Global Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Edu­ca­tion at Pur­due University


Founded in 1869 as a land-​grant uni­ver­sity by the Indi­ana Gen­eral Assem­bly, Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, located in West Lafayette, Indi­ana, is the Flag­ship Uni­ver­sity of the six-​campus Pur­due Uni­ver­sity Sys­tem. Pur­due offers both under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate pro­grams in over 210 major areas of study. Pur­due has pro­duced mul­ti­ple Nobel Prize win­ners, For­tune 500 exec­u­tives, and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Pur­due has four regional cam­puses: Indi­ana University-​Purdue Uni­ver­sity Indi­anapo­lis (IUPUI) - Indi­anapo­lis, Indi­ana; Indi­ana University-​Purdue Uni­ver­sity Fort Wayne (IPFW) - Fort Wayne, Indi­ana; Pur­due North Cen­tral (PNC) - West­ville, Indi­ana; and Pur­due Calumet - Ham­mond, Indi­ana. In addi­tion to its aca­d­e­mic pro­grams offered at Purdue’s cam­puses, the Col­lege of Tech­nol­ogy offers learn­ing pro­grams at sev­eral other loca­tions in the state of Indi­ana. Ander­son, Colum­bus, Greens­burg, Indi­anapo­lis, Kokomo, Lafayette, New Albany, Rich­mond, South Bend/​Elkhart, and Vincennes

The Kran­nert School of Man­age­ment was estab­lished in 1962 with an endow­ment of .7 mil­lion of Her­man & Ell­nora Kran­nert. The school offers instruc­tion at bachelor’s, master’s and doc­tor­ate level. For 2010, the national rank­ings for the Kran­nert MBA pro­gram was 38 by US News & World Report and 45 by Forbes. Finan­cial Times ranked the pro­gram 54 World in 2009 and The Wall Street Jour­nal has ranked the pro­gram 12 in the region in 2007.

Academic Programs

Grad­u­ate Program

  • MBA with Global Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Option: At Kran­nert most MBA stu­dents choose to gain addi­tional exper­tise through com­ple­tion of one or two areas of focused study, called option areas. Option areas add depth to the broad base of man­age­ment knowl­edge cov­ered in the core cur­ricu­lum and are not required for the com­ple­tion of the MBA degree. Even so, option areas are rec­om­mended as a way to enhance your skills in a spe­cific busi­ness func­tion or to mar­ket your skills to poten­tial employ­ers. Global Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment option area encour­ages stu­dents to focus on man­ag­ing issues asso­ci­ated with: struc­tur­ing, under­stand­ing and procur­ing from global sup­ply chains that include domes­tic and for­eign sup­pli­ers; ser­vic­ing sup­ply chains of global cus­tomers; and coor­di­nat­ing sup­ply chains that work across coun­try boundaries.


Since its incep­tion, the Kran­nert School of Man­age­ment has been widely rec­og­nized as one of the top busi­ness schools in the coun­try. Kran­nert fac­ulty bring the lat­est in man­age­ment knowl­edge and tech­niques into the class­room. Courses that have a strong ana­lyt­i­cal con­tent and those that focus on man­ag­ing human rela­tions allow the grad­u­ates to be pre­pared for mul­ti­ple roles in the fast-​changing global busi­ness environment.

  • Cam­pus: Purdue’s main cam­pus is located in West Lafayette, Indi­ana. The Kran­nert under­grad­u­ate classes are con­ducted in the Kran­nert Build­ing, which opened in 1964 and Rawls Hall is the home of all the classes in the Mas­ters program.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: Pur­due Uni­ver­sity is accred­ited by Higher Learn­ing Com­mis­sion of the North Cen­tral Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools. The Kran­nert School of Man­age­ment pro­grams are accred­ited by the AACSB International.
  • Sup­ply Chain Pro­gram Rank­ing: US News & World Report (Spring 2010)ranked Kran­nert Grad­u­ate pro­gram in Sup­ply Chain/​Logistics at No.11 in the country.
  • Oper­a­tions and Sup­ply Chain Orga­ni­za­tion (OSCO): This orga­ni­za­tion pro­vides a bet­ter under­stand­ing of oper­a­tions and sup­ply chain career oppor­tu­ni­ties and to pro­vide stu­dents with knowl­edge that will aide in their stud­ies. This will be accom­plished through increas­ing their famil­iar­ity with the job search process, act­ing as a liai­son between stu­dents and com­pa­nies, pro­vid­ing a con­nec­tion with MBA stu­dents, and ensur­ing under­stand­ing of course work and con­cen­tra­tion options.
  • Kran­nert Study Abroad: Kran­nert is ded­i­cated to mak­ing study abroad an inte­gral part of the aca­d­e­mic expe­ri­ence and easy as pos­si­ble for every inter­ested stu­dent. Some of the pre­ferred options are: Depart­ment led sum­mer pro­gram at Guanghua School of Man­age­ment, Peking Uni­ver­sity, Bei­jing, China ; Semes­ter or sum­mer exchange pro­gram at the City Uni­ver­sity of Hong Kong , Honk Kong; Semes­ter exchange pro­gram at National Chengchi Uni­ver­sity, Taipei, Tai­wan; Semes­ter or 2 semes­ters at Queens­land Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy Exchange & Study Aus­tralia; Pur­due Admin­is­tered Syd­ney Sum­mer Intern­ship; plus more..
  • Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing Ini­tia­tive: The cor­ner­stone of ELI is the Man­age­ment Projects course. Offered every semes­ter, this 16 week course involves teams of 45 stu­dents work­ing for 1015 hours a week on con­sult­ing projects. Stu­dents enrolled in the course receive class­room prepa­ra­tion on a vari­ety of top­ics, includ­ing project and team man­age­ment, library and data­base resources, client rela­tion­ship man­age­ment, and the man­age­ment con­sult­ing process. The spon­sor­ing com­pa­nies pro­vide senior executive-​level spon­sor­ship of the projects and com­mit­ment of their personnel’s time and orga­ni­za­tional resources to sup­port the stu­dent teams.
  • Global Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Ini­tia­tive: The Global Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Ini­tia­tive gives cur­rent and future man­agers the oppor­tu­nity to be on the fore­front of emerg­ing ideas and tech­nolo­gies that promise to pro­vide a dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing advan­tage to busi­nesses in the future. This ini­tia­tive offers a broad-​based, global approach to tak­ing your busi­ness skills global through a vari­ety of programs.
  • Grad­u­ate Career Ser­vices: Grad­u­ate Career Ser­vices (GCS) max­i­mizes oppor­tu­nity for stu­dents, alumni, and employ­ers. GCS serves as a com­pre­hen­sive career cen­ter by pro­vid­ing indi­vid­ual coun­sel­ing, job search resources, and on-​campus recruit­ing ser­vices. The pro­grams aim to assist stu­dents in plan­ning and decision-​making, empow­er­ing them to achieve their goals.
  • Hous­ing & Food Ser­vices: Purdue’s divi­sion of Hous­ing and Food Ser­vices proudly pro­vides cam­pus hos­pi­tal­ity to its many and var­ied cus­tomers. In sup­port of the University’s mis­sion of offer­ing learn­ing, dis­cov­ery and engage­ment, Hous­ing and Food Ser­vices fos­ters an envi­ron­ment con­ducive to max­i­miz­ing the cam­pus expe­ri­ence. These self-​supporting, cus­tomer focused oper­a­tions main­tain a local and national rep­u­ta­tion of excel­lence for their man­age­ment prac­tices, finan­cial via­bil­ity and cus­tomer satisfaction. your social media marketing partner