Army Brigade Executive Education


Executive Leadership Course participants

The KU School of Business provides a unique leadership development experience for newly selected Army brigade commanders through its Executive Education program. This 5-day program taught by KU faculty, and provides a learning environment and educational experience frequently used in the private sector for leadership development of corporate executives. In the program, participants learn business-world models they can apply to strategically managing the soldiers they lead.

Each week-long Executive Education class includes realistic case studies in corporate strategy, presentations from leaders of companies with world-wide reach, as well as on-site visits to companies such as Hallmark, Garmin, Ford MoCo and the Fike Corporation in the Kansas City area. Colonels selected for the program also make a stop at the University's Lawrence campus.

The goal of the Executive Education program is to provide a strategic conceptual experience that takes officers out of their normal world-view and provides a depth of understanding about how companies in important industries are addressing strategic challenges.

The KU Executive Education program is part of the Army's Brigade Pre-Command Course curriculum, which is taught at the Army's School for Command Preparation at Fort Leavenworth. Upon completion of the program, participants are awarded a certificate at the University of Kansas, recognized by both the School for Command Preparation and the KU School of Business for completion of the curriculum.

For additional information about KU's Executive Education program, contact

Tom Jindra, Program Director, tjindra@ku.edu.



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