael investing in his career and improving his marketability by traveling abroad.

Visit These 8 European Cities to Improve Your Marketability

One way to improve your marketability is taking a trip abroad. On top of experiencing a new culture, fare, and art, you can apply lessons from your travels into your career. At a loss on where to go? Don't worry, we've assembled 8 can't-miss European destinations and included why you need to visit them.
Asmita networking while traveling abroad and earning her Full-Time MBA.

How to Successfully Make Connections When Traveling Aboard

If you're a Full-Time MBA student planning a trip abroad, you need to pack a few things to help form connections during your travels.
Matt advancing his career with a business graduate degree

How to Advance Your Career: Invest Your Time in an Internship

Wondering how to advance your career? Besides pursuing an MBA, you can get an internship at your dream company. We have advice on how to land one.
Steve improving his marketability with a Weekend MBA

Trends in Business Analytics

MS Business Analytics and Information Management graduate discusses emerging trends in the field.
Steve improving his marketability with a Weekend MBA

What You Need to Know Before You Start a Weekend MBA

An MBA can offer students improved marketability and the ability to move into higher roles and salaries, but it's a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly, especially if you plan on keeping your full-time career. Find out what you need to consider before starting a Weekend MBA program.
Brooke increasing her MBA salary at a top Midwest grad school

Student Resources, a Benefit of Attending a Top Midwest Grad School

One of the benefits of attending a top Midwest grad school is the student resources included in your tuition. For Purdue Krannert students, there are many. View our list of free and under-utilized resources available for Purdue MBA students.
Full-Time MBA student Jacob improving his managerial skills

Tips and Resources to Stay Healthy as a Full-Time MBA Student

Focusing on your health as a Full-time MBA student can be simple and surprisingly affordable, sometimes even free. Here are the Purdue amenities and services you should take advantage of.
Students receiving a resume boost and an MBA salary

An MBA Salary Is Only One of the Many Benefits of an MBA

In addition to a resume boost and an MBA salary, there are numerous other benefits of an MBA. Find out the top 5 benefits of obtaining an MBA.
Fatih and Carrie investing in their careers through networking

How to Navigate the Networking Waters

Want to invest in your career and obtain traits of a leader? Place an importance on networking. If you are dreading the thought or don't know where to start, take a look at our tips — from wearing a bright color to overcoming nerves — for successfully navigating the networking waters.
Alex Hartman

Krannert Masters Student's Take on Business Analytics: A World of Opportunities

MS Business Analytics and Information Management student, Alex Hartman, shares the impact of the real world and global experiences he has encountered through his graduate experience at the Krannert School of Management.
Edgar presenting on investing in your career and the benefits of an MBA

Investing in Your Career: What's the ROI of an MBA?

Thinking about investing in your career by applying for an MBA program? Here's how to find out the ROI of the different programs you're looking into.
Ashley Robinson

The Face of Leadership: Continuous Learning and Cross-Functional Opportunities

MS Human Resource Management student, Ashley Robinson, discusses leadership opportunities, the Human Resources field and future career pursuits.
Nora showing how an MBA is worth it

The MBA Financial Factors You Need to Consider

When deciding if an MBA is worth it, it is important to think about all the different financial factors that are included. Tuition is a given, but additional variable costs need to be considered. These can include textbooks, cost of living, quality of life, and your expected salary after graduation.
Students advancing their career by earning an MS Marketing

How to Advance Your Career from College Student to Business Professional

The answer to how to advance your career and land your dream job is to apply your MBA knowledge. Find out what we mean!
Antoine Cheul

The Shareconomy Shift: Krannert Grad Co-Founder of France's Hottest Delivery App

Alumnus and shareconomy entrepreneur, Antoine Cheul, reflects on his Krannert graduate experience and his business, one of the fastest growing apps in France, Shopopop.
Edgar learning innovation leadership during his Weekend MBA

Innovation Leadership: The Skill Missing from Most MBA Programs

Many MBA graduates fall short in the "people skills" area of leadership. Find out how we instill innovation leadership in our students.
Isabel and why she chose a top Midwest grad school

Experiential Learning Project: An Opportunity at a Top Midwest Grad School

Like many top Midwest grad schools, we offer multiple opportunities for growth. Find out about our Experiential Learning Project.
Purdue students demonstrate the benefits of a business degree

Benefits of a Business Degree at Krannert: From Traditions to Arts and Culture

Discover the different traditions, diversity, athletics, and arts and culture that are the benefits of a business degree at Purdue.
Stephanie earning her Weekend MBA after the holidays

7 Tips for Weekend MBA Students to Seamlessly Return From Holiday Break

Whether you're a Weekend MBA student or workforce warrior, find tips to help you ease back into your schedule after the holidays.
How to advance your career with Pushpinder

Wondering How to Advance Your Career?

We have the answer on how to advance your career. Find out how you can gain applicable skills, increase your income and professional networks.
Purdue students teaching startup tips

Five Startup Tips for the Modern Entrepreneur

Are you considering starting your own business? We put together five startup tips to aid you in your journey. Check out our guide for the modern entrepreneur!
Purdue students demonstrating traits of a leader.

