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Rankings and Accreditation

Purdue University is one of the nation's leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education. Purdue routinely ranks at the top in accredited national and world university rankings, including U.S. News & World Report rankings and the QS World University Rankings for distinguished academic programs.

In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Purdue #7 for best value school in the U.S. (2020).

Recent ratings highlight Purdue EMBA Programs' diverse student body and our programs' return on investment:

Executive Education Rankings

#1 Percentage of EMBA faculty with a PhD, out of 70 worldwide EMBA programs (The Economist, 2020)

#1 for industry diversity among 70 U.S.-based EMBA programs (International Business Times, 2021)

#6 EMBA program in the Midwest, #4 in Global Experience, #4 in Life Balance, #9 in Career Advancement, and #9 in Curriculum (Ivy Exec, 2020)

#7 EMBA ranking worldwide for Life Balance (Ivy Exec, 2020)

#8 IMM Global EMBA ranking among EMBA programs in North America (Eduniversal, 2019)

#8 EMBA ranking among top 25 online and hybrid EMBA programs (Online MBA Today, 2019)

#11 EMBA program in the Midwest (College Consensus, 2021)

#17 EMBA ranking for hybrid/online programs in the USA based on affordability, reputation and convenience (College Consensus, 2019)

#17 EMBA ranking for student rating of facilities (The Economist, 2020)

#17 EMBA ranking for online Executive MBA programs (Best Masters Programs, 2020)

#20 EMBA ranking for managerial work experience, out of 70 worldwide EMBA programs (The Economist, 2020)

#20 EMBA ranking for percentage of alumni who have been promoted or grown their company since graduation (The Economist, 2020)

#20 EMBA ranking for ratio of full-time faculty to EMBA students (The Economist, 2020)

#21 EMBA ranking for geographic diversity, among 70 EMBA programs globally (The Economist, 2020)

#22 IMM Global EMBA ranking for Joint Global EMBA programs. Also ranked #18 for Curriculum, #20 for Career Advancement, #20 for Life Balance, and #25 for Global Experience. (Ivy Exec, 2020)

#23 EMBA ranking worldwide for Global Experience (Ivy Exec, 2020)

#24 IMM Global EMBA ranking among Tier One Global Executive MBA programs worldwide (CEO Magazine, 2020)

#26 EMBA ranking for percentage increase in pre-EMBA salary after two years (The Economist, 2020)

#27 EMBA ranking for Best Executive MBA Program among 141 programs worldwide. (Ivy Exec, 2020)

#27 EMBA ranking among Tier One Global Executive MBA programs worldwide (CEO Magazine, 2020)

The Purdue Executive MBA programs have been featured annually in Poets & Quants' Ranking of the Top Executive MBA students since the recognition started in 2015.


The Krannert School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB.