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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Management

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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.  The characteristics of Krannert graduates are a strong work ethic, analytical strengths 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 business areas at the same time like finance, strategy, law, and organizational behavior. You’ll refine your critical thinking, communication and analytical skills as you explore these different aspects of business 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 or management consulting or international business. Students in Management find the opportunity to add a Certificate in Entrepreneurship as an attractive choice.

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,, Google, United Technology, Tesla, Facebook, Purdue University and Target Corporation.

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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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