The Purdue Northwest Executive MBA, EMBA, is a unique accelerated Saturday-only program that provides students with focused learning in business analytics and global business, enabling them to think strategically and improve their performance as business leaders. The curriculum provides an opportunity to gain an understanding of, and develop useful managerial skills in, each of the key functional areas of management.
Students who successfully complete the program will have developed increased skill and competency to make effective managerial decisions by utilizing the power of data to drive those decisions. Our nationally recognized program leads to the attainment of Purdue University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
The EMBA program meets only on Saturdays for 15 months. The program is broken into 5 modules, each consisting of 10 weeks. The first module for each incoming cohort begins on the first Saturday after Labor Day.
An important feature of the program is the International Business Practicum, a weeklong study abroad that takes students on a visit to companies and other institutions overseas. Throughout the program, students enjoy the high quality learning environment afforded by the executive cohort nature of the project teams as well as the exemplary coaching provided by top ranking Purdue graduate faculty with extensive research, consulting, or corporate executive experience. The program fee is all-inclusive, with no additional charges for books, meals, and study abroad.
GMAT is not a requirement for admission to the EMBA program. In its place, applicants are expected to possess a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience. Also, we require students to have completed a four-year undergraduate degree as a minimum requirement for admission to all Purdue University graduate programs. International applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree and proof of English proficiency.
- Accelerated weekend program (15 months)
- Affordability and value ($45,000 for the 2017 cohort)
- No GMAT
- Cutting edge curriculum
- Executive cohort and team approach
- Peer-to-peer learning
- Study abroad (International Business Practicum)
- Purdue University MBA degree
Purdue Quality Education
Purdue University Northwest is part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, one of the largest universities in the United States.
Accreditation and Reputation
The academic programs of the College of Business at Purdue University Northwest are accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and is only attained by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.
Our EMBA program has also been recognized both locally and nationally for its high standard of quality. Fortune Magazine recognized our program as a “Best Value for an Executive MBA in the U.S.” The Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly named our university as the “Best University to obtain an MBA” in Northwest Indiana and South Bend/Michiana.
Convenient Location in the Greater Chicago Area
All EMBA classes are held at the Purdue University Northwest campus in Hammond, Indiana. Purdue’s Hammond campus is in the greater Chicagoland region, located only 30 miles from downtown Chicago.
Application portal: http://academics.pnw.edu/emba/program-details/application-process
- Fill out APPLICATION FORM
- Fill out the SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FORM
- Submit one official undergraduate transcript
- Write Statement of Purpose
- Schedule interview (face-to-face or Skype)
International applicants must meet all EMBA admission requirements. Additionally, international applicants must provide an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.
At $45,000 for the entire 15-month program, the Purdue University Northwest EMBA program is an excellent value. The program fee is all-inclusive (tuition, fees, books and materials, study abroad, and meals). Also, a combination of subsidized and unsubsidized federal student loans are available to cover virtually all EMBA tuition.
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Program Outline (15 months)
Summary of Program Features
|Class meeting days||Saturday only|
|Class times||8:15am – 4:15pm|
|1st day of classes for each cohort||September|
|Total program length||15 months|
|Professional/managerial work experience||Required|
|Minimum length of work experience||5 years|
|Executive team cohort||Yes|
|Minimum GPA requirement||Yes|
|Study abroad included||Yes|
|Tuition & fees (2017/2018)||$45,000|
|All-inclusive features:||Tuition and fees|
|All meals and refreshments|
|Tablet or laptop|
|Study abroad (airfare and program cost)|
|International business practicum|
|Opportunity to network with alums|
|Purdue University MBA||Yes|