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Purdue MBA and HR Academy

The Purdue MBA and HR Academy brings together high achieving Boilermakers from across campus and award-winning faculty, students, alumni and staff from Krannert's Unfinished P on Purdue's CampusMBA and MS in Human Resources Management programs.  

Purdue's Krannert School is integrated with one of the world's leading engineering, science and technology schools and teaches business concepts in a STEM context.  The Academy gives students an inside perspective on becoming a global business leader and prepares them for the next step in applying for the Purdue MBA and MS in Human Resource Management degrees.

What is the Purdue MBA and HR Academy?
The Purdue MBA and HR Academy is a cohort based experience designed to share the benefits of the MBA and Master of HR degrees at the Krannert School of Management with some of the brightest students on campus.  Academy participants will become intimately acquainted with the aspects of the MBA and Master of HR experience through immersive experiences.  This includes participation in events and activities with current MBA and HR students, faculty who teach in the program, alumni and executives who can speak to the career impact potential and hiring managers who value graduates of the Purdue MBA and HR degrees.  The Academy will also introduce the Combined degree (3+2) program, the pre-admit program and the deferred admit program – all great options to becoming a MBA or HR student at Krannert.


Who should participate?
We are looking for Purdue undergraduates who have strong leadership abilities, outstanding academic credentials and have a career focus.  Individuals are invited to register for the Academy after a review of their LinkedIn profile by the Academy team.  Registration is done through a Qualtrics survey on the Purdue MBA and HR Academy website.  Registrants must be invited by a faculty, staff or Academy student leader to register.


What events are part of the Academy?
The Academy experience consists of core events and optional events.  Academy participants will be required to participate in 4 of the 6 core events and at least 2 of the optional events that are designed to help participants learn about and prepare for the MBA or Masters of HR experience.  A certificate of completion will be awarded at the closing event April 14, 2016.

How do I sign up?
Academy participants will be invited to register after their LinkedIn profile is reviewed faculty, staff or Academy student leadership team including Tad Brinkerhoff, the Academy Director and student leadership team - Luke Smith, Justin Jackson and Lauren Rourk.  After receiving the invitation to apply, students will go to the Krannert Website and register for the Academy.  There are a limited number of spaces so registration will be processed until all the slots are filled.

Meet our MBA and HR Academy Leadership team
Jennifer Musick, Assistant Director, Recruiting, jmusick@purdue.edu 
Justin Jackson, student leadership team, jacks169@purdue.edu
Lauren Rourk, student leadership team, lrourk@purdue.edu
Luke Smith, student leadership team, smit1609@purdue.edu