"We are Family"
"In times of test, family is best." - Burmese Proverb
The undergraduate BOP program is for high school graduates who have excelled and want to pursue a business degree from Krannert as Freshmen in the fall. The program includes an eight-week summer session of 11 credit hours that all count toward graduation. Beginning in June, students take a Communications, Mathematics, Sociology, and an introductory Management Information Systems course to prepare them for courses during the Freshman year.
The relaxed summer atmosphere gives students the chance to acclimate to campus and college life early, thus, assisting the transition from high school to college. Students live in the residence halls, get acquainted with campus culture, and learn about the available resources on campus that can help them succeed in the School of Management.
The summer session will cost students practically nothing. Summer enrollment fees, room, and board are paid from a special fund started by School of Management faculty members, and supported by corporations since then.
BOP offers other advantages, including:
- Academic and social mentoring provided by upperclassmen
- Career development presentations and workshops provided by BOP alumni and other corporate representatives
- A family environment and support system amongst current students and alumni
- Networking opportunities with an alumni base of over 900
- An opportunity to attend a top 20 business school
Admissions decisions to BOP are made based upon academic achievements and financial need of disadvantaged students (students who have overcome social barriers and other obstacles in their education and lives) with the goal of creating a diverse student body.
BOP students have the opportunity to network with alums in high places, such as Jody Conaway:
"BOP has made a difference in my career by providing me with an immediate opportunity to interact with business leaders who had a genuine interest in my success. From the moment I stepped on campus, I met people who were vested in my achievement not only at Purdue but in everyday life." - Jody Conaway
Human Resources Director
Boston Scientific Corporation
BS Accounting, Krannert School of Management - Purdue University
JD - Emory University School of Law
MBA, Krannert School of Management - Purdue University
If you are interested in participating in the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program, please submit the following information (* denotes required fields):