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March 16, 2001

Purdue offers 'mini MBA' technical
management programs

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is collaborating with the engineering and science schools to offer two short-course management programs – "mini MBAs" – for engineers and scientists in April and May.

The Purdue University Engineering/Management Program is an intensive on-campus residential program that takes place April 30 to May 4. The one-week program is designed for experienced (at least five years) engineers, scientists, technical specialists and engineers to update their engineering and management skills.

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The Applied Management Principles Program is designed for Ph.D. engineers and scientists, as well as doctoral candidates, wishing to improve their business knowledge and skills. The two-week, "mini-MBA" program takes place on campus May 14-25.

"Both the Engineering/Management and Applied Management Principles Program provide interdisciplinary approaches to a working environment where the line between the technical and the managerial is increasingly blurred," says Wilbur G. Lewellen, Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management and director of the Krannert School's Executive Education Programs.

"The Applied Management Principles Program allows doctoral students to view their technical educations through the lens of business enterprise," says Michael Sheahan, associate director of the Krannert School's executive education programs. "It also enables those with technical backgrounds who are already employed in industry to acquire the business acumen to make more informed and substantive contributions to their organizations."

The engineering management program, now in its 16th year, offers a range of courses from which participants can choose. The offerings include such topics as accounting and finance, e-commerce infrastructure and strategy, marketing, manufacturing design, operations and supply-chain management, and business communication classes.

The Applied Management Principles program, open for the first time this year to engineers and scientists from industry, offers classes in human resources management, accounting and financial management, marketing management, international and strategic management, and entrepreneurism.

"Our engineering/management program allows participants to select four courses to attend from an integrated series of 16 offerings," Sheahan said. "There are opportunities for participants to tailor the one-week educational experience to individual needs.

"At the next level of programming, our Applied Management Principles exposes participants to all the functional areas that compose the MBA – but in a compressed two-week format where all of the students take the classes as a cohort group."

The cost of the engineering management program is $2,495. The cost of the Applied Management Principles Program is $5,000. Program fees include course materials, accommodations at the Purdue Memorial Union Club Hotel and some meals.

For further information and registration, contact Sheahan, (765) 494-5831,

Sources: Wilbur G. Lewellen, (765) 494-4397,

Michael Sheahan, (765) 494-7700,

Writer: J. Michael Lillich, (765) 494-2077,

Wilbur G. Lewellen, Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management and director of the Krannert School's executive education programs, teaches a class in financial management. Classes in the Engineering/Management and Applied Management Principles programs will be at the Krannert Center on Purdue's West Lafayette campus. (Purdue News Service Photo by David Umberger)

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