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Rankings and Accreditation

Purdue University is one of the nation's leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education. Purdue routinely ranks at the top in accredited national and world university rankings, including U.S. News & World Report rankings and the QS World University Rankings for distinguished academic programs. In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of 500 U.S. colleges (September 2016), Purdue was tied for fourth among public universities.

Krannert School of Management Master's Programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2016 include Production and Operations Management (No. 6 in the U.S.) and Supply Chain Management and Logistics (No. 12 in the U.S.).

The Financial Times in 2015 named Krannert the No. 7 MBA at a U.S. public institution.

Recent ratings highlight Purdue EMBA Programs' diverse student body and our programs' return on investment:

Executive Education Rankings

#1 IMM Global EMBA ranking in the number of overseas assignments lasting one week or more (The Economist,  2015)

#7 IMM Global EMBA ranking among Global Executive MBA programs worldwide (CEO Magazine, 2017)

#10 EMBA ranking in number of students with managerial work experience (The Economist, 2015)

#10 IMM Global EMBA ranking in QS/Top MBA's Global Joint EMBA Rankings (2017)

#10 IMM Global EMBA ranking among EMBA and Part-Time MBA programs in North America (Eduniversal, 2017)

#12 EMBA ranking in percentage increase on pre-EMBA salary upon graduation (The Economist, 2015)

#12 EMBA ranking among Global Executive MBA programs worldwide (CEO Magazine, 2017)

Ivy Exec ranked the Purdue Executive MBA #1 for Life Balance, and #5 overall, among EMBA programs in the Midwest in their 2017 Best Executive MBA Programs list. In our region the Purdue EMBA program ranked fifth for Career Advancement, Curriculum, and for Global Experience.

2017 Best Executive MBA Programs

Ivy Exec ranked the IMM Global EMBA program #8 overall and #4 for Global Experience in the U.S. Midwest.

Also, the Purdue Executive MBA program is featured in Poets & Quants' 2016 Ranking of the Top 50 U.S. Executive MBAs.


The Krannert School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB.

Krannert also has EQUIS accreditation. We are just the third U.S. business school to currently hold the prestigious EQUIS accreditation of the governing body, European Foundation for Management Development, based in Brussels, Belgium.