Purdue News

April 5, 2006

Purdue reprises 'mini MBA' programs for engineers, scientists

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert Executive Education Programs (KEEP) is continuing its longstanding collaboration with the College of Engineering and College of Science to offer two short-course "mini MBA" programs in May for engineers and scientists.

The Engineering/Management program (E/M) is an intensive, on-campus residential program that takes place May 1-5. The one-week program is designed for experienced (at least five years) engineers, scientists, technical specialists and engineering managers to update their management and engineering skills.

KEEP classes are taught by Krannert School of Management faculty, Purdue engineering faculty, faculty from other universities and experienced industry consultants.

The Applied Management Principles (AMP) program is designed for engineers and scientists with advanced degrees and positions in industry, as well as doctoral candidates, who wish to improve their business knowledge and skills. The two-week "mini MBA" program takes place on campus May 15-26.

Cathy Garrison, program manager of KEEP's non-degree programs, said, "In our E/M program, we again will offer solid business and management fundamentals – including managerial accounting and financial analysis, global marketing, negotiation and dispute-resolution skills, and project management, design for manufacturability and supply chain management – all specifically designed for engineers."

Garrison said there are two new E/M offerings this year.

"Gerry McCartney, Krannert School's assistant dean for technology, will teach 'Selecting Successful Technology,' which will introduce participants to models and tools to evaluate the likelihood of success in deciding to introduce into their businesses a range of technologies, including IT, manufacturing, pharma and agriculture," she said.

Logan Jordan, Krannert School associate dean of administration, will teach "Using Strategy to Find New Growth: Theories of Innovation and Rules of Evolutionary Industry Change."

"Logan's field is strategic management, and participants in his class will use the case-study approach to explore how to use innovation theory to explore options for growth in a number of industries in various stages of development," Garrison said.

E/M students select four classes from among the offerings and can tailor the one-week educational experience to company needs and career aspirations. Each class meets for two hours each day of the program.

Garrison said the AMP program exposes participants to all the functional areas that constitute the MBA in a compressed two-week format. The curriculum includes 12 hours of accounting, six hours of human-resource management, 12 hours of financial management, 12 hours of marketing management, six hours of strategic management and four hours of entrepreneurship.

The cost of the Engineering/Management program is $2,895. The cost of the Applied Management Principles program is $5,690. Program fees include course materials, accommodations at the Purdue Memorial Union Club Hotel and some meals. Purdue professional staff members can take E/M classes for the reduced rate of $500 per course.

For further information, contact Garrison at (765) 494-7700, garrison@purdue.edu. Additional information about the E/M and AMP programs is available online.

Writer: Mike Lillich, (767) 494-2077, mlillich@purdue.edu

Source: Cathy Garrison, (765) 494-1554, garrison@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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