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This review is for Purdue Krannert
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2014
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)
Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Supply Chain and Operations
Career opportunities provided by school
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)