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  • Purdue trustees approve named and distinguished faculty, civics literacy requirement, posthumous degrees, resolutions of appreciation

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (June 11) ratified six professor positions, one administrative position and the civics literacy proficiency graduation requirement, and awarded a posthumous Bachelor of Science degree and a posthumous Doctor of Philosophy degree. Trustees also approved the reorganizing of a college and resolutions of appreciation for two retiring administrators, an outgoing board member and friends of the university.

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  • Weekend MBA program available to Purdue employees at more than 50% discount
    The Krannert School of Management is now offering its Weekend MBA program to Purdue employees at a reduced tuition cost of $25,000, or $5,000 per semester for 5 semesters. That represents a more than 50% discount off the standard tuition for Indiana residents of almost $51,000.
  • Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference announces top presenters
    Over 750 students participated in the 2021 Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference. Hosted by the Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research, the conference highlights the scholarly and creative work being conducted by undergraduates at Purdue.
  • Interdisciplinary master's degree features financial problem solving through machine learning
    Purdue University is offering a new all-online master’s degree in data science in finance with a concentrated curriculum focus on machine learning to solve modern financial problems.
  • Beck’s Hybrids came to Purdue University hoping to leverage the resources to better its supply chain
    As the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the United States, Beck’s turned to Purdue University’s Data Mine team for a top-priority logistics issue to solve. The issue includes evaluating opportunities to improve the operational efficiency of transferring product between warehouses and develop solutions.
  • Consumers, small businesses feel supply chain break as shortages cause prices to soar
    If you are having a hard time getting ketchup with your favorite take-out or you noticed the cost of your chicken is on the rise, you are not alone. Experts including Ananth Iyer, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Purdue University, say a break in the county’s supply chain means shortages and price increases, at least temporarily.
  • Sixteen Student Athletes Receive All-Big Ten Academic Honors
    A total of 16 Purdue Krannert student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten for the spring sports season in 2021. This is part of the University's record of 92 Purdue student-athletes.
  • Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition awards over $100,000 to Purdue student startups
    Five Purdue University student startups spanning biodegradable drinking straws, in-flight pilot training, job interview preparation, and digital platforms for parking and electric vehicle charging were named finalists in Purdue’s 34th annual Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition. As a result, they will split $92,500 to support their business.
  • Purdue Launches Immersive Brand Development Program; Teams With INFLCR and Krannert School of Management
    One of the leaders in student-athlete brand management, Purdue Athletics has teamed with the Krannert School of Management and industry leader INFLCR to launch college athletics' most-influential brand management portfolio to date, bringing all of its student-athlete development programs under one unified umbrella
  • Reimagining Industrial Management: Krannert introduces Integrated Business and Engineering degree
    When Krannert’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management (BSIM) program graduated its first class of 80 students in 1961, approximately 95 percent were transfers from Purdue’s College of Engineering. That STEM tradition strengthened over the years as the BSIM program attracted students who excelled in rigorous science, technology, engineering and math courses, all while building a strong management core.
  • These Pandemic Food Shortages Caught Everyone By Surprise. Here’s How They Happened
    As COVID-19 spread and communities began enacting stay-at-home orders last spring, many of us went straight to the grocery store and filled our carts with toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, eggs, bread, milk, canned goods, and just about any other household staples we could get our hands on. But as that initial wave of fear and panic-buying subsided certain shelves remained—or became—curiously empty. Over the last year or so, many seemingly random foods disappeared overnight or were unusually difficult to find. But why?
  • Krannert honors two faculty members with KATE Awards
    The school recently recognized two winners of the Krannert Alumni Teaching Excellence, or KATE, Awards, which are selected by a committee of four faculty members and five graduating seniors.
  • ‘Hello, My Farmer Friends!’ Works Great on Rice Growers in Hubei
    How far have influencers on social media reached? All the way to the rice paddies of Zaoyang in China’s Hubei province, where they’ve managed to persuade rice growers to try a new environmentally friendly, nanotech-based pesticide.
  • Research project led by Krannert professor receives DoD grant
    A project led by Yaroslav Rosokha, a professor in the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, received one of 17 Defense Established Program to Stimulate Research (DEPSCoR) awards from the Department of Defense (DoD). DEPSCoR is a congressionally mandated, capacity-building program designed to strengthen the basic research infrastructure at institutions of higher education.
