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    Case by Case: Krannert students compete to win

    A growing number of Krannert undergrads and master’s students are recording top marks for their analytical and communication skills with a string of victories in recent business plan competitions. A staple at b-schools worldwide, case competitions require students to analyze a business case in brief time frames and present their solutions to a group of judges representing industry-leading corporations, offering numerous opportunities for those involved. The competitions showcase students’ abilities to work with teams, present information and generate insights while also preparing themselves for successful careers.

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  • Professor Mara Faccio elected to the board of the American Finance AssociationKrannert finance professor Mara Faccio, Purdue’s Hanna Chair in Entrepreneurship, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association (AFA), the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.
  • Happy Holidays from the Krannert School of ManagementDean David Hummels reads a Purdue-themed holiday poem, “Twas the Night Before Finals.”
  • Krannert rises four spots in BloombergBusinessweek MBA rankingsPurdue University's Krannert School of Management jumped four spots in this year’s Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings, rising to #18 among public universities, #16 among employers and to #38 overall.
  • Krannert alum Roland Parrish honored by U.S. Department of Commerce The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently honored Krannert alumnus Roland Parrish (BSIM ’75, MSM ’76) and his company with its 2017 Minority Business Enterprise of the Year award for overall performance, exceeding industry standards, demonstrating significant growth through job creation, showing a commitment to social responsibility, and exemplifying strong community involvement.
  • Team of Krannert master’s students wins Humana’s inaugural Healthcare Analytics Case Competition A team of master’s students from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management has won the $6,000 First Place prize in the inaugural Healthcare Analytics Case Competition sponsored by health and well-being company Humana Inc. and Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. More than 300 masters-level students representing 109 teams from 19 major universities in the U.S. registered for the competition which showcased students’ analytical abilities to solve a real-world business problem.
  • Purdue alumna and Krannert EMBA student Sara Howe appears on Dr. Oz ShowPurdue alumna and Krannert EMBA student Sara Howe, public policy chair of the National Council for Behavioral Health, explains the importance of finding a good addiction treatment center and how to start the process in a digital exclusive from her appearance on the Dr. Oz Show as part of its Nov. 8 episode, “Caught Undercover! The Biggest Lies and Scams Exposed: Shady Rehab Centers Stealing Money and Keeping Addicts Hooked.”
  • Krannert’s Ananth Iyer comments on MBA student mistakes and professors’ advice for avoiding them Wouldn’t it be great if someone would share with you typical MBA student mistakes and give you practical advice for how to avoid them? This article is a collection of responses from experienced business school deans, professors, and program directors who answered the following question: What is the #1 mistake you see new MBA students making? What advice would you give them to address this problem?
  • Purdue Foundry, Krannert present ninth year of helping veterans with disabilities launch startups Participants in the ninth Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities recently completed nine days of workshops on the Purdue campus. The collaborative program is offered by Purdue Foundry and Purdue's Krannert School of Management to help veterans launch startups and advance economic development.
  • Purdue’s Krannert School helps Indy company expand internationallyRecognizing the need to tap into customers and capital around the world, Indianapolis-based Word Systems Inc. is taking advantage of an Indy Chamber grant to engage expert help from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and the Indiana Small Business Development Center.
  • IndustryWeek ranks Purdue #4 among its Top 10 Manufacturing Schools of 2017According to IndustryWeek's listing of the 2017 Top 10 Manufacturing Schools, fourth-ranked Purdue and the Krannert School of Management are attracting students to their programs the old-fashioned way — by offering compelling coursework and research opportunities that lead to real-world jobs.
  • Congratulations to Krannert alum Shawn Taylor, special assistant to the chairman of the Houston Astros, on the team’s first world championship!Congratulations to Krannert alum Shawn Taylor, special assistant to the chairman of the Houston Astros, on the team’s first world championship!
  • PhD student brings a global background into his teaching, researchAt age 36, Jongsoo “Jays” Kim considers himself old compared to other doctoral candidates in Krannert’s PhD program. Those years of diverse experience have brought wisdom, however, a strength he brings to both the classroom and his studies. Kim has earned Krannert Certificates for Distinguished Teaching for his courses in International Management and Strategic Management, and his research interests include strategic human capital, international business and corporate strategy.
