School of Professional Studies

Outstanding Executive and Professional Education

The School of Professional Studies, newly named in 2014, demonstrates Brown University’s commitment to executive education and its mission to develop reflective leaders, to effect change in the world, and to improve human welfare. Under the leadership of Dean Karen Sibley, the School offers outstanding educational programs for executives and professionals in diverse fields.

IE Brown Executive MBA - offered in partnership with internationally top-ranked IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership - for clinicians, executives, senior administrators, and others with significant responsibility in the health industry.

The Choices Program - for experienced educators who bring current and historical international issues into their classroom discussions.

Timely and Relevant Programming

Spearheading the university’s Initiative on Executive and Professional Education, the School engages academic leaders and expert practitioners who develop and deliver Master’s degree and other programs of advanced study to mid-career professionals. These timely and relevant programs prepare leaders to meet their most pressing professional challenges, to transform their organizations, and to have a significant impact in their fields.

Blended Learning, Lifelong Professional Networks

The highly accomplished professionals who choose programs in the School of Professional Studies have achieved significant career success and are being asked to do more. At Brown, they learn in a vibrant, multidisciplinary community of peers; broaden their vision; create and test innovative and practical solutions; and build lifelong professional networks. They benefit from blended residential and online learning that allows them to maintain demanding professional schedules while pursuing advanced studies at Brown. 

Longstanding Programs

Innovative academic opportunities for other students remain under Dean Sibley’s direction, including the Summer Session for undergraduate students, and a portfolio of Pre-College Programs.