All organizations, large and small, employ managers. They effectively create, coordinate and communicate innovative solutions in all management functions from accounting to supply chain to finance and marketing. Krannert graduates are known for their professionalism, work ethic, functional knowledge, analytical and coding competencies and effective 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 projects, join with students of the liberal arts to create business strategies for new companies growing out of the Purdue Foundry, or compete in teams in local and national business case competitions and student research symposiums.
With Krannert’s strong common core of functional area courses, graduates from every major can turn data into valuable results for their employer. All students develop career-ready competencies such as critical thinking, teamwork, and analytical skills in the classrooms and through their engagement in business case analysis, experiential real world business projects, student team projects and frequent speakers who bring the “real world” to the classroom. Students majoring in a particular functional area may add concentration areas to focus on specific interests such as data analytics, management consulting or international business or acquire a minor from another school on campus. Students in Management also have the opportunity to add a Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation or Leadership or Applications in Data Science.
Graduates pursue many different careers. Some aspire to the C-suite job and become Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers or Chief Information Officers for multi-national organizations. Many pursue careers in public accounting or management consulting. Some aspire to start their own businesses. You will find Krannert management graduates working anywhere in the world, aspiring to use their skills and talents to “make the world better”.
Each student is 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. Students also work with a career coach who will work with them for internships and full-time employment, either domestically or internationally. Students interested in study abroad opportunities and scholarships work with a special advisor for those opportunities.
High-achieving students earn the opportunity to participate in the direct admit program called the Larsen Leaders Academy throughout their degree, 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 development coaches.
Krannert Building, Room 352
403 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-4343
Fax: (765) 496-1479