"What Would Jack Welch Do?" is the kind of question many top-level managers, executives and CEOs across the nation ask themselves when confronted by business challenges. Setting a gold standard for corporate management, Welch was the CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001 - making GE one of America's most valuable companies. Now, students and corporate partners enrolled in the newly established Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI), accredited through Strayer University, can learn valuable lessons that are steeped in Welch's real-world philosophies and practices.
Whether you choose to enroll in an accredited, twelve-course online Executive MBA in 24 months or an intensive online Executive Certificate in 6 weeks, you can expect a curriculum that combines top-tier business education with academic rigor - without compromising your scheduling flexibility.
Why Do Students Pick Jack Welch Executive Management Institute?
To learn about - and from - the "Manager of the Century": Given this title by Fortune magazine in 1999*, Jack Welch is considered the quintessential example of managerial efficiency. Want to know how he streamlined GE from the bottom-up, and apply it to your own work? Find out, and gain leadership lessons and winning management practices from seasoned JWMI faculty and other leading business thinkers.
Scheduling flexibility: Don't lose your current career momentum - build on it! Students who take two courses at a time may be able to complete the online Executive MBA program in 18-24 months. With 12 required courses total, they commence every 11 weeks, and require approximately six to ten hours of work weekly.
Budget-conscious: "To get an MBA today the traditional way, you have to drop out of school for a couple years," Welch said in an interview** with CNBC's Squawk Box. Besides the loss of salary for a couple of years, the traditional MBA scenario may also incur over $60,000 a year in tuition expenses, Welch added.
Special access to Jack Welch: A hands-on manager and CEO, Welch is also a hands on educator. Thanks to the power of technology, students can listen to his live video conferences and exclusive video messages, about current business events and managerial challenges. Welch also meets frequently with the Institute's leadership team to discuss matters of curriculum and strategic differentiation.
How is The Jack Welch Management Institute different?
It's relevant, and it's rigorous - designed specifically for busy and ambitious students. Jack Welch decided to make business education his living legacy a few years ago, because of a deep personal belief in continuous learning as the engine that drives companies and careers.
As a result, the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University stands apart as the only online executive education program that infuses a traditional MBA's curriculum with proven principles and practices of the Manager of the Century. From increasing efficiency to dismantling bureaucracies, Jack Welch has set the standard for business management.
Whether students are learning about strategy, marketing, finance, or operations management, the curriculum is designed to deliver learning that is infused with both cutting-edge concepts and immediately applicable skills and tools. From Day One, students in the Executive MBA program may learn immediately applicable concepts and tools. As graduates, such tools may prepare them to "win" in today's challenging global business environments.
*The preceding information was obtained from the CNBC's online resource, "CNBC Titans: "Moguls, Mavericks and Empires," available at: http://www.cnbc.com/id/43482177
**The preceding information was obtained from the CNBC Squawk Box's April 27, 2012 interview with Jack Welch," available at: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000086843