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Purdue VetBloom partner to offer online mini MBA to veterinary professionals

Filling a need for high-level business training in the veterinary profession is the goal of a partnership between Purdue University and VetBloom, an online learning ecosystem for the veterinary industry.

In a pilot project beginning in the fall of 2023, VetBloom will offer the Business Essentials Graduate Certificate from Purdue’s Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. School of Business to a cohort of employees from  Ethos Veterinary Health. If the pilot proves successful, the plan is to expand the program to the broader veterinary community, said Dr. Patrick Welch, VetBloom founder and CEO.

Purdue’s Business Essentials Graduate Certificate is a mini-MBA program offering students the opportunity to further develop their understanding of management and business knowledge. Daniels School of Business online graduate certificate programs are designed as powerful professional development tools for working professionals.

The 100% online program includes 9-12 hours of coursework, depending on the electives a student chooses, and can be completed in 2-6 semesters. Those credits can be rolled into a full MBA at a student’s option. Students can take courses focusing on a variety of business functions including accounting, business analytics, financial management, operations management, strategic management, and others that enhance their return on the educational investment.

For the veterinary profession, Welch said the program is aimed at veterinary doctors or technicians who may be moving, or have already moved, from clinical positions into management, as well as veterinary operations professionals who need to enhance their business and management knowledge and skills. The program’s online delivery makes it readily accessible to busy professionals balancing work and nonwork commitments.

“While there are some offerings such as courses, workshops, and other less extensive learning opportunities for veterinary professionals to enhance their skill sets in business and management, our hope is that the Purdue Business Essentials Graduate Certificate will provide a unique value proposition based on its rigorous academic structure,” Welch said.

VetBloom approached Purdue with idea of offering a high-level business program for the veterinary industry and the graduate certificate offered a ready-made solution. Purdue and VetBloom already have an active partnership to offer Purdue’s award-winning Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning program to the industry.

For more information about Purdue’s Business Essentials Graduate Certificate, visit the program website.

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