What is Ivy Custom Education?

Raj instructing

Focused and personalized

Ivy Custom Education offers research-driven curricula and distinct business perspectives delivered through a variety of engaging interactive sessions. It could also be on-site professional development for leaders, executives, and high-potential employees.

Ivy Custom Education offers non-credit education, including customized courses, introductory seminars, hands-on workshops, and focused training.

Program delivery

Program delivery

Programs can be designed and scheduled to fit your needs. The focus is maximizing interaction and creating the engaging and responsive atmosphere needed to meet your program goals and learning objectives.

Arrangements can also be made for program delivery on the beautiful Iowa State University campus in Ames or in the Ivy College of Business downtown Des Moines location.


Program content

Ivy faculty prepare ready-to-deliver executive education sessions that focus on strategic and contemporary topics. This helps you take on higher responsibilities or fulfill current needs and future goals.

A few samples of what our faculty offer:

  • Management – leadership, talent management, negotiation, change management
  • Strategy – innovation, regulation, and government relations
  • Information technology – data analytics, cyber security, artificial intelligence
  • Marketing – effective selling, sales technology, customer experience management
  • Supply chain – fundamentals of supply chain, international sourcing strategies
  • Finance and accounting – financial acumen, decision-making, and business law

Building your custom education experience is collaborative

Ivy Custom Education leadership understands that one size does not fit all. We approach the process of developing a program as a partnership, with an emphasis on active listening, collaboration, and responsiveness.

  • Gather information: The process starts with a conversation with stakeholders in your organization to understand what content is needed and who will participate in the program.
  • Establish learning goals: Both sides agree to the learning objectives.
  • Develop curriculum: Ivy faculty develop research-driven curricula and integrate diverse business perspectives.
  • Deliver program: Ivy faculty are equipped to deliver programs in different ways, through interactive sessions in the format or location that best suits your needs.
  • Assess outcomes: After the training, attendees are encouraged to complete a program evaluation. Participant responses are compiled and reviewed to assess the value and outcomes and plan for follow-up learning opportunities as needed or desired.

Ivy Custom Education Leadership

Raj Agnihotri

Executive Director of Industry Engagement

Raj Agnihoti serves as the executive director of industry engagement. In this role, he leads the Ivy custom education initiative that develops and delivers two types of programs: training programs to increase employee skills and executive education programs to help executives take on higher responsibilities. Both types of programs are customized to company needs and taught by experienced faculty from the Ivy College of Business.

Ivy Custom Education

Connect your high-potential employees with the expertise and experience of our faculty through programs designed for the specific needs of your company. Contact us to get started.