Purdue Krannert Update - April
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Krannert Magazine

The Spring 2013 issue of Krannert Magazine is now online at http://bit.ly/16dtvmI. The issue includes features on the “business of STEM,” the Direct Admit program for Krannert undergrads, and our Launching Business Leaders/Launching Global Leaders programs, as well as profiles of faculty members Jackie Rees Ulmer and Ellen Ernst Kossek and staff member Don Roush.


New Leaders Ready to Make Their Mark

As we did last year, we feature a group of this year’s graduating students in a package about where the Class of 2013 is headed: http://bit.ly/11xAmBJ. (We mix a couple of internships in as well.) Kudos to the faculty and staff named in the stories who have helped our students on their first step of their careers.


Program Publicity

The Krannert School is making several changes to the Weekend MBA Program: http://bit.ly/ZwdYuy. The reformatting will begin this fall and includes reduced completion time, additional electives and an international business trip.

The International Master’s in Management (IMM) added several partners during the past year, including Tianjin University in China. Our new partner is excited to be involved with what the Financial Times has ranked as one of the world’s most international MBA offerings: http://bit.ly/ZweU1Z.


People Making News

Dean Earley was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report story about the trend toward specialized master’s degrees: http://bit.ly/ZY85Tc.

Professor Karthik Kannan was featured in a Forbes story about the concept of “Design for Instincts” (http://onforb.es/12VlzDv). A quote: “Businesses are designing systems that incorporate human instincts to shape behaviors to a desired outcome.”

Purdue Athletics Director (and Krannert alum) Morgan Burke will teach a sports management course this fall with Dean Emeritus Rick Cosier and local attorney Tony Benton: http://bit.ly/ZMxqnT. Among the scheduled guest speakers in the course are Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman.

Purdue students in Professor Tom Brush’s class on “Challenges in U.S. Manufacturing” presented case studies via Skype to Dick Dauch, a Krannert alum and founder of American Axle & Manufacturing. Dick recently wrote the book American Drive and was featured on a Detroit-based TV show: http://bit.ly/18gmttZ. Executives from American Axle were among 180 students and industry participants in the 2013 GSCMI/DCMME Case Competition and Spring Conference at Purdue.

Krannert seniors voted Continuous Term Lecturer John Burr as the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher. Professor John Umbeck was voted the Salgo-Noren Outstanding Master’s Teaching Award winner. John’s son, Ryan, is teaching a management course at Purdue to non-business majors: http://bit.ly/12dLbrA.

Close to 600 students from around campus took part in the Krannert Undergraduate Culture Fest, featuring games and information about many of the countries represented by Krannert students. Another group of Krannert students helped raise money for the Special Olympics with a 5K race: http://bit.ly/ZYbMbA.


Behind the Numbers

Forbes recently rated Management Information Systems as #8 among Most Valuable College Majors: http://onforb.es/13GZvva. That’s good for the Krannert School, considering our MIS area was ranked in the top 15 at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the past year by  U.S. News & World Report.

Finally, a campuswide ranking: Purdue was ranked #50 among universities in the world by Times Higher Education (http://bit.ly/188uiEL). One estimate is that there are more than 17,000 colleges and universities worldwide, which would put Purdue in the upper third of the top 1% globally…not a surprise at all.



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