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FAQs | Weekend MBA

Answer: Please see the Weekend MBA Admissions page for tuition rates for in-state, out-of-state, and international students. 

We offer a discounted tuition rate for Purdue University staff. Please contact a recruiter at for details. 

Answer: Due to the holistic evaluation process used by the Admission Committee, it is difficult to evaluate your chances for admission without having received your completed application. Please refer to our Admissions requirements for more information regarding our admission philosophy, guidelines, and application procedures.

Answer:  Please see our Admissions page for deadlines. 

Answer: All applicants are considered for scholarships during the admission review process. Therefore, there is no specific application process for these awards. The Admissions Office will notify you if you are a candidate for these awards. For more information, please see the Financial Aid page.
Answer: We prefer that recommenders be employers or past supervisors who are able to render an opinion on the basis of close, current, and sustained observation. Recommendations from friends, family members, acquaintances, and other sources unable to evaluate professional or academic qualifications for our Weekend MBA are not acceptable.

Answer: First and foremost, Krannert seeks to enroll students who are academically prepared for the rigor of a master’s degree in business. We strive to enroll students who will add to the rich variety and diversity of the Krannert learning environment.

We prefer applicants to have completed four years of full-time post-baccalaureate work, with a minimum of two years, prior to applying to the Weekend MBA program.  We will consider relevant practical experience in the form of internships, military experience, etc.  A limited number of strong applicants with less work experience will be considered and potentially offered admission.

Answer: The Krannert Weekend MBA program does not require applicants to report GMAT/GRE scores.
Answer: The Krannert Weekend MBA program does not require applicants to report GMAT/GRE scores. 


Answer:  The Graduate School accepts all valid forms of English language assessment testing, including TOEFL and IELTS.  Please refer here for test requirements.

Please note: English language assessment test scores are valid for a period of two years. If the test is expired, you will be required to retake an exam. The test must be valid at the time your application is under review by the Purdue University Graduate School.

Answer: You will need to use institution code 1631; no department code is necessary. Please refer to for information on how report your official scores.
Answer: Yes. If you were born in a country where English is not the native language of that country, you will be required to provide an English language assessment test, regardless of the language of instruction.

Answer: Only if you have obtained a baccalaureate degree or graduate or professional degree within the past 36 months from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction, in a country where English is the native language.  

In order to meet this requirement, receipt of degree must fall within the 36 month period when your documents are under review by the Krannert School of Management and the Purdue University Graduate School. Test scores expire on the first day of the month in which they were taken.

Answer: No. Proof of financial support is only required of international students who receive a favorable admissions decision. Please do not include proof of financial support with your application.

Upon an offer of admission, students will work with the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) to demonstrate eligibility for a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019).

Answer: Please see our Financial Aid page for information pertaining to assistantships, scholarships, and student loans.
Answer:  Yes, a video interview is required.
Answer: If requested to interview, you will be invited by an Admissions representative through email which will include details regarding the interview process. The majority of interviews will be conducted virtually, with video capability.

Answer: We waive the application fee for domestic applicants of the Weekend MBA program who are permanent legal residents of the United States and/or those applicants who have successfully completed a Purdue University or Purdue Global baccalaureate degree.

By removing the barriers of the application fee for qualified domestic students it is our goal to make the transformative experience available at the Krannert School of Management more affordable and accessible.

The Krannert School is committed to offering a world-class MBA that is both affordable and offers an exceptional Return On Investment to its students.

Answer: No. The Weekend MBA starts each fall.
Answer: No. The Krannert Master’s programs do not accept transfer credits at any time.
Answer: No, not at this time.
Answer: No. All applications must be completed and submitted online. We do not provide or accept paper applications.
Answer: Currently this is not an option for students. We strive to have an admissions decision within 60 days from the submission of your application.
Answer: There are no specific courses required in order to apply.

Answer: It is requested that applicants submit one application per year. Applicants can select up to two programs to apply to per year. If reapplying, a new application must be completed in its entirety. To assess your competitiveness, please refer to our individual program pages. 

For further details regarding the reapplication process, please contact

Answer: Applicants are required to complete 3-5 video essay questions. This helps us get to know you a little better and gain insight that cannot be gained in a written application. A unique link to the KIRA platform is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted. Please plan to complete all components prior to your preferred application deadline in order to be considered for admission.

Answer: No. The KIRA video essay is considered part of the application for admission; admissions interviews are separate and by invitation only.