Short Answer – The average GMAT score for Purdue University MSBA goes as low as 500+ as per the last entering class. Hence, if you score above 500, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with very low scores getting selected into top schools like MIT and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, say, starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can catch up in other application sections by writing outstanding essays or performing well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over-represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora go up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at Purdue University MSBA for the last graduating class was approximately $124,138.00. 95% of the class was employed within 3 months of graduation.
KPDC serves as a comprehensive career centre for students by providing individual counselling, job search resources, and on-campus recruiting services. Programs support students in the creation of their career path strategy and leadership development.
The Tuition fee for Purdue University MSBA is $56,700.00 and an additional $16,528.00 living cost is required to be spent.
Each year, Purdue offers top applicants scholarships to help reduce the cost of attending the Krannert School of Management. These merit-based awards do not require any additional application, as all applicants are considered. Awards will be released to admitted students approximately every two weeks.
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The Diversity Fellowship Applicant Essay is not required for admission consideration to our programs. You are welcome to complete the Diversity Fellowship Essay should you feel you meet the criteria for the Fellowship award. This Fellowship is awarded through the Purdue University Graduate School independently from your Krannert Masters Programs admission process.
**Please Note: A link for the required online (KIRA) video essay section is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted. Your application will not be reviewed until KIRA and all other sections are complete, so plan to finalize all requirements prior to your preferred application deadline listed at the top of this page. KIRA does not take the place of an admissions interview.
In the process of completing the Krannert School of Management graduate application, you will respond to 3 to 5 video essay questions. The questions vary for each program and are developed to assess core competencies that align with your specific program. The video essays are used by the Admissions Committee to identify business school competencies that we believe are key to building a diverse and strong cohort. You will be asked questions that will give us insight into your position on the following topics:
Please talk to your recruiter prior to submitting your essays if you would like some guidance on how to best prepare.
We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
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3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
All Purdue MSBAIM applicants are considered for scholarships and assistantships during the admission review process. Therefore, there is no specific application process for these awards. The Admissions Office will notify you if you are a candidate for these awards. For more information, please see the Financial Aid page.
No. Proof of financial support is only required of international students who receive a favorable admissions decision. Please do not include proof of financial support with your application. Upon an offer of admission, students will work with the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) to demonstrate eligibility for a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019).
You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detail these experiences on your CV (Resumé) in the Purdue University MSBAIM admission portal.
Applicants are required to complete 3-5 video essay questions. This helps us get to know you a little better and gain insight that cannot be gained in a written application, A unique link to the KIRA platform is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted. Please plan to complete all components prior to your preferred application deadline in order to be considered for admission.
**Please Note: Online (KIRA) Video Essay can be accessed by logging in 24 hours after you submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed without the Video Interview.