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Professional Development Programs

Innovations in business are propelling managers, supervisors, executives and directors to stay responsive to ever-evolving workplaces and to improve management skills. Professional development programs at the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business provide continuous growth opportunities to help you stay adaptive to change.

Designed for busy professionals, these non-degree programs range in duration from one to five days and are hybrids of online prep work and in-person learning. Network with fellow professionals and learn crucial skills from industry experts and Purdue faculty.

Our Programs

Applied Management Principles

This mini-MBA introduces ambitious, busy professionals to principles of entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, negotiations, strategy, and other relevant topics to elevate managerial skills.

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Change Management

Facilitating sustained organizational change requires application of principles and techniques to motivate individuals, teams and entire organizations. This program guides working managers to build trust, improve accountability and culture, and develop leadership.

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Executive Presence

Designed to elevate presentation and delivery skills, this program helps executives meet the needs of diverse audiences using enhanced skills in emotional intelligence, deep listening, and group dynamics.

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Interpersonal Dynamics

High functioning teams drive organizational effectiveness and profitability, but require advanced skills in conflict resolution and communication and leadership styles. Our Interpersonal Dynamics program provides skills to hone your leadership skills and facilitate effective teams.

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Technical Management Institute

Designed to teach various critical management skills such as cross-functional project management, business costs, data visualization, and leadership skills, this program enhances technical managers’ skills and improves their ability to meet business objectives.

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Special Rates

We offer discounted program fees for Purdue University alumni, faculty and staff; alumni of one of the schools in the Big Ten Conference; multiple attendees from the same company, and more — connect with us for more details on special rates and discounts.

Veteran, transitioning, and active duty military: Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can be used for our professional development programs. Contact Purdue's Veterans Success Center at for details on using your GI Bill benefits.


These non-degree programs are open to anyone interested in professional development who would benefit from course objectives. There is no minimum number of years a participant must have worked in their field, and an undergraduate degree is not required.
These non-degree programs are held on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. We believe there are great benefits to gathering with fellow professionals and learning together in a classroom setting. Some programs may require some online prep work.
  • Instruction from top faculty
  • Class materials
  • Lunch each day
  • Campus parking pass

Lodging is not included in the program fee. Participants can reserve rooms at a nearby hotel. Lodging options closest to campus include:

These non-degree programs are taught by the same renowned faculty who teach in Purdue degree programs. Their classroom experience is bolstered by their extensive industry experience. In a Daniels School professional development program, you will also learn from your fellow participants, who come from a variety of fields and hold diverse job responsibilities.

Each program introduces tools and techniques that you can apply immediately when you return to work. Take your career to the next level by taking your next giant leap at Purdue.

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Inquire now to learn more about the benefits of attending a professional development program at the Daniels School of Business.


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Brian Grimes

Reach out to Associate Director of Recruiting Brian Grimes at 765-494-1554 or with questions about our professional development programs. You can also schedule an online meeting with Brian.