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New residency location added to Purdue's Global EMBA program

The world’s most global Executive MBA program travels to Vilnius, Lithuania, for the first time in February 2017, to study at ISM University of Management and Economics. The IMM Global EMBA Class of 2017 will be in residency there February 13-18, and the students will immerse themselves in Lithuanian culture in addition to attending classes.

During the IMM program’s one-week residency at ISM -- following a weeklong residency in Budapest, Hungary at IMM partner school CEU -- students will study Negotiations in Organizations, taught by Purdue’s Associate Dean for Executive Education and Global Programs Dr. David Schoorman, and Managing During Transition and Uncertainty, taught by ISM faculty.

The cohort will be exposed to Lithuanian culture and business practices by meeting with government officials, touring Old Town Vilnius, Trakai Castle and others areas, visiting companies and witnessing Independence Day events.

Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania, is the country's capital and largest city.

"Lithuania's unique location and history sets the foundation for the Managing During Transition and Uncertainty course," said Purdue EMBA Programs' Executive Director, Dr. Aldas Kriauciunas. "The course is not just about Lithuania, but rather, uses Lithuania as a context for understanding a broader set of challenges and successes."

Students in Purdue's IMM Global EMBA program study in seven countries on four continents in 19 months, and earn two MBA degrees.

IMM students have traveled to and studied in Tilburg and Utrecht, The Netherlands; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile; Budapest, Hungary, and Istanbul, Turkey; West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.; and Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin, China.


Welcome, Purdue EMBA Class of 2018

In September 2016 we welcomed our EMBA Class of 2018. This group of 32 accomplished professionals includes graduates of our Technical Management Institute and Veterinary Practice Management Program; a U.S. Navy submarine officer; three Purdue University employees (Boiler Up!); and employees of AAA, Alcoa, Amazon, John Deere, Nestle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the USDA Forest Service, Whirlpool and more.

 Purdue EMBA Class of 2018 Launch
Purdue's Executive MBA Class of 2018, in front of the Union during launch week.

They come from 12 U.S. states and have an average 14 years of work experience.

We look forward to a challenging, life-changing 19 months with this amazing cohort.


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Prosperity, sustainability, wealth measurement explored in free online class

We're always looking to better understand the ups and downs of the economy and its long-term impact on business. But sometimes our 'crystal ball' is a bit murky, or worse yet, MIA.

Kevin Mumford, Associate Professor of Economics, Purdue University Krannert School of ManagementBut what if the tools to assess the vagaries of the economy and what they mean for your business have been available all along?

In the latest installment of Purdue EMBA Programs' Continuing Education Webinar Series, Krannert Associate Professor of Economics Kevin Mumford shows us how to utilize national wealth accounting to better analyze and forecast in the overall economic environment. Watch the archived online class to take away tools to evaluate the underlying productive base of an economy, and gauge the sustainability of economic trends and the implications for their business.

Evidence of our commitment to lifelong learning, our Continuing Education Webinar Series provides biannual live webinars, in winter and summer, on a variety of topics.


Thirty years of Law & Ethics, new EMBA scholarship fund, Continuing Education, more in newsletter

Check out the new edition of our biannual program newsletter, The Purdue Executive, which features alumni success stories; a spotlight on the stellar Jennifer Harms, IMM 2015; photos of our residencies; observations on the business-lawyer relationship by Indiana Court of Appeals Judge James Kirsch; and more.

Also in the newsletter find a full calendar of our events and details on ways to engage with Krannert Executive Education Programs, from attending an on-campus open house to meeting one-on-one with a senior member of the team.


IMM Global EMBA alumna named a Best & Brightest

"I cannot emphasize enough how much I enjoyed the international component of Purdue’s IMM program," Harms told Poets & Quants.

She graduated from the IMM program with two MBA degrees, one from Purdue and one from IMM partner school TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University, in The Netherlands. Harms finished with the highest GPA in her cohort.


