Today I got the confirmation that I am now enrolled in the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) as a NDO student for Management Science and Engineering. This is quite exciting for me it is the first time since 1997 that I am affiliated with a university and the very first time that I am actually enrolled in a U.S. university.
The program is delivered through online courses, which allows me to participate even though I am continuing to work. After four 4 credit courses I will be awarded a professional certificate from Stanford. At the same time these credits can also be applied to advanced graduate degrees, such as a masters degree in Management Science and Engineering. It was this flexibility the really convinced me to give this a try.
At this time, I am scheduled to take one course per quarter. You can actually access my web site now also through http://www.stanford.edu/people/beuchelt/. I am looking forward to this new challenge and post my experience here.