Eaton Donates $10,000 To Support Kelley School Of Business MBA Program
Dec. 10, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a "Powering Communities Grant" of $10,000 to benefit the Kelley School of Business MBA Program at Indiana University (IU). Funds will be used to support the Supply Chain and Global Management Academy (SCGMA) and the Business Marketing Academy (BMA).
Building on Eaton's tradition of corporate citizenship, the company's "Powering Communities Grants" help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton employees live and work.
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"Providing support for the SCGMA and BMA along with Eaton's active involvement in academy activities will strengthen the relationship between Eaton and Kelley MBA students." said Pam Warden, Office of Development, Indiana University. "We are very grateful for Eaton's continued support and value the company among our best corporate partners."
The SCGMA integrates two critical realities of today's competitive business environment: the interconnectedness of the world economy and the emerging role of global supply chain management. The academy strengthens the traditional MBA curriculum by exposure to cross-functional global leadership, strategic supply chain management, and by helping students develop a toolbox of skills that readily transfer into today's competitive business environment.
The BMA helps prepare MBA students for challenging positions within business-to-business focused firms. By emphasizing practical applications and skill development, the academy strives to help students interested in business marketing careers to develop effective networking skills as they interact with potential employers.
IU, located in Bloomington, Ind., offers 183 undergraduate majors, 336 degree programs, 4,000 courses and numerous educational options such as overseas study, internships, and honors programs. Founded in 1920 as the Indiana University School of Commerce and Finance, the Kelley School offers undergraduate, MBA, master's, and doctoral degrees at IU's Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.
"Students enrolled in the MBA program at IU are high-ranking, quality students and Eaton has an excellent history of recruiting them into our leadership development programs," said Casey Watson, university relations campus manager for Eaton. "This contribution will help us continue to build the Eaton presence on campus so we can continue to recruit top talent."
Since 2004, Eaton has hired nine IU MBA students as full-time employees into the company's two premier MBA development programs: the Global Leadership Development Program and the Marketing Leadership Development Program.
Eaton's three facilities in Indiana are part of the company's Truck Group and employ approximately 390 employees.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.