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Applied Management Principles Testimonials

Since its inception in 1998, more than 850 participants have completed the Applied Management Principles, or AMP, program. This mini-MBA program has taught professionals from a wide range of companies including Alcoa, Wabash National, Dow Agro-Sciences, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis Colts, and Sun Chemical.  

Read what a few of our many participants have to say about AMP:

Purdue's Applied Management Principles participant Scott McCloud

"I'm someone from a technical background who evolved into a managerial role, and wanted to stay ahead of the curve. My company considered similar programs at other business schools, but AMP is the best of its kind. It exceeded my expectations."

-Scott McCloud, Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Bluegrass Cellular

Purdue Applied Management Principles testimonial

"Krannert's AMP was a standout program for me in the way it was delivered and the attitude of the faculty. I was immersed in a high impact mini-MBA program for two weeks. About 10 minutes into the first course, Negotiations, with Dr. Ben Dunford, I realized I wasn’t just LISTENING to a lecture, I was once again LEARNING. I began to enjoy AMP from day one, and this continued until the program's completion. It honestly did not feel like two weeks. Time flew by as I packed my brain with concepts and research results.

Another highlight of AMP was the ability to network with like-minded professionals before, during, and after class. I cultivated business acquaintances that I have remained in contact with. Having this group of people to network with and bounce ideas off of was worth the price of admission. I didn’t meet anyone that wasn’t diligently pursuing their own betterment and I very much enjoyed the professional conversations that resulted from our meetings.

AMP was without a doubt the most intense and purposeful course I have attended in my professional career. I highly recommend this course to those who want to be more business-minded but don’t have the time now for a full MBA program."

-Greg Taylor, Director, EHS Training, Martin Resource Management Corporation

Purdue Applied Management Principles testimonial

"Purdue’s Applied Management Principles program profoundly changed the way I market the services of my company to our customers. AMP impressed upon me that the act of creating, communicating and delivering value must be seen through the lens of the customer looking back at the marketer."

-Kenny Ray, Director of Transportation Safety, Martin Transport, Inc.

BlaineCooper"AMP is an excellent way for business managers who are in non-administrative roles to get an understanding of all aspects of business administration. It’s helped me to become a well-rounded manager and a better contributor to my company’s business strategy and improvement initiatives."

-Blaine Cooper, President, Availent Systems

J. Schramm"I highly recommend the Applied Management Principles program for anyone seeking a better understanding of essential business topics such as accounting, finance, marketing, strategy, and more. As someone who had never taken a business course in college or graduate school, I was especially impressed with the faculty’s comprehensive yet challenging approach to the subject matter. I learned so much in two weeks. It truly was like earning a mini-MBA.

-Jonathan Schramm, Associate Program Director, Master of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Accounting, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

"We no longer live in a world where the best job candidates possess either technical business skills or have a background in the liberal arts. Indeed the most successful job seekers have undergone training in both areas. This makes them a tremendous asset to any company as they can work in a variety of different capacities. As a doctoral student in Communication, I decided to enroll in the AMP program to gain a better understanding of technical concepts such as accounting, strategy, and finance. Participating in the program was one of the best decisions that I have made. I valued the fact that I received training from award-winning professors who are among the best and most knowledgeable in their respective fields. I appreciated the opportunity to work through concepts together with my program colleagues. Since I have completed this program, I now feel like a more viable potential job candidate who has much to offer any organization that I may work for in the future."

-Shavonne Shorter, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University

"The AMP program gave me a snapshot of an MBA program and allowed me to spend two weeks focused on learning. Before, I had only limited capabilities in a few key areas. AMP helped me develop new skills and exceed those limitations. I can now communicate with people throughout the organization and understand what they are asking of me."

-Rocky Harris, Chief of Staff and Senior Associate Athletics Director, Arizona State University

"AMP is the best investment I've made in myself in years. I believe adding value is always a great option both for the company and the individual. This program is an excellent introduction to bringing business concepts and philosophy to those with a more scientific and/or technical background; I highly recommend and endorse it."

-Carl R. Byrd, Director, Chicago Housing Authority