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Executive Forum

Purdue students receive a world-class education from faculty who are leaders in their academic fields. The Executive Forum (MGMT 40100) complements that learning with guest speakers who bring real-world experiences and stories to undergraduates each semester.

Started in 1973 as “Executives in the Classroom,” the one-credit course features alumni and friends of the university, ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to those just starting their careers. They discuss their career paths, successes and failures along the way, and offer advice to students about how they can achieve their goals in life.

It’s a speaker list that encapsulates diversity in a variety of dimensions, including race, gender, size of company and geographic location. If you are looking to make valuable connections and learn life lessons from an all-star cast of speakers, the Executive Forum is a great way to round out your academic experience at Purdue. You can network with senior executives, practice your professionalism and conversation skills, and learn about leadership and management from "real-life" success stories.

The class is available to students from every school on campus, both graduate and undergraduate, and is open to the public as space permits. It meets each Friday during the spring and fall semester from 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in the Krannert Auditorium.


Andrea Hatch

Andrea Hatch
Director, Alumni Relations

Mrs. Lou Underwood

Mrs. Lou Underwood
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations & Special Events
(765) 494-0901