Avnet Joins The Ken Blanchard Executive MBA Program

From: Grand Canyon University
Published: Thu Nov 29 2007

Avnet, Inc. recently announced its support for enrolling their top three hundred managers in Grand Canyon University's Ken Blanchard Executive MBA program. Avnet's “Gold Managers” are being encouraged to take part in the unique one-year leadership MBA that focuses on “leading at a higher level.”

Avnet, Inc., a leader in semiconductors, computer equipment and embedded subsystems, has recognized the Ken Blanchard Executive MBA program for its relevance to seasoned leaders and its emphasis on servant-leadership, innovation and customer-focused management.

The Ken Blanchard Executive MBA is unique in that it examines several business disciplines including finance, marketing, accounting, corporate strategy and change management from the perspective of the leader. Avnet executives are able to conveniently take the Program given its “blended learning” approach of online modules and three four-day “in-person” residencies through the twelve months.

Also central to Avnet's interest in the Ken Blanchard Executive MBA program is the opportunity to interact with and learn from national business leaders such as Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines. This “in-person” learning experience is considered one of the highlights of the KBEMBA program. The experiences and perspectives of these national leaders on Servant-Leadership and Corporate Culture provide a value-added distinction to the program.

Avnet Senior Leader Fred Cuen Praises The Ken Blanchard Executive MBA Program

Fred Cuen, President of TS Americas and an Avnet Senior Leader, is currently participating in the Ken Blanchard MBA program and notes, “I have long waited to complete my graduate studies, but was concerned that I would not be able to invest the quality time needed to truly engage in the learning experience. I knew that I wanted to participate in something that would inspire and energize me - something that would provide me with new perspectives, tools and skills to help me become an effective change leader and a better colleague.”

Cuen discovered what he was looking for in the Ken Blanchard Executive MBA program. He explains, “I began the MBA program in July of this year and it challenges me daily; there is not a moment that I regret the decision to take this journey. The real-life experiences that Ken and his team bring to the program are practical, applicable and memorable. I'm confident that I made the right decision and selected the right program. I'm investing a lot, but I'm already realizing the benefits of that investment.”

For more information on The Ken Blanchard Executive MBA program, please visit http://www.gcu.edu/emba
Company: Grand Canyon University
Contact Name: Paul Zagnoni
Contact Email: pzagnoni@gcu.edu
Contact Phone: 602-639-6983

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