Students will understand the uses for Network Design and be able to apply it to real world problems. In addition, they will work through framing a problem, and using project management steps to drive a solution to completion. Students work in teams on a semester-long problem, acting as off-site consultants. Project types can include: impact of a change in inventory policy, near shoring impacts, risk mitigation/supply interruptions.
Executive MBA Program
Combining introspection with collaboration, you will develop, refine and learn to adapt your personal approach to leadership in a rapidly changing world while opening a path to career promotions — and changes — in a highly competitive job market.
The program begins with a 2-quarter, unique experiential leadership curriculum followed by advanced business courses for sustained growth in your career, entrepreneurial efforts and community pursuits.
Program highlights that will give you a competitive edge include:
- One-on-one executive coaching. Get expert advice from professional coaches who guide you in connecting the coursework with your own goals for self-awareness, insight and confidence.
- An experienced peer network. Ask tough questions, exchange ideas and work through real challenges with diverse perspectives from your cohort.
- Small class size with top B-school faculty. Master core business principles in an intimate learning environment with dynamic instruction from professors who are highly regarded in their fields.
- An applied curriculum. Add value to your employer — and become a more valuable employee — by immediately using concepts you're learning to solve business problems in your workplace.
Executive Leadership Program
The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is unique to Seattle University. It is an 8-month certificate program that provides an in-depth exploration into leadership and its personal meaning in each participant’s life. The Leadership Executive MBA (LEMBA) at Seattle University also begins with this unique leadership experience.
In small class settings and with one-on-one executive coaching, you’ll have the opportunity to discover how you’re perceived, who you want to be as a leader, and what leadership means in your life. You’ll also gain a deeper knowledge of leadership, greater self-confidence, and a keen awareness of the ethics and values that guide executive decisions. You’ll come away with a strong appreciation of how your actions as a leader can affect positive change in your organization and the world.
Professional Development Certificate Program held twice per year. Two and a half day multi-generational, interactive workshop providing awareness, education, confidence and tools to successfully take on the next phase of involvement in the family business.
Family Business Seminar Series
The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship is a network of certified family business experts, coaches and faculty committed to providing the education and resources to help family businesses stay relevant in a fast-paced, competitive marketplace. We meet you where you are, offering a holistic approach to innovation and successful transitions.
Our seminar topics, content and breakout activities are fluid, customized to meet the needs of our current membership population. Our robust programming is backed by the thought leadership of the nationally ranked Haub School of Business and is designed to help guide the whole family through all stages of ownership, growth and governance.
The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) Boost
The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) Boost is a 9-week social entrepreneurship course for members of an enterprise who are creatively solving social problems within Detroit and desire to become financially sustainable through entrepreneurial best practices, mentoring, and connections to resources. Applicants must be beyond ideation; that is, their enterprise must have a product or service and a beneficiary and some exchange of revenue. The application process will be followed by an interview with CSE staff members.
The overall cost for a single Boost participant is just under $3,000. Detroit Mercy Alumni and other donors have graciously provided scholarships to lower this expense to make the final tuition cost to you just $500. However, CSE strongly believes that no social entrepreneur shall be denied an opportunity to attend our Boost program. We do ask that every effort must be made by participants to pay the full price. Sliding-scale tuition scholarships are available. If needed, the applicant and CSE staff will discuss the details during the interview process.
The dates and times for Boost 5 are Tuesday nights from 6-9pm. Classes star on Tuesday hey have been one night a week for nine weeks from 6-9pm. Classes will primarily take place on the McNichols campus, at the University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221. After the class sessions, you will participate in a pitch event celebration.
The Analytics Certificate prepares participants to dig deep into data to discover the secrets hidden within, apply the right quantitative techniques to solve problems and clearly communicate and tell data stories to enhance business decision-making.
The Analytics Certificate Fee is $10,000 per person. Any required textbooks, software and/or materials are additional at actual cost.
Executive Certificate in Financial Planning
Although the financial crisis has made the public more wary about financial issues, the demand for financial planners is expected to continue growing. However, proven credibility and trust are essential to a successful future in financial planning.
Xavier University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning enables for financial planners to obtain industry recognized credentials, through an accelerated education and preparation program – building knowledge and enhancing client confidence.
Influencing Without Authority
Leadership is not about having the power to exercise your authority. Leadership is about behaving in ways that influence the feelings, thoughts and actions of others.
“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” ~ Ken Blanchard
In a world of multi-functional teams, globalization and flatter organizational structure, what it means to be a leader is shifting. You simply can’t rely on a position of power to make demands; rather you need the ability to influence others to help you achieve your goals. Influencing Without Authority will teach you how to engage others, manage interactions and best of all, shape outcomes enabling you to become a more effective manager and leader.
Leadership Foundations Certificate
There is really no such thing as a born leader. Becoming an effective leader is actually a journey defined by experience, self-awareness and personal development. Leaders need to develop and hone their abilities throughout their career–and they can begin with a leadership program.
The Leadership Foundations Certificate program is about great leadership and you. We help you understand what makes a leader great and how to incorporate that knowledge into how you lead — in a way that makes sense and is authentic to who you are and how you are.
This personal journey of learning, application and discovery focuses on what it takes for each individual to be the kind of leader, who can inspire, engage and empower others to achieve results.