  • Paltry poultry: consumers cry fowl over a national chicken shortage
    Poultry processors are struggling to keep up with demand for chicken sandwiches and hot wings. Then there are the supply chain disruptions lingering from the depths of the COVID pandemic, and problems with the meat processing work force. All of which means chicken might be in short supply and more expensive, says Ananth Iyer, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.
  • Creating Solutions: Get to know MBA alumnus Anupam Jalote
    Anupam Jalote (MBA '02) is the founding CEO of iCreate, the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology. He earned dual Krannert degrees through a partnership with GISMA Business School in Hannover, Germany.
  • Purdue to bestow 2 honorary doctorates during spring commencement
    Purdue alumni Greg Hayes, chief executive officer of Raytheon Technologies Corp., and Jack Calhoun, senior advisor at McKinsey & Co., will receive honorary doctorates during this year’s spring commencement ceremony May 15 at Ross-Ade Stadium.
  • Purdue takes top prize at UChicago Trading Competition
    A team of Purdue students placed first overall at the University of Chicago and the Financial Markets Program 9th annual UChicago Trading Competition. In addition to overall honors, the team placed 2nd in the case portion of the program. The event was held virtually from Friday, April 16 to Saturday, April 17, 2021.
  • Study by Krannert prof identifies seven steps for advancing career equality amid pandemic
    Gender equality has become a hot topic in management as business leaders address growing pressures to advance women who remain significantly underrepresented in key leadership jobs and face an on-going pay and stock equity gap, says Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.
  • SIA and Toyota Tsusho in Lafayette point to global supply chain issues as reason for production pause
    Two automotive manufacturers are idling production until May 3, resulting in some employees being furloughed. Subaru of Indiana Automotive and Toyota Tsusho in Lafayette are pointing to global supply chain issues as the reason for the pause. The disruption has shut down automotive plants far beyond Lafayette and has affected international automakers like Ford, and Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Two MS BAIM Student Teams Place in INFORMS Poster Presentation
    Not one, but two Purdue Krannert teams placed in a prestigious student poster competition as part of the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference! With topics ranging from improving demand forecasts to predictive solutions for construction project payment latency, both teams truly showed the diverse use cases of business analytics.
  • Krannert alumnus appointed CEO of eShopWorld
    Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne (MSM, 1983) was recently appointed as president and CEO, Americas, for eShopWorld, the world’s leading cross-border e-commerce company.
  • PhD alumnus promoted to full professor at Michigan Ross
    S Sriram, a 2004 PhD graduate of the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, was recently promoted to full professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, where he serves as a Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Faculty Fellow.
  • Purdue alumni create high-tech, contactless moving company
    A Purdue University-affiliated startup wants to use technology to provide a new and secure way for people to move and store their belongings. RoliBox uses web-based technology to provide contact-free moving and storage services. The solution consists of a rolling container that can fit through a residential doorway, combined with a delivery fulfillment network and logistics optimization platform.
  • Krannert undergraduate Ariana Loor among Poets & Quants' 2021 Best & Brightest Business Majors
    Krannert undergraduates Ariana Loor and Chloe Jenkins among Poets & Quants' 2021 Best & Brightest Business Majors
  • Krannert undergraduate Chloe Jenkins among Poets & Quants' 2021 Best & Brightest Business Majors
    Krannert undergraduates Ariana Loor and Chloe Jenkins among Poets & Quants' 2021 Best & Brightest Business Majors
  • Purdue expert: Stimulus will bring fast relief after worst year for job loss since 1930s
    Kevin Mumford, associate professor of economics in Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and the Kozuch Director of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics, comments on the recent stimulus package.
  • Alumna blends behavioral economics with meteorological research
    Kim Klockow-McCain was just seven years old when her career plans began to take shape — in the form of a tornado. Today, she a research scientist and coordinator of the Societal Applications Research Unit at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) within the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSLL).
  • Meet The Masters Of Supply Chain Management
    Poets&Quants spoke with 13 master’s of supply chain management grads from top schools across the country who chose this path to hone in on a core part of business. For the alumni of this specialized master’s degree, going the lesser-traveled supply chain management B-school route has helped them take their careers to the next level — even during Covid-19, which continues to cause chaos in business generally, and supply chains particularly, across the globe. Purdue University Krannert School of Management’s Shruti Singhal shared her thoughts with P&Q.
