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Dilip Chhajed

Dilip Chhajed

Associate Dean of Online Programs & Strategic Innovations
Clinical Full Professor
Supply Chain and Operations Management


Ph.D., Management, Purdue University, 1989
M.S., MIS, University of Texas at Dallas, 1986
B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, 1984


Dilip Chhajed serves as the Associate Dean for Online Programs and Strategic Innovations and as the Executive Director of the BS in Integrated Business and Engineering program. He spearheads the development and management of all online programs at the Daniels School of Business. Currently, the portfolio of online programs at DSB encompasses an MBA, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Global Supply Chain Management, MS in Human Resource Management, MS in Economics, and nine Graduate Certificates. Furthermore, he is at the forefront of crafting non-credit programs tailored for corporate clientele.

Chhajed was instrumental in the creation of the innovative and multidisciplinary IBE degree, which is offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering. This program embodies Daniels' renewed strategic vision to thrive at the convergence of business and technology.

Before joining Krannert, Chhajed held the title of Professor of Information, Operations, Supply Chain, and Analytics at the Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his tenure at Illinois, he took on roles such as Associate Head and Executive Director of Master's Programs. In these capacities, he supervised four and was pivotal in the establishment of three new Master of Science programs: MS in Technology Management, MS in Management, and the fully online MS in Strategic Brand Communication, a collaborative offering with the College of Media.

Chhajed obtained his PhD from Purdue University, an MS from UT-Dallas, and a B.Tech from IIT Bombay. He has had the privilege of teaching at the University of Warsaw in Poland, Sogang University in South Korea, Purdue University, and GISMA in Hanover, Germany. His current academic pursuits revolve around product design and healthcare operations. He holds the position of Associate Editor for Decision Sciences and has been a part of the editorial boards of INFOR, MS&OM, and the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management. Alongside Tim Lowe, he co-edited the book "Building Intuition: Insights from Basic Operations Management Models and Principles."

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    Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs

    Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering two new online master’s degree options in January 2021. The Master in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Master in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) each will be offered in seven-week segments, with students taking one or two classes at a time

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  • Purdue launches online analytics degree
    Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering an online Master’s in Business Analytics in fall 2020. The degree is aimed at working professionals. Students will receive broad exposure to various functional areas of business and how they use information to make better-informed decisions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for business analysts to increase 14% by 2024, and this degree will prepare participants for a wide variety of roles within the industry.

Phone: (765) 496-0177
Office: KCTR 105

Area(s) of Expertise

Decision Sciences, Logistics, New Product Development, Operations Management, Supply Chain