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Technical Management Institute Testimonials

A joint effort of Purdue's Krannert School of Management and the College of Engineering, the Technical Management Institute provides crucial knowledge and skills for new and aspiring managers of a technical workforce.

Offered for 30 years and counting, TMI attracts a great variety of professionals. Here's what a few recent TMI participants have to say about this professional development program:

Purdue's Technical Management Institute, or TMI, student Prince Ampomah"As a finance person who manages a technical team, TMI gave me the quintessential skills and knowledge needed to build an effective and high-performing team. The training offered valuable insights into leadership styles, applicable project management skills and business analysis skills which are needed for my everyday work."

-Prince Ampomah MBA, MHA, Director, Strategic Analysts, The Advisory Board Company

Purdue's Technical Management Institute, or TMI, student Aylin Celtik"I learned a lot in a short amount of time about program and project management, cost analysis, personnel management, and leadership.

In classes, we had a chance to apply new skills to mock case studies to explore how to apply these new skills to real-world situations. I found the whole process, from registration to receiving the certificates, welcoming and organized. The instructors and staff were always available to answer any questions.

I highly recommend TMI to any individual or organization interested in expanding their management skill sets."

-Aylin Celtik, Research Data Analyst, Purdue Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness

Purdue's Technical Management Institute, or TMI, student Tony Goyer"It was very interesting to better understand my style of learning as well as see how a room of individuals in similar roles could vary so immensely. Although these different styles often create conflicts within teams, it is very apparent that a mixed team will ALWAYS come to the best solution."

-Tony Goyer, Engineering Supervisor, Core Packaging Components, Caterpillar, Lafayette Engine Center

Purdue's Technical Management Institute, or TMI, student Paul Creekmore"I definitely recommend Purdue’s TMI to anyone moving into a technical management role for the first time. It is a high-quality introduction to leadership and business concepts that most engineers aren’t exposed to in school. The instructors are competent teachers who are well-qualified in their fields, and the staff support the program with smoothly executed hospitality and logistics."

-Paul Creekmore, Senior R&D Engineer, Milbank