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Weekend MBA Student Experiences

Purdue's Weekend MBA students come to us with varied backgrounds and strengths, goals and plans. They also share something great: a desire to tell the world about their MBA program experiences.

Ananda Pandy

What is your biggest takeaway from your Daniels School experience?

"I enjoyed every class. The professors are great at facilitating and encouraging in-class discussions of real-time problems and provide context and toolkits to solve them efficiently."

How is the Daniels School's curriculum preparing you for your goals?

"The general management curriculum is very good. It gives you an essence of all aspects of business. I feel strongly that it is preparing me well for my pursuit of the C-suite.”

Ananda Pandy, Class of ’22
Technical Specialist, ZF Group

Emily Stillman

Tell us about your experience with the Daniels School's curriculum.

"I am seeing first-hand the concepts that we're learning about in class within my own work environment. I know I will have the foundation to branch into a managerial role within my organization."

What are you hoping to gain from your experience?

"Going for an MBA opens so many doors for me professionally. I will always have the choice to go back into teaching, but the MBA gives me options!

What would you tell someone considering pursuing a graduate degree with the Daniels School?

"The Daniels School cares that you succeed, and provides you with the tools to excel in your degree."

Emily Stillman, Class of ’22
Trainer, Dealer Inspire

Clay Koehler

What drew you to Purdue's Weekend MBA program specifically?

"I was drawn to the Weekend MBA because of the hybrid structure. Being in residence every other Saturday allowed students to build lasting relationships, but didn’t take undue time from our families. I’d recommend the program to anyone!"

Describe your experience in the MBA program in three words.

"Life long relationships. The cohort experience allowed us to learn from each other’s experiences and grow together. I completed the program with colleagues and friends for life.”

Clay Koehler, Class of ’21
AVP Small Business Banking, Centier Bank

Dakota Hassan

What drew you to Purdue's Weekend MBA program specifically?

"Purdue's Weekend MBA program is both cost and time effective. It is appropriately priced compared to other schools. It also allows me the time to balance work, school, and my social life by attending class every other Saturday and having online resources. It also provides me with access to incredible professors and professional resources."

What would you tell someone who is considering pursuing a graduate degree at the Daniels School?

"Do it.

Purdue is an amazing school and if you truly want an education and not just a title, the Daniels School of Business will provide you with exactly that. This has been an amazing experience, and I am confident any other student pursing a degree here will feel the same.”

Dakota Hassan, Class of ’22
Director of Provider Relations, Indiana Emergency Care

Brandon Gatson

Why did you pursue an MBA at this point in your career?

"I wanted to use the MBA experience to assist in making a career transition. I hope to gain valuable management lessons across the breadth of business functions and build a lifetime network in a renowned school."

What is your biggest surprise from your experience?

"The Daniels School network really matters. I am surprised at how friendly people are, from faculty to staff to students. I can be talking to a genius student or a globally recognized faculty member and they are down-to-earth people.”

Brandon Gatson, Class of ’22
Supplier Diversity Manager, Purdue University

Joshua Plue

Why did you pursue an MBA at this point in your career?

"The Weekend MBA program gave me the flexibility to work full time while getting face-to-face instruction and what I consider a more in-depth appreciation of the course work. My goal is to help companies gain and sustain competitive advantages that propel them ahead of their competition. I want the opportunity to run a large company or division in the future, and this program has given me the skills to approach this challenge with confidence."

How is the Daniels School curriculum preparing you for your goals?

"My goal is to be a C-suite executive, and the curriculum at the Daniels School has given me insight into all the roles within that team. It is important for executives to have an understanding of the entire business, and I feel very comfortable speaking in any of their languages after participating in the MBA program.”

Joshua Plue, Class of ’22
Outreach and Developments Coordinator, Purdue University

See for yourself

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