The Minority Business Academy (MBA) provides academic, professional development, and leadership workshops to high school students interested in career options within the world of business.  MBA allows students to fully understand what it means to be a business professional through experiential and ”hands-on” training.  This program takes place during the school year, so student participants will have a realistic view of college life.  MBA’ers:

  • Participate in engaging, business workshops led by Krannert faculty members
  • Network with other talented high school students and current Purdue students
  • Explore the beautiful campus of Purdue University
  • Have fun!

MBA targets high school juniors, and high school seniors admitted to Krannert next fall from historically underrepresented groups, namely students who identify as African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian/Native American.  The MBA schedule of events includes a student panel of members from the Society of Minority Managers, an in-depth analysis of the traits of effective leaders,  an understanding of “C-suite” communication skills, exposure to financial modeling, game night with the Society of Minority Managers, golf lessons from a PGA certified instructor, a strategic business case competition, in addition to an etiquette dinner.  Essentially, MBA is an exciting and fast-moving pace of fun!

For 2014, the Minority Business Academy will take place Thursday, March 27th through Sunday, March 30th.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 14th.  Applicants will be notified of program admission no later than Monday, March 17th.  Space is limited, and students are encouraged to apply early for this competitive program.

Participant Requirements
To be considered for MBA, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  To apply for MBA, please, 1) complete the 2014 MBA online application form, and 2) email (henrydl@purdue.edu), fax (765-496-7434), or mail an official high school transcript and resume to: Minority Business Academy – BOP, Jerry S. Rawls Hall – Room 4062, 100 South Grant Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.

Program Cost
MBA participants only need to cover their transportation expenses to and from Purdue University, and bring funds for desired personal expenses.  All meals and lodging are provided by MBA.

For more information, please contact henrydl@purdue.edu or (765) 494-6602.  <CLICK HERE FOR 2014 MBA FLYER>