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Leadership Skills and Global Insight: Staples For Engineers and Technology Professionals in Knowledge Economy

January 24, 2007

In today's knowledge economy, being first to market with new, innovative products has become a priority for corporations worldwide. As a result, this increasing demand has pressed engineers and technology professionals to become business-savvy and think strategically in leading global teams and developing new customer markets.

Recognizing this paradigm shift, Drexel University's LeBow College of Business Corporate and Executive Education programs, delivered through the George and Lois Krall Center, is launching two new graduate-certificate programs - Managing Global Innovation: Engineering Management and Managing Global Innovation: Technology Management - to leverage Drexel's core competencies in engineering and technology with the synergies of global partner, Thunderbird University's Garvin School of International Management.

"Our focus is innovative and forward thinking," says Dr. George P. Tsetsekos, dean of Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. "Corporate learners benefit from our Global Knowledge Network" top educators from Drexel University and select international institutions who analyze and assess key performance indicators essential to adding immediate and lasting value."

LeBow's graduate-certificate programs in Engineering Management and Technology Management offer advanced approaches to complement industry expertise, augment leadership skills and enhance global management perspectives. Designed for individuals who seek to supplement a Bachelor's degree with specialized graduate classes, these certificate programs are valuable professional resources for corporate learners who want in-depth, leading-edge knowledge needed for management roles without having to commit to the entire program.

"Our programs enable corporate learners to become positive change agents in their organizations," said David Welsh, executive director of LeBow College's Corporate and Executive Education programs. "Corporate learners will understand the enterprise-wide implications of a rapidly changing business environment and will hone their strategic thinking, decision making, evaluating and assessment skills."

In Engineering Management, a four-course management program, corporate learners will focus on launching new ventures, leading organizational change, assessing leadership skills and cultivating cross-cultural relationships in a global marketplace.

Also a four-course management program, Technology Management, enables corporate learners to leverage teambuilding and shared learning with new technologies to thrive in rapidly changing global environments.

LeBow's Corporate and Executive Education programs promote the immediate application of enhanced leadership capabilities, thus empowering the corporate learner and building a sustainable advantage for organizations. LeBow's signature high-touch delivery system designs the most optimal learning solutions to meet any participant's expectations.

Each program consists of a series of courses delivered online, in the classroom or a combination of both formats. Participants can take single courses or pursue a series of courses to receive a graduate certificate of completion or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Certificate recipients are eligible to receive up to 12 graduate-credit waivers toward select M.S. and MBA degree programs at Drexel University.

The vitality of LeBow's Corporate and Executive Education programs is upheld by the scholarship of its faculty - the Global Knowledge Network. Comprised of leading researchers and sought-after business consultants from Drexel University and select top tier institutions across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, the Global Knowledge Network is exceptional in terms of quality, curriculum scope and degree of specialization. By combining intellectual theory and applied business practices, the Network assures relevance, maximum impact and an enriching experience for corporate learners.

Attend an upcoming information session on February 8 at 6 p.m. on Drexel's Main Campus to learn more about Drexel University's LeBow College of Business Corporate and Executive Education graduate-certificate programs in Engineering Management and Technology Management. Register online at or For more information, call 215.895.1604.

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