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Krannert Reviews

MBA Program rating [6]
(4.2)

January 10, 2016
suyash23n

Joined: Aug 05, 2012

Posts: 34

Kudos: 49

Krannert School of Management

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This review is for Purdue Krannert

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2015

Experience during the program

Most rewarding experience at Krannert was the opportunity to work with high tech emerging startups. Incubators at Purdue University has some cool startup projects on which students could work. Purdue MBA is well know for its quantitative methods to solve business problems and reinventing the wheel.

Although Marketing isn't one of the flagship courses at Purdue, as we rely more on technology and data driven decision making, Unique blend of business and data skills one learns at Purdue helps him/her excel in roles such as Product Management, Consumer Insights, operations & supply chain management, Hr etc.


Purdue Ecosystem highly encourages entrepreneurship and would encourage candidates to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit in essays and during interviews.

About job placement process

If you have supply chain and ops focus, you don't need to worry.

Alumni network is good resource to explore job opportunities.

As purdue student, you will unlock access to one of the largest career fairs at university that gives ample opportunity to network with individuals and learn from them about their company and work culture.


Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network
Brand/Ranking
Facilities
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Marketing
Tech
Entrepreneurship
Supply Chain and Ops roles

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Admissions Team


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December 12, 2015
Anonymous

Posts: 1263

Kudos: 800

Self-reported Score:
710 Q47 V40

Average

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This review is for Purdue Krannert

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2014

Experience during the program

First the good things - the B-school has good infrastructure and the professors are also very knowledgeable with significant grasp on their subjects. For any student who wants to learn about analytical things, there are a plethora of subjects to choose from. Krannert provides its students several standard facilities such as WSJ membership etc., and partial reimbursement for travel to Career Fairs etc. The biggest thing that has helped people in recent past is the fact that some of them got good scholarships and Graduate Assistantships and that reduced the financial burden significantly.


Now, for areas of improvement, the Career Services really needs to do more than what it's doing, because the networking with alumni and companies is not happening as well as it should - and this is resulting in international students to look for Jobs themselves. The thing is that, Krannert is not a very big brand name right now, even while being a part of Purdue University and that is not helping the Job/Internship search. Additionally, there is too much emphasis on Supply Chain and Operations at Krannert, which is not exactly why most people go for an MBA. The other disciplines such as Strategy, Consulting etc. are not getting their fair share of attention.

The student life is good there, there are people from all over the world, there are good clubs and social events are organized regularly. One more thing - West Lafayette is an isolated place, so sometimes it can be boring, and chances of self-networking for Job/Internship search are hampered (people in East/West Coast have that advantage). On the other hand though, living expenses are less, so it can be a positive factor also - depending on how you look at the location.


Overall BSchool experience (3.0)
Schools contribution (2.0)
Classmates rating (3.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Facilities

Best fit at this program:

Supply Chain and Operations

Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school
Location
Brand/Ranking
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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August 29, 2019
RandyNiff

Joined: Aug 29, 2019

Posts: 1

Kudos: 0

Small Feel, Big School, Bigger Return on Investment

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This review is for Purdue Krannert

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2020

Experience during the program

As a career switcher from STEM to business, Purdue helped me use my analytical skills as a foundation for my the business acumen I gained, rather than simply another tool in my tool box. The Krannert Professional Development Center also greatly helped me use my background to pivot my career and not be anchored to my old area of expertise. Additionally, the smaller class sizes, but massive alumni network, aided me in finding informational interviews, and advocates within companies I am interested in. Although Krannert is not necessarily a household name, Purdue is known around the world as a top tier university.

About professors, classes and curriculum

The extracurricular resources for every functional area are expanding rapidly.

About job placement process

Many strong tech/manufacturing/science firms come to recruit at Purdue due to its prowess in Engineering and large student body. A large number of them come looking for MBA students as well, but many students successfully land internships or full time positions by piggybacking off the engineering recruiting opportunities.


Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Alumni Network

Best fit at this program:

Finance
Tech
Entrepreneurship
Management
Operations, Supply Chain

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school
Location
Brand/Ranking


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August 28, 2019
CTC3

Joined: Feb 08, 2019

Posts: 5

Kudos: 3

Verified score:
620 Q37 V38

Strong, Underrated Program

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This review is for Purdue Krannert

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2021

Experience during the program

I researched MBA programs intensively before making my decision, and sought to see the substance behind program perception and marketing efforts. While touring Krannert in-person, I made the decision to choose Purdue due to its strong, close-knit community; a school where faculty and staff care deeply about you as an individual and your unique career journey. Once I began the program, I immediately saw this confirmed. The class size is small, so faculty will quickly get to know you on a first name basis, and you will see alumni who happily return to Krannert to mentor and help current students. Purdue provides a rock solid education, and the coursework is not easy, but their goal is to produce substantive leaders in the workforce. The career fairs and on-campus recruitment is excellent, and Purdue's elite engineering school reputation has created ties to many big name companies in the manufacturing and technology, which recruit MBAs.

About job placement process

You get out of business school what you put into it, and Krannert is no different. The opportunities are readily available, but you will have to work for them. Purdue carries a respectable name as an institution that thoroughly prepares its students academically, and you will see that reflected in alumni career paths. Many recent grads have been quite successful with big name employers like Google, Amazon, or P&G. West Lafayette doesn't have the built-in networking opportunities of a New York or Chicago, however plenty of great firms come to campus to seek out Krannert graduates during enormous career fairs including Deloitte, Accenture, and AT Kearney.


Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Brand/Ranking
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Marketing
Tech
Supply Chain Management

Can be improved:

Location


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May 08, 2017
jkstephens1

Joined: Mar 17, 2015

Posts: 3

Kudos: 0

Work hard and prosper

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This review is for Purdue Krannert

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2017

Experience during the program

At Krannert you will have the opportunity to work with people from all over the world with all different types of backgrounds. You will have courses with well researched professors. You will have a platform to network with Purdue alums across the country and the world. You will have the opportunity to go to career fairs (local and national) with a brand name that will get you quality facetime and opportunities to work at some of the best companies.

What you will not get is any of this handed to you, it is up to you and you alone to take advantage of these opportunities. If you want to take an untraditional path that might not be offered at traditional career fairs, then network your way to that path, many do it each and every year. If you are having a hard time finding a job, then expand your horizons, attend national career fairs, find alums that can help you. Don't complain about the lack of help on career services side. Realize that your future is in your hands, and don't expect it to come easy. If you don't agree with this and prefer things to be handed to you, then I would suggest finding a different program.

About professors, classes and curriculum

60 hour requirement, approximately 35 hours are core, rest are electives. Professors are well known in academics.

About job placement process

Purdue has three big career fairs that in particular MBAs have opportunities at: Industrial Roundtable (aimed towards engineers), SMEF (Krannert undegraduate fair), Krannert Graduate Career Fair (specifically for Krannert Masters students). There is a common complaint that the Krannert Graduate Career Fair does not have enough companies. Regardless, I suggest attending the NBMBAA career fair both years and possibly the NSHMBA career fair. Yes, it costs a bit to attend and travel to these career fairs, but they are worth it (NBMBAA in particular). At these two fairs (NBMBAA in particular), you'll have access to many many more companies and opportunities. If you're taking an untraditional path that career fairs won't offer you an opportunity at, Purdue has a large alumni network that with a few advanced searches on LinkedIn can put you in touch with alums in almost any field. Alums want to help students, but students need to be able to reach out to them, the worst thing that can happen is someone say no.


Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Alumni Network

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Finance
Entrepreneurship
Management
Ops/Supply Chain

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking
Admissions Team


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January 10, 2017
NCameron14

Joined: Apr 27, 2014

Posts: 6

Kudos: 0

Needs career help

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This review is for Purdue Krannert

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2017

Experience during the program

Krannert's biggest downside are their career services, provided the Krannert Professional Development Center. If you are willing to sacrifice your goals and expectations, then you will have no problem finding a job, as the KPDC is very rigid and 'cookie-cutter' in their job advice. Essentially, they will tell you to hammer the pavement, while giving you a rubber hammer. Their ability to provide meaningful and personalized career advice is nonexistent.

The best example I can provide: I've met with my career coach throughout the MBA Program. Recently, I seriously approached her with a unique job suggestion. Rather than helpfully encourage or work through a solution with me, her response was: "Maybe you should go back to what you were doing before you started the program." As with most MBA students, a primary goal is to elevate your job status - not fall backward. This type of feedback is not helpful in any way.


Overall BSchool experience (3.0)
Schools contribution (2.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Location

Best fit at this program:

Marketing
Tech

Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school
Brand/Ranking
Culture & Student Support
Facilities
Admissions Team


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