Exec Ed Roundup: Purdue University In Indianapolis Opens With New Home For Exec Ed

Alongside city and state leaders, Purdue officials celebrated the inauguration of the university’s new Indianapolis campus on June 27. (Purdue University photo)


Purdue University West Lafayette just opened its extension campus, Purdue University in Indianapolis, in multiple locations throughout the city.

As part of the extension campus, Purdue’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business Executive Education along with several Purdue Innovators programs will be housed at the High Alpha building in the burgeoning Bottleworks District of Indianapolis.

High Alpha is Indiana’s leading venture studio launching and scaling next-generation business-to-business software. Purdue Innovators was formed in April in partnership with the Purdue Research Foundation to support Purdue-connected startups. It streamlines access to technology commercialization resources such as intellectual property licensing and protection while providing support resources to launch, scale and invest in new ventures.

Purdue University in Indianapolis is housed in Purdue’s portion of the former Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a 55-year collaboration between Purdue and Indiana University in the state’s capital city that has now formally ended.

The move, alongwith Purdue’s recent partnership renewal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., are the latest signals that the university is making good on a promise to significantly grow innovation and the tech-driven economy in central Indiana. Purdue University in Indianapolis will focus on STEM-based programs that connect Purdue students and faculty in Indianapolis to local businesses to accelerate Indiana’s STEM pipeline and tech ecosystem.


IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. IMD photo


IMD Business School in Switzerland recently launched its new TONOMUS Global Center For Digital & AI Transformation to help business and society navigate the challenges inherent in adapting to the fast-changing technology.

A core focus will be on responsible and sustainable use and implementation of digital technologies. The Center is led by IMD Professor of Strategy and Digital, Michael Wade, who has published 10 books and more than 100 articles and case studies on the topic.

“This collaboration exemplifies our commitment to driving meaningful change in the digital and AI landscape. With support from TONOMUS, we are poised to freely and independently advance our groundbreaking research and develop transformative strategies that will shape the future of business and society,” Wade says in a press release.

The center is funded by a grant from TONOMUS, NEOM’s cognitive technology and digital infrastructure subsidiary. It will fund independent research in the digital space.


Dean Stefano Caselli and Program Director Emanuela Prandelli during the introduction to SDA Bocconi’s new Global Leaders Program. Courtesy photo


SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy recently completed its first run of a new executive education course targeted to select executives from the world’s leading businesses and organizations. The first class of the Global Leaders Program included executives from Equita, EssilorLuxottica, Google, LVMH, Richemont and other industry leaders.

The six-day course brought executives to Bocconi’s Milan campus, which the Financial Times’ ranked as the world’s most sustainable business school campus. It focus is on key contemporary economic and geopolitical themes, exploring managerial challenges related to innovation, digital transformation, and sustainability.

“The Global Leaders Program represents a new benchmark in executive education,” says Stefano Caselli, Bocconi dean.

“Our goal is to equip business leaders with the tools to redefine their leadership style and influence, to benefit their organizations and society as a whole. The priority lies in developing agility and creativity to manage complex and ever-changing scenarios.”

Selection to the program is highly competitive. Cost is €23,000 for the six-day in-person course. Learn more here.

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