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Test Requirements

The GMAT or GRE is not required for admission, making it even easier to take your next giant leap.

Accreditation

Internationally recognized and AACSB accredited

Next Start Dates

August 19, 2024 (apply by August 1)
January 13, 2025 (apply by December 1)
May 5, 2025 (apply by April 1, 2025)

January 13, 2025 (apply by December 1, 2024) May 5, 2025 (apply by April 1, 2025)

Ready to Change the World of Business?

Earn the MBA for driven working professionals 100% online at Purdue University, a world-class institution recognized for business and technology education. Our data-driven curriculum prepares you to embrace new challenges and uncover new possibilities. Study when it’s convenient for you so you can achieve career success while balancing school with your work and family life.

Top 10 Most Innovative Nationwide

Join us in our persistent pursuit of smarter businesses and better solutions. Purdue is ranked one of the most innovative institutions in the U.S.

Ranked and Respected

Prepare for bigger opportunities with Purdue — the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education and one of the world's leading STEM schools.

100% Online Flexibility

Complete your courses at your own pace and on your own time. You’ll also have many opportunities to engage with professors and peers during live virtual sessions when it fits your schedule.

Highest
ROI

Maximize your earning potential. Ranked #7 for Best Value and #4 for highest ROI, Purdue delivers an online MBA that yields results.

See Notes and Conditions section below for important information.

Become an Analytical, Global Business Leader

Develop the strategic problem-solving and decision-making expertise needed to lead teams and organizations. At Purdue’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, you’ll learn how dynamic global environments are transforming modern business, and gain the management skills to tackle complex challenges, drive change and inspire others.

Program Highlights

  • Rigorous Curriculum: Increase your marketability by gaining valuable skills in leadership, analytics, finance, marketing, global business management and more.
  • World-Class Faculty: Learn online from the same distinguished faculty who currently teach our top-ranked residential programs.
  • Valuable Peer Interactions: Connect with and learn from classmates who are experienced professionals across a wide range of industries.
  • In-Demand Specializations: Personalize your degree with an optional specialization in global supply chain management; business analytics; innovation and technology commercialization; or leadership, negotiation and change management.

See Notes and Conditions section below for important information.

Tap Into a Prestigious, Diverse Network

Did you know that Purdue’s impressive alumni body is top 20 for the most graduates at Fortune 500 companies? The university is also ranked #8 for the most employable graduates among public U.S. universities. Join a community of students from 135+ countries and more than 600K alumni.

A “Brand That Matters”

For the second year in a row, Purdue was named as one of Fast Company’s “Brands That Matter,” a list honoring organizations for cultural relevance, social impact and clear, authentic communication. Purdue is proud to be the sole university and one of only 13 two-time honorees to join internationally recognized brands like Nike, Salesforce.org, Fender and other influential organizations who made the 2022 list. Come experience the Boilermaker brand of business!

In-Demand Specializations

Tailor your MBA to your career goals with optional specializations that expand your professional skills in valuable areas of business.

Learn More

  • Business Analytics

    Business Analytics

    Master information technologies and analytical techniques to improve data-driven decision making. Study demand forecasting, revenue management and pricing, algorithmic text processing and more.

  • Digital Marketing & Analytics

    Digital Marketing & Analytics

    The Daniels Digital Marketing & Analytics specialization arms students with essential skills for today’s marketing landscape. From defining and calculating metrics to drawing insights from data, students learn to align company objectives and develop effective digital marketing strategies.

    Students master major digital marketing tools and analytics, enabling them to rethink marketing in the digital age. Through hands-on projects, they learn to extract, visualize and interpret data, supporting managerial decision-making and enhancing persuasive communication skills.

  • Finance

    Finance

    Our Finance specialization affords a comprehensive understanding of financial management to its students. Through a conceptual framework, students learn to address managerial challenges, utilize financial tools, and navigate investment and financing decisions.

    Topics cover cost estimation, capital structuring and shareholder payouts, fostering sound financial reasoning. With a focus on broader finance concepts, students delve into financial statements, valuation and portfolio theory, preparing for advanced topics in investment management and corporate finance.

  • Financial Economics

    Financial Economics

    The Daniels Financial Economics specialization provides a rigorous foundation in mathematical tools and economic theory. Students master algebra and calculus for solving optimization problems inherent in economic models. They analyze federal spending and revenue sources, interpreting the budget process and proposing solutions to fiscal challenges.

    Additionally, students explore the interaction between government policies and the private economy, gaining insights into taxation and public programs, and their impacts on economic behavior and policy formulation.

  • Global Supply Chain Management

    Global Supply Chain Management

    Gain in-depth knowledge of supply chain management best practices, which touch every part of an organization. This specialization gives you the end-to-end perspective on the value organizations provide their customers.

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources

    Our Human Resources specialization equips students with vital skills in talent management, performance evaluation and strategic HRM. From defining talent and talent management to integrating talent management systems, students learn to support organizational objectives effectively.

    Students delve into performance management, workforce engagement and the historical evolution of HRM. By understanding cultural, legal and economic influences, they can align compensation strategies with organizational goals and analyze practical compensation issues across various employee categories.

