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EMBA Experience Serving those who serve

Whether you’re a veteran, transitioning, or active duty, a Purdue Executive MBA can help you reach your goals.

At Purdue University's Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, our Executive MBA program is designed to work for you. We know work-life balance is important and that’s why our programs offer a flexible structure. On average, about 15% of each executive education student cohort has a military background. Purdue University is well-known for its support of veterans and active-duty service members, ranked #8 by College Consensus in 2020 for best colleges for veterans.

You will complete most of your work online, at your convenience, from wherever you are. However, you’ll also benefit from face-to-face classes and networking during quarterly residencies lasting from 1 to 2 weeks each.

Some quick facts:
  • Earn your MBA in just 19 months.
  • With 100% eligibility, the program can be fully funded through the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • The GMAT may be waived with sufficient military and/or civilian experience.
  • Your tuition deposit is discounted and your application fee is waived.
  • Find veterans-specific resources information on our Business Military Association resources page.
  • Purdue University is a Yellow Ribbon school.
  • Purdue offers a Veterans Success Center.

Is your loved one a veteran or active duty military? Contact us about scholarship opportunities for military spouses!


"Purdue has always been an amazing place to me. Like a home away from home, that gives incredible education and is world-renowned, compared to all of the other MBA programs that I looked at. Another reason is the Veteran Support Office here, and the way Purdue cherishes veterans that seek to take giant leaps in their life after service."

Jason McCormick
Strategic Saber Solutions
EMBA '22

Hear from our Alumni

A panel of Purdue Executive MBA alums with military backgrounds joined us for a webinar in June 2020. They shared their experience in our programs and how they managed their transition to a high-level civilian career.

View the Webinar

Dan Halverstadt, U.S. Air Force and Purdue EMBA Class of 2020, shares how his Executive MBA has helped him transition to an executive-level career.

Matthew Guest, U.S. Navy, and Courtney Mills, U.S. Army, both alumni of the Purdue EMBA Class of 2016, describe how their experiences aided them in their graduate education.


Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can also be used for the following Daniels School of Business professional development (non-degree) programs:

  • Applied Management Principles, or AMP, a five-day mini-MBA program;
  • Technical Management Institute, or TMI, a four-day course for technical managers.

Contact VA School Certifying Official Teresa Harris, in Purdue's Veterans Success Center, at for details on using your GI Bill benefits.