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    Executive Education welcomes alumni, CRO to annual networking event

    Purdue EMBA Programs' annual networking event, held Thursday, May 5, 2016, showcased the Internet of Things. We welcomed Krannert alumnus John Annakin as our guest speaker in the Krannert Auditorium. Formerly the Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development at CloudOne Corporation, Annakin was named Chief Revenue Officer of the Fishers, Ind.-based IT company just days before his presentation at Krannert.

    Our reception, following Annakin's talk and Q&A, brought together current Executive MBA students, Krannert Executive Education Programs alumni, and corporate guests from Amazon, Dow Agro, GE, and Oerlikon-Fairfield, among other companies.

    Always held the first week of May, our annual networking event intends to bring together corporate partners from surrounding communities, our alumni, and current students from all of our cohorts.

    View Annakin's presentation on the Business of IOT.

    Krannert alumnus John Annakin visit Purdue EMBA Programs

    CRO of CloudOne, John Annakin, gives a presentation in Krannert Auditorium as part of Purdue EMBA Programs' annual networking event.


    IMM Class of 2017 a Record-Breaker

    In March 2016, Purdue EMBA Programs welcomed the newest IMM cohort, the Class of 2017, to campus for launch week. These distinguished executive students come from seven countries and from companies including Boeing, Caterpillar, Cummins, Lekkerland Nederland BV, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, the University of Notre Dame and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Also noteworthy is the gender makeup of IMM 2017. The cohort is 52% female, an unprecedented achievement in Purdue’s EMBA programs and in many EMBA programs worldwide.

    IMM Global EMBA Class of 2017 Launch Photo
    IMM 2017 outside Krannert Center on Purdue's campus in West Lafayette, IN, during launch week.

    We look forward to an exciting 19 months with IMM 2017 as they travel to and study in seven countries on four continents.

    Read more about this special cohort in Krannert Magazine.


    Congrats to the IMM Class of 2015

    The weekend of December 19-20, 2015, 18 members of the IMM Class of 2015 returned to Purdue with their loved ones to celebrate the completion of their EMBA program.

    Below, the happy graduates pose under their class gift, a tapestry from China that now graces Krannert Center’s Weiler Lounge.

    IMM Class of 2015 Graduation
    The IMM 2015 cohort had students from China, Hungary, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Taiwan, and eight U.S. states.


    Purdue EMBA Programs welcomes Class of 2017

    Our newest Executive MBA class launched September 14, 2015, and we're happy to welcome this diverse group that boasts accomplished professionals from Microsoft, Rolls Royce, Wabash National, Boeing, and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, among other companies. Also in the group are several entrepreneurs and members of the military.

    We look forward to a productive 19 months with our new class!

    Purdue EMBA Programs Class of 2017 at launch

    Purdue EMBA Programs' Class of 2017 at Krannert Center during their launch week.


    Professor presents latest research on the Internet of Things

    Dr. Karthik Kannan, Associate Professor of Management at Krannert, hosted a free, interactive continuing education webinar on August 11, 2015, on the digitizing of the physical world.

    Krannert professor Dr. Karthik KannanPresented by Krannert Executive Education Programs, "The Internet of Things: How Smart Objects will Transform our World," is archived and available for viewing.

    Devices with sensors and connectivity provide real time information about characteristics of physical objects, which can in turn be used to control other related physical objects. A sensor on your toothbrush can sense the whiteness of your teeth and provide feedback on your brushing habits.

    Cisco expects about 25 billion interconnected things to be employed by 2020.  A recent report by McKinsey estimates the economic impact of IoT based applications to be at least $4 trillion by 2025. 

    As part of our Continuing Education Webinar Series, Krannert Executive Education Programs presents biannual webinars on research and business topics. Follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date on these offerings, and send an email to krannertexec@purdue.edu to receive email invitations to our webinars.



    EMBA students will now study in Santiago, Chile

    The world’s most global executive MBA program just got more global.

    The IMM Global EMBA program is expanding its cultural immersion and academic offerings by holding its first residency in Santiago, Chile, in October 2015. The IMM Class of 2016 will study on the University of Chile campus for a portion of the cohort’s second of five residencies.

