Executive Education
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This program was the single most transformative educational experience I've had since my undergraduate years at OSU. My only regret is waiting 15 years to pursue Six Sigma Black Belt. I use the Six Sigma education and experience I received everyday now; it is amazing how this formalized training is not more widespread among my peers.  

Dan McCartan June 2023 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program Participant

The Diversity in Leadership Yellow Belt Certification Program was extremely valuable for my professional development. In a short amount of days, I've been energized by lessons on how to be an effective, empathetic leader with strong business acumen. Can't wait to keep learning!"

Ran Wei Diversity in Leadership Yellow Belt Certification Program Participant: Global Director, Strategy AB InBev

Each class has brought unique insights to our business. Recognizing the psychology behind leadership is a perspective I think everyone can benefit from. Learning how negotiations play a role in more aspects of the business than one might think, has also been monumental in my thinking."

Erin HoganHonda Certificate Program Cohort 4 Participant: Senior Human Resources Partner, Honda Development and Manufacturing of America

This program allowed me to step beyond my day-to-day and look at the entire scope of our enterprise. I am returning to my office refocused and supporting our mission as a company."

Dennis Leahy NAW May 2023 Cohort Participant: Non-Stock Purchasing Manager, Kimball Midwest

Not only did I get a crash course in business, I also got to build relationships with folks in and out of my organization and with the amazing faculty at The Ohio State University."

Anna Lazzarini NAW November 2023 Cohort Participant: Director of Digital Operations, MSC Industrial Supply

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio serves local commercial construction companies and they wanted help developing the management skills and business knowledge of their future leaders. To accomplish this, in 2006 we partnered with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business to develop an intensive program that includes classroom lecture and discussion, case studies, projects for application of learning and networking events. With faculty from OSU, the BX Rising Leaders Institute prepares high potential individuals to serve as future leaders. The content is relevant to our industry, and the sessions provide valuable interactive conversations between individuals who will be making their mark within their companies. The affiliation and content through the prestigious Fisher College of Business is a strong marketing point!"

Mary Tebeau Executive Director, The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio

I learned a lot about the capabilities, limitations, opportunities, risks, and threats of this emerging technology that is being adopted into every part of society. Professor Nate Craig and Professor Dennis Hirsch are remarkable teachers and their ability to convey this complex technology to actionable information is crucial."

Preston Phillips Understanding the Power and Governance of AI March 2024 Cohort: Research Management Analyst, John Glenn College of Public Affairs The Ohio State University

Fantastic program led by engaging and energetic instructors! Regardless of business function, this is a must-do for anyone involved in the supply chain industry."

Dan Breon NAW Spring 2024 Cohort Participant: Talent Acquisition Manager, Kimball Midwest

After completing the GCITBS program, I feel better equipped to tackle challenges with confidence and finesse. From presenting a revamped team vision to a large group, to hosting a managers' meeting with over a hundred attendees, and even engaging in persuasive discussions with senior figures, I feel prepared and unflappable. The program not only enhanced my strategic thinking, innovation, data analytics, and financial skills but also significantly boosted my communication abilities."

Ryan Holland GCITBS Cohort '22-'23 Participant: Director, Enterprise Networking, The Ohio State University

This program is such a tremendous opportunity for leaders, for teams and for Nationwide. Driving a culture of problem-solving and continuous improvement is pivotal to continue a company's success." 

Amanda Murphy Nationwide Lean Leader Academy Cohort 10 Participant: Technology Director, Staff Operations - Security & Infrastructure, Nationwide

The balance between lecture, activity, and hands-on practice was engaging and while often challenging...fun! I have been able to actively apply much of what I've learned and look forward to seeing the results of problem solving."

Leah Dickinson Nationwide Lean Leader Academy Cohort 10 Participant: Senior Consultant, Operational Excellence, Nationwide

My experience with the OSU & JPMC - Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics Program was transformative both personally and academically. Entering the program with minimal background in Data Analytics, I recognized it as a unique opportunity to cultivate a skill set increasingly vital across all industries. The education I received was not limited to hard skills, but also in leadership and project management. I wholeheartedly endorse this program for individuals seeking to expand their data expertise and elevate their leadership capabilities. Not to mention, you get to call yourself a Buckeye!" 

Matt Ibla JPMC Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics 2024 Cohort Participant

In two short days the innovation in healthcare course provided a great framework to better understand a complex topic. The instructors provided real world examples of how innovative practices can be implemented in a variety of organizations. I'd encourage anyone in a management and leadership role to consider taking it!"

Anonymous January 2024 Innovation in Healthcare Program Participant