Executive education

To better serve the business community in Southeast Michigan and beyond, the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has developed an executive education enterprise.

We offer open-enrollment "short courses" as well as custom programs developed in partnership with businesses, nonprofits and government entities.

At the same time, the Ilitch School executive education task force is also evaluating opportunities for developing executive-level degree programs, such as an EMBA program.

For more information, please inquire online or contact the Ilitch School dean's office at 313-577-4501.

Current and upcoming programs

Automotive Industry Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Partnership with AIAG
February 15 - June 7, 2018
September 6 - December 6, 2018

The Mike Ilitch School of Business, in cooperation with AIAG, is offering an Automotive Industry Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management for leaders in purchasing/supply, logistics, planning and scheduling, and from other closely aligned functions such as sales, product development, manufacturing, finance and more. This non-degree certificate program is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of supply chain topics and issues in the context of the global vehicle industry. Participants will learn about a broad range of vehicle industry oriented supply chain topics including SCM strategy, SCM finance, forecasting, negotiations, procurement strategy, supplier development, risk management, production operations, quality management processes and Six Sigma, trade management, logistics and transportation management. New manufacturing and logistics technologies are also explored. The seminar will be held at AIAG headquarters in Southfield, Michigan.

Global Automotive Purchasing Supply Chain Network (GAPSCN)

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business are collaborating on an innovative new initiative to develop talent in global automotive purchasing and supply chain management. Called the Global Automotive Purchasing Supply Chain Network (GAPSCN or "Gap-Scan"), the program helps provide community college, undergraduate, graduate and adult continuing education curricula with real-world lecture material, automotive case studies, best practices, knowledge assessments and standards.

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.