Developing a company and shaping your future

Your time at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management focuses on developing a company. Here you expand on the wide range of necessary entrepreneurial skills essential to building a business in both national and global settings. During your time in China, you will develop a deep understanding of the basic concepts and challenges of business strategy, management, interpersonal relationships and organizational dynamics.

Focus on how to make your ideas tangible

You will explore idea generation and opportunity shaping in order to practice strategic entrepreneurial research as well as product/service and business model designs.

Whille attending classes at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, you will discover the crucial elements involved in assessing skills in order to develop a company in an international market. You will be introduced to the issues associated with financing companies in the various stages of their life and manage entrepreneurial ventures. Through courses including Supply Chain Management & Operations, Change Management for Entrepreneurs, Global Human Capital, International Negotiations, Social Entrepreneurship and Managing Growth for Entrepreneurs, you will acquire the set of skills necessary to give your ideas a tangible place in your career.

Idea Accelerator: Business Projects in the U.S.

The business projects at Purdue University focus on company development.

The North American Business Project was very hands-on and the company really knew what they expected from us. I worked for a small company that had developed a platform in mobile marketing. The company wanted us to work on finding out what sectors made more sense for them to develop their mobile marketing projects. We did a lot of research and interviews with potential clients. We really got to interact in a business environment.

Sandra Eckert – Switzerland – Global Entrepreneurship Program graduate and Event Manager at BK Sportpromotion

Purdue University’s strong entrepreneurial spirit

Purdue University is a land-grant institution founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue. Purdue’s Krannert School of Management was founded in the late 1950s and today features programs at the undergraduate, master, doctoral and executive education levels. The students at Purdue University are “analytical thinkers and global leaders.” Purdue University itself has had 22 alumni selected for space flight, including the first (Neil Armstrong) and last (Gene Cernan) men to walk on the moon.

The Krannert School has a global footprint, partnering with the GISMA Business School in Hannover and several other universities and initiatives around the world. Prominent Krannert alumni include Sam Allen, CEO of Deere & Co.; Juergen Grossmann, CEO of RWE AG in Germany; Venu Srinivasan, chairman and managing director of TVS Motor Co. in India; and Beth Brooke, global vice chair at Ernst & Young and a four-time selection among the Forbes  “100 Most Powerful Women in the World.”

Thanks to its many entrepeneurial resources, including the Purdue Foundry and the Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as its on-going drive to promote discovery and support the students’ venture ideas, Purdue University is the perfect place for the students of the Global Entrepreneurship Program to end their academic journey.