Purdue University Global Review

By BusinessStudent.com - April 2, 2018
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Purdue University Global offers a wide selection of online graduate degrees, including an online MBA. The online MBA is designed to given experienced business professionals vital, real world tools they need to pursue leadership and management in a highly competitive global marketplace.

Below is more information about the Purdue University Global MBA.

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Online MBA is accredited by the ACBSP

The online MBA program offered at Purdue University Global is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs or ACBSP. This accreditation agency’s seal of approval shows that this online MBA program has met high standards of business education by ACBSP. When you attend this university and see this accreditation, it suggests that the program is of high quality. This is especially important for an online MBA program.

Online MBA may be completed more quickly with Purdue Global’s ExcelTrack program

The ExcelTrack program allows some business students to advance their studies based upon existing knowledge. For students who have extensive experience in business, it is possible to complete your business degree online faster than the normal two or three years.

The ExcelTrack program can be a good fit for the professional who has at least three years of business experience where you acquired relevant skills related to the MBA program. Also, you must provide evidence you have finished at least three classes from a university. For the MBA, you also must show proof that you have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

The essential components of ExcelTrack are as follows:

  • Get assessed. At the start of each course, your skills in that particular business discipline will be tested so it is clear what you already know.
  • Now that you know what you need to learn in that particular business discipline, you can focus on it and not spend time relearning things you already know.
  • Get support. Staff and professors will work with you to make sure you have learned all the material necessary in that business discipline. You also can take advantage of learning resources during your education journey including online tutoring, live webinars and live chat with professors.
  • You will know exactly how well you are mastering new business skills with regular labs, quizzes, tests and feedback.
  • Get to your goal. As soon as you get a B or higher in the course, you can move on to the next class.

The courses you take in ExcelTrack are one credit each, and there is not a traditional limit on the number of courses you can complete each term. Instead, you can take as many courses per term as you can learn, for a price of $1500 per term. On the other hand, most online MBA programs will limit you to no more than two courses per term at a cost of $2000 or more per term. Depending on your pace, you can complete your MBA with ExcelTrack in just 16 to 18 months.

Many popular concentrations offered

The Purdue University Global online MBA program allows you to complete four or more courses in six popular concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Health care management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Project management

No standardized test scores required

Purdue University Global does not require you to submit GRE or GMAT scores to be considered for admission. You must only show that you have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, as well as an official transcript from your bachelor’s degree work.

Faculty are real world professionals

Purdue University Global is a highly respected online university and features professors who are experienced business educators and business professionals from across the world. These are real world business professionals who have years of knowledge of the marketplace.

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Online MBA program is not accredited by the AACSB

It is good the online MBA program has been accredited by the ACBSP, but it is not accredited at this time by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or AACSB. This is the oldest and most well-known business education accreditation agency in the United States. It is the agency that most business employers know. The fact that this program has not been accredited by AACSB could cause some employers to question the value of degree. But having the respected Purdue University Global name on your diploma could offset some of those concerns.

MBA concentrations are more limited than other online programs

While Purdue University Global offers a solid array of concentrations, other online MBA programs offer additional options. For example, the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School offers concentrations in Data Analytics and Decision Making; Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Consulting. These are in demand concentrations that students at Purdue University Global are missing out on.

Purdue University Global MBA requires 60 quarter credits for graduation

Most MBA programs take 30 to 36 semester credits to graduate (the equivalent of 45 to 54 quarter credit hours), while Purdue University Global requires 60 quarter credit hours (the equivalent of 40 semester credit hours), going up to 76 quarter credit hours (51 semester credit hours) with a concentration included.

The Details

General Information

  • Purdue University Global was founded in 2018.
  • Application fee: $45
  • School type: Public
  • Term Schedule: Quarter
  • Location: Online

Tuition Rates

  • MBA – Inquire

Business Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration


  • Finance
  • Health care management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Project management


  • Online MBA. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.purdueglobal.edu/degree-programs/business/online-mba-master-business-administration/
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