  • Experiential marketing class aims to revitalize economy in Fulton, IndianaAs a lifelong resident of Fulton, Indiana, Pat Brown has been concerned about the economic future of his hometown, a small city with about 330 residents about an hour’s drive northeast of Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. As a graduate of Krannert Executive Education’s Applied Management Principles program, he also knew where to go for help. Brown reached out to faculty member Chad Allred, whose Experiential Marketing course had already found success helping preserve the economy of a village of woodcarving artisans in Baan Tawai, Thailand, more than 8,000 miles from Boilermaker country.
  • Accounting alumna and Forbes’ 30 under 30 honoree encourages entrepreneurs to take risksAnjana Reddy (BS ’09) had two choices when she graduated from Krannert with a degree in accounting — step into her family’s business, or try to make it on her own. She went with the latter. She began Collectabillia, a celebrity commerce company in India offering a platform for fans to own memorabilia autographed by sports stars, while working on her master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Now, it looks like she made the right choice — she was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia in April
  • Purdue bike sharing startup co-founded by Krannert grad Candice Xi rides forward with expansion plansA Purdue-affiliated startup is getting into the dockless bicycle sharing business, launching its service on the West Lafayette campus with an aim toward expanding to other Big Ten schools and other major college campuses nationwide. Krannert finance alumna Candice Xie and mechanical engineering grad Edwin Tan created VeoRide Inc. with the goal of providing affordable, environmentally friendly transportation, especially in and around universities with dense student populations and strong bike access.
  • Emerging IT Professionals program exposes recent grad to different facets of ITAfter graduating from Purdue with bachelor’s degrees in both economics (honors) and applied statistics, Jieyu Gao could have entered the job market. Instead, she joined the 2016 cohort of Purdue’s Emerging IT Professionals (EITP), a rotational program for recent graduates interested in going into information technology.
  • Purdue's Krannert School wins first place in state’s premier Logistics Case CompetitionINDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 23, 2017) – With the support of more than 20 Indiana logistics companies and 18 universities and colleges, Conexus Indiana took a significant step forward today in developing the next-generation logistics workforce. Purdue University Krannert School of Management walked away with a $5,000 cash award and a 3-day experience with Indiana’s top logistics industry executives committed to developing talent to fuel Indiana’s position as the “Crossroads of America.”
  • Alumna Carolyn Woo introduces expert panel discussion led by Purdue President Mitch Daniels on looming global food shortage With the world population on pace to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, there is increasing concern about our ability to produce enough food to feed people around the globe. The expanding food crisis - and what can be done about it - was the focus of “Food Security: Feeding the World in 2050,” a fireside chat presented by Purdue University President Mitch Daniels with introductions by Krannert alumna Carolyn Woo, Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development and former CEO of Catholic Relief Services.
  • 23 veterans to participate in annual Krannert Entrepreneurship BootcampVeterans from across the Midwest and country will participate Oct. 27-Nov. 4 in Purdue Krannert’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The program is free to veterans and offers experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 soldiers, sailors, aviators, and marines with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.
  • 2017 Midwest Summit, involving several universities, to help students interested in graduate and professional studiesMore than 20 percent of students graduating from Purdue University each year continue their education at an advanced level by enrolling in a graduate or professional school. Searching for the right fit can be daunting. Thinking about college choices and funding can be overwhelming. Beginning this fall, the Purdue Graduate School intends to make this process much easier through the Midwest Graduate and Professional School Summit, a one-day graduate school exposition, to be held on Nov. 11 in Stewart Center.
  • Thanks to all who’ve supported us during Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University!We are Purdue. What we make moves the world forward. Thank you to the 173,361 donors who’ve participated in Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University. To date and together, we’ve raised $1.586B to boldly advance our University as a national and global leader.
  • Researchers find that augmented reality apps cause restaurant profits to rocketAugmented reality apps increase the profits of restaurants in gaming hotspots, according to research from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and McGill University. The study examined online restaurant reviews, a recognized indicator of performance and sales, before and after the release of Pokémon Go in Houston, Texas, in 2016. Researchers Karthik Kannan, the Thomas Howatt Chaired Professor of Management, Krannert PhD student Vandith Pamuru and Warut Khern-am-nuai, assistant professor of information systems at McGill, found that close proximity to PokéStops — where you can catch Pokémon — increased average customer numbers at all restaurants despite differing menu costs.
