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Executive Development Program spreading Broad learning around the globe

Publish Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Executive Development Programs has extended the reach of the Broad School onto almost every continent through executive education programs in Australia, Brazil, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ireland, Macau and Singapore. These programs support the university's mission as well as the needs of key corporate clients while expanding research-based relationships, some of which have existed for many years.

One upcoming international Broad EDP open enrollment program is the Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar to be held in Dubai on April 25-30, 2009. The week-long program is designed to provide insight regarding the supply chain strategies, practices and processes being deployed by leading global organizations. Seminar faculty will include The John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Supply Chain Management David Closs, Supply Chain Management Professor Morgan Swink and Executive Development Programs Director David Frayer, who has a PhD in marketing, logistics and international business from MSU.

In addition, the Broad School sends faculty to support multiple programs with COPPEAD Graduate School of Business at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a pioneer in the introduction of business executive education in Brazil. Broad faculty will also be supporting an executive program in Kong Hong for IBM Corporation in June 2009 in conjunction with Pennsylvania State University and the National University of Singapore, which builds on a broader relationship that also includes Arizona State University and University College, Dublin.

Executive Development Programs, in conjunction with The School of Hospitality Business, has also successfully delivered a four-week leadership development program for the Venetian Macao Casino and Resort in Macau. The program was designed for high-potential managers and involved senior faculty from The School sharing their insights and experiences in a collaborative, educational forum that included project work which generated a tangible return on investment.

"These international open enrollment and customized executive education programs use the Broad School's leading-edge knowledge to help shape people's thinking in other parts of the world," says Frayer. "At the same time, these programs help to support and extend our faculty's research and classroom teaching by bringing greater international experiences and perspectives back to the Broad School."

If you are interested in bringing a Broad School experience to your management and/or executives, domestically or internationally, please contact the Executive Development Programs office at (517) 353-8711 or