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Space Foundation VP Achieves EMBA Degree

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Space Foundation VP Achieves EMBA Degree As head of Space Foundation education programs, Vice President – Education Iain Probert inspires young people to pursue their goals through scholastic achievement. Probert achieved his own scholastic goal this fall when was among the first to receive an International Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) – Space Administration Specialist degree from the International Space University (ISU). Probert participated in an intensive 18-month program that included ten students from six countries.

Located in Strasbourg, France, ISU specializes in educating postgraduates and professionals from around the world to prepare them for work in the progressive sector of space, with a goal to provide the skills and global perspective required of future space leaders. Since its founding in 1987, ISU has graduated more than 3,000 students from 100 countries.

According to Probert, the EMBA includes traditional MBA core elements taught in an interactive and applied manner coupled with elements of a Master’s in Public Administration to provide a pragmatic understanding of the space sector. The curriculum provides both a technical overview and significant team-building among the course participants.

Last spring, the Space Foundation hosted one of the EMBA class’ sessions in Colorado Springs. To read about it, click here. Applications are now being taken for the next EMBA class, which kicks off in March.

Probert’s degree enhances the already strong educational credentials of the Space Foundation Education team. The education director and all three space education specialists have, or are pursuing, masters degrees. This team teaches professional development classes to educators from across the country through the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum program. The team also teaches students in grades K-12 science, technology, engineering and math lessons through its STARS program (Science, Technology and Academic Readiness for Space), hands-on science enrichment for students based on participant schools’ specific academic needs.

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This article is part of Space Watch: December 2010 (Volume: 9, Issue: 12).