The Business Opportunity Program (BOP): 50 Years of Advancement and Opportunity

Purdue freshman Victoria Coats, a member of the 50th anniversary class of the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP), plans to follow in her father’s footsteps and attend medical school after completing her undergraduate degree in industrial management.

The Business Opportunity Program (BOP) was established in April 1968 by Krannert faculty members Dan E. Schendel, Wilbur G. Lewellen, Charles Lawrence, Joseph C. Ullman, and Dean John S. Day to increase diversity and give all students access to a world-class Management education. The program was one of the first and most successful of its kind at a major business school, and the first at Purdue.

BOP students have a 90% five-year graduation rate and a 100% full-time job placement rate.

This year, this incredible program is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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