Group of students in an active learning environment.

Students enrolled in the Krannert School of Management and this Data Mine cohort will develop their business acumen as well as the ability to make a strong case for actions based on data. Participants will learn to define business problems using data science tools, analyze data to identify alternative solutions and model the value of alternative business decisions and courses of action. Corporate partners who are current or target employers of Krannert students will provide students with data, coaching and instruction, project management support and work with and recruit students for internships and permanent employment.

Current Purdue students are able to apply for 2021-22 learning communities from October 1, 2020 until January 31, 2021. Incoming students to Purdue can apply beginning January 15, 2021.


Open to Krannert School of Management students (first-year students and continuing students are both welcome)

Residential Component

  • Living in Hillenbrand Hall is recommended but not required. Hillenbrand Hall
  • Your roommate (in most cases) will be a member of The Data Mine
  • If you want to live on campus, it is necessary to complete a housing contract. (Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community.)


Fall and Spring semesters

Required classes for students

The information below is subject to change.

  • MGMT 28800 (3 credits; section SC1 or SC2: CRN 19410 or 18472) Programming For Business Applications
  • MGMT 29000 (1 credit; CRN 20825) Data Mine Experience I
  • STAT 19000, 29000, 39000, or 49000 (1 credit; 5 sections available) The Data Mine I or III or V or VII
  • Note: The Data Experience courses will include projects sponsored by a company or that are part of a research engagement.
  • MGMT 29000 (2 credits; section 001: CRN 19807 experiential; and CRN 21163 or 21266 lecture) Data Mine Experience II
  • STAT 19000 (1 credit; 4 sections available) The Data Mine The Data Mine II or IV or VI or VIII

Events and Activities Included

  • Weekly dinners with Data Mine participants
  • Faculty and graduate student office hours onsite in Hillenbrand
  • Seminars by visiting speakers, including practicing data scientists
  • Social gatherings with Data Mine members
  • Meals with campus and community leaders
  • Game / recreation nights
  • Career and graduate school panels
  • Hackathons / data competitions
  • Professional development activities
  • Tour of Purdue's computational facilities