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.

For more information, please complete the Executive Education Programs Request Information Form 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 (pdf)
Partnership with AIAG
Aug. 31 - Nov. 30, 2023

The Mike Ilitch School of Business, in cooperation with AIAG, is offering an  Automotive Industry Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (pdf) 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.

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. The  Global Automotive Purchasing Supply Chain Network  (GAPSCN or "Gap-Scan") 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.

Employment Mediation and Arbitration

Thanks to a generous grant from the National Academy of Arbitrators Educational Foundation, the Mike Ilitch School of Business has produced two educational videos and an accompanying guidebook on Employment Mediation and Arbitration. The two videos treat the employment arbitration and mediation procedures separately, but they might best be used in tandem. These videos will be especially useful to arbitrators, mediators, neutrals and conflict resolution consultants.