All organizations, large and small, have managers. They effectively lead, coordinate and communicate innovative solutions in all aspects of an organization from accounting to operations to human resources. Managers are adaptable leaders with strong roots in analytics, complemented by solid communication skills that help their organizations compete in the business world. Krannert graduates have a strong work ethic, analytical abilities and good communication skills. Leveraging the strength of Purdue’s reputation in the STEM disciplines, Krannert students reach across campus to work with engineers on community service based teams, work with students of the liberal arts to create business strategies for new companies growing out of the Purdue Foundry, or compete in local and national case competitions and student research symposiums.
A multi-functional set of management core courses allows you to discover different areas of business such as finance, strategy, law, and organizational behavior. You’ll refine your critical thinking, communication and analytical skills in classrooms that use business cases, experiential real world business problems, student team projects and frequent speakers who bring the “real world” to the classroom. Students majoring in a particular functional area can add concentration areas to focus on specific interests such as data analytics, management consulting or international business. Students in Management also have the opportunity to add a Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Graduates pursue many different careers. Some begin in corporate management rotational programs, as account managers or as project managers and some aspire to start their own businesses. Some aspire to the C-suite job and become Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers or Chief Information Officers. You will find Krannert management graduates scattered all over the world in companies like Boeing, General Motors, IBM, Amazon.com, Google, United Technology, Tesla, Facebook, Purdue University and Target Corporation.
All students are assigned an academic advisor who will work with them from their first semester to graduation. Students are required to meet with their advisors once a semester to review plans for the upcoming semester and to receive the registration PIN. Advisors also meet with students to discuss academic and personal concerns, answer questions, refer student to appropriate resources, and help them achieve their goals.
High-achieving students are given opportunities to participate in the Larsen Leaders Academy throughout their degree programs, working with special advisors and support staff. The Academy houses both professional and educational programs that bring student into contact with networks of their like-minded peers, faculty and professional managers.
Krannert Building, Room 352
403 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-4343
Fax: (765) 496-1479