Executive Education

Tailored for Success

PepsiCo Partners with Chicago Booth for Custom Executive Education Program


To help their executives meet the challenges of today’s evolving business landscape, food and beverage giant PepsiCo created a custom Executive Education curriculum with Chicago Booth—and found that it delivered lasting results.

“I wanted to make sure that we gave our top talent leadership development, because leadership is something that you can learn, and something that you can practice and get better at over time,” said Hugh Johnston, chief financial officer and executive vice chairman of PepsiCo Inc. and himself a graduate of Booth's Full-Time MBA program.

“Our participants were just overwhelmingly positive about the program, and frankly, I’ve seen a difference in their performance as they’ve come back,” said Johnston, '87. Hear more from PepsiCo’s executives about their experiences in the program:

“[The program’s] basic notion of forcing people to think more externally in an action-learning environment: 10 out of 10. We absolutely nailed that, and the University of Chicago and Booth nailed that,” Johnston said. “I felt like we got maximum value out of that.”

Hear more from Johnston about the partnership's benefits for PepsiCo’s executives, and learn more about both Custom Programs for corporations, and Open Enrollment programs for executives.

—By LeeAnn Shelton
December 28, 2015