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October 2012

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Arizona State University has created a joint undergraduate degree, the Business and Engineering Scholars Program, in which students earn degrees from both ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business and the university’s engineering school. The school has also introduced concentrations in technology, statistics, and global leadership to its Bachelor of Arts in Business program. Pending university approval, the school also plans concentrations in human resources and sports and media studies, the latter in conjunction with ASU’s journalism school. … Beginning next year, Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management will offer an information technology concentration in its MBA program. … The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise in Colorado State University’s College of Business has established a partnership with the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, to offer a CSU certificate in sustainable entrepreneurship as a concentration in the MBA from USIU. …

Columbia Business School’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center has launched IE [at] Columbia (Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia), a university-wide initiative to nurture and leverage ideas and technologies within the university that have the potential to generate returns through products or services, processes, and licensing revenues. … Copenhagen Business School has kicked off four master’s programs in Beijing, part of a partnership with the University of the Chinese Academy of Science. … The Institute for Strategic Innovation & Services at ESSEC Business School has joined KARIM, a European network dedicated to research in responsible innovation and exchange of expertise on that topic between academe and business. … Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has announced a slate of fall executive certificate programs that cover topics including management, innovation, leadership development, Lean Six Sigma, project management, finance and accounting, and emerging market strategies. …

The Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, in collaboration with the British Council and the International Center for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Nottingham University Business School, has created a website on responsible business in India, intended as a resource on corporate responsibility, governance, and ethics. … IMD has started a global family business center that will provide training for family businesses in southwest England, part of a UK government program to boost economic growth in rural areas of the country. … INSEAD has introduced an MBA module focused on Abu Dhabi that provides students at its campuses in France and Singapore with a comprehensive, immersive learning experience in the United Arab Emirates . …

Michigan State University has announced a master’s degree program in business analytics. The degree, which launches in January, includes coursework in the Broad College of Business and Michigan State’s colleges of engineering and natural science. … Starting this fall, all incoming freshmen at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin participating in Launching Business Leaders, an initiative designed to develop skills and competencies for their careers and personal lives. Throughout their undergraduate years, students will build personal portfolios with work, leadership, academic, project, and global experiences. … The Queen’s University School of Business has opened a 75,000-square-foot addition. … The Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College has added courses and updated core requirements for its Professional MBA program. The revised curriculum includes courses in business communications and critical thinking, added in response to research with local employers. Beginning next year, students in the program will be required to take two applied courses, a global research and study project and a course in either applied entrepreneurship or applied leadership development. …

Peter DeMarzo, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, has been appointed to lead an initiative to bolster online learning in the school. … With financial support from Citi Foundation, St. Petersburg University Graduate School of Management has created an executive education program focused on project management for social entrepreneurs. … New graduate courses this fall at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, include The Economics of Social and Other Networks, Women in Business, and an online version of the popular course Power & Politics. Another course, Money and Meaning: Sourcing Capital for Social Enterprises, is linked to an effort to create a national network of MBA students to source and complete due diligence on potential early-stage regional and national investments. Separately, Haas has approval to create a 19-month Berkeley MBA for Executives graduate degree, designed for senior-level working professionals, and has started recruiting for the program. …

The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has reorganized its school of management into three departments: finance and quantitative methods, marketing and supply chain, and management. … The Aresty Institute for Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to offer a first-of-its-kind leadership development program designed specifically for nursing school deans. Thirty-seven deans from 25 states attended the four-day program. … The Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester is introducing specialized MS degree programs in business analytics and pricing, and a one-year MBA degree tailored for career-builders. …

The University of Southern California, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Bocconi University have launched the World Bachelor in Business partnership, dubbed as the first undergraduate program in which students will live and study on three continents and earn degrees from three universities. … The University of Stellenbosch Business School has launched a postgraduate diploma in project management. … The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved a proposal for a US$155 million, 458,000-square-foot graduate business education center at the McCombs School at the University of Texas at Austin. … The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has opened an addition to its existing facility that doubles the amount of teaching, research, study, presentation, and special event space. … A new executive education program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, The Physics of Business Growth, is aimed at helping executives and leaders assess practices and strategies that may be inhibiting their organizations from expanding. … The Washington State University College of Business has partnered with Switzerland’s César Ritz Colleges to offer a bachelor’s degree in hospitality business management in Switzerland.

Bradley University has created the Robert and Carolyn Turner School of Entrepreneurship, a stand-alone academic unit named after its benefactors. … As part of a redesigned curriculum, Bryant University has added MBA specializations in global supply chain management, global finance, and international business, as well as an MBA course that includes a study-abroad component. Bryant has also created an undergraduate major in GSCM. … Concordia College in Minnesota has established the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, a program that will support the ethics curriculum in the Offutt School of Business and serve as a resource for local businesses and the community. … The MBA Education Center at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies has been renamed the Graduate School of Business. … Illinois State University plans to offer its MBA program in Chicago. … Jinan University is partnering with the Myanmar Chinese Chamber of Commerce to offer an MBA program in Yangon, Myanmar. … All graduates of the Lake Erie College MBA program are now automatically eligible to take additional courses for the rest of their life at no cost to the graduates or their employers. … Pace University’s Lubin School of Business has started an undergraduate concentration in arts and entertainment management. …

Radford University has opened a US$44 million, 110,000-square-foot building for its College of Business and Economics. … The Nebraska Board of Regents has approved plans for a US$84 million building for the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. … The University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics has announced executive development programs for women and managers on the executive track. … The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and the École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Metz have partnered to offer the Telfer MBA program in French in Europe. Students will complete their program in Metz, France, and earn a Telfer MBA degree. …

The University of Saint Francis in Indiana announced that it will move its Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership to downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana . … Worcester Polytechnic Institute has completed the inaugural boot camp of an interdisciplinary biofabrication program designed to prepare researchers who can translate their discoveries into solutions. Funded by a five-year, US$3 million award from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program, the biofabrication program links faculty from WPI’s Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center and its School of Business to train students to think like entrepreneurs and to approach their science and engineering work with a greater understanding of what it takes to move a discovery or technological advance from the laboratory to the marketplace.

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