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Master of Business and Technology Tuition And ROI

Investing in your career with a master’s degree requires a significant financial commitment. At the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, we are committed to helping you take your next giant leap by offering affordable tuition.

In addition to the tuition of the Master of Business and Technology (MBT) program, we invite you to compare the cost-of-living in the Greater Lafayette area, the available financial aid and scholarships, and our high placement rates to calculate your estimated return-on-investment (ROI) of a Purdue business master’s degree.


Cost Per Credit Hour Full Tuition
Indiana Residents $850 $30,600
Out-of-State Students $1,000 $36,000
International Students $1,600 $57,600

Cost is inclusive of tuition and fees. Textbooks, if applicable, are not included.

All fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees.

For additional information about tuition and program costs, please contact the program specialist for details.

Estimated Costs

Cost of Living* $13,300
Books & Supplies $1,160
Health Insurance / Medical Allowance $622

Tuition Comparison

Download our tuition comparison to evaluate the Master of Business and Technology tuition at top universities in the U.S. and contrast the cost savings of Purdue’s MBT against traditional MBA programs.

While an MBA trains business managers for competency across general management domains, the MBT has evolved in response to industries in which technology has an outsized impact on the functions of the organization's products and processes.  

A traditional MBA serves non-technical managerial positions and industries. Purdue’s Master of Business and Technology hones in on emerging technologies, how to integrate tech into business models, and excelling in taking innovation from ideas to market.

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ROI of a Daniels School of Business Master's Degree

Purdue’s commitment to excellence includes providing a high return on your investment. We’ve calculated the potential ROI of the Master of Business and Technology degree based upon our affordable tuition combined with the low cost of living in West Lafayette, IN, and the salary outcomes reported in the labor market. Our calculations project Indiana residents may see an ROI of 152%, while international and out-of-state residents may see an ROI of 114%.

Cost of Living Comparisons to Greater Lafayette

We’ve done the research for you! Compare the cost of living in the Greater Lafayette, Indiana area to that of some of the major metropolitan areas and top universities.

NYC San Francisco Boston Los Angeles Chicago
Cost of Living 150% higher 96% higher 64% higher 66% higher 32% higher


Career Outcomes

In the 2023 GMAC Corporate Recruiting Survey, recruiters say that new business school hires “are prepared to take on leadership roles,” “tend to be innovative,” and “have the ability to handle the complex global business environment.” In short, business master’s grads improve their chances to pivot, elevate, or accelerate their careers.

Graduates can expect to secure job titles including project manager, technical project manager, product manager, IT project manager/director, director of product management, business system analyst, cybersecurity analyst/engineer, information security analyst/engineer, systems analyst, product owner, or e-commerce analyst. Positions of this level and nature have an average median salary of $122.8K.*

*Based on Lightcast report data, September 2021-September 2023

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Financial Aid and Scholarship

Purdue understands that funding your education can be an overwhelming challenge, and we work diligently to assist you in helping pay for your education.

All applicants to the MBT program are considered for scholarships during the admission review process.


Each year, Purdue offers top applicants scholarships to help reduce the cost of attending the Daniels School of Business. These merit-based awards do not require any additional application, as all applicants are considered. Awards will be released to admitted students approximately every two weeks.

Financial Aid at Purdue

The University's Division of Financial Aid helps students find ways to eliminate financial barriers to a Purdue education. Use this resource to learn about available types of financial aid, how to apply for aid, and much more.

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