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One-Year MBA 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 dedicated to helping you take your next giant leap by offering affordable tuition.

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


Cost Per Credit Hour Full Tuition
Indiana Residents $1,049 $46,156
Out-of-State Students $1,327 $58,388
International Students $1,350 $59,400

A $1000.00 non-refundable admissions deposit will be required. The deposit will be applied towards the first semester’s tuition upon enrollment.

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.

Estimated Costs

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

Cost of Living Comparisons to Greater Lafayette

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

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.

*Cost of living based on minimum stipend amount. Source:

Career Outcomes

The One-Year MBA from the Daniels School of Business opens up managerial roles across industries and adds visibility for those seeking promotions or new positions. If you're seeking to increase your salary potential, widen your professional network improve your leadership, communication, critical thinking, and management skills, then the One-Year MBA prepares you for high-profile positions using state-of-the-art information technologies and analytical techniques.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Purdue understands that funding your education can be a challenge, and we work diligently to assist you in helping pay for your education. To that end, rather than charging high tuition and giving scholarships, we have set the tuition for the MBA program to be as affordable as possible.

The following opportunities are also available:


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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