March 7, 2005
Purdue reprises 'mini MBA' management programs for engineers, scientists
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Purdue University's Krannert Executive Education Programs 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 2-6. The one-week program is designed for experienced (at least five years) engineers, scientists, technical specialists and engineering managers to update their engineering and management skills.
Classes are taught by Krannert School of Management faculty, Purdue administrative staff, 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 16-27.
Michael Sheahan, director 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 all specifically designed for engineers.
"New this year is an advanced manufacturing emphasis that offers participants the opportunity to take classes in supply-chain management; design for manufacturability; transforming office operations from overhead to competitive advantage; and trends in manufacturing automation, information and continuous improvement technologies."
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.
Sheahan 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.
"AMP offers the right topics at the right time in the right place, which adds up to a concentrated educational experience that is an exceptional value," Sheahan said.
The cost of the Engineering/Management program is $2,795. The cost of the Applied Management Principles program is $5,590. 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.
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