Tag: Executive Education

On September 23, about 400 guests entered Knight Hall for an inspiring TEDx Gateway experience in the Emerson Auditorium and Frick Forum. There were seven speakers including Washington University Executive MBA alumna, Edie Varley.

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Edie Varley, fourth from left, surrounded by her TEDx fan club.

Wonderful accolades were given to Washington University throughout the evening by individuals like Ginger Imster, Executive Director of Arch Grants for our support of the emerging St. Louis entrepreneurship community. photo 3 (2)

Steve Sommers the curator of the TEDx Gateway Arch organization told the gathering that this chapter is “committed to creating awareness about the many cool ideas that exist in St. Louis.”



KANSAS CITY BUSINESS JOURNAL: Olin Business School hires new managing director to oversee KC program. Linda Endecott has been named the new managing director of Olin’s Executive Education programs in Kansas City, where the Executive MBA program is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Linda Endecott

Linda Endecott


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.