Purdue University educates one of the most diverse student populations in the world. They are consistently ranked among the top schools for international enrollment in the United States, giving business students first-hand access to a level of diversity that would be difficult to find elsewhere. The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship was funded by the Daniels School of Business and serves as a hub for student innovation and corporate collaboration. As of 2018, the University and KSOM had helped facilitate more than 223 startups, while creating over 300 jobs, and generating at least $350 million in investments and funding. This level of results shows that students of the Daniels School of Business are able to directly apply what they are learning to real-world business situations.
Daniels’ undergraduate students have the opportunity to major in Accounting, Finance, General Management, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain, Information, and Analytics. There are also 10 additional concentration areas including but not limited to Data Analysis, Finance, Marketing Consulting, and Innovation Management. Those who are seeking a higher degree can earn their master’s and Ph.D. as well. The graduate degrees available include MBA and Master’s of Science in Human Resources Management, Accounting, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics and Marketing, Economics, and General Marketing. Regardless of the level, each program of the Daniels School of Business typically includes at least one full semester of experiential learning focused on each program’s objectives. These experiences connect student teams with unique corporate projects.
At Daniels extracurricular activities play an essential role in students’ educational experience. The College believes that learning should combine academics with essential life and business skills such as critical thinking, leadership training, and expanding cultural intelligence. Each Freshman student of the KSOM is paired with a Junior or Senior mentor through the Mentoring Program. During this 16 week program, the mentees and mentors get together for various events to connect and learn from one another. There are also over 19 organizations specific to the business school. A few of the clubs available are Alpha Kappa Psi, Management Ambassadors, Society of Minority Managers, and Women in Business. The Launching Business Leaders program helps students prepare for their career with confidence by building their personal brand and focusing on developing areas such as work experience, leadership experience, academics, and relevant cultural experiences.
The Executive Master’s of Business Administration program at Purdue University has been meeting the educational needs of busy professionals since 1983. This program is consistently recognized among the top programs in the world and is offered in a convenient hybrid format that meets in person just one to two weeks per quarter. The remainder of course work can be finished online, at the student’s convenience. The EMBA is 19 months in length and includes an international visit along with the on-campus residencies. Because this program is specifically geared towards working adults classes in both formats are designed for maximum impact and efficiency.