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BPI Scholars Programs


BPI Scholars is part of our people and resource development opportunities efforts at Emory. Participants in each program will learn project management, analytical thinking tools, communication techniques, and leadership skills.


The application process for BPI Scholars Class starting March 2019 is now closed.


What is the BPI Scholars Program and how does it work?

BPI Scholars is a sponsored, eight-month professional development program for high-performing, early and mid-career Emory staff. Sponsored by their supervisor in their home unit, Scholars learn, develop, and implement project management, communication, analytical, and leadership skills. Participation in the program represents an additional commitment of on average 4 to 6 hours per week above and beyond their regular job duties. During the application process, Scholars identify an opportunity for improving the operations of their current units; this improvement project is the focus of their hands-on work as a Scholar.



Who should apply?

Full-time Emory employees (at least two years of service preferred) interested in developing their project management and business analytics skills are encouraged to apply. Scholars must have the support and sponsorship of their supervisors, with signoff from their Department Administrator (DA) or Chief Business Officer (CBO) to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrated strong leadership potential, excellent analytical and communication skills, and a team orientation.

What is the application process?

All materials should be emailed to by the deadline of January 11, 2018. Application and sponsorship forms are found below.

Application Materials for Class starting March 2019

Completed applications are due January 11, 2019. All materials must be provided for a candidate to be considered.



Program Coursework

The program contains classroom-style instruction facilitated and taught by BPI and other Emory staff. Classes will be supplemented with pre-read literature and course materials will be provided to participants. The content will cover a broad range of topics aimed at developing candidates' project management and analytical skills and will include strategies for business practice improvement, business psychology, project management, data acquisition and analysis, finance, and communications.

Leadership Lecture Series

Throughout the program, members of Emory leadership will present on a particular topic of University management. These presentations will provide Scholars with an expanded view of management opportunities and challenges in higher education in areas that range from human resources to information technology to finance.

Hands-On Practice Improvement Project Work

Scholars will work on a practice improvement project for their units. These projects provide an opportunity to practice and implement the skills learned throughout the program, while also positively impacting the Scholars' department, school, and/or Emory overall.