  • Krannert’s Dauch Center holds 30th annual manufacturing conferenceMultiple leaders of the business world came together to speak on September 29 at the 30th annual fall conference of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME). The conference, titled “The Future of Manufacturing,” was held at the Purdue Memorial Union. DCMME has been a focal point within the Krannert School throughout many years for promoting education, research and industrial engagement, manufacturing management and supply chain management. The center is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
  • Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code speaks at PurdueReshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to prepare young women for jobs of the future, gave a lecture Oct. 3 at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center. The presentation, titled "Closing the Gender Gap in Technology," was part of the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics and presented by the Krannert School of Management, College of Education's James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship and the College of Science.
  • Students come up with novel business solutions for Cisco as part of “data dive” competitionTeams of Purdue students took a dive as part of the University’s Dawn or Doom ‘17 conference and Cisco walked away with a portfolio of original business solutions as a result. Meanwhile, the winning teams — all of which included at least one student from the Krannert School — walked away with $6,000 in prize money.
  • Research coauthored by Krannert econ prof Jillian Carr examines the effects of nutritional aid disbursements on crimeBefore February 2010, Illinois delivered food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on the first day of every month. Then the state decided to spread distribution more evenly throughout the month. The decision had two main benefits.Stores weren't hit with massive crowds all at once, and SNAP officials weren't burdened with a large workload. New research suggests that there could be an additional advantage of the change: a reduction in grocery store thefts.
  • Trio of pioneering Purdue alumnae honored at Krannert Leadership Speakers SeriesA panel of pioneering Purdue alumnae and businesswomen keynoted the Krannert School of Management’s 17th annual Leadership Speakers Series on Sept. 28 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Beth Brooke-Marciniak, vice chair of public policy at Ernst and Young, Maria Crowe, president of Manufacturing Operations at Eli Lilly and Co., and Carolyn Woo, retired president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, engaged in “A Conversation on Leadership” moderated by Gerry Dick, president and managing editorof Grow INdiana Media Ventures and host of “Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.”
  • Purdue World provides Mandela Fellows with social entrepreneurship skills to solve challenges facing African nationsA group of 25 young African leaders learned about how to use social entrepreneurship to try to solve challenges their nations face during a six-week intensive executive-style leadership training program at Purdue University and Purdue Foundry with support from the Krannert School of Management.
  • Prof. Mohammad Rahman discusses "Data, Creepiness, and Convenience” at Dawn or Doom ’17 conferenceWe are not far from the days when our intelligent cars will become an essential component of the personal assistance ecosystem. The data collected by our cars would be a treasure trove to get insights into a passenger’s mood during the trip. More importantly, a judicious and incentive preserving sharing scheme of such data between the car and other service providers would lead to valuable and convenient personalized products for the consumers. The question is how do we get all of these done and not be creepy?
  • Purdue ranked 5th best public university in U.S.Purdue ranks fifth among public institutions in the United States, based on a survey released Sept. 26 by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The rankings focus on performance indicators for student success and learning.
  • Krannert PhD student named a 2016 ISBM Doctoral Support Awards Competition winnerKrannert doctoral candidate Wanqing Zhang was among the winners of the 26th annual Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) Doctoral Support Award Competition, which is sponsored by the Smeal College of Business at Penn State.
  • Newly launched philanthropic component to Back a Boiler already impacting Purdue studentsThe Pave the Way program, which launched this fall as a philanthropic component to complement Purdue’s Back a Boiler income share agreement initiative, has already impacted seven undergraduate students. “Receiving funding from the new Pave the Way program allows me to keep pursuing my dreams toward the career I want,” said Amy Wroblewski, a senior studying management and strategy and organizational management from Lafayette, Indiana. “After graduation, I hope to pay it forward by donating to Purdue to help future Boilermakers pursue their career aspirations.”
  • WeConnect conference leads off Women Lead week at Purdue's Krannert SchoolA Sept. 24-25 conference co-sponsored by the Purdue University College of Science and the Krannert School of Management will serve as the opening event for Krannert’s Women Lead Week. WeConnect will bring together female business leaders, technologists, scientists and thinkers to share insights and discuss strategies for leading and engaging the future workforce. This interactive and thought-provoking event will allow attendees the opportunity to refine their leadership toolkits to prepare for the future.
