Frequently Asked Questions

  • They are a group of courses for Johns Hopkins students and post-docs who are already in graduate programs but would like knowledge and instruction in business management and entrepreneurial topics as well as in topics related to classroom teaching and lab set-up.
  • JHU full-time graduate students and post doctoral fellows from Arts & Sciences, Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Education, School of Nursing, Carey Business School and Peabody are eligible to participate.
  • If you are able to use SIS, please register online.  If you cannot register through SIS, please go to your school’s Registrar and submit an IDR (Inter Departmental Registration) on paper.
  • The first four modules were offered in fall 2013, with more added each semester; they will be offered on a rotating schedule. Some 20 different modules have run since inception.
  • Each course will last for ½ semester (7 weeks), and meet once a week, for 2.5 hours.  This means, some classes begin in the middle of the traditional ASEN semester.
  • The primary module topics will be communication, collaborative problem solving, leadership, management & entrepreneurship and personal growth.  There will be a number of different courses related to each of these main topics.
  • Even though these courses do not count toward a degree*, they will reflect on your transcript.  They will be graded P/F or for a letter grade. *A limited number of PDP modules are incorporated into Masters degree programs in the Whiting School and students in those programs will receive a letter grade. WSE masters students should confirm credit eligibility in advance.
  • Yes, some classes such as Developing A Business Plan expect/encourage you to use an idea you are working on as part of the content for the class.

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