Magazine article Black Enterprise

For the Executive in Training: These Leadership and Career Advancement Programs Are among the Best in Class

Magazine article Black Enterprise

For the Executive in Training: These Leadership and Career Advancement Programs Are among the Best in Class

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IN TODAY'S GLOBAL ECONOMY, WHERE COMPETITIVE advantage reigns, successful firms rely heavily on the intellectual capital of their executive leadership to manage resources, reorganize departments, forecast trends, and take competitive risks. To develop and enhance such competencies, a growing number of companies are enrolling their managers in executive education programs. These courses are intended to help participants put effective, collaborative methods of leadership to work in their organizations.

BLACK ENTERPRISE researched the top schools with course offerings designed to advance the careers of professionals and executives. The following list highlights the best executive business-education programs nationwide.

Top Business Programs

Program                                        Details

Leadership and                           Fee: $4,950; $5,950
Influence; Women's                       Dates: March 26-30;
Leadership at                           April 30-May 4, 2007
Points of Transition                   Contact: 800-882-3932;
                                         www3.babson.edu/bee
School: Babson College

Program for                                 Fee: $26,500
Executives                              Dates: Call for dates
                                       Contact: 412-268-2304;
School: Tepper School of               http://business.tepper.
Business,                                      cmu.edu
Carnegie Mellon University

Fundamentals of                             Fee: $17,950;
Management;                         $7,550/$8,950 (nonresidential
Emerging Leader                             /residential)
Development                            Dates: March 18-30 and
                                     Sept. 16-28; April 2-6 and
School: Columbia                        Sept. 30-Oct. 5, 2007
Business School,                       Contact: 212-854-3395;
Columbia University                    www0.gsb.columbia.edu/
                                               execed

Tuck Executive                              Fee: $29,250
Program                                Dates: July 21-Aug. 10,
                                                2007
School: Tuck School of                 Contact: 603-646-2839;
Business,                              www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/
Dartmouth College                               exec/

Strategic Decision                           Fee: $6,200
Making and                              Dates: Oct. 1-5, 2007
Critical Thinking                      Contact: 607-255-4251;
                                      www.johnson.cornell.edu/e
School: The Johnson                   xeced/programs/stratdec.
School, Cornell University                      html

Advanced                                Fee: $28,500; $16,000
Management Program;                      Dates: April 29-May
The Management                         11/June 17-29 (session
Challenge                               I/session II); April
                                     15-20/June 3-8, 2007 (ses-
School: The Fuqua School                 sion I/session II)
of Business,                           Contact: 800-372-3932;
Duke University                        www.ee.fuqua.duke.edu/
                                            programs/open

Leadership Best                          Fee: $9,500; $7,000
Practices;                               Dates: March 12-16;
The Women's                             April 29-May 3, 2007
Leadership Forum                       Contact: 617-495-6555;
                                          www.exed.hbs.edu
School: Harvard Business
School, Harvard University

Managing the                                 Fee: $8,900
Extended Supply                        Dates: April 15-20 and
Chain                                     Nov. 11-16, 2007
                                       Contact: 617-253-7166;
School: Sloan School of               http://mitsloan. … 
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