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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Financial Times ranks Krannert executive MBA among world's best

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/html4ever/2005/051024.Lewellen.ft05.html


October 24, 2005
Financial Times ranks Krannert executive MBA among world's best

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – One of Purdue University's Krannert School of Management executive MBA programs – the International Master's in Management (IMM) – placed 16th worldwide in rankings released today (Monday, Oct. 24) by the Financial Times.
The program is a collaboration among the Krannert School and graduate business schools in the Netherlands, Hungary and Germany.

"You can't do business – or business education – today without a global outlook and global respect," said Richard A. Cosier, Krannert School dean and Leeds Professor of Management. "The Financial Times' top 20 ranking of Krannert's IMM program is a solid endorsement of the program and how it is valued worldwide."

The publication ranked the Krannert IMM program No. 7 in the United States and first among American public universities. The program placed No. 7 among European programs as well. The Krannert IMM program ranked No. 11 in 2004 and No. 14 in 2003.

Wilbur Lewellen, director of the Krannert School's executive education programs and Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management, said, "The Financial Times' ranking is evidence once more that the IMM program is world class. The program's design, combining a series of two-week residencies with internet-supported assignments between residencies, has been a model for international executive MBA programs for more than a decade."

The 2005 Financial Times rankings included 75 schools in the United States, Europe and Asia. The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School retained the No. 1 overall ranking for the fifth consecutive year, followed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's business school, and the London Business School. Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business tied for No. 37. No other Indiana business schools were ranked.

In determining its rankings, the Financial Times used two sets of questionnaires – one for the schools and one for the alumni of their executive programs. The main ranking criterion, the British publication writes, "is the career success of alumni, which takes into account the career progress of alumni from the period before they started their executive MBA to the present day – usually five years. The two main components of this are salary levels today and the percentage salary increase the alumni have experienced between the two dates."

Students in the IMM complete their executive MBAs on a part-time basis while maintaining their employment, whereas students in full-time programs must either take a leave of absence or resign from their employers.

The Krannert School's partners in the IMM program are Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration in Hanover, Germany.

In September, the Wall Street Journal for the second straight year ranked the Krannert School's full-time MBA program the No. 1 program serving corporate recruiters from a regional base. In October 2005, Business Week ranked Krannert's domestic executive MBA program No. 18 worldwide.

Krannert offers three executive MBA programs, the oldest of which dates back to 1983. The school also offers a variety of non-degree executive programs, all on the West Lafayette campus and at corporate training facilities.

For information about the Krannert School's executive MBA degree programs, including the international program, contact Erika Steuterman, director of executive degree programs, at (765) 494-7700, keepinfo@mgmt.purdue.edu. For information about non-degree executive programs, contact Mike Sheahan, director of non-degree executive programs, at (765) 494-7700, sheahan@purdue.edu.

Writer: Mike Lillich, (765) 494-2077, mlillich@purdu.edu
Sources: Richard A. Cosier, (765) 494-4366, rcosier@purdue.edu
Wilbur G. Lewellen, (765) 494-4493, lewellen@purdue.edu
Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Business Week: Krannert executive MBAs among world's best

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October 14, 2005
Business Week: Krannert executive MBAs among world's best

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management executive MBA degree program placed 18th worldwide in rankings released Thursday (Oct. 13) by Business Week.

The 2005 rankings are based on the results of 163 surveys received from directors of leadership and executive development at companies internationally. The rankings are available online.
"The top 20 worldwide ranking for our executive MBA program is a confirmation of our commitment to provide a high-quality option for students to earn an MBA without an interruption in their careers," said Richard A. Cosier, Krannert School dean and Leeds Professor of Management. "Our executive MBA is a tremendous option for active managers. It offers a high-quality education that meshes with the schedules of individuals and their companies."

Krannert Executive Education Programs offer three executive MBAs through a combination of distance-learning and part-time residence on campus. The Krannert School began offering executive education in 1983.

Wilbur G. "Bill" Lewellen, director of the Krannert School's Executive Education Programs and Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management, said the Business Week ranking recognizes Purdue's continuing commitment to combining on-campus and online education.

"Our program has been a model for other executive programs for years," Lewellen said. "We believe in solid coursework that provides smart, busy people with flexible options to further their careers and provide leadership in their companies and organizations."

