Online MBA Student Experience

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Who Are Purdue Online MBA Students?

Our online students are professionals across a variety of industries, ensuring that you get a well-rounded experience and learn not only from faculty but also from your peers. They join us from backgrounds in business, manufacturing, engineering, marketing, finance, human resources and more. Meet some of our current students and graduates.


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Join Our Global Community of Respected Professionals

When you earn the Purdue Online MBA, you become part of a respected, international network of students and alumni. The MBA cohort includes professionals from 32 states and 5 countries. Make valuable connections and enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience — from wherever you are.

Where Do Purdue Online MBA Students Live?

World map of Purdue Online MBA students. Map  shows two views of the globe: one focused on South and North America and one focused on Europe and the South Pacific.U.S. map highlighting the following states that have Purdue Online MBA students: Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Maryland

Purdue University by the Numbers

600K+ Purdue alumni

40K+ Krannert alumni

45K+ total student body

Students from 135+ countries

How Supported Is the Online MBA Student Experience?

At Purdue, you’ll enjoy extensive academic and career support that you can access no matter where you’re located. In addition to Academic Advisors and Career Coaches, you’ll be assigned a 1-on-1 Student Success Coach, whose mission is to support, encourage and foster an effective and sustainable student experience.

Using a holistic approach, coaches will motivate and inspire students to accomplish their academic goals and help minimize barriers.

Meet some of our Student Success Managers and learn about some of the resources that will be available to you.

Meet the Students

Kristin Zalewski, Class of 2021

Risk and Compliance Manager
Alameda, California

Purdue University alumna Kristin Zalewski chose the Purdue Online MBA program for its flexibility. As a working professional, the online program fit into her busy schedule and allowed her to continue working while she pursued her degree. “Earning my MBA will help me advance my career and reach my goals. I want to continue moving up the ladder and be able to be a mentor to women and girls in STEM specifically.”

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Adam English, Class of 2021

Financial Advisor
Raymond James
Naples, Florida

Adam English earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue in selling and sales management, and now works as a financial advisor with Raymond James.

Watch English's Story

Matthew Kern, Class of 2022

Operation Leadership Development Program
Lockheed Martin
Atlanta, Georgia

Matthew Kern, who recently completed his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University, is completing his second rotation in Lockheed Martin’s Operation Leadership Development Program (OLDP) while pursuing his Purdue MBA online.

Among the youngest member of his cohort, Kern is learning on two fronts — his first post-college job and the virtual realm of online education. 

“A lot of people say, ‘Wait five years to go back to school.’ That was always something that I had thought about, too,” Kern says. “While I was in the OLDP program, however, I saw many of my peers doing it — going through an MBA program and excelling. I am also very ambitious and devoted to my career. Now is the time that I want to spend to earn an MBA and get the best experience as possible, rather than waiting five years when family and other things start to happen in my life.”

“I pursued the Purdue Online MBA to expand my knowledge of leadership and business, to develop meaningful relationships and to open new doors and opportunities,” he says. “Purdue offered those opportunities to me and I have alumni in my family who spoke highly of the University.”

One of his earliest lessons in the program was balancing his work life at Lockheed Martin with his student life in the Purdue Online MBA program. 

“I think the best thing is time management. When I get home from work, I don't have much bandwidth other than to eat, hopefully work out and go to bed. Then I get back up at 4:30 in the morning,” Kern says. “A lot of my time now is spent on weekends doing schoolwork. That's where the Purdue program has been so helpful for me — the flexibility. I truly could not be in a course right now that would require me to be sitting in a classroom twice a week.”

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Network With Peers From a Diverse Range of Fields

Join students from around the world and across a variety of professions who bring their own unique experiences to the classroom.

Purdue Community: Go “Beyond Academics”

With our online MBA, you get the full experience and benefits of being part of the Purdue University community.

Enjoy the Uber-Flexibility That Working Adults Need

Choose the level of interactivity and independence that’s right for you. The Purdue Online MBA accommodates your needs and your schedule.

Students’ Career Experience

Through the Purdue Online MBA program, you’ll collaborate and network with peers working in positions and for companies across a wide range of industries. Below are a small sample of job titles and employers from students enrolled in the program.

Job Titles

  • Account manager
  • Business analyst
  • Business program manager
  • Consultant
  • Controller
  • Director of operations
  • Engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Operations supervisor
  • Owner
  • Project manager
  • Sales representative


  • Accenture
  • Allison Transmission
  • Amazon
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Lockheed Martin
  • General Motors
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Trane Technologies
  • United States Navy

Get Started Today

Make your career goals a reality with Purdue University's Online Master of Business Administration. Call 877-491-0224 to speak with an Enrollment Specialist or request more information.