Jack Welch is one of the world's most respected and celebrated CEOs, known for his unmatched track record of success, enormous love of people, fierce passion for winning, and unbridled desire to change the world for the better using his unique management practices.
Working closely with an outstanding faculty, Jack Welch is engaged in every aspect of the Jack Welch Management Institute. As Executive Chairman, he appears in regular videos about current business events, hosts live video conferences, interacts with students via email, and is deeply involved in the development of the program's curriculum.
Born to a working class family in Salem, Massachusetts, Jack attended the University of Massachusetts, and received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He joined GE at age 24, worked his way up through many divisions, and was named its CEO in 1981 at the age of 45. In his 21 years as CEO, Jack transformed GE into the world's most admired and successful company with his innovative management techniques. Revenues grew five-fold, from $25 billion to $130 billion, income grew ten-fold, from $1.5 billion to $15 billion, and the company's market capitalization had a 30-fold increase of more than $400 billion. His achievements are considered epic, and, as a result, thousands of companies around the world have adopted the Welch Way.
After retiring from GE in 2001, Jack Welch has only become more active in business. He has written three best-selling business books, Jack: Straight from the Gut, Winning and The Real-Life MBA. He actively participates in managing numerous companies as part of a private equity group, and for four years wrote an immensely popular weekly column for Businessweek magazine. He is a fixture on TV as a popular business commentator.
Jack Welch has always been defined by his zealous love of teaching and commitment to building leaders. At GE, he created the world's best corporate training center and regularly taught there himself. More recently, he taught a popular course as a visiting professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, and he regularly teaches seminars to CEOs and senior executives around the world.Read More
Suzy Welch is a noted business journalist, TV commentator, and public speaker. A popular Today Show and CNBC contributor, Suzy is the author of the New York Times bestseller 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea, a guide to values-driven decision making. With her husband, Jack Welch, Suzy is the also the author of the international best-sellers, The Real Life MBA and Winning. Suzy and Jack Welch have also written business columns for several publications, including Business Week, the New York Times Syndicate, and Fortune magazine. All proceeds from the Welches’ books are donated to charity.
For the past three decades, Suzy has written extensively about work-life balance, career management, and other cultural issues, for publications ranging from O, The Oprah Magazine to The Wall Street Journal. In addition, her candid and perceptive commentary can also be heard regularly on Power Lunch, and her CNBC.com weekly program, “Get to Work, with Suzy Welch.”
Born in Portland, Oregon, Suzy received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1981 before joining The Miami Herald as a reporter. She left daily journalism to attend Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar in 1988. After working as a management consultant at Bain &Co. for several years, Suzy joined the Harvard Business Review in 1995, and was named editor-in-chief in 2001. Suzy is the mother of four children, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of the United States.Read More
As the Jack Welch Management Institute's strategic business and operations leader, Dean has transformed JWMI into one of the fastest-growing and most innovative business education programs in the world, growing its student population over 40% a year since inception, to more than 4,500 students, alumni and certificate participants.
Dean draws on deep operations experience that spans several industries. Since he joined Strayer Education in 2008, he has led various operating divisions, including University Admissions, University Development, and on-site programs for Fortune 100 companies. Prior to Strayer, Dean was co-founder of Kaplan Virtual Education; one of the nation's largest regionally accredited online high schools, and now part of K12, Incorporated.
Beyond his tenure in education, Dean has served as Vice President of Operations and of Finance at a publicly traded healthcare services company and has held operating, marketing and M&A positions at a former Fortune 500 oil refining company in the Midwest. He holds an MBA from Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business.Read More
Mike leads the process to attract, train, develop, mentor, support, assess, and retain a world-class faculty, focused on teaching excellence. He is responsible for assessing student learning outcomes, improving retention and graduation rates, scheduling faculty and courses, and resolving faculty and student concerns.
Prior to joining JWMI, Mike served as adjunct professor of Marketing at George Washington University, Chief Strategy Officer at JWT Inside, Senior Researcher at TNS Employee Insights, and Chief Marketing Officer for the United States Marine Corps. Mike holds a PhD in Marketing from George Washington University.Read More
Forbes Magazine’s Special Centennial Issue celebrates people who had either created something with a lasting impact on the world or innovated in a way that transcends their given field. In addition to Jack Welch, Warren Buffett, one of our curriculum’s Experts of Practice, is also included in the distinction.
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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) hosted its second annual graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Over 850 people gathered to celebrate 175 graduates and alumni. Since becoming part of Strayer University in 2012, JWMI has quickly grown, graduating over 700 working professionals. The school currently has over 1,500 students enrolled.
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) has again been named one of the Top 15 Global Online MBA Programs for 2017 by CEO Magazine. The list is based on survey responses from over 160 business schools around the world that ranked programs on performance criteria such as quality of faculty, price, faculty-to-student ratio, international diversity, and professional development.
Time for another #humblebrag.. The Princeton Review just ranked Jack Welch Management Institute as one of the best online MBA programs in the nation. JWMI joins University of North Carolina & Indiana University's Bloomington Kelley School of Business in Princeton Review’s Top 25 Online MBA Rankings for 2017.
Over 700 people from across the globe gathered at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 11 to celebrate graduates and alumni of the Jack Welch Management Institute, one of the fastest-growing executive MBA programs in the world.Read More
Guess who just topped Linkedin’s list of the 50 most influential edu brands? That’s us at number one — and in good company with Stanford, Wharton, NYU, Harvard, Duke and MIT. Linkedin, you’re making us blush… #humblebragRead More
Poets and Quants just named the Jack Welch Management Institute among the hottest schools to watch this year, alongside Wharton and Yale — thanks to our wild growth, crazy-good student satisfaction scores, and ability to attract top leadership.Read More
According to Fortune, The Jack Welch Management Institute is one of the very few business schools that is run like a business, with a laser-like focus on customer service. Our Net Promoter Score reached a record 77 this summer, surpassing companies like Apple, JetBlue, and Amazon.
The reason for the high scores? “We are changing lives and that is a big deal,” says Welch.Read More