Purdue Online MBA — Faculty

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The Purdue Online MBA features interactive instruction by the same distinguished faculty members currently teaching at the Krannert School of Management in West Lafayette.

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Department Leadership

  • David Hummels, Dean of the Krannert School of Management and Esteemed Professor of Economics


    • PhD, Economics, University of Michigan
    • MA, Economics, University of Michigan
    • BA, Economics and Political Science, University of Colorado

    “We believe the Purdue Online MBA is a perfect fit with the strengths of Purdue University. The program has a focus on technology and innovation that will be ideal for students with a STEM background or any student seeking career-changing opportunities with high-tech companies.

    We have designed the program to be flexible and student-centric, to feature extensive engagement with the same faculty who teach in Krannert’s highly ranked residential programs, and to go beyond the classroom with experiential learning in our corporate and technology commercialization consultancies.”

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  • Dilip Chhajed, Associate Dean of Online Programs and Strategic Innovations


    • PhD, Management, Purdue University
    • MS, MIS, University of Texas at Dallas
    • BS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay

    “We know students are looking for value, and our program will provide high return on investment for students both in terms of money and also how they spend their time. Small class sizes will help our career coaches develop more individualized plans and relationships with students, allow students to interact with faculty in live sessions and have their voices heard in discussion forums.”

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Featured Faculty

My role is to help students take complex legal principles and break them down so they can apply them to their jobs as managers. I want them to leave with concrete pictures and ideas about how the law intersects with the jobs they will do. If it is all esoteric and theoretical, then it doesn't connect to their real world. I want to bridge that gap.

Cara Putnam

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management

Cara Putman

I'm here to assist the students' understanding of the material and then to help them apply it to real situations. I want them to be able to analyze and think critically about what they come in contact with in life. On the first day of class, I talk to the students about their interests and experiences, and I draw on these experiences in my lessons.

Cliff Fisher

Clinical Professor of Management
Business Law Area Head

Cliff Fischer

I relish the opportunity to influence students and shape their careers and, thus, have an impact on the world indirectly. I also enjoy the opportunity to share my research findings with regular people or skeptic executives and convince them about the non-intuitive findings related to the ways technology is transforming our lives.

Mohammad Rahman

Professor of Management
Daniels School Chair in Management

Mohammad Rahman

MBA Faculty