Navigating the ‘new normal’ economy at Olin

New certificate programs geared for busy professionals

The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis is launching three new open enrollment certificate programs designed to equip mid- and senior-level managers with the skills and strategies needed to meet the challenges of the ‘new normal’ economy.

Taught by Olin’s renowned world-class faculty, these timely deep dives in finance, leadership and supply chain management are geared for busy professionals who value leading-edge, in-depth and relevant management training that is immediately applicable in the workplace.

Certificate programs in financial skills, leadership and supply chain management are offered in two-day modules over a three- to six-month period. Designed to maximize learning and accommodate demanding schedules of managers, the courses are held in two locations: Washington University’s on-campus, state-of-the-art Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center in St. Louis and Olin’s executive education facilities in Kansas City.

“Olin graduate certificates add distinction and prestige to the resume of any business professional, manager, and executive,” says Panos Kouvelis, PhD, senior associate dean and director of executive programs at Olin.

“Participants not only acquire the certified business acumen, but also gain an enduring network of useful contacts,” says Kouvelis, the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management.

“The flexible and personally customized certificate design allows a top quality educational experience that integrates seamlessly with personal short-term and long-term goals. Our certificates are the fastest and highest return-on-investment pathway to accelerated career growth,” he says.

Enrollment is open for programs beginning this semester. Scholarships are available for eligible WUSTL employees.

Financial Skills for General Managers

This program, which began Sept. 16, equips managers in functional areas outside of finance with the financial literacy and analytical tool box to understand financial metrics, measure value and interact with confidence on finance-related issues.

Tuition: $8,800. Program will be offered in 2011.

Leadership Essentials for Managers: Enhancing Impact, Influence and Results

This program — best suited for managers with a minimum of three years of experience leading individuals and teams — develops competencies to engage and motivate high-performance teams that work across organizational boundaries for high-impact results. The program begins in November.

Tuition: $10,500. Application deadline: Oct. 15. Classes begin in November.

Supply Chain Strategy & Management

This program helps managers cultivate a strategic understanding of the supply chain system; apply lean principles to manage supply chain processes, inventories and lead times; understand state-of-the-art practices in logistics and distribution; and execute supply chain initiatives in alignment with company strategy.

Tuition: $9,900. Program will be offered as five, two-day modules in Spring 2011.

Discounts are available for companies sending three or more to the same certificate program and open enrollment scholarships are available to nonprofits, small companies and entrepreneurs.

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