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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 is Associate Dean for Online Programs and Strategic Innovations at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. Professor Chhajed is leading the development and launch of all online programs and new initiatives that have long term implications for the Krannert School.

Prior to joining Krannert, he was Professor of Information, Operations, Supply Chain and Analytics in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Illinois, he has been Associate Head and Executive Director of Masters Programs. In this administrative role, he managed four and lead the formation of three new Master of Science programs: MS in Technology Management, MS in Management and the fully on-line MS in Strategic Brand Communication, which jointly offered with the college of Media.

He earned his PhD at Purdue University, MS from UT-Dallas and B. Tech from IIT Bombay. He has taught at the University of Warsaw, Poland; Sogang University, South Korea; Purdue University; and GISMA in Hanover, Germany. His current research and teaching interests are in product design and healthcare operations. He is an associate editor of Decision Sciences, and has served on the editorial boards of INFOR, MS&OM and International Journal of Operations, and Quantitative Management. He has co-edited (with Tim Lowe) the book titled, "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

    Full story: Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs

  • 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.

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