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CU Executive MBA Class Profile

Average age: 38 years

Average work experience: 16 years

Masters degree or above: 17%

CU Executive MBA Class Profile (pt.2)

Undergraduate Degree:

36% technical/engineering

33% liberal arts

31% business

National Recognition

The University of Colorado has a national reputation for excellence and is the largest university in the Rocky Mountain region.

National Recognition (pt.2)

The program is offered by CU's three business schools, which are ranked among the nation's top 20 percent. All three schools have earned AACSB accreditation – the most rigorous available.

Alumni Network

Executive MBA graduates belong to a special alumni group that sponsors continuing education and social programs.

Alumni Network (pt.2)

The Executive MBA alumni network provides an invaluable group of advisors and contacts throughout your career.

Executive-Level Service and Convenience

Program staff handle all the details so you can focus on academics. Downtown Denver classroom facilities resemble a technologically advanced boardroom.

Executive-Level Service and Convenience (pt.2)

You can complete the Executive MBA in less than two years. Class schedules minimize work disruption by meeting one full day a week, on alternating Fridays and Saturdays.

International Component

CU's Executive MBA Program recognizes the imperative of global business understanding by integrating global ceconomy issues throughout the second-year curriculum

International Component (pt.2)

Because there is no substitute for first-hand experience, the program also includes a nine-day educational trip to an international business center

Sponsorship Cost Data

Paid by participant's organization: 45%

Shared by participant and the organization: 30%

Paid by participant: 25%

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Employment Opportunities

Please contact the Program Director giving him the following information about your job opportunity:

Company Name, Contact Name, Contact E-mail, Contact Phone, Job Title, Closing Date, Position Description, Alum’s Name, Alum’s E-mail, Year of Graduation.

Wyckoff Consulting
Company Name:         Not public at this time  
Contact Name:            Luke Wyckoff
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Phone:           Please use email contact   
Job Title:                      Executive Vice President of Operations  
Closing Date:              November 1, 2009 

Position Description:  EVP of Operations for a Billion dollar Renewable Energy Company. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate!

EVP of Operations will be responsible for:
 - Managing day to day operations for 6 plants in 4 states
-  Executing an executive team strategy for operational excellence
-  Develop and drive best practices for all 6 plants
-  Manage the Leadership teams of 6 plants while bringing together different cultures
-  Managing key metrics and drive operational excellence using dashboard reporting
-  Presenting manufacturing forecasts and performance metrics
-  Developing manufacturing budgets in concert with the management team
-  Leading, by example, a cultural change throughout the organization that emphasizes performance and results
-  Data Driven and safety driven culture
-  Communicating with team members to achieve manufacturing goals and objectives
-  Retaining and motivating top performers and removing underperformers as necessary
-  10+ years of successfully leading multiple manufacturing facilities (Chemical or Mechanical engineer preferred)
-  Experience implementing and managing effective manufacturing processes
-  Proven results using Sig Sigma or other types of Lean manufacturing technology
-  Extensive experience with Process Manufacturing
-  Experience managing other team members while meeting personal objectives as well
-  Strong communication and analytical skills
-  Experience in working, bringing together different corporate cultures
-  Motivated, energetic team player dedicated to the success of the company
-  Self-starter, willing to roll up sleeves to get work done
Is this you or is it someone you know?
Send resumes to:
Alum’s Name:                  Luke Wyckoff 
Alum’s E-mail:       
Year of Graduation:        2004

Lynette Stephens
You're learning all of these things; your perspective is changing; your knowledge base is deepening; there's just no way around the fact that you're going to be a more robust asset.

— Lynnette Stephens

COO, Major Medical Supply

Executive MBA Class of 2009

Brian Good
This has given me a much broader understanding of finance, the way that we set water rates, why we issue bonds at certain times based on market conditions and the economy, and given just a much better overall perspective of what it means to be a leader in this field.

— Brian Good

Director of Operations, Denver Water

Executive MBA Class of 2009

Bob Sztukowski
There is no other class on campus that these instructors would rather teach than the EMBA program, and they actually compete to be able to teach this program. They know their topic, and they are able to teach it with such a degree of energy and excitement that really gets you engaged.

— Bob Sztukowski

Executive MBA Student

Cindy Brown
I literally in class would pull up my business' QuickBooks accounting system ... so I was applying it instantaneously.

— Cindy Brown

CEO, Blue Moon Works

Executive MBA Class of 2005

I will, from personal experience, tell you that it's one of the best things that you can do not only personally but career wise. You'll come out of this with more options than you ever imagined.

— A.J. Workman

VP Sales, Blue Moon Works

Executive MBA Class of 2005

Richard Wobbekind
Between the group settings and the interactions in class, it is very common that students will tell you they are learning a tremendous amount from other students in the class … we're structuring the program trying to get that interaction.

— Richard L. Wobbekind

Associate Dean, MBA and Executive Programs

Professor of Finance

The small study group experience provided me an opportunity to explore and appreciate diversity in a collaborative environment.  As the Director of Space Systems Program Operations, I implemented this model in a corporate structure when building the operations team to oversee and improve space sensor production performance. The result was a highly creative, effective team and a reduction in overall cycle time and workmanship defects.

— Laryssa Densmore

Director of Space Systems Program Operations, Raytheon Company

EMBA Class of 2000

On entering the program I knew that I would gain great value from the financial analysis and accounting classes. One big surprise though was the great practical benefits I obtained from other courses. Halfway through this class, I basically recovered the financial investment in the program by applying a few key marketing principles at my company.

— Everod (Eveready) Samuel

President, Samuel Engineering Inc.

Executive MBA Class of 2002

The CU Executive MBA program was a lot more rigorous, fulfilling, and rich in content than a traditional MBA. There was just no comparison. All of my classmates were intent on getting their education, developing professionally, and opening up new opportunities. After completing the program I took advantage of CU’s dual-degree option to complete a second master’s degree in finance. With the Executive MBA as my core, I was largely able to design my own program.

—Derek Figueroa

Chief Financial Officer, Seattle Fish Company, Denver, Colorado

The most valuable aspect of the program was the confidence it gave me in the leadership of my division. It was great to work with and learn from professors who are active in the 'real world' and well respected across the world.

— Tina J. Valdez

International Chief Information Officer, Vice President Hosted Technology, TeleTech