  • Master’s in Business Analytics: Maharshi Dutta, Purdue University (Krannert)
    Krannert's MSBAIM Alumnus Maharshi Dutta shares his story with Poets and Quants on why he chose Krannert for his graduate school, how his experience was at Krannert, and his accomplishments in his career after graduation.
  • Master’s in Supply Chain Management: Shruti Singhal, Purdue University (Krannert)
    Krannert's MSGSCM '19 Alumna Shruti Singhal shares her story on her Krannert experience and why she chose Purdue for her graduate school.
  • Meet The Masters Of Business Analytics
    The key to business innovation? Think sound decision-making through the understanding of data. That’s what business analytics delivers — a means to collect, segment, interpret and act on data. The industry is exploding, producing master’s of business analytics grads globally who are using analytics to push the needle in industries such as finance, technology, consulting, retail, and entrepreneurship. For some, personal fulfillment is their greatest accomplishment following graduation. Krannert MSBAIM Alumnus Maharshi Dutta shares his thoughts on the field of business analytics.
  • Preparing Students for Post-Pandemic Success
    Krannert's Academic Director for the MS BAIM program, Prof. Matthew Lanham speaks with Inside Higher Ed on how universities can help their students become more competitive and enhance their own degree offerings.
  • Krannert alum named CEO of Ulta Beauty
    Consumer Trends, Post Pandemic: In Conversation With Dave Kimbell, Incoming Ulta Beauty CEO
  • Purdue team earns second straight win in annual research competition
    For the second year in a row, a team of students from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and College of Engineering took a step toward national and global recognition with a victory in Indiana’s 2021 CFA Institute Research Challenge.
  • Larsen Leaders Academy helps out-of-state student find the right fit
    For sophomore James Rudnicki, going to a Big 10 university was a given. He is an out-of-state student and both of his parents are University of Michigan alumni, so Purdue’s Krannert School of Management wasn’t necessarily at the top of the list. He found his fit at Krannert through the Larsen Leaders Academy and made Krannert his home.
  • Krannert prof comments on COVID's impact on car insurance
    Guofang Huang, an assistant professor of management at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, answers questions about COVID and car insurance in an interview with WalletHub.
  • Case competitions, business analytics make Krannert senior marketable to employers
    Students work really hard to make themselves marketable to employers and Trystan Manning is a perfect example of the ways students can work on their resume and build their experience through Krannert clubs and opportunities.
  • AI tool aims to help doctors, patients better prepare for surgery
    A new tool using an artificial intelligence platform may help doctors better prepare patients for surgery. Mohammad Rahman, a Purdue University associate professor of management, and his team developed the tool to help improve health care outcomes. They have received a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation to support their work.
  • Krannert professor featured in WalletHub's piece about Indiana car insurance
    Krannert faculty member Sugato Chakravarty offers his expertise in WalletHub's piece about car insurance premiums in Indiana.
  • Why Some Employers Are Paying Workers Extra to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
    Get the COVID-19 vaccine and get paid for it. That may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. Krannert expert Ananth Iyer offers his thoughts.
  • Purdue EMBA earns high marks for industry diversity
    There are many factors to weigh when you dedicate your time, energy, and finances deciding which Executive MBA program is the best fit for you. Prime among those factors is who will be in the room with you. In an Executive MBA program especially, students will learn a tremendous amount from one another, as each brings to the classroom years -- often decades -- of professional work experience.
  • Industry leaders to discuss pandemic supply chain issues at virtual conference
    Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will conduct a virtual conference February 19 titled “Supply Chain Resilience in the COVID Age.” Industry leaders, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend the conference, which is sponsored by the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative.
  • Happy Family, Happy Work: Study links transformational leadership to attachment theory
    “Transformational leadership — or behaviors that inspire followers to move beyond their own self-interest and work toward the good of the group — often fails to reach the levels needed by subordinates each day,” says Benjamin Dunford, an associate professor of organizational behavior/human resources at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. “Supervisors need regular support to ensure that they consistently display these expected behaviors at work.”
  • 8 MS BAIM Student Pass SAS Certification
    Proving their knowledge gained, 8 students in the MS Business Analytics and Information Management program recently took and passed the SAS base programmer exam!
  • Take Your Next Giant Leap at Krannert School of Management
    Krannert School of Management is hiring several staff positions this spring. If you are interested in discovering and developing future business leaders or sharing their stories, apply to one of these roles today!