Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business believes executive education should be available to all levels, not just senior-level executives.

That philosophy guides the school’s upcoming executive education courses this spring, which include the Corporate Innovation Certificate, May 11-13, and B2B Marketing Strategy: A Customer-Centric Approach, June 9-10. Both courses are grounded in scientifically proven approaches in an interactive learning environment to equip participants with comprehensive and practical frameworks to achieve their goals, program leaders said.

Executive education early in careers, before bad habits are formed, empowers business professionals to not only do their job more effectively but to see how their role fits into the bigger picture, said Michael Koenig, Rice Business associate dean for innovation initiatives and executive director of the school’s executive education program.

“Markets will always go up and down, but one investment always pays long-term dividends — investment in talent development,” said Koenig, who added that the Management Incubator program completes Rice Business’ executive education leadership portfolio, which serves the needs of first-time supervisors through senior executives.

All Rice Business executive education faculty members teach full time in the MBA and Executive MBA programs and have extensive business or consulting experience. These award-winning professors’ real-world understanding and practice provide a depth of comprehension that elevates the experience for their selectively admitted students.

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