Northwestern received the No. 1 Business Week ranking of executive MBA programs. Notre Dame is No. 20. No other Indiana colleges were ranked among the top 20 executive MBA programs or among the custom, non-degree programs.

Business Week ranked Krannert's executive education programs No. 16 in 2003, the last time the survery was conducted.

Krannert's full-time MBA program was ranked No. 1 by regional corporate recruiters for the second straight year in a Wall Street Journal survey published in September.

Krannert Executive Education Programs offer an executive MBA, an international master's in management and a weekend MBA program.

Also offered are specialized non-degree programs in areas such as engineering management, veterinary management and the new life sciences information technology project management certificate, both at the West Lafayette campus and at corporate training facilities.

For information about the Krannert School's executive MBA degree programs, contact Erika Steuterman, director of executive education programs, (765) 494-7700, keepinfo@mgmt.purdue.edu. For information about non-degree executive programs, contact Mike Sheahan, director of non-degree executive programs, (765) 494-7700, sheahan@purdue.edu.

Writer: Maggie Morris, (765) 494-2077, maggiemorris@purdue.edu
Sources: Richard A. Cosier, (765) 494-4366, rcosier@purdue.edu
Wilbur G. Lewellen, (765) 494-4493, lewellen@purdue.edu
Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Jischke named chairman of Association of American Universities

Our congratulations from PCHK to Dr Jischke!!


http://news.uns.purdue.edu/html3month/2005/051011.Jischke.AAU.html

October 11, 2005

Jischke named chairman of Association of American Universities

Martin C. Jischke

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University President Martin C. Jischke has been selected as the next chairman of the Association of American Universities, an organization that represents the country's most prestigious research universities.

Jischke was elected by the association's board of directors at its annual fall membership meeting today (Tuesday, Oct. 11) at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Jischke's term will end in October 2006. During the past year, Jischke served as the association's vice chairman.

As chairman, Jischke will retain his seat on the 11-member executive committee, which is charged with general oversight and functioning of the association. The executive committee is selected by the board of directors, which is made up of the presidents of the 62 public and private research universities in this country and in Canada that are association members.

Nils Hasselmo, the association's president, said Jischke will be responsible for charting the course of the organization over the next year.

"As chairman, Dr. Jischke will have a major role in setting the agenda and influencing the direction of the association," he said. "He will have a very visible role as a leader in the university research community."

Jischke will function as one of the chief spokespeople for the association and will help represent research universities with the federal government. He also will have an international role, maintaining the relationship between the Association of American Universities and other similar groups around the world and will travel abroad to speak on behalf of the association.

For his term as chairman, Jischke listed three main priorities.

"First, we must continue to work with the various federal agencies and others to advance our nation's research agenda," he said. "I believe increasing our commitment to the discovery of new knowledge is critical to America's future. Second, I think the member universities must find ways to confront the economic and social barriers that have kept many young people of ability from accessing the vast opportunities that our institutions provide. Third, but most immediately, we must find a successor to Nils Hasselmo, who has announced his retirement as president. Dr. Hasselmo has provided outstanding leadership for AAU, and it's crucial that we identify an individual with great talent and a strong commitment to higher education to assume the presidency. I look forward to a challenging year."

Hasselmo, who will retire in February, said one of the main reasons Jischke was selected is because he has a strong reputation as a leader of two top-level research universities – Purdue and previously as president of Iowa State University.

"Martin has the full confidence of the members of the board of directors," Hasselmo said. "He is a fine leader, with fine values and high standards. I look forward to working with him in formulating policies on these issues."

The Association of American Universities was founded in 1900 to strengthen and standardize doctoral programs in the United States. The association provides a forum for the development and implementation of institutional and national policies promoting strong programs in academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate and professional education.

Purdue has been a member since 1958.

Writer: Kim Medaris, (765) 494-6998, kmedaris@purdue.edu

Sources: Martin C. Jischke, (765) 494-9708

Nils Hasselmo, (202) 408-7500

Barry Toiv, AAU director of communications and public affairs, (202) 898-7847, barry toiv@aau.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Campus Updates - Purdue Memorial Union

wow, now we got Starbucks at the Union.... geez, kids these days are SPOILED! hahahaha

Purdue Memorial Union - Dining

*ha, i'm just addicted to caffeine - although Starbucks is never my favorite... it's so... convenient - but then, i remember there's a whole bunch of small coffee shops opposite the union - wonder if they're still there??*