Tag: Executive Education

Wash U’s Hard-Fought Gamble in India. Poets & Quants for Executives, July 18, 2014. Within a week of announcing an unusual Executive MBA program in India in late June, Washington University’s Olin School has more than 50 credible inquiries from prospective students for its first cohort. An interview with Dean Gupta.


Executive education nondegree programs at Olin Business School leapt into the top 10 bracket of U.S. schools ranked by the Financial Times released May 11, 2014. For Open Enrollment programs, Olin ranked #9 nationally and #17 internationally, while for Customized programs, Olin’s rank was #10 nationally and #24 internationally. Both rankings are sizable increases for Olin.

Olin offers a wide range of Open Enrollment and Customized courses for executives on its Washington University in St. Louis campus and through its partnership with the Brookings Institution where it manages Brookings Executive Education in Washington, D.C.

Olin’s jump in the rankings was powered by positive feedback from both client companies and participants who often report that executive education courses are a life- or career-changing experience. For more information on executive education courses offered by Olin Business School, click here.

According to the Financial Times, business schools are reporting a rise in demand for customized and open enrollment short-term programs for managers, marking a reversal of a sharp decline that began with the financial crisis in 2008.

FT rankings are based on participants’ and clients’ satisfaction, the diversity of participants and faculty, and the school’s international exposure. The FT ranked a record number of schools this year that are based in the United States and internationally. Click here to see the complete rankings.


Hot off the press! Brookings Executive Education’s 2014-2015 course catalog is now available. We are very excited and proud to have this new tool of communication.

Download a digital copy of the new 2014-2015 BEE Course Catalog

BEE Course catalogIn BEE’s new course catalog, you will learn about our new fellowship program as well as our highly acclaimed degree and certificate programs designed to develop high potential employees for the Senior Executive Service or comparable leadership positions in agencies.

BEE curriculum continues to have a major impact on the way in which government managers lead their organizations. Our Leading Thinking™ framework for executive success is dramatically improving the processes by which public leaders find, frame, and formulate challenges.

Many hands touched this great piece of collateral and on behalf of Brookings Executive Education I would like to say thank you to all who had a part in creating it.

Kathleen Mazzarella, Chairman, President, and CEO of electrical and networking products distributor Graybar, attended the last official gathering of the BSBA sophomore Mentor Program this past week. She was joined by Beverly Propst, Senior VP Human Resources and Graybar Board member.

Kathy Mazzarella, CEO, president and Chairman, Graybar

Kathy Mazzarella, CEO, president and Chairman, Graybar

Kathy did a wonderful job sharing with the entire group details about her experiences along the way to reaching the top leadership position at Graybar.  She encourages women to take those stretch opportunties offered by senior leadership, which could lead to career advancement.

Kathy is a 34-year veteran with employee-owned Graybar, the second-largest privately held company based in St. Louis with $5.66 billion in 2013 revenue.

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On March 17, the new Knight Hall and Bauer Hall will be open for business! To celebrate the first day of classes in the new buildings, we’re having an all-day Housewarming Party starting with coffee and donuts in the morning, green cupcakes and refreshments in the afternoon, and a few surprises throughout the day to welcome the Olin community to our expanded home.

Olin is doubling its footprint on the Danforth Campus with this expansion project. Our community will share four buildings to pursue our passions for teaching, learning, and research. We will have new spaces to collaborate, innovate, celebrate, and bring us together as members of one united Olin.

Renovations of Simon Hall will begin this summer and create a spacious new home for the Undergraduate Programs office, lounge, student clubs, and activities.  All programs will continue to have classes in Simon Hall, as well as in the new buildings. These expanded facilities are a much-needed necessity and welcome gift from generous benefactors.

I am looking forward to showing you the new classrooms, study rooms, and innovative spaces. In the meantime, enjoy this Sneak Preview video with your guides: Harry Bolson, BSBA ’14, Katy Robbins, SMP ’14, Geoffry Nykin, MBA ’15.

Find out how to book a room or cater an event on the new General Services section of CampusGroups. If you can’t find answers there, send questions to: 4Buildings@olin.wustl.edu.

Check the blog, Facebook, and Twitter for more videos and updates in the coming days and weeks.

Have a safe and restful spring break!