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Wilbur G. “Bill” Lewellen

Financial Times gives high marks to IMM program

One of Krannert’s executive MBA programs — the International Master’s in Management (IMM) — placed 16th worldwide in rankings released in October by the
Financial Times.

“You can’t do business — or business education — today without a global outlook and global respect,” says Rick Cosier, Krannert dean and Leeds Professor of Management. “The Financial Times’ top 20 ranking is a solid endorsement of our IMM program and how it is valued worldwide.”

The publication ranked the Krannert IMM program No. 7 in the United States and first among American public universities. The program also placed No. 7 among European programs. The 2005 rankings included 75 schools in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Wilbur “Bill” Lewellen, academic director of Krannert’s Executive Education Programs (KEEP) and Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management, says the ranking offers further evidence that the IMM program is world class.

“The program’s design, combining a series of two-week residencies with Internet-supported assignments between residencies, has been a model for international executive MBA programs for more than a decade,” says Lewellen.

Students in the IMM complete their executive MBAs on a part-time basis while maintaining their employment, whereas students in full-time programs must either take leaves of absence or resign from their employers.

Krannert’s partners in the program are Tilburg University in the Netherlands; Central European University in Budapest, Hungary; and the GISMA Business School
in Hannover, Germany.

— Mike Lillich



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