Applications open for 2018-19 CIM Executive MBA Program

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff

The Concrete Industry Management program is accepting applications for the next cohort of CIM Master of Business Administration degree candidates until November 1. Offered through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University, the program will run in seven-week blocks and combine distance learning, webinars, plus two on-campus visits.

A distinctive partner structure for the degree is designed for networking and sharing experiences while fostering a collaborative learning environment. In addition, program cost has been reduced from $39,000 to $25,000 per participant. This fee represents the total academic cost of the program per participant, except for books. CIM MBA program candidates must have a minimum three years of experience in the concrete industry and hold at least an undergraduate degree—business or other discipline—from an accredited institution of higher education.

The customized, rigorous and highly interactive Executive MBA program thrives on a diversity of cultures with mutual benefit to participants and sponsoring companies, CIM program officials note. Its major themes are globalization, leadership, strategy, and execution. The curriculum takes participants beyond basics to a true understanding of forces that will shape the concrete and construction industry, they add. Course content has been tailored to reflect on issues important to concrete industry managers and executives. Because of the program’s distance learning aspect, degree candidates can continue in their full-time employment responsibilities.

“Our CIM Executive MBA graduates have immediately impacted their businesses with a unique global, strategic and operational perspective,” says MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Director and Professor Dr. Heather Brown. “They are equipped to tackle the most pressing industry issues and help chart a future course of action. Our Executive MBA participants are taught the skills needed for leadership, team building and motivational skills to create synergy and energize their teams with the aim of achieving excellence throughout their organizations.”

Applications for the 2018-19 CIM Executive MBA program can be submitted through Additional information on the program can be obtained from Dr. Brown, 615/904-8060, [email protected].