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Cornell to conduct Advanced Management Program in Colombo


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For the first time in Sri Lanka, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University (New York, USA), will conduct a three day Advanced Management Certificate Program for senior managers on 17/18 and 19 September 2014. The program is brought to you by NEXT Campus in Sri Lanka. Cornell University, an Ivy League University founded in 1865, is among the eight oldest and most prestigious academic institutions in the USA and among the most admired educational brands in the world. Cornell continues to be the second largest Executive Business Education provider in the world. Johnson at Cornell is ranked by Business week 2012, as number two in intellectual capital/faculty and number two in green business and sustainability. This engaging three day program covers the core topics in an executive education program: Finance, Strategy, Execution, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Marketing and Team Building. Speaking of the benefits of the program, NEXT Campus Program Director Kumudi Abeyawardena said, “As a result of attending this program, participants will be better equipped to: Establish and execute an organisation’s strategy; understand the key drivers of the value of a company,Interpret a company’s annual report and monitor the company’s financial health; form teams and develop leadership and teamwork to achieve common objectives; recognise the strategic function of marketing and improve a company’s customer focus; set budgets to forecast and monitor a company’s cash flow; comprehend the strategic and financial dimensions of making a business case and immerse themselves in essential processes including setting strategy, decision-making, team building and value creation.” The program leader is New York based Dr. Phil Young, one of the world’s top corporate educators, strategists and consultants. Dr. Young is a member of the Cornell Executive Business Education educator network. Phil Young is also the founder and president of Nth Degree Systems, Inc., a corporate education and consulting firm that designs and implements seminars and training programs in finance, marketing, and strategy and leadership.  He has over 25 years of experience in this area and customises his executive education seminars for each client drawing on his proprietary business simulation product which is used by many Fortune 100 companies including Google, Microsoft and prestigious management consulting firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton, now part of Price Waterhouse Coopers. Prior to founding his own firm, Phil was a Professor of Economics and Finance at Pace University in New York, where he taught in the MBA program for 25 years. While at Pace he was appointed as the first visiting professor in IBM’s International Finance, Planning and Administration School located in NY and Belgium. He is a key faculty member of IBM’s Leadership Development Program worldwide, including Bangalore, teaching Finance and Strategy. He has also taught in executive education programs sponsored by several of the world’s leading business schools including Columbia University, The University of California at Berkeley, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Cornell University. At Thunderbird he served as Professor and Director of the Asian Pacific Management Center. He continues to teach in the Doctorate program of the International School Management and St. John’s University. Phil received a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, a Master’s degree in international relations from Columbia University and a PhD in Economics from New York University. Cornell Executive Business Education combining more than 60 years of customised executive education with innovative solutions, leverages industry leadership from the largest Ivy League institution in the areas of innovation, business acumen and strategic leadership. Cornell programs offer an agile approach to client project design, elevating your experience .The Cornell connections also offer a multi-disciplinary approach and their global educator network provides extra value for optimal return on investment . For more information of this program, contact NEXT Campus Program Director Kumudu Abeyawardane at 320 Darley Road Colombo 10 or mail hello@next.lk to request a prospectus and application.

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