Title: A multi-disciplinary plan for executive education and life-long learning programmes in wind science and engineering

Authors: Bradley T. Ewing, Jamie B. Kruse, Mark A. Thompson

Addresses: Area of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2101, USA. ' Department of Economics, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, USA. ' Hull College of Business, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904-2200, USA

Abstract: This paper outlines an executive education and training programme modelled after the Texas Tech University PhD programme in wind science and engineering. The intention of this paper is to facilitate discussion and development of executive education and training programmes with an emphasis on life-long learning. In particular, the programme aims at integrating engineering, management and economics to develop leaders capable of operating in multi-disciplinary environments. Such a programme targets audiences involved with emergency management, disaster recovery and response, risk management and insurance, economic development, regional and urban planning, and economic and systems modelling. A preliminary version of this programme is currently under development and the foundation for this type of executive education and life-long learning programme is discussed.

Keywords: economics; engineering; management; executive education; life-long learning; wind science; wind engineering; multi-disciplinary environments; emergency management; disaster recovery; disaster response; risk management; insurance; economic development; regional planning; urban planning; systems modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2009.023059

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2009 Vol.19 No.1, pp.74 - 81

Published online: 08 Feb 2009 *

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