Business Programs

Meet the Dean

Meet Dean Jeffrey M. Buck, PhD, and learn more about your career path. From studying critical business fundamentals to being part of a learning environment that has a unique blend of accessibility, flexibility, and support, Purdue University Global students can expect a world-class education from a respected university.

Course-Specific Hardware and Software Requirements

Some business courses require you to meet certain course-specific hardware and software requirements beyond the standard University technology requirements. Please review this list and make sure you fulfill any requirements that apply to your courses. Contact your Student Advisor at 866-522-7747 if you have any questions.

Assessments of Skills and Knowledge

Completing Assessments of Skills and Knowledge is a great way to earn credit toward your degree. You use the knowledge and skills that you already have to pass exams and earn college credit at Purdue Global. You can complete an Assessment of Skills and Knowledge directly through Purdue Global or complete a standardized exam through approved organizations outside of the University.

Undergraduate students: You can test out of a course and still earn credit by attaining a predetermined score on an Assessment of Skills and Knowledge.

Students in the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management and Leadership, or Master of Science in Finance: You can register for the GB512X Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, which assesses your skills in business communications. If you pass GB512X, you will earn 4 credits toward your degree.

Cost: $100

Review the Purdue University Global Assessment of Skills and Knowledge List.


Seminars are live, virtual meetings you can have with your instructor and classmates to review course concepts. They are available in some standard, non-ExcelTrack programs.

As soon as you have access to your registered courses at the start of the preview period (the Sunday before the term begins), check your course syllabus to see if a weekly seminar is included in them. Your instructor may include seminars that are not weekly or may not include seminars at all.