Facilities and Preparation for Residence
Purdue's Krannert Center for Executive Education and Research (KCTR) is a modern multipurpose facility designed specifically for executive education programs. Two large arena-style classrooms and many smaller meeting rooms provide an ideal setting for classroom instruction and group discussion. Computers and internet access are available throughout the building. Each study group will have its own study room, equipped with computers, to facilitate business case analysis and preparation for classes. Catered breakfasts and lunches are served in the KCTR dining room. While on campus, program participants normally stay in the Union Club Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the Krannert Center. Participants have access to the recreational facilities of the University.
Residencies in The Netherlands are held at the top-flight new premises of Tias School of Business and Society on the campus of Tilburg University. The lecture rooms are set up in an amphitheater style with plenty of space for faculty to move around, optimal visibility and excellent acoustics. The available technology is state-of-the-art. Accommodation is arranged in a convenient hotel on or near campus.
Residential sessions in Budapest are held in the modern and well-equipped classroom facilities of CEU and in the beautiful building of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences in the heart of the city close to the participants' hotel accommodations. The location is just a few minutes walk from the Danube, the Chain Bridge, the Vaci utca and many other of Budapest's most popular attractions demonstrating over 1000 years of history. Budapest, together with Prague and Vienna, is part of the business and cultural intersections of Central Europe.
Preparation Prior to Residencies
E-books, course syllabi, and other instructional materials for the first Module will be distributed to all accepted participants at the initial Orientation session at Purdue. Because of the demanding nature of the IMM Program, there will be a substantial body of material to be covered in each course. The course syllabi will list a set of reading and written assignments to be completed prior to each residential session. A reasonable estimate would be that these assignments will require approximately 15-20 hours per week of work, for a period of ten to twelve weeks during the "pre-session" for each module's courses. Some additional work, but at a reduced level, will also be required during the interim session between the two-week residencies in each module. These various assignments will comprise part of each course's grade.
Experience to date strongly indicates that those participants who take their pre-arrival assignments most seriously will be the ones who will benefit most from the coursework, and in the process achieve the best academic performance. They will also find their in-residence class and evening study work activities to be greatly facilitated. Evening study work in assigned groups while in residence can be expected on a daily basis. A full description of all these requirements will be provided during the Orientation session.