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Program Characteristic

Purdue IMM Global Executive MBA

Purdue Executive MBA

Student Profile
Participant Geographic Coverage Global: 8-10 countries represented  Across the United States; 10-20% international
Class Size 25-30 30-35
Years Work Experience Minimum 5 years/Average 14 years Minimum 5 years/Average 14 years
Industries of Participants Manufacturing/Consumer Products, Software/Technology, Financial Services, Aerospace/Defense, Government/Military, Energy/Mining/Chemicals, Other (advertising, education, non-profit, real estate) Manufacturing/Consumer Products; Software/Technology; Healthcare/Life Sciences; Financial Services; Government/Military; Aerospace/Defense; Energy/Mining/Chemicals
Program Features
The Economist EMBA Rankings Program Ranked #51 Globally; Purdue and TIAS also ranked #43 Globally
Ivy Exec Rankings #62 Globally/#8 in Midwest #43 Globally/#5 in Midwest
Program Focus General management to give skills for range of business challenges General management to give skills for range of business challenges
Program Dates March 2018-November 2019 September 2018-March 2020
Program Length 19 months 19 months
Application Requirements Two professional recommendations; essays; official transcripts, and in some instances, a copy of your diploma; current professional resume, and an in-person or virtual interview Two professional recommendations; essays; official transcript, and in some cases a copy of your diploma; current professional resume, and an in-person or virtual interview
Residencies/Time on Campus Five 2-week residencies (7 countries) and four-day Launch Week at Purdue 10 weeks total (including Launch Week)
Foreign Residency 2 weeks each: Tias (Netherlands); FGV (Brazil)/Santiago (Chile); MIP, Milan, (Italy) & Vilnius (Lithuania); Purdue (U.S.); Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai (China) Location chosen by class. Recent two-week trips were Rome/Istanbul (2015), Istanbul/Brussels/The Hague (2016), and Brazil/Chile (2017)
Networking and Social Events Alumni events, evening dinners, cultural immersion Alumni events, sporting events, evening dinners
Format/Relocation Impact Can continue attending from anywhere since on-campus sessions are every three months Can continue attending from anywhere since on-campus sessions are every three months
Additional Information IMM Global EMBA Program EMBA Program
Career Services Provided both during and after program: Executive Career Coach and all Career Development Resources of Krannert School of Management; Self Assessment Tools; Memberships to online business communities; Networking Events; Alumni Network Provided both during and after program: Executive Career Coach and all Career Development Resources of Krannert School of Management; Self Assessment Tools; Memberships to online business communities; Networking Events; Alumni Network
Program Benefits and Cost
Electives 2-3 electives; Project course; International Immersion Integrated across Curriculum 3 Functional Electives (choose from 6-7 options); 5 Immersion Electives (choose from 16 options); Project Course
Tuition and Fees $85,000 (spread over 5 payments) $85,000 (spread over 5 payments)
Foreign Residency Included (aside from airfare) Included (aside from airfare)
Textbooks Included (iPad and eBooks provided) Included (iPad and eBooks provided)
Housing Included Included
Meals Most Included Most Included
International Travel Cost $4,800 (four international trips at $1,200 each) $1,200 (one international trip)
Domestic Travel $200 (two trips at $100 each) $600 (six trips at $100 each)
Subtotal $90,000 $86,800
Scholarships Available: Average $9,000 Available: Average $7,000
Net Cost $81,000 $79,800