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December 2012

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The Baylor University Board of Regents has approved a joint MDiv/MBA degree in divinity and business administration from the Hankamer School of Business and the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. … Faculty members from Boston University’s School of Management, College of Engineering, and College of Arts & Sciences have developed an undergraduate minor in sustainable energy. … Brigham Young University has moved its undergraduate recreation management program to the Marriott School of Management. … The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University has launched an iPad app . …

The Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield University is adding master’s degree programs in management and retail management, starting next September. … The University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics has announced an online MBA program, expected to launch this spring. … EDHEC and the Faculté Libre de Droit, a private law school in France, are partnering on a joint degree program in business law and management. Graduates of the four-year program, which includes three years of coursework and one year in a law firm or company, will earn a Master 2 in business law from FLD and an LLM in law and tax management from EDHEC. …

EMLYON Business School, FGV School of Administration—EBAPE, and Tianjin University College of Management and Economics have joined CEU Business School, GISMA Business School, the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, and TiasNimbas Business School in the Netherlands as partners in the IMM Executive MBA program. … ESSEC has announced plans to build a campus in Singapore. … Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo at Fundação Getulio Vargas has developed two new programs, a professional masters in international management and an undergraduate degree in public administration and government with a focus on innovation. … Harvard Business School has announced two sessions in 2013 of its general management program, a comprehensive leadership program for senior executives. Separately, HBS Dean Nitin Nohria has announced plans to open a research center in Istanbul in early 2013. HBS has similar centers, which are designed to help faculty in writing cases about the global economy, in the Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Paris, Mumbai, and Shanghai. …

The HEC Montréal media center and the Regroupement Pour la Formation en Audiovisuel du Québec have partnered to create a one-week intensive program for managers working in film, television and interactive media, scheduled for this January. … The Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow has opened admissions for a one-year, part-time general management program for executives, set to start in March. … INSEAD has created a leadership development center on its campus in Singapore. Intended to be a business innovation hub for Asia, the center will expand INSEAD’s presence in the region by offering a broader range of degree and non-degree management programs. … Portland State University’s School of Business Administration and College of Urban Studies and Planning have partnered to create a master’s degree program in real estate development. …

The Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center in the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College has launched an online tool, Board Finder, which features postings from nonprofit organizations that are seeking to fill volunteer leadership positions on boards, committees, task forces, and advisory councils. … Building on an academic exchange agreement first signed in 1979, Tsinghua University and the University of California, Berkeley have now entered into a strategic partnership. … The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine has created a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, due to start next fall. … The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics and Melbourne Business School have announced plans to forge closer ties. Under an agreement, an expanded Faculty of Business and Economics will include the Melbourne Business School. All graduate programs in business and economics, including the MBA, will be offered through Melbourne Business School, which in turn becomes the sole graduate school for business and economics at Melbourne. Academic resources will be shared across both the Faculty and Melbourne Business School. …

E60, the building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that houses the dean and other administrative offices of the MIT Sloan School of Management, has been certified LEED Gold by the US Green Building Council, the second building on the school’s campus to garner Gold-level recognition for sustainable design. … North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management and College of Engineering have signed a memo of understanding making the university one of seven worldwide that are part of the Volvo Group’s Academic Partner Program Preferred Talent Partner Cooperation Program. … SP Jain School of Global Management has opened its third international campus, in Sydney, Australia. The Mumbai-based school also has campuses in Dubai and Singapore. … Students in the Sofaer International MBA program at Tel Aviv University have collaborated with their peers in the university’s Porter School for Environmental Studies to start Israel’s first chapter of Net Impact, an interdisciplinary network of students and professionals with a shared interest in the triple bottom line. …

Tulane University has launched the Altman Program in International Studies & Business, a four-year undergraduate program that combines advanced language training with business and liberal arts education. Graduates will earn both a BS in management and a BA in a liberal arts discipline. … The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, a partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, has partnered with the World Environment Center to engage graduate students in planning and implementing sustainable development initiatives with leading global companies. …

The Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales has partnered with GE Capital to establish the Australian Mid-Market Growth Alliance, aimed at helping mid-sized businesses overcome barriers to growth. The agreement encompasses research, events, scholarships, specialized education products, and a consortium that will address major issues in the sector. … The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced an executive education program focused on innovation, scheduled for next March. … With support from the MeadWestvaco Foundation, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business is starting an initiative that will explore the role of business in society and issues that impact the dynamics between business, government, and society. …

The University of Washington Foster School of Business has dedicated Dempsey Hall, the second phase of an expanded campus for the school. … The Virginia Tech board of visitors has approved an undergraduate degree in real estate, an interdisciplinary program that will be a partnership among six colleges, including the Pamplin College of Business. … The Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida has opened an active learning studio, designed to blend active learning and distance education.

Honoring the late DeNean Stafford, Jr., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has named its business school the Stafford School of Business. … Bow Valley College in Calgary has launched a school of business. … The Indian Institute of Management, Raipur has agreed to partner with IESEG School of Management in France on student and faculty exchange programs and collaborative research projects. … Regenesys Business School in South Africa is offering what it calls the world’s first free MBA. The school will offer free learning material, tutoring videos, study guides, e-books, webinars, academic articles, and e-learning technical support. … Rouen Business School is introducing an MSc in arts management. …

Samford University’s Brock School of Business and its journalism and mass communication department are partnering to offer a joint MBA-JMC degree program. … Trevecca Nazarene University has named its school of business and technology after businessman Gerald D. Skinner. … The University of Ulster is establishing a research center focused on the performance of the Northern Ireland economy. … Warwick Business School has partnered with Aston Business School to create a £2.9m research center designed to help boost the performance of the UK’s small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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