  • Innovation and Technology Commercialization

    Innovation and Technology Commercialization

    Bring technology-based solutions for established companies and startup ventures. You’ll learn lean startup principles, social network and media usage, and the financial, legal and regulatory issues of new technologies.

  • Leadership, Negotiation and Change Management

    Leadership, Negotiation and Change Management

    Dive deep into the practice and theory of business leadership. With this specialization, you’ll learn how to put key leadership principles into practice, maximize human capital assets and create and sustain change in personal and professional capacities.

  • Machine Learning and AI

    Machine Learning and AI

    The Machine Learning and AI specialization empowers students with a comprehensive understanding of AI technologies and their disruptive impact across industries. Students learn to analyze and propose AI-driven solutions for business processes, alongside mastering Python programming essentials for data manipulation and analytics.

    Through hands-on exercises, students explore various data sources, conduct experiments, and implement machine learning algorithms, culminating in the ability to deploy effective AI solutions tailored to specific applications.

  • Strategic Change and Transformation

    Strategic Change and Transformation

    The Strategic Change and Transformation specialization offers a comprehensive understanding of leadership, change management and innovation. Through theoretical exploration and experiential activities, students develop leadership skills and apply them to organizational challenges.

    Students learn change management models, techniques to overcome resistance and strategies for sustaining change. Additionally, they gain insights into collaborative innovation, M&A activities, legal considerations and the role of CEOs in driving strategic transformations.

Upcoming Start Dates

Classes start 3 times per year, so you can begin pursuing your educational and career goals whenever you are ready. It’s your MBA on your terms.

What to Expect

Effort and Length

Take flexible, asynchronous 8-week courses at your own pace. Graduate in as few as 2 years — or take more time if you need it.

Personalized Support

Get 1-on-1 guidance from a Student Success Coach, who is exclusively focused on helping you attain your career and educational goals.

Interactive Curriculum

Immerse yourself in the highly collaborative Purdue culture through hands-on learning platforms, group projects and social events.

Professional Development

Access job search, recruiting and career resources through our career services office. In addition, certified Executive Coaches partner with you to provide 1-on-1, personalized support in achieving your career goals.

Tuition and Fees

  • $60,000.00 tuition for Indiana residents, including fees
  • $62,104.40 tuition for non-Indiana residents, including fees
  • $1,000 nonrefundable deposit required

Tuition Assistance

Did you know that many companies offer education and tuition benefits? Ask your employer if they provide reimbursement or assistance to help you save on the Purdue Online MBA. Your degree could be closer than you think.

Tuition Reductions

Purdue offers tuition reductions and scholarships for the Daniels School Online MBA to select individuals, ensuring that career advancement and personal growth are even more within reach. For more information, please contact us at admissionsemail@purdue.edu or 877-491-0224.

Military Tuition Benefits

Tuition reductions for military are now available. Tuition reduction is $6,000 off for Indiana residents and $8,102.40 off for nonresidents and applies to any U.S. servicemember (active duty/National Guard/Reservist) or U.S. veteran who has served and already separated, as well as spouses.

See Notes and Conditions section below for important information. Final determination of eligibility is made by Purdue University. Online business program tuition reductions are not stackable or able to be combined. Students will receive only one tuition reduction.

Military and International Students

People all over the world can take part in the high-quality education provided by the Purdue Online MBA. This program is ideal for service members and military families stationed overseas, veterans interested in advancing in the civilian workforce, and international students looking for a global perspective.

Internationally Recognized and AACSB Accredited

Purdue’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business is an accredited member of the premier business school accreditation body — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Gain the technical and analytical business skills to advance your career with an online MBA that is recognized and respected throughout the world.

About the Purdue Online MBA

The Purdue Online MBA is teaching me valuable skills to be a more informed business leader and to be competitive today and in the future.

Adam English

Purdue University Online MBA Graduate, 2021

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Take your next giant leap.

The Daniels Digital Marketing & Analytics specialization arms students with essential skills for today’s marketing landscape. From defining and calculating metrics to drawing insights from data, students learn to align company objectives and develop effective digital marketing strategies.

Students master major digital marketing tools and analytics, enabling them to rethink marketing in the digital age. Through hands-on projects, they learn to extract, visualize and interpret data, supporting managerial decision-making and enhancing persuasive communication skills.

NOTES AND CONDITIONS - PLEASE READ

#4 for ROI: CNBC Make It, on the internet at https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/28/the-top-50-us-colleges-that-pay-off-the-most-in-2020.html

#7 for Best Value: The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, on the internet at https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-rankings-list-2022-11632246093

#8 for Most Employable Graduates: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-graduate-jobs-global-university-employability-ranking

Brands That Matter: https://www.fastcompany.com/90796737/education-brands-that-matter-2022

Fortune 500 Alumni: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2021/09/04/the-universities-with-the-most-graduates-working-at-top-fortune-500-companies/

Most Innovative Companies in Education: https://www.fastcompany.com/90846988/most-innovative-companies-education-2023

Top 10 Public University: Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, on the internet at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-public-universities-united-states

Tuition and fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Deposit is applied toward the first semester's tuition upon enrollment.