Stanford announces new Executive Education programme

Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced a new Executive Education programme for chief operating officers. The three-month-long programme combines immersive online learning with six days of hands-on, experiential learning.

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The Emerging COO: Driving Innovation and Operational Excellence programme is the first open enrolment blended programme offered by Stanford and addresses the chief operating officers that are often under-represented. The programme is designed for experienced COOs, as well as senior-level operations leaders and aspiring COOs.

The new Emerging COO programme is an addition to Stanford 37 programmes for both individuals and/or organisations spanning 16 topics and a wide range of industries. The three-month integrated format wants to support the evolving role of the COO who often works quietly behind the scenes to make an organisation work. The role is now being established at start-ups and high-growth companies, and not only at established companies any more.

The new COO programme consists of three modules: An online one focusing on strategy and finance to develop a framework to be an effective partner to the CEO and CFO. A second one on campus which explores the concept of operational excellence and innovation by reviewing cases and experiential exercises and a third module which enables participants to transport their knowledge to their company, by creating and carrying out a project using design thinking methodology.

The programme will run from July to October and costs 15,200 US dollar. Applications close May 31.