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Executive MBA Program

Just 15 months and just 30 miles from downtown Chicago, the Saturday-only executive MBA program at Purdue University Northwest offers a cost-effective, cutting-edge solution for professionals and executives.

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The Right Program for You

With Saturday-only instruction, Purdue Northwest’s AACSB-accredited executive MBA program fits into your busy schedule—and connects with an executive peer cohort for effective networking and peer-to-peer learning. Classes available in-person and virtually! Next cohort begins September 2021.

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Why Choose Purdue Northwest EMBA?

  • Just 30 miles from downtown Chicago
  • Only 15 months to get your MBA degree
  • Saturday-only instruction with face-to-face OR virtual learning
  • $48,500, all-inclusive price including books, materials, meals, laptops, calculators, and more
  • All-expenses-paid, week-long overseas study-abroad trip
  • Business Analytics and Leadership focus
  • MBA degree plus certificate in Data Analytics and Visualization

Purdue University Northwest is part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, one of the largest universities in the United States.

PNW’s close proximity to Chicago attracts professionals with vastly different backgrounds. One of the great benefits of the program is that classes meet only on Saturdays. As a working professional, this minimized the impact on my weekly schedule.

Tiffani English
Executive MBA 2018, Hammond

I’ve had an opportunity to meet people from different industries and backgrounds. And I’ve learned from every single one of them. I find that I’m a better student and a better employee because of that experience.

Amanda Trinidad
Executive MBA 2018, Chicago, Illinois

The program helps open our eyes to how business is done in different countries and cultures – and workforces with different priorities – through the international business practicum.

Steve Vernengo
Executive MBA 2018, Highland


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What You’ll Learn

Program Overview

From Business Analytics to Leadership, Purdue University Northwest’s Executive MBA (EMBA) offers a unique, accelerated 15-month program.

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What’s It Cost?

Tuition and Fees

Our all-inclusive program offers an incredible value, with a total program cost of $48,500 (2020/2021 cohort).

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Our team of experts is ready to help you learn more about the program—and why it’s the right fit to meet your goals.


The academic programs offered by the College of Business at Purdue University Northwest are accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).