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June 2012

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The Kogod School of Business at American University is collaborating with the university’s school of communication to start a master’s of arts in media entrepreneurship (MA/ME) program, targeted to help mid-career journalists, PR and IT specialists, and communications pros master the new media landscape. … The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University now offers half-day leadership development workshops designed to help managers, project leaders, and others strengthen their leadership capabilities. The workshops will be conducted by faculty members who also teach in the school’s full-time and evening MBA programs. … For the first time, Babson College will offer the executive education program “BioPharma: Mastering the Business of Science” at Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School in San Francisco. The program started on Babson’s main campus in 2004. Separately, Babson recently announced that it had joined the Peace Corps’ Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, which supports returned Peace Corps volunteers who are working toward a master’s degree. … Bentley University announced plans to offer its Masters of Science in Human Factors in Information Design program in the San Francisco area. … Bowling Green State University’s College of Business Administration has signed an affiliation agreement with the MBA Research and Curriculum Center, which oversees a college-prep high school business program and is funded and operated by a consortium of 37 state education departments. …

The China Europe International Business School has partnered with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University to establish a dual-degree program in international affairs and international business. Graduates will receive a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School and an MBA from CEIBS. … Expanding its entrepreneurial portfolio, Cambridge Judge Business School has signed an agreement with Cisco through which the company will donate telecommunications equipment and resources valued at US$500,000 to help the school launch a business incubator. … ESADE’s Institute of Public Governance and Management has added the healthcare technology company Medtronic to its list of partners that collaborate on research, teaching, and debate to improve public-private cooperation. Separately, ESADE and the telecommunications firm Telefónica have agreed to collaborate to develop executive education content for mobile telephones. … Starting in the fall of 2012, ESSEC’s Advanced Master’s Degree in International Food Industry Management will offer part of its course in Singapore. … Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has launched a global business initiative, designed to better integrate the school’s international offerings.

The initiative will include a focus on the curriculum, alliances with international universities and organizations, and coordination of research. … The George Washington University School of Business will offer an International Master of Accountancy Program with Renmin University of China International College beginning in 2012-13. … The Great Lakes Institute of Management plans to add campuses in Mumbai and Orissa to its current campuses in Gurgaon and Chennai. … Harvard Business School has announced an executive education program, Leading Your Small Business Through Its Lifecycle, running this month on the HBS campus. … Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow have announced several teaching and research initiatives resulting from an agreement signed last year, including a partnership in graduate-level, yearlong certificate programs in business analytics and global strategy. … The North Carolina State University Poole College of Management and SKEMA Business School are collaborating on a one-year dual degree graduate curriculum in global luxury management. … Northeastern University is launching a center for entre¬pre¬neur¬ship edu¬ca¬tion. …

New York University’s Stern School of Business has established a Center for Global Economy and Business, designed to promote faculty research in the global aspects of modern economies and business. Separately, NYU Stern has established a loan assistance program for full-time, part-time and executive MBA graduates, with support from the Social Enterprise Association MBA club at the school. … After a soft launch last year, the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship in the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins University has officially launched the Entrepreneurial Scholar of Distinction program, which will offer select Rollins MBA students a year-long immersive entrepreneurial experience with early stage companies. … The School of Information Systems at the Singapore Management University is collaborating with the Oracle Academy to offer its students hands-on training using Oracle FLEXCUBE, a widely used banking solution. Students will also be able to use the platform for their own projects. … Temple University’s Fox School of Business and the University of Technology, Sydney are collaborating to create a program, resembling Fox’s Enterprise Management Consulting practice, in which Australian MBA students will provide professional-grade consulting service. … Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business has welcomed the inaugural cohort for its International MBA. Separately, the university announced that the energy commerce program housed in the Rawls College of Business is now an official area of study, the Area of Energy Commerce. …

Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies have announced an expansion of their academic partnership in Geneva. Participants in Thunderbird’s Executive MBA program, delivered in Geneva in collaboration with The Graduate Institute since January 2010, will now have an opportunity to pursue an executive certificate from the Institute—and to earn joint alumni status from the two schools. … The Freeman School of Business at Tulane University has signed an agreement with China’s Xiamen University to begin offering two dual education master’s programs for Chinese student. … The Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley is piloting three digital courses, including Data and Decisions, a prerequisite for the school’s evening and weekend MBA program. … The UCLA Anderson School of Management is adding a more flexible scheduling option for its Fully Employed MBA program, delivering part of FEMBA Flex coursework via online lectures, collaborative group work, and web-based learning tools, and making it possible for busy students to attend campus as few as four times each quarter. … The Rady School of Management at the University of California-San Diego has opened Wells Fargo Hall. Among other features, the 81,000-square-foot facility houses dedicated space for MBA students. … The University of Miami School of Business Administration has started an accelerated MBA program with a concentration in real estate, in conjunction with the university’s school of architecture. …

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Kenan-Flagler Business School and School of Medicine have partnered to create an MD/MBA program, offering medical students the opportunity to earn both degrees in five years. The curriculum includes training in leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The first students start classes this fall. … Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford has created the Complexity Economics Program, which seeks to stimulate innovation and debate in economics, support interdisciplinary research, and redefine economics education. … The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has started a program focused on preparing future global leaders to solve complex business problems in an inter-connected world. In addition to the Wharton MBA, students will earn an MA from Penn. The first class will begin the program next May. Separately, the Wharton School has established the research-focused Wharton/Penn Risk and Insurance Program. … Expanding its part-time pathways to the MBA, the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas plans to offer a Blended Saturday option, combining in-person classroom sessions with online coursework and activities, starting this fall. … The University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business Asia (Ivey Asia) and China University of Political Science and Law are partnering to provide programs that offer Chinese executives case-based learning in leadership and legal practices in international business. … Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School has established a Center for Supply Chain Excellence. … The Washington University in St. Louis-Fudan University executive MBA program, one of the first US-China joint MBA degree programs, celebrated its 10th anniversary last month. …

The Yale School of Management has expanded its Pre-MBA Leadership Program to include undergraduate students from a select group of universities in Brazil, China, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, and Singapore. … The Schulich School of Business at York University will launch master’s degree specializations in business analytics and global mining management this fall, and plans to inaugurate an MsC in accounting in September 2013. … Antioch University New England now offers a part-time delivery option for its MBA in sustainability, adding to existing weekend and accelerated options. … Cleveland State University has teamed with McGraw-Hill Higher Education to offer a one-year, online mobile accelerated MBA program. Each student in the program receives an iPad to access digital course materials. … John Brown University has created a College of Business that will house undergraduate, graduate, and degree completion programs. … Kingston Business School at Kingston University London has opened a £26 million building. … The MBA program at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles has created a concentration in project management. … The Bill Greehey School of Business St. Mary’s University in San Antonio has retooled its MBA program. Now known as the Greehey MBA, the 18-month, cohort-based program emphasizes ethical leadership, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship. … The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette now offers an executive MBA. …

The University of Michigan-Flint is introducing a master of science in accounting program. … The Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro has added two online graduate programs in global apparel supply chain management, including a master’s degree concentration and a certificate program. … The University of Saint Francis in Indiana will offer an online option for its master of healthcare administration degree, offered through the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, starting this fall. … The University of Southern Mississippi has broken ground on a building for its College of Business. … The Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University has announced a major restructuring of its undergraduate and graduate programs. The MBA program goes from 48 credits to 39, based on a two-course foundation series and a seven-course core.

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