Jack Welch MBA–a new graduate

Jack Welch Management InstituteFor the last two years, I have been enrolled in the Jack Welch Management Institute.  I just finished their Executive MBA program, and my perspective has changed.  First, I have to thank Jack Welch for creating this program, in which he shares his decades of business leadership experience. 

If you aren’t familiar, Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001.  That’s a lot of years!   Now, he shares his knowledge and experience with people like me – and whoever else enrolls in his MBA program.

Logo-strayer.pngJWMI is a program hosted at Strayer University, which is a nationwide university that has been around since 1892 – not as old as my alma mater, Texas A&M (1872/6), but very proven.  Chances are there is a Strayer location in a city near you.

I was very fortunate to have a great classmate who took the courses with me.  Kevin Hurwitz, the Chief Architect at Headspring, also just received his MBA from JWMI.  Each course, we were able to swap notes and apply the knowledge every week at Headspring.

Throughout the two years, I completed courses on a broad range of topics.  They are listed here.  As I blog about what I have learned and applied in each course, I’ll link to that blog from this list.

  • Business Communications and Ethics
  • Leading in the 21st Century
  • Strategy
  • People Management
  • Marketing in a Global Environment
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management I
  • Organizational Change and Culture
  • Financial Management II
  • New Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship
  • Capstone (simulation)

I am very happy to have attended and graduated from the Jack Welch Management Institute.  My contribution to Headspring has materially benefited from the learning.  Also, I am so excited that several other Headspringers have decided to enroll for this semester!


  1. Congratulations, now what are you going to do with your spare time

    • Jeffrey Palermo says:

      Thank you. My spare time is being redirected back to my family. And none too soon. My wife is pregnant with our third child and due in 3 weeks!


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