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Professional Development Programs

These programs are designed for busy, ambitious professionals who want to further their careers by enhancing their management skills. Our programs are a hybrid of online and in-class learning, requiring online prep work and on-campus interaction and networking with fellow professionals, industry experts, and faculty. 

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Applied Management Principles (AMP)

This mini-MBA program will increase your understanding of business and introduce a broad variety of management topics including accounting, finance, leadership, marketing, negotiations, strategy, and more. 

2021 Dates: August 9-13

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Change Management

This new 2-day course is designed to create lasting change at the individual, team and organization levels. Taught in an executive style format, it is intended for working managers with emphasis on knowledge application and experiential learning.

2021 Dates: August 16-17

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Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP)

This 4-module hybrid program is designed for veterinarians, veterinary practice technicians and practice team managers with business decision-making responsibility. It will improve practice profitability, competitive advantage, and long-term success. Two modules will take place online with synchronous classes, with the remaining two modules taking place in person on Purdue's West Lafayette, Indiana campus.

2021 Dates: Launches on September 17

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Interpersonal Dynamics

This 2-day course introduces tools that will help you improve the functioning of the teams that you lead and work in. You will raise the trajectory of your career by learning how to overcome team member differences and toxic behavior. You will learn how to effectively influence those around you, and improve team decision making and productivity. 

2021 Dates: October 11-12

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Technical Management Institute (TMI)

The Technical Management Institute is appropriate for new and aspiring managers of a technical and non-technical workforce, as well as more seasoned technical managers who would benefit from the program’s current offerings.

2022 Dates: January 25-28

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Considering Earning an Executive MBA?

Complete a professional development program and receive a tuition reduction toward your Purdue EMBA. Enroll in one of our non-degree programs, and within 24 months also enroll in Purdue's Executive MBA or IMM Global EMBA, and we will deduct the amount you paid for the professional development program from the cost of the degree program.

Go Big 10!

Did you earn a degree from a Big 10 university? Alumni of one of the 14 schools in the Big 10 receive an automatic 10% discount on their AMP, TMI, or VPMP program fee. Only one discount may be applied to a program fee. 

Alumni Referrals

If you already completed one of our Professional Development programs and would like to refer a colleague, please fill out our alumni referral form. Individuals referred through a professional development alum receive a 10% scholarship toward their own program fees. Only one discount may be applied to a program fee. 

Reach out to us at krannertexec@purdue.edu to learn more.