2017 Four Essential Traits of a Leader

Many of our students, especially our Weekend MBA students, are looking for knowledge and expertise to move into leadership roles in their career, or even start their own company. With this in mind, we’ve compiled our list of four essential traits of leaders.
Paula, Shari, and Greg

2017 13 Successful Startups

Want to own a successful startup? Learn about 13 innovative businesses that were influenced by the Krannert community.
Start your prep for the test with our seven study hacks for the GMAT.

2017 Seven Study Hacks for the GMAT

We often get calls from hopeful students who recognize the benefits of an MBA and are seeking to know the GMAT score they need to achieve to be considered for a Krannert School of Management master’s program. With this in mind, we’ve compiled this blog post with seven of our best study hacks for the GMAT.
Lonn Meyer

Why I Chose to Pursue an MBA at Purdue

Like most individuals who have been working in industry for a few years, I was nervous about taking the leap toward pursuing a Full-Time MBA. I’m simply talking about whether or not to pursue an MBA, not to mention the type of schools I should be considering.
Brandon Bednar

Summer Internship experience

This summer I had the opportunity to intern with Emerson. I was a part of the Commercial & Residential solutions division, working on the warranty administration process for refrigeration and air conditioning products. This was an incredible experience that granted me exposure to several areas of business I had not been involved with yet, forced me to learn a new industry, and practice many of the skills I had learned at Krannert.
Jessica Rush

MLT Welcome from Purdue MBA Alumna

MLT has had such an incalculable influence on my life. Reflecting back to my MBAP years, my coach Krista saw potential in me that I did not yet see in myself. With her help, I was able to discover the confidence and security that I am forever grateful.
Murilo Siqueira

International MBA Success: More Collaboration & Less Competition

Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and specialization in Materials Science, the now 2nd year MBA student credits his numerous pre-graduation job offers and summer internship to his time here at Purdue Krannert.
Kinshuk Sharma

Top Ranked Sportsman and Student: Professional Tennis to Purdue

November 2011 was when I played my last competitive tennis tournament. It was an All-India Men’s Tournament played in my hometown. I still vividly remember that moment.
Ramsey Bradke

KGSA Presidential Prelude: Ramsey Bradke

Instead of working for government officials in Indiana during the summer, I am working for the upstream division of Shell Oil and Gas in Houston.
Brandon Bednar

4 Work-Life Balance Tips

As a full-time dad, MBA student and graduate assistant, Brandon Bednar gives some helpful advice to future and current boilers.
Sheldon Anderson Purdue Krannert Masters

My Best Investment Yet: Purdue Krannert MBA

When Florida native Sheldon Anderson first stepped foot into Rawls on Krannert Ignite week-end last April, there was something contagious about his energy and excitement to begin his much awaited MBA journey.
Steve Sanders_Full Time MBA

Chemical Engineer by Trade, Boiler Businessman to Be

As a chemical engineer by trade, I was expecting my MBA program to be soft-skill focused. It’s not. Everything we do at Krannert is analytical, from evaluating probabilistic returns on investment, to planning employee engagement studies.
Andrea Puterbaugh

Home for the Holidays

To me, the holidays are all about being with the people that I love. They are about enjoying traditions both old and new while appreciating all of the wonderful things I have been blessed to have in my life.

An International Success: One Student's Perspective on Purdue

Pursuing an MS in Accounting, let alone in the States, was not always on Bing’s radar. Prior to Purdue, Bing was living in Stuttgart, Germany interning with Ernst and Young- attending Reutlingen University, Purdue Krannert’ s partner business school.
Dennis Hernandez

Feedback from a Full-Timer: From Indiana to India

Originally hailing from El Salvador and having a total of 4 years’ experience working in the global supply chain industry with nearly every continent, Hernandez is no stranger to world-wide operations.
Christian Bencid

Career Fair Forecast: 3 Tips to Securing Your Dream Job

Last week students from all majors and backgrounds suited up for a chance to land their dream job. Here are my three pieces of advice to MBA and MS students prior to attending upcoming career fairs...
Travis Baugh_Purdue Krannert MBA

College Sports and a Case Competition to Remember

College sports have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I grew up watching Drew Brees throw touchdowns at Ross-Ade Stadium and went on to cover college football for The Exponent, Gold and Black Illustrated and Sports Illustrated’s
Rucha Kunturkar

Getting Local and Giving Back: One STEM MBA Student Helps Fight Hunger

We tend to take our basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter for granted, but it was a real eye-opener when I found out that 1 in 7 people are in need of food in the United States. Therefore, I decided to do my bit, not just think but act!
Brandon Bednar

A Boiler Beginning: MBA Orientation Week

Anything worth doing is worth doing well, and Purdue University's Krannert School of Management seems to fully understand that.
Naotaqka Ikeda

Passionate Peers and Global Business: Making Interactions that Count

As a current MBA student, I now realize that there may be no such thing as a perfectly equipped businessperson. I have learned that even though MBA students are highly intelligent and dedicated, they still struggle to solve everyday problems - thus I have learned the importance of collaboration.
Garima Namdeo

Linguistic Relativity and its Business World Implications

We live in an age of technology, where geographical boundaries are losing their relevance, our economies are becoming increasingly interdependent, friendships are turning into investments and societies are transforming in record time.