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Technical Management Institute

The Daniels School of Business’ Technical Management Institute is for technically advanced professionals who want to enhance their management skills. The program provides current perspectives on leadership and project management in the technical arena.

If you manage or plan to manage a technical workforce, this program will outfit you with cross-functional project management skills and a better understanding of the dynamics of leading technical employees. Join the next program to become a more effective team manager and supervisor.

Dates & Registration

April 15-18, 2024

This program is held in-person at the Daniels School of Business on Purdue’s West Lafayette, Indiana, campus.

Register by the Early Bird deadline to receive a discount: March 1, 2024

Registration Deadline: April 5, 2024

Fees

$2,295 per person

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Schedule

Here is a sample TMI schedule. Program schedules are subject to change.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Breakfast
8-9 a.m.
Breakfast
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Welcome: Intentional Learning
Mary Pilotte
9-10 a.m.
Leading and Managing Technical Teams
Brad Alge
8:30-10 a.m.
Managerial and Cost Accounting
Troy Janes
8:30-10 a.m.
Calculating Project Financials
Amanda Thompson
8:30-10 a.m.
Break
10-10:30 a.m.
Leading and Managing Technical Teams
Brad Alge
10:30 a.m.-noon
Executive Presence
Kasie Roberson
10:30 a.m.-noon
Program and Project Management
Amy David
10:30 a.m.-noon
Calculating Project Financials
Amanda Thompson
10:30 a.m.-noon
Lunch - Room 114
noon-1 p.m.
Leading and Managing Technical Teams
Brad Alge
1-2:30 p.m.
Executive Presence
Kasie Roberson
1-2:30 p.m.
Program and Project Management
Amy David
1-2:30 p.m.
Wrap up: Amplifying your Success
Mary Pilotte

1-2:30 p.m.
Break
2:30-3 p.m.
Break
2:30-2:45 p.m.
Break
2:30-3 p.m.
Leading and Managing Technical Teams
Brad Alge
3-4:30 p.m.
Managerial and Cost Accounting
Troy Janes
3-4:30 p.m.
Data Visualization
Zaiyan Wei
2:45-4:15 p.m.
SAFE TRAVELS HOME!
Break
4:15-4:30 p.m.
Data Visualization
Zaiyan Wei
4:30-6 p.m.

Courses

Courses are taught by industry-savvy faculty who have extensive experience working with executives in the classroom and who have helped Purdue’s business school attain international recognition. Although there are no graded assignments or exams, you will prepare readings, cases, problem sets, and related homework to bring out key ideas.

Key courses include:

This finance course provides a survey of the concepts and tools required to make value-maximizing decisions. Financial management concerns itself with two fundamental questions that every firm faces: What projects should the firm undertake and how should the firm obtain the funds necessary to undertake them? The finance function with the firm seeks to answer these questions such that the value of the firm is maximized. You will learn about:

  • Key financial metrics for performance management
  • Principals of financial markets and market pricing
  • Capital investment decisions
This course is taught by Dr. Amanda Thompson.

Data visualization is one of the most important tools to analyze, comprehend, and communicate business insights from data. In this course, you will learn fundamentals about data visualization using Tableau Desktop. This course will be highly applied in nature and touch on the skill sets and design art needed to build interactive dashboards that mash-up data from multiple sources, discover and answer questions, and enable you to effectively communicate the insights. As managers and leaders, you will differentiate yourself and your organization by mastering the ability to make business decisions via powerful visualizations.

Data Visualization is taught by Dr. Zaiyan Wei.

Good executive presence starts by learning about and practicing foundational communication principles, including emotional intelligence and audience analysis. You will develop these essential communication skills so you can leave with a renewed sense of confidence in your abilities to lead as effective communicators.

Executive Presence is taught by Dr. Kasie Roberson.

Well-designed managerial accounting systems will maximize profits and investment return to business owners. This course introduces you to managerial accounting concepts and techniques and provides an understanding of how managers within an organization use accounting information in order to plan operations, control activities, and make decisions.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the sources of accounting and financial information and how these numbers are used in the management decision-making process.
  • Interpret accounting and financial data for the use in planning business operations.
  • Use accounting and financial data to control the operations and make operational decisions to improve the company’s financial performance.
Managerial and Cost Accounting is taught by Dr. Troy Janes.

With an explicit focus on leadership of technical employees and the unique factors that help motivate them, this course is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on what practicing managers need to know to effectively lead and motivate employees, especially technical employees. By the end of this course, you will:

  • Identify roadblocks and challenges of leading technical teams
  • Understand how to leverage individual differences to enhance team diversity and productivity
  • Improve your ability to communicate effectively in teams as a leader or team member
  • Improve your ability to create a vision and influence others to follow a vision because they want to, not because they have to
  • Develop a methodology for leading your team toward high-quality decisions
  • Improve your ability to foster success in others
Managing Technical Teams is taught by Dr. Brad Alge.

This course is a fast-paced experience that will focus on the strategic value of projects and how project management principles are used to deliver business value. You will acquire skills that will aid in completing projects on time, staying within budget, maintaining consistently high quality, and gaining a competitive edge in the marketplace. You will learn the essentials of defining, scheduling and staffing a program or project, as well as executing a program plan with the teamwork necessary for success.

Program and Project Management is taught by Dr. Amy David.

“TMI’s in-class learning environment was interactive and allowed for direct questions to be addressed in real time with experts in the field.”

Alanna Steffen
Manager, Clinical Operations-Vascular
Cook Research Incorporated

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Brian Grimes

Reach out to Associate Director of Recruiting Brian Grimes at 765-494-1554 or grimes25@purdue.edu with questions about our professional development programs. You can also schedule an online meeting with Brian.

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