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Welcome IMM 2016
The IMM Global EMBA Class of 2016 launched March 29, 2015, with a week of introductions, prep work and class sessions at Purdue. We welcome this talented, diverse group of professionals.
Four members of this new class are U.S. military veterans. Twenty percent of the class is female. The average amount of work experience across the cohort is more than 16 years. Industries represented include manufacturing, construction and heathcare. These students hail from across the U.S. and four foreign countries: Hungary, The Netherlands, Nigeria, and South Korea.
We look forward to a rewarding 19 months -- and beyond.
The IMM Global EMBA Class of 2016 poses for the first of many group shots, at Purdue's Krannert Center during launch week.
Krannert Study Abroad programs provide additional educational opportunities
Krannert Executive Education Programs' students are given even more global education opportunities than may be readily apparent. In March 2015, students in our EMBA classes of 2015 and 2016 traveled to Paris with Krannert's full-time MBA students for a week-long study abroad trip that focused on international marketing.
Classes were held at ESCP Europe, the world's oldest business school with five urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Torino. Topics covered included managing cultural diversity, intercultural communication, and international product and brand management. The students toured Paris at night, visited Reims and the Mumm Champagne House, and took a boat ride on the Seine.
Krannert Executive Education students and Krannert School of Management full-time MBA students studied and enjoyed Parisian culture together.
These full-time MBA study abroad trips are not part of the standard EMBA curriculum, but are open to executive education students able to go -- and to our program alumni. Also on the Paris trip was IMM Global EMBA Class of 2014 alum Hendrik Leder. Educational and social engagement with our students doesn't end when they have earned their degree. Find a gallery of Hendrik's Paris images on the IMM Global EMBA Facebook page.
Read the latest and greatest in our newsletter
The newest edition of The Purdue Executive newsletter is now available and features alumni updates, a full calendar of program events, a research article from Professor Mary Pilotte, great photos from our residencies around the globe, and more.
Executive Education alum helps launch Amazon-Purdue collaboration
Paul Ryder, a 1994 Exec Ed alum and Amazon’s vice president of media and student programs, visited Purdue's campus February 3, 2015, to help launch the Purdue Student Store on Amazon. This collaboration is the first of its kind. Read more about Amazon's first campus pickup location and see a video story of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and Krannert Executive Education Programs alumnus Paul Ryder, right, opened the new Amazon location on Purdue's campus, in the Krach Leadership Center.
IMM partner school named best in Brazil
One of our four IMM Global EMBA partner schools, the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV/EBAPE), has been ranked as the best School of Administration for the second year running by the Ministry of Education. FGV's School of Administration is also among the top three institutions of higher education in Brazil, alongside FGV’s two Schools of Economics, in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro.
Read more about this repeat distinction.
Krannert Executive Education welcomes newest alumni
We congratulate our IMM Global EMBA Class of 2014 upon their graduation on December 21, 2014. Students graduated with two MBA degrees -- one from Purdue University and one from an overseas partner school, either Tias School for Business and Society in the Netherlands or Central European University in Hungary. Twenty-one students graduated in the Class of 2014, with 19 traveling back to West Lafayette with friends and family members to take part in graduation festivities.
Members of IMM 2014 prep for graduation in Krannert Center's Weiler Lounge, where they spent so much time as students.
Four students, Sebastian Ahrens, Job Hoevenaars, Hendrik Leder and Richard Csuri, were named Beta Gamma (top 20% of their class) and Ahrens was honored for having the highest GPA in the cohort. Faculty awards went to Thomas Eppel (Outstanding Professor) and Filip Caeldries (Excellence in Teaching).
Our graduates are set for further success, and we wish them well as we look forward to welcoming the IMM Class of 2016 in March.
Everyday is the day to thank a veteran
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, we honored our student-veterans and active military in the EMBA Class of 2016, on the Purdue campus for their residency.
IMM 2014 students tour Bao Steel during China residency
IMM Global Executive MBA 2014 students toured Bao Steel, one of the largest steel companies in the world, during their October 2014 residency in China. Their residency also included meeting with guest speaker Leigh Gui, CFO of eBay for Greater China; an alumni reception; tours of Shanghai, the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square; and courses in Global Strategy, Change Management, Geocompetitive Perspectives and more.
IMM students also benefited from a presentation by Purdue alumnus and AAM (formerly known as American Axle Manufacturing) plant manager Greg Donofrio, who provided an overview of the company's operations in Shanghai, and from interactions with partner school Tianjin University faculty, staff and students.
Congrats to EMBA class of 2014
Congratulations to the Executive MBA Class of 2014 on their graduation in May. Nineteen of the class' 22 students participated in commencement exercises.
Krannert Endorsed for Equis Accreditation
The Krannert School of Management, including the Executive MBA and Global MBA (IMM) programs, was recently approved for EQUIS accreditation (one of only a handful of U.S. schools) for a three-year term, the maximum length for a first-time approval. This accreditation comes from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and along with AACSB accreditation represent the highest standards of excellence for a business school. More information about this achievement can be found at www.efmd.org.