Professional Education

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Our programs are:

Innovative
Incorporate the latest thinking in management education
Contextual
Consider the local environment, including opportunities and constraints
Practical
Empower learners to put tools and frameworks into practice

Overview

WDI partners with universities and training organizations in low- and middle-income countries to offer open and custom programs on a full range of managerial topics, including strategy, sales management, marketing, finance, operations, entrepreneurship, leadership, HR, negotiations, and our flagship mini-MBA program.

WDI works with world-class instructors from leading universities—including our home at the University of Michigan—to develop and deliver programs. Through our rich faculty network, cultivated over the past 25-plus years, we deploy experts with both deep subject matter expertise and relevant regional experience. WDI professional education programs are powered by our proprietary learning management system, ExtendEd, designed specifically for working adult learners. All participants received a co-branded certificate of completion.

Custom Programs

Contact us to explore ways we can work together to craft a cutting-edge management training program for your organization.

Open Programs

Our open programs address a range of management topics in countries around the world. Participants benefit by learning alongside other managers from a variety of organizations and industries. The following programs are open for enrollment. Click the buttons for more information, including registration information.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Managment

September 16-17

Riga, Latvia

This program introduces cutting-edge models and practical tools for effective supply chain design and management. Topics include: effective inventory control; distribution and logistics management; utilizing e-business; partnering with suppliers and customers to reduce costs and increase service levels. This program is designed for senior- and middle-level managers with responsibilities in supply chain management, distribution management, inventory control, e-business, and procurement. It is also valuable for consultants or general managers who would like a broader understanding of how different parts of supply chains fit together and managers responsible for implementation of new information, decision support, and enterprise resource planning.

 

Registration Information

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Strategic Management Program

September 30-October 4, October 21-October 25

Riga, Latvia

WDI’s flagship 10-day mini-MBA certificate program, delivered in partnership with the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga), offers a broad, cross-functional approach to general management. Students learn the latest, best practices in the areas of finance, marketing, strategy, organizational management, and strategic HR management. The program incorporates lectures, case studies, small-group presentations and class discussions. Participants from a variety of industries engage in a lively exchange of ideas and insights. Students leave the program with an improved skill set and fresh ideas for approaching critical business issues. The program is conducted in English and taught by award-winning faculty. For more information, please watch the video or read about past participant experiences.

 

Registration Information

Contact Us

For more information on this and other programs please submit the contact form or email us at wdi-education@umich.edu.

Grievance Policy: Any student wishing to report a violation of the Proprietary Schools Act 148 of 1943 as amended in P.A. 212 of 2009 may file a complaint with the State of Michigan.

Nondiscriminatory Policy: WDI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and other school-administered programs.

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