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January 11, 2002

Purdue reprises 'mini MBA' technical management programs

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is continuing its longstanding collaboration with the schools of Engineering and Science to offer two short-course "mini MBA" programs in April and May for engineers and scientists.

The Purdue University Engineering/Management Program is an intensive, on-campus residential program that takes place April 29 to May 3. 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.

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The Applied Management Principles 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 13-25.

"As a Krannert alumnus, I know that the School's reputation for excellence is built on educating students with strong analytical capabilities to understand and apply technology to business," says Joseph Steinman, who teaches all of the topics in the Applied Management Principles Program.

"Both the Engineering/Management and Applied Management Principles programs exemplify this mission of the Krannert School."

Michael Sheahan, associate director of the Krannert School's executive education programs, says, "The Applied Management Principles Program allows doctoral students to view their technical educations through the lens of business enterprise.

"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 17th year, offers a range of courses from which participants can choose. The offerings include technical topics in engineering, including design for manufacturing and supply-chain management; functional areas of management, including accounting and finance and human resources; and information technology issues, including information security and e-commerce infrastructure.

The Applied Management Principles Program offers classes in accounting, human resources, finance, marketing, strategic management and entrepreneurship.

"Our Engineering/Management Program allows participants to select four courses to attend from an integrated series of 16 offerings," Sheahan says. "There are opportunities for participants to tailor the one-week educational experience to individual and company needs.

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

The cost of the Engineering/Management Program is $2,595. The cost of the Applied Management Principles Program is $5,190. Program fees include course materials, accommodations at the Purdue Memorial Union Club Hotel and some meals.

For further information and registration, contact Sheahan, (765) 494-7700,

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

Sources: Joseph Steinman, (904) 280-5722,

Michael Sheahan, (765) 494-7700,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

Joseph Steinman, a visiting professor in 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 held at the Krannert Center on Purdue's West Lafayette campus. (Purdue Marketing Communications Photo by Vincent Walter).

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