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Olin Launches Executive Education Courses to Navigate ’New Normal’ Economy


The Olin Business School, 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.

Executive Education 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, 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. 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. ”

Enrollment is open now for programs beginning in September and October.

Financial Skills for General Managers
This program 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. Application deadline: Sept. 15.

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.
Tuition: $10,500. Application deadline: Oct. 15.

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, Spring 2011.

Discounts are available for companies sending three or more to the same certificate program and Open Enrollment Scholarships are available to non-profits, small companies, and entrepreneurs

About Olin Business School:
Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis is an institution of leaders: distinguished business faculty... exhilarated, brilliant students... and successful, energized alumni. Our 12 business degree and nondegree programs emphasize rigorously analytical, critical-thinking skills; applied learning; global competence; and communication and collaboration skills -- advancing today’s business world and tomorrow’s global leaders. Learn more about Olin Business School on the Web at:

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