  • GenderSpeak part of Krannert’s Women Lead WeekTammy Hughes will promote understanding between the sexes using humor in a GenderSpeak workshop at 7 p.m. Sept. 27, at Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall as part of the Krannert School of Management’s Women Lead Week. The GenderSpeak workshop helps men and women better understand and appreciate each other's values in order to become more successful together both professionally and personally. Men and women grow up in different cultures. As a result, people learn different lessons about appropriate behaviors. What seems natural to one gender can seem mysterious and baffling to the other.
  • Retired Army major seeks to help veterans get jobs, become business owners through startupA retired U.S. Army major and former Purdue University professor has started a company aimed at helping veterans by offering them jobs and business opportunities in a building he plans to construct in the heart of West Lafayette. Retired Army Maj. Gene Richards, who took part in Krannert's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) said he started Modern Freedom Lifestyle LLC as a socially responsible company that will give veterans a chance to be part owners in some of the businesses included in the mixed-use building, which will be anchored by a boutique hotel and apartments aimed at college students.
  • Augmented reality platform could help students discover STEM concepts through interactive experimentationExplore! Interactive, a Purdue-related startup, is developing a platform that uses augmented reality to help K-12 students more effectively learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM subjects, and increase standardized test scores through an engaging, interactive application. Explore! Interactive was founded by Wesley Virt, a recent graduate from Wabash College. Additional team members include Chris Palermo, a senior in Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, and Zhe Zeng, a graduate student, Sam Rosser, a junior, and Jack Allen, a senior, all in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.
  • Ananth Iyer, Purdue’s Susan Bulkeley Chair in Operations Management, says labor-supply issues could impact freight app opportunitiesAnanth Iyer, Purdue’s Susan Bulkeley Chair in Operations Management, says shortage of qualified drivers could impact opportunities for Uber Freight and other shipping industry apps
  • Krannert faculty research on hedge fund management highlighted in Institutional Investor Researchers from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and Loyola Marymount University find that funds of hedge funds may actually be pretty good at picking managers, just not good enough to overcome the additional fees they charge.
  • Krannert students create startup to provide coaching, acclimation guidance to Chinese students, visiting parentsIncoming students from China who are learning about a new culture have a new resource in a Purdue-affiliated and Krannert student startup offering personal coaching services. We-YouBond allows incoming students from China and their parents to sign up for a service that offers one-on-one coaching with an experienced student on topics ranging from study habits to local housing.
  • 2016 Doctoral Support Awards Competition WinnerCongratulations to Wanqing Zhang one of three winners of the 2016 Doctoral Support Awards Competition run by the Institute for the Study of Business Markets at Penn State University.
  • Krannert director of diversity initiatives among Top 100 emerging leadersDiversity MBA, a national leadership organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management, has named Purdue’s Darren Henry to its annual list of the Top 100 under 50 emerging and executive leaders with advanced degrees. Henry, who earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue in 2002 and a MBA from the School of Management in 2007, is director of Krannert diversity initiatives and the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP), which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018.
  • Diversity MBA recognizes Darren Henry among its 2017 Top 100 under 50 emerging and executive leadersDiversity MBA, a national leadership organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management, has named Darren Henry to its eleventh annual list of the Top 100 under 50 emerging and executive leaders with advanced degrees. Henry, who earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue in 2002 and a MBA from the School of Management in 2007, is director of Krannert diversity initiatives and the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP), which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018.
  • Krannert highlights diversity as host of leadership seminarHundreds of high-achieving, pre-qualified prospective MBA students will come to Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management July 28-30 as part of a pre-MBA prep seminar designed for African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans. Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) organizes the Pre-Application Seminar annually as part of its MBA Prep Program. MLT is a nonprofit dedicated to equipping underrepresented minority students with the skills, coaching and connections needed to lead organizations and communities worldwide.
  • When Big Brother shouts 'Shotgun!' our roads may be safer.Drivers who know their insurance companies can record their every move improve their driving habits.
