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Higher Education At the Highest Value

Why the Daniels School?

As a land-grant, research-1 university with science, technology and engineering in its DNA, Purdue is equipped like no other to ensure your success and provide doctoral-level education at the highest proven value.

At the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, we offer an analytical, problem-solving brand of business education and a pragmatic, get-the-job-done approach to academics that’s ultimately about learning how to think in new ways. It’s grounded in your day-to-day interaction with one of the most diverse student bodies in the world, as Purdue ranks among top universities for international enrollment — not only in the Midwest, but across the U.S.

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Ranked the #1 destination for international students in STEM disciplines, Purdue is home to the largest university-affiliated incubation park in the United States.

In fiscal year 2021, Purdue's Office of Technology Commercialization received 394 technology disclosures, executed 159 deals containing 236 different Purdue technologies, and was awarded 229 issued patents.

In 2020, the office received 175 utility patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ranking No. 6 in the world, first in the state of Indiana, and first in the Big Ten Conference.

Purdue also has more than 500 labs, centers and institutes that house ongoing research and development initiatives by faculty and graduate students.




We’re proud to maintain a student-professed family feel, a mutually encouraging atmosphere of competition, and a highly collaborative classroom model that is reflective of the way today’s successful companies operate and solve problems. You’ll grow with fellow students inside a learning structure that replicates the professional diversity and unpredictability of real business workplaces.

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You’ll also expand and share your creativity with highly accessible faculty who are renowned as experts in their fields and find mentors who serve as networking touchpoints with the potential to ignite passions you’d never before imagined. 

Purdue will place you in the heart of one of the nation’s most spirited college towns. You’ll experience the excitement of everything the Big Ten has to offer — including access to a global and highly engaged alumni network, enhancing your career and learning opportunities — along with the more intimate, community feel of the Daniels School.

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And when you’re ready for a road trip or crave a more metropolitan vibe than one of America’s top-ranked college towns, it’s only a 60-mile drive south from West Lafayette to Indianapolis or 120 miles north to Chicago — two cities that offer virtually any entertainment fix you desire. Purdue’s proximity to these cities also provides vast opportunities for professional development, including participation in industry organizations, conference attendance, research presentations, and cross-institution collaboration.

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