The Krannert Center for Executive Education and Research is a modern multipurpose facility designed specifically for executive education programs. Two large arena-style classrooms and many smaller meeting rooms provide an ideal setting for classroom instruction and group discussion. Access to interactive computer facilities is available in every room of the center. Each study group will have its own "break-out" study room, equipped with computers, to facilitate business case analysis and preparation for classes. The Krannert Center adjoins the Krannert Building, location of the Krannert Graduate School of Management, which has one of the finest business libraries in the nation.
The main lounge in the Krannert Center is a comfortable place for informal gatherings, receptions, guest speakers, and formal banquets. In addition, a fully equipped student lounge and a capable support staff assure a congenial working environment. Catered lunches are served in the Krannert Center dining room.
Two large classrooms - one seating 50, the other seating 70 - are fan-shaped and tiered to foster interchange among the participants and instructors. Each is equipped with the latest communication technology, including the direct projection of computer output and network computer access. The students and instructors are provided with the best equipment for receiving, displaying, and communicating information and using data for solving today's business problems.
While on Purdue's campus, program participants stay in Purdue's Memorial Union Club conveniently located across the street from the Krannert Center. The Union Club offers full-service, hotel-style accommodations and a variety of dining choices. Participants also have access to the recreational facilities of the University.
Preparation for Residency
Textbooks, course syllabi, and other instructional materials will be distributed to all accepted participants at the initial orientation session. Because of the demanding nature of a professional master's degree program at the Executive level, there will be a substantial body of material to be covered in each course. Accordingly, the course syllabi will list a set of reading and written assignments to be completed prior to each residential session. A reasonable estimate would be that these assignments will require approximately 15 to 20 hours per week of work, for a period of ten to twelve weeks during the "pre-session" for each module's courses. Some additional work, but at a reduced level, will also be required during the "interim" session between the two-week residencies in each module. These various assignments will comprise part of the course grades.
Experience to date suggests strongly that those participants who take their pre-arrival assignments most seriously will be the ones who will benefit most from the coursework, and in the process achieve the best academic performance. They will also find the burden of the in-residence class and evening study activities to be most manageable. Evening study work in assigned groups while in residence can be expected on a daily basis, in order to prepare for the following day's class sessions.