Purdue University MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • 100% Online
  • Ranked as the Top Producer of 500 CEOs
  • Top ranked Programs University
  • Balance: Study when it’s convenient for you. Earn a flexible MBA online while meeting your family and career responsibilities.
  • Community: Learn from our esteemed Krannert School of Management faculty in a connected, collaborative online environment featuring case studies, research projects and team-based learning.
  • Growth: Work closely with dedicated staff from the Krannert Professional Development Center to expand your opportunities and uncover new professional possibilities.
  • Become part of Purdue University’s international network of successful alumni. Together, we solve complex challenges to invent new solutions and build smarter business models.
  • Purdue Global’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to give working business professionals the real-world tools they need to pursue leadership and management positions in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
  • Today’s employers are looking for MBA graduates who are ready to take on responsibilities right away—those who can understand global issues, manage relationships across cultures, and grow businesses in emerging world markets.


  • The curriculum for the Online MBA at Purdue Krannert features traditional business fundamental courses, such as Financial Accounting and Business Analytics. Electives will be updated closer to the initial cohort start date in January 2020.
  • The 24-month program with cohorts starting three separate times per year, featuring 48 credits worth of coursework. The first cohort begins in January, with following cohorts starting in May and August.

Program Outlook

  • The U.S. is expected to add more than 800,000 new management positions between 2016 and 2026.
  • Customize your MBA by choosing from 6 optional concentrations.
  • Gain relevant, practical skills, and immediately apply the concepts you learn in the classroom to challenges in the business world.
  • Part of the Purdue University system, which includes Purdue University, one of the most respected research universities in the world.


  • Finance
  • Health care management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Project management

Program Outcomes

  • Create value in production and distribution of goods, services, and information throughout the supply chain.
  • Apply business knowledge to take well-reasoned action in diverse situations.
  • Address business issues or establish new procedures within an existing process.
  • Generate a new business or establish new procedures within an existing business.
  • Demonstrate the leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximize organizational performance.
  • Evaluate the ethical and social implications of business decisions in a global context.


  • $54,000 for the Purdue University Online MBA, with out-of-state residents paying $56,000
  • A nonrefundable deposit of $750 is required to hold a spot in the program upon earning acceptance, which is applied to tuition costs during the first semester.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Limited scholarships are available to select students. Federal and private financial aid may be available to U.S. students, with international students mostly needing to rely on private financial aid.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • GMAT scores (waiver available for students with three-or-more years of work experience and a GPA of at least 3.0)
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words max)
  • Online MBA essays (two required, one optional)
  • Interview feedback
  • A video essay
  • Two online recommendations


  • January, March, April, June, July, September, October, December
  • Spring Term: January 11, 2021 (application deadline – December 21, 2020)
  • Summer Term: May 3, 2021 (application deadline – April 12, 2021)

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