EMBA 17 Underway
As EMBA 16 gets set to graduate in February 2015, the EMBA 17 cohort is now underway. Classes for the new cohort began on Saturday, September 6, 2014. EMBA 17 began with 26 students, a 24 percent increase from the year before. There is a nice International mix this year with students coming from Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, and Philippines. The students have very diverse backgrounds including careers in areas such as Education, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Legal, Healthcare, Energy, and Communications. Supporting companies include ArcelorMittal, Baker & McKenzie Global Services, Cadence Health, Cargill, Community Hospital, National Restaurant Association, Walgreens, and World’s Finest Chocolate. The class has collectively over 320 years of professional work experience, so class discussions should be enlightening!
EMBA 16 Study Abroad
The interventional travel for EMBA 16 is a return to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates: October 11 – October 18, 2014. Companies to be visited include JAFZA, Crown, TBWA, Jumeirah Group, and Lukoil. For the first time, the EMBA group will be joined by some students from the weekday MBA program, who like their EMBA counterparts, will also be using the trip to satisfy a course elective in the form of International Business Practicum. Also, like their EMBA counterparts, the MBA students will complete the required term project and be awarded a Certificate of Completion of International Business Practicum.
Attorney Shontrai Irving is now Professor Irving
We are happy to announce that Attorney Shonatrai Irving has accepted a fulltime faculty position in the College of business. In the EMBA program, Irving will teach Business Law and Ethics, a five-week course in the recently revised EMBA curriculum. Prior to joining the faculty of the College of Business, Mr. Irving was an attorney with State Farm where he handled litigation claims for nine years. In addition to his Purdue MBA degree, Irving also has a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. Welcome aboard Attorney Irving!