    Santiago Chile skyline

    Santiago is Chile’s capital and largest city. It is in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coastal Range.

    The IMM program is administered by five renowned universities: Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in the U.S.; TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Tianjin University, Tianjin, China; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; and FGV-EBAPE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    IMM students study in six countries – now seven with the addition of Chile – on four continents during the 19-month program. They earn two MBA degrees, one from Purdue and one from a European partner school of the students’ choosing.

    The Brazil residency will now become a South America residency, said Purdue’s Associate Dean for Executive Education David Schoorman, as students will spend one week at FGV-EBAPE in Rio and one week in Santiago.

    The contrast between Brazil and Chile makes for an ideal learning opportunity, Schoorman said.

    “Our IMM students will learn about doing business in disparate South American countries, each with their own unique resources and challenges. And our students will now experience immersion in both Spanish and Portuguese language and culture,” Schoorman said.

    The IMM Class of 2016 will tour two major headquarters of Chilean industry: the Concha y Toro winery and Codelco, the state-owned copper mining company.  

    These company visits and industry cases complement the residency curriculum, which focuses on marketing and leadership.


    EMBA program welcomes Procter & Gamble CIO

    Purdue's EMBA Class of 2016, along with program alumni and corporate partners, welcomed Linda Clement-Holmes, CIO for Procter & Gamble and a Krannert alumna, to campus as a featured guest speaker on May 7, 2015.

    Clement-Holmes gave a presentation as part of Krannert Executive Education Programs' annual networking event. She also attended our reception in Krannert Center's Weiler Lounge.

    Clement-Holmes has worked all her life at P&G since graduating from Purdue, starting out as a systems analyst in 1983. Of particular interest were the "pivot-points" in her life that forced her out of her comfort zone and increased the breadth of her skills. Those pivot points helped her achieve much success and rise to her current position. She was named CIO in 2015.

    Clement-Holmes was a dynamic speaker. Watch her guest lecture here.

    Linda Clement-Holmes, executive education guest speaker

    CIO of Procter & Gamble Linda Clement-Holmes makes a point during her guest lecture in Krannert Auditorium.


    EMBA Class of 2016 requests a visit from Purdue president -- and gets one

    In what turned out to be a particularly event-filled residency, the EMBA Class of 2016 in early May got a visit from Purdue University President Mitch Daniels.

    Daniels visited our students after a day of classes in Krannert Center, to meet them and answer their questions about Purdue's future and priorities. The Q&A was followed by a reception in Weiler Lounge.

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    Purdue President Mitch Daniels speaks to Executive MBA students.

    Purdue President Mitch Daniels speaks to EMBA 2016 students in Krannert Center on May 6, 2015.


    Welcome IMM 2016

    The IMM Global EMBA Class of 2016 launched March 29, 2015, with a week of introductions, prep work and class sessions at Purdue. We welcome this talented, diverse group of professionals.

    Four members of this new class are U.S. military veterans. Twenty percent of the class is female. The average amount of work experience across the cohort is more than 16 years. Industries represented include manufacturing, construction and heathcare. These students hail from across the U.S. and four foreign countries: Hungary, The Netherlands, Nigeria, and South Korea.

    We look forward to a rewarding 19 months -- and beyond.

    IMM Global EMBA Class of 2016

    The IMM Global EMBA Class of 2016 poses for the first of many group shots, at Purdue's Krannert Center during launch week.


    Krannert Study Abroad programs provide additional educational opportunities

    Krannert Executive Education Programs' students are given even more global education opportunities than may be readily apparent. In March 2015, students in our EMBA classes of 2015 and 2016 traveled to Paris with Krannert's full-time MBA students for a week-long study abroad trip that focused on international marketing.

    Classes were held at ESCP Europe, the world's oldest business school with five urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Torino. Topics covered included managing cultural diversity, intercultural communication, and international product and brand management. The students toured Paris at night, visited Reims and the Mumm Champagne House, and took a boat ride on the Seine.

    Students in Paris for Study Abroad in March 2015.

