Prospective Students

Program Details

The Executive MBA, EMBA, is a unique accelerated weekend program in northwest Indiana designed for a distinctive mix of executives, business leaders and professionals – with at least 5 years of managerial working experience – which have direct participation for all, or part, of their functional area in the decision making processes of the organization. This program will provide students with focused business understanding and knowledge, enabling them to think strategically and improve their performance as leaders. Speak with a program ambassador today by calling 219-989-3150.


Accelerated Weekend Program

This is an intensive accelerated 18-month program, structured in six ten-week modules, with Saturday classes only so as not to interfere with professional commitments. Our six modules enhance leadership skills, team building and strategic thinking among the participants.

Executive Cohort Approach

A unique aspect of our accelerated Executive MBA program is a cohort approach that creates a unified learning community of goal-oriented highly skilled professionals from different backgrounds. The cohort acts as a close-knit cooperative network of individuals during the 18-month of the program, fostering teamwork development. Different from the traditional MBA program, as well as other variations such as online programs, the EMBA’s cohort approach encourages face-to-face interaction among the students in the classroom and in the study groups. Highly skilled professionals, with an average of 10 years of managerial experience, from diverse backgrounds encourage the exchange of ideas in a more strategic manner.


At $48,000 for the entire 18 month program, the Purdue University Calumet EMBA program is an excellent value. The program fee is all-inclusive (tuition, fees, books, international immersion, and meals). Based on data from Crain’s Chicago Business (April 2010), the Purdue University Calumet EMBA program is priced less than 70% of competitive executive MBA programs in Illinois and Indiana. In addition, EMBA students are eligible for federal financial aid to assist with the cost of the program. A combination of subsidized and unsubsidized student loans are available to cover approximately 90% of the EMBA tuition.

No GMAT Required

For qualified applicants, the College of Business does not require the GMAT test. In lieu of that we ask for a resume and a personal interview along with a letter of support from the applicant’s company. We believe that these, along with the transcript and essays give us a very complete picture of each applicant.

Cutting Edge Curriculum

Our curriculum not only has Purdue’s traditional quantitative strength, but other topics critical to today’s business environment such as International Business, Ethics & Corporate Governance, Leadership, Supply Chain Management, Decision Analytics, Negotiations, and Risk Management.

This new plan of study was developed in consultation with our stakeholders – particularly alumni and faculty.

Purdue Quality Education

Purdue University Calumet is a comprehensive regional university part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, one of the largest universities in the United States of America.

Convenient Location in the Greater Chicago Area

Classes are held at the Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, Indiana. Our campus is located only 30 miles from downtown Chicago.


Purdue University Calumet has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).