Update brings the Kellogg classroom back for school's alumni
the Kellogg School's major initiatives involves making lifelong
learning a reality for its alumni. As part of this effort,
Kellogg introduced the MBA Update programs last year, and
the response from graduates has proven remarkable.
The day-long academic classes are designed as "refresher"
courses to enable Kellogg graduates to stay intellectually
sharp in their professional lives. Taught by senior Kellogg
faculty using the latest business research and practices,
these classes address a variety of subjects whose mastery
is crucial for contemporary management leaders.
"The MBA Update series allows our alumni to enjoy an
inside look at what is currently going on in the Kellogg School
classroom," said Dean Dipak Jain. "We are very excited
about increasing our alumni involvement with the school through
this ambitious program, and we will continue to develop strategies
that add significant value for our graduates."
Topics covered in the current update series include financial
analysis, strategic value creation, business-to-business and
channel marketing, entrepreneurship and family enterprise,
teamwork, and decision analysis. Classes are held on the Evanston
campus, although Kellogg offers MBA Update in select international
cities as well.
One recent session occurred Oct. 20 at the Donald P. Jacobs
Center. Titled "Financial Analysis: A Refresher,"
this class featured instruction from Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs Robert Magee and Professor Artur Raviv, the Alan E.
Peterson Distinguished Professor of Finance. Material covered
included a review of accounting report essentials as well
as an analysis of corporate investment decisions. Students
enjoyed the chance to put the day's lessons into practice
by working with two case studies.
"We believe that one powerful way to make this material
useful to our MBA Update students is by blending theory and
practice," said Magee. "Alumni who have, in some
cases, been out of school for years have returned to Kellogg
to participate in these sessions. Our feedback from students
indicates the experience has been beneficial for them, and
that the material we cover makes a practical difference in
their professional success."
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