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One-Year MBA Experience

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At the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, MBA students enjoy rich academic, personal and professional experiences. Read on to explore all the available co-curricular opportunities that complement classroom learning, provide hands-on, direct involvement and build your network.

Professional Development & Networking

Our students' future career goals and aspirations are in the forefront of everything we do. Professional development begins on day one. In addition to the theories and skills taught in the classroom, Daniels School Master in Business Administration (MBA) students are learning communication, leadership and professionalism through a variety of experiential engagements.

Career Services

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The Daniels School's career services office is the ultimate resource for job-seeking students in management and related fields. Our mission is to cultivate skills and strategies that support students' professional growth by developing personalized career planning frameworks, providing campus and corporate research tools, and identifying areas for bolstering leadership, networking and functional skill sets.

Alumni Mentoring


The Daniels School of Business boasts more than 1,000 alumni-student connections (2023). Our dedicated External Relations and Alumni Engagement team works hard to strengthen relationships with the business school’s 40,000+ alumni network — within the larger 600,000+ Purdue University alumni network.

Corporate Networking 


We organize trips to major metropolitan areas with the goal of exposing students to the various concentrations within relevant fields and connecting them to industry leaders through corporate office and alumni visits. Our school goes beyond the classroom with Experiential Learning courses, in which MBA students consult on company sponsored projects.  


"The One-Year MBA, while somewhat arduous with 44 credits in about 11 months, is quite possibly the most efficient way to obtain an MBA and minimize the amount of time away from the workforce. I was fortunate to be selected by the Coast Guard for this advanced education program.

Zachary McCune, MBA '23
MH-65 Systems Manager, Office of Aeronautical Engineering , U.S. Coast Guard

Case Competitions

Case Competitions

Our Center for Business Communication provides transformative case competition experiences and workshops for students. A case competition is an academic competition in which students come together to solve a case, or issue. Using teamwork, critical thinking and organizational skills, teams present their recommendation to judges or company sponsors. Students gain valuable experience and make important industry connections — and top teams win money!

Engagement Opportunities


The business school's Krannert Graduate Institute honors original school benefactors Herman and Ellnora Krannert both in name and in a steadfast dedication to providing an immersive educational experience. To complement classroom learning, we offer many co-curricular opportunities that promote social and professional networking. Check out upcoming Krannert Graduate Institute events

Leadership Experience

Purdue offers more than 1,000 student clubs and organizations, and several can build up your leadership skills. Search here to find information about Purdue Graduate Student Government, the Black Graduate Student Association, Graduate Women in Business — which prepares women for leadership positions and is mentored by a Daniels School faculty member — and more student groups. 

Clubs & Organizations

Participating in a student organization is a great way to make friends who share similar interests. Choose a group that augments your MBA curriculum, or pick one that is just for fun.

Purdue students create and engage in university-wide clubs rallied around many diverse interests such as advocacy and support, athletics and recreation, community service and engagement, ethnic and cultural, female identity-based, international, military, political, religious, social and many more!

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Experiences for Course-Credit

Gettysburg Experience

Travel to Gettysburg, PA, for an immersive experience with the Lincoln Leadership Institute. Select Daniels School of Business students will explore leadership concepts using incidents from the Battle of Gettysburg.

Participants will leave with a greater understanding of positioning for strategic advantage, engaging followers, identifying and protecting organizational vulnerabilities, managing a professional disagreement and building high performing, high character teams.

This 2-credit hour opportunity is available only in the spring semester.

Washington, D.C.

Travel to Washington, D.C. for intensive education and professional development programs ranging from 1-5 days. Participants will learn from policy and public affairs experts, political and government leaders, and other key players from business, associations, media, think tanks and NGOs.

Students will leave prepared to think and act more strategically regarding government, public affairs and public policy. You'll have a better understanding of how government and public policy affects organizations and industries, as well as individual careers and communities.

This 2-credit hour opportunity is available in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to explore the yearly study abroad opportunities available through the university and the Daniels School of Business. Previous trip locations include Europe, South America and Central Asia.

This opportunity is available only in the spring semester.

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The School of Business Graduate Programs Office offers scholarships to participate in one of these experiences. Scholarships can be applied toward tuition, fees, travel accommodations or other direct costs. Current students can reach out to for more information. 

If you would like to receive more information about the One-Year MBA program at Purdue, please fill out the form and a program specialist will be in touch.


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We also have availability to meet with you virtually to discuss how your goals align with our curriculum, community, student experiences, and outcomes to determine if Purdue is the right fit for you!