Changing Perspective with Executive Education
As Colorado officials were debating legislation on fracking in charged town hall meetings across the state, high potential professionals from Southwestern Energy (SWN) were doing the same in a classroom in Texas.
Professor James Weston moves exuberantly to the front of the class. It's spring break for Rice University, but some of these students have traveled from around the globe to sit in Room 116 of McNair Hall on this sunny morning. They are men and women with years of real-world business experience, a mix of corporate and business unit leaders, senior project leaders, and senior sales executives who on this day are learning the common language of corporate finance and financial markets so that, as Weston later explains, they can "connect better with the finance and accounting people that they work with.