Consortium for Midwest companies forming March 22 at Olin School of Business

The John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis will hold a half-day conference on March 22 for executives of large and mid-cap companies interested in partnering with the business school.

Executives will meet March 22 at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center
Executives will meet March 22 at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

William Finnie, Interim Director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at the Olin School of Business, said that the business school is forming a consortium of leading Midwest companies to partner with the Olin School in a wide range of areas, including executive education, degree programs, and career development.

In executive education, for example, consortium companies can tap the expertise of senior Olin faculty specializing in critical areas such as leadership, finance, operations, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, and organizational development. “Twenty-two courses have been specially designed by Olin senior faculty to help companies gain and maintain the competitive edge in business,” Finnie said.

On March 22, executives from potential consortium companies will gather at the school’s Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center to discuss their needs and determine their priorities. They will meet with Olin faculty and administrators to identify the courses most urgently needed and to learn about other services Olin can provide to them.

Olin School of Business Dean and The Bank of America Professor Stuart Greenbaum will introduce the conference along with Olin faculty that include Anjan Thakor, the John E. Simon Professor of Finance, Ronald King, the Myron Northrop Professor of Accounting, and Associate Professors Todd Milbourn and Jackson Nickerson.

Executives from large and mid-sized Midwest companies are invited to attend this free half-day conference. Overnight accommodations are available at the Knight Center at a special corporate discount rate. A luncheon will be provided. Contact William Finnie at (314) 935-4541 or by e-mail at