updated: 9/11/2013 7:25:38 AM
Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is taking a bold step to help make engineers, scientists and technologists leaders in the business world. Dean Chris Earley says the school is launching an MBA focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. He believes the so-called STEMBA is offered at a limited number of schools including Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earley touched on the program during an appearance on Inside INdiana Business Television to discuss Krannert's continuing involvement in an entrepreneurship bootcamp for veterans with disabilities.
Purdue is one of eight universities taking part in the bootcamp initiative and only school in the Midwest. Earley says the students range from PhD graduates to those just getting out of high school and preparing for their military service.
The school is expecting 30 veterans from 50 states to take part in this year's bootcamp.
Earley says the program has been successful in helping veterans start their own businesses. He says one became "professional, personal entrepreneur," while another combined his passions of bars, fishing and eco-tourism to launch a business in northern Wisconsin.
Source: Inside INdiana Business