    Krannert Executive Education students and Krannert School of Management full-time MBA students studied and enjoyed Parisian culture together.

    These full-time MBA study abroad trips are not part of the standard EMBA curriculum, but are open to executive education students able to go -- and to our program alumni. Also on the Paris trip was IMM Global EMBA Class of 2014 alum Hendrik Leder. Educational and social engagement with our students doesn't end when they have earned their degree. Find a gallery of Hendrik's Paris images on the IMM Global EMBA Facebook page.


    Executive Education alum helps launch Amazon-Purdue collaboration

    Paul Ryder, a 1994 Exec Ed alum and Amazon’s vice president of media and student programs, visited Purdue's campus February 3, 2015, to help launch the Purdue Student Store on Amazon. This collaboration is the first of its kind. Read more about Amazon's first campus pickup location and see a video story of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    PU President Mitch Daniels and Paul Ryder

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and Krannert Executive Education Programs alumnus Paul Ryder, right, opened the new Amazon location on Purdue's campus, in the Krach Leadership Center.


    IMM partner school named best in Brazil

    One of our four IMM Global EMBA partner schools, the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV/EBAPE), has been ranked as the best School of Administration for the second year running by the Ministry of Education. FGV's School of Administration is also among the top three institutions of higher education in Brazil, alongside FGV’s two Schools of Economics, in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro.

    Read more about this repeat distinction. 

    The IMM Global EMBA program is led by five renowned business schools, working together to provide a unique global learning experience.


    Krannert Executive Education welcomes newest alumni

    We congratulate our IMM Global EMBA Class of 2014 upon their graduation on December 21, 2014. Students graduated with two MBA degrees  -- one from Purdue University and one from an overseas partner school, either TIAS School for Business and Society in the Netherlands or Central European University in Hungary.

    Twenty-one students graduated in the Class of 2014, with 19 traveling back to West Lafayette with friends and family members to take part in graduation festivities.

    IMM 2014 graduation weekend

    Members of IMM 2014 prep for graduation in Krannert Center's Weiler Lounge, where they spent so much time as students.

    Four students, Sebastian Ahrens, Job Hoevenaars, Hendrik Leder and Richard Csuri, were named Beta Gamma (top 20% of their class) and Ahrens was honored for having the highest GPA in the cohort. Faculty awards went to Thomas Eppel (Outstanding Professor) and Filip Caeldries (Excellence in Teaching).

    Our graduates are set for further success, and we wish them well as we look forward to welcoming the IMM Class of 2016 in March.


    Everyday is the day to thank a veteran

    On Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, we honored our student-veterans and active military in the EMBA Class of 2016, on the Purdue campus for their residency.


    IMM 2014 students tour Bao Steel during China residency

    IMM Global Executive MBA 2014 students toured Bao Steel, one of the largest steel companies in the world, during their October residency in China.

    IMM Global Executive MBA 2014 students toured Bao Steel, one of the largest steel companies in the world, during their October 2014 residency in China. Their residency also included meeting with guest speaker Leigh Gui, CFO of eBay for Greater China; an alumni reception; tours of Shanghai, the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square; and courses in Global Strategy, Change Management, Geocompetitive Perspectives and more.

    IMM students also benefited from a presentation by Purdue alumnus and AAM (formerly known as American Axle Manufacturing) plant manager Greg Donofrio, who provided an overview of the company's operations in Shanghai, and from interactions with partner school Tianjin University faculty, staff and students.


    Congrats to EMBA Class of 2014

    Congratulations to the Executive MBA Class of 2014 on their graduation in May. Nineteen of the cohort's 22 students participated in commencement exercises.

    IMM students in residency in Mexico City


    Krannert Endorsed for Equis Accreditation

    The Krannert School of Management, including the Executive MBA and the IMM Global MBA programs, was recently approved for EQUIS accreditation (one of only a handful of U.S. schools) for a three-year term, the maximum length for a first-time approval. This accreditation comes from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and along with AACSB accreditation represent the highest standards of excellence for a business school. More information about this achievement can be found at www.efmd.org.