  • Economists find setting goals could improve student performanceBalancing the need to provide an affordable, accessible education with a commitment to transforming students’ lives and preparing them for the future is an ongoing challenge in higher education. New research from economists at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management finds that task-based goal setting can help on both fronts as a low-cost and logistically simple approach to improving students’ course performance.
  • Faculty research examines negative impact of economic policy uncertaintyIf there is one thing certain about U.S. policy in turbulent times, it is uncertainty. From health-care and tax reform to trade and the environment, the economic consequences of stalled policymaking have significant economic implications. According to research by Huseyin Gulen, a professor of finance at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, the impact on corporate investment is particularly negative, both from a short- and long-term perspective.
  • Former dean Rick Cosier takes part in civic leader flight at Grissom Air Reserve BaseThe United States Air Force (USAF) recently recognized Rick Cosier, dean emeritus of the Krannert School and Leeds Professor of Management, for his role as academic director of Purdue’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). Cosier was among 19 civic leaders from central Indiana invited to Grissom Air Reserve Base on June 6, 2017, to fly aboard a KC-135R Stratotanker on an hour-and-half mission of a B-52 Stratofortress along an aerial refueling track over western Kentucky and Missouri.
  • Krannert students create startup to provide coaching, acclimation guidance to Chinese students, visiting parentsIncoming Purdue students from China who are learning about a new culture have a new resource in a Purdue-affiliated student startup offering personal coaching services. We-YouBond allows incoming students from China and their parents to sign up for a service that offers one-on-one coaching with an experienced student on topics ranging from study habits to local housing.
  • Krannert faculty, ITaP staff earn honors for hybrid Weekend MBA programA veteran Krannert professor and two instructional designers from ITaP were honored for their innovations in teaching and learning technologies as part Purdue’s recently restructured Weekend MBA program. Introduced in 2016, the 21-month hybrid program features two-thirds on-campus instruction and one-third online work, meaning participants only need to travel to campus twice a month for classes. Charlene Sullivan, a longtime professor of finance, received a 2017 Award for Excellence in Distance Learning: Course Design and Technology at Purdue’s faculty awards convocation in April for her work on Financial Management (MGMT 61000), which is part of the Weekend MBA program’s core curriculum.
  • Krannert faculty recognized for summer enrollment increasePurdue’s Division of Summer Session recently recognized a trio of Krannert faculty members for achieving the largest enrollment increase of any summer course at the University. The course, Strategic Management (MGMT 45100), is taught by Richard Makadok, the Brock Family Chair in Strategic Management; John Burr, continuous term lecturer; and Tom Brush, senior associate dean and head of the Department of Management.
  • Deere and Co. CEO, Krannert alum Sam Allen receives honorary doctorate during Purdue commencementPurdue University awarded an honorary doctoral degree to Deere and Co. CEO and alumnus Samuel R. “Sam” Allen during spring commencement ceremonies in May at the West Lafayette campus.
  • Krannert undergrad reflects on benefits of research and poster symposiumThe 2017 Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium held on April 11 in the Purdue Memorial Union may technically have been only a one-day event, but for the students who participated, it represented countless hours of learning first-hand how research contributes to the advancement of human knowledge.
  • PowerShift Case Competition celebrates inaugural gender-focused competitionOn Friday, April 21, 14 teams of Purdue students met in the Krannert School of Management for the inaugural PowerShift Case Competition, sponsored by Accenture, the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center, Purdue Libraries and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.
  • High-performing students join elite groupThe Krannert School of Management recently inducted 19 members into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business fraternity. The organization has more than 750,000 members worldwide, representing government, corporate, nonprofit and educational management positions in the United States and around the world.
  • Purdue MBA team wins Big 10 Plus Case CompetitionA talented team of Krannert MBA students took first place at the Big 10 Plus Case Competition at Ohio State University on April 2, besting universities including Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State and Ohio State.
  • Boilermakers by the Bay symposium to be streamed live on FacebookRegistration for the Krannert School of Management’s “Boilermakers by the Bay: Internet of Things” symposium in San Francisco, California, on April 18 has reached capacity and is now closed, but all Purdue alumni, friends and corporate partners can still take part by watching a live stream of the event on Facebook.
