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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Management


Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management is dedicated to the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge and to the professional and personal development of its students. Krannert’s faculty has a deep commitment to scholarship that inspires both the creation and the critical evaluation of new ideas and insights.  Krannert’s curricular and extra-curricular programs are designed to allow students to have daily interaction with the faculty, staff and each other, working in diverse teams to solve problems, creating a student centric environment for learning and experimenting with new ideas and insights.

The school’s academic programs are designed to prepare students for lives of active and productive citizenship. To that end, those programs begin with a solid foundation of courses in the Core Curriculum including the arts, sciences and mathematics intended to develop a rigorous, analytical foundation, a wide intellectual curiosity and an appreciation for the breadth and diversity of the means by which we come to understand our world.  Students have flexibility to choose some of these courses to reflect their personal interests and goals.

Rising out of that foundation in the junior and senior years is a demanding professional education designed to further sharpen the student’s analytical and decision-making abilities through exposure to the challenges confronted by the various management functions of finance, production, marketing, human resources, strategic planning, management information systems and related areas. It is this core of analytical, often mathematically based, instruction in the latest principles of management and quantitative methods that is the hallmark of management education at Purdue. In advanced classes, frequent discussion of carefully chosen case studies helps students to gain facility in the application of these principles within a broad range of management contexts.  Students have opportunities to work with professionals from the “real world” in workshops, student clubs, industry-sponsored case competitions, and summer internships.  To prepare for work in a global setting, students are encouraged to investigate study-abroad trips and international service-learning courses.




Each student has an assigned academic advisor. Students meet with their advisors at least once a semester. Advisors mentor and coach students in the Launching Business Leaders competencies and portfolio. Advisors are happy to answer questions, refer students to appropriate resources, and help them achieve their goals.

High-achieving students are given opportunities to participate in the Krannert 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

Contact Information

Mailing address
Krannert Building
403 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056

Rawls Hall
100 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2076

Krannert Center for Executive Education
425 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056

School of Management Administration and Instruction

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