  • Purdue’s Classroom Business Enterprise program to celebrate entrepreneurial efforts of Indiana studentsStudents from Indiana elementary and middle schools will demonstrate how they have learned to harness economic skills and innovation to create a successful business at the Classroom Business Enterprise (CBE) Showcase at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management on April 12.
  • 2017 Best 40 Under 40 ProfessorsTwo Krannert professors have been named in the “2017 Best 40 Under 40 Professors” by Poets & Quants, a website dedicated to business school news. Fabrice Lumineau and Mohammad Rahman made this year’s list. They join Xiaoyan Zhang, who made the list in 2014, in receiving the honor.
  • Karthik Kannan among three Purdue faculty named as Jefferson Science FellowsThree Purdue faculty members have been selected as Jefferson Science Fellows. Peter Hirst (Horticulture), Karthik Kannan (Management) and Sonak Pastakia (Pharmacy) have been named to the 2017-18 class of Jefferson Science Fellows, an initiative of the Office of Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State.
  • Young students take entrepreneurial lead in Classroom Business EnterpriseMintonye Elementary students in Lafayette, Indiana, are learning firsthand how to harness economic skills and innovation to create a successful business through the hands-on Classroom Business Enterprise (CBE) program. Throughout the school year, Barbara Tilley’s third-grade students have worked together to plan, produce and sell two pioneering and earth-friendly products. Their hard work will be featured at the CBE Showcase on Purdue’s campus on April 12.
  • University-wide PowerShift Case Competition to address real-world gender issuesGraduate students from other Purdue University colleges, schools and academic units are encouraged to take part in real world, gender-issue case competition designed to help them lead in a diverse and changing workforce and use their skills to generate solutions.
  • Data analytics opening new doors for sports teams and business studentsSports analytics expert Dave Schrader discussed “The Golden Age of Sports Analytics” at a presentation in the Krannert Auditorium on Feb. 23 that highlighted the practical application of analytics and how those applications help teach and practice business skills.
  • Krannert alumna Carolyn Woo joins Purdue as Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global DevelopmentCarolyn Woo was recenlty named Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University, She recently retired from serving as president and CEO of the Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Woo served with the organization from 2011-2016.
  • Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition announces finalists as it marks 30 years at PurdueTen teams of Purdue students will put their best pitch forward in the hopes of winning a share of the $100,000 in prize money at the upcoming 30th annual Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition. The event will be held Tuesday (Feb. 28) at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Team presentations run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to the public. An awards dinner will follow.
  • Industry leaders talk global business practices, supply chain resiliencyPurdue University’s Krannert’s School of Management brought industry leaders to campus Feb. 17 to discuss the best practices in globalization. The conference focused on sourcing, manufacturing and distribution of products outside U.S. borders.
  • Krannert professor Ellen Ernst Kossek says U.S. lags in workplace gender equality A Purdue University professor known internationally for her work and research in gender equity in the workplace believes female business leaders meeting at the White House in February was a good start. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of the United States-Canada Council for the Advancement of Women Business Leaders-Female Entrepreneurs. Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership, said the issue goes beyond equity to being a serious economic issue.
  • Tech Trek links master's students with alumni and IT execs in San Francisco Bay AreaSixteen students from various Krannert master’s programs (MBA, MSBAIM, MSHRM and MSF) trekked to the San Francisco Bay Area in early January to connect with Krannert alumni and their companies in the Silicon Valley region, California’s legendary hotspot of technology startups.
  • Recent Krannert alums to return as “Rising Professionals” for Purdue’s Old Masters ProgramKrannert grads Karan Ahuja and Derek Mauk are among five young alumni who have shown success in their early careers and will return to the West Lafayette campus March 5-6 as part of the Rising Professionals program. Built as part of the Old Masters Program, Rising Professionals was developed to inspire current Boilermakers and give them the opportunity to interact with some exceptional recent graduates.
  • 2017 National Economics ChallengeIt's time for teachers to prepare teams for the 2017 National Economics Challenge. This is a great opportunity to have your high school students compete for a chance to win scholarships, prizes, and more!
  • Krannert’s Student Managed Venture Fund teams with Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund to make $160,000 investment in two startupsKrannert students taking part in an experiential learning course called the Student Managed Venture Fund have helped conduct business research and make investment recommendations for local startups.