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December 2013

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  • The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the American University in Cairo’s School of Business has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab region to help foster entrepreneurship in Egypt and the Arab world.

  • Cambridge Judge Business School has launched a center for compliance and trust, designed to help the financial sector explore change in values and behavior and responses to changing regulations.

  • The entire Shanghai Campus Phase 3 at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) has been certified LEED Gold.

  • Cass Business School at City University London has launched a one-year program leading to the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management.

  • Copenhagen Business School has announced plans to start a bachelor’s degree program in shipping with an internship in the maritime sector. The program launches next year.

  • Cornell University’s online learning subsidiary, eCornell, has launched RedShift, a program for sales and marketing professionals that combines on-demand, MBA-level online courses with real-world projects, coaching, and access to mentors and advisors. Redshift courses are designed by faculty members from Cornell’s SC Johnson Graduate School of Management and other university colleges and schools.

  • The Berlin Senate has granted ESMT European School of Management and Technology the right to award PhD degrees. Separately, ESMT successfully completed its first executive education program in the United Arab Emirates last month, leading a three-day management program for the Arabian conglomerate Albatha.

  • FGV/EBAPE has created a center for behavioral research.

  • The Graduate School of Business Administration at Fordham University has announced plans to start an entrepreneurship program for veterans in the United States and the United Kingdom, starting next spring.

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management has signed an agreement of cooperation with HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management that includes student and faculty exchanges.

  • Harvard Business School has dedicated Tata Hall, a new executive education building.

  • The McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA, a partnership between HEC Montreal and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, and is launching a scholarship program aimed at Canada’s Indigenous population. Each year, a manager of Indigenous origin will be chosen to receive a $40,000 scholarship based on merit.

  • IMD has opened offices in Singapore, its first physical presence beyond its campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The school plans to extend its programs in Southeast Asia and Oceania.

  • The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta has launched a business plan competition, “i2I,” that will provide seed funding of US$1 million, or Rs. 6.2 crore, for the best start-up.

  • KAIST has started a new business incubation program, “Startup KAIST,” to support the growth of venture companies.

  • Kent State University has expanded the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation’s John S. Brinzo Entrepreneurship Laboratory in the College of Business Administration.

  • In an agreement valued at US$38 million, London Business School has been appointed by Kuwait’s National Technology Enterprises Company to design and lead a leadership program for the Kuwait Petroleum Company.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science has announced plans to create an academic center dedicated to strengthening its research and engagement with South Asia.

  • Manchester Business School (MBS) has launched its Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program in Dubai. The part-time, 20-month program is designed for senior executives looking to move into the boardroom. The Middle East program follows the global launch of the MBS GEMBA in China in November.

  • The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO has started a research center on wealth management and philanthropy.

  • North Carolina State University is starting a one-year master’s program in supply chain engineering and management, a partnership between the Poole College of Management’s Jenkins Graduate School and the university’s college of engineering.

  • The Madrid-based Santander Group has signed a three-year extension of its support for the BS in international business program at Northeastern University.

  • The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has broken ground on a new building. Sited on the shores of Lake Michigan and designed to encourage collaborative learning, the new facility will include some 410,000 square feet of classrooms, seminar rooms, and community gathering spaces.

  • In June, Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering a one-year MBA for STEM professionals at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. Krannert recently announced plans to start a weekend MBA program for STEM professionals in Chicago in 2015.

  • Queen’s School of Business has been granted accreditation for its accounting program under new national standards from CPA Ontario, the provincial body that administers new Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) National Accreditation Standards. Queen’s will be the first university in Canada to implement a program under the new standards, starting in 2014.

  • The Institute of China Enterprise Development at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge focused on joint research on small and medium enterprises in China.

  • The Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University is starting a one-year year MBA focused on STEM majors.

  • The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is rolling out “Taking Care of Family Business,” a program focused on supporting family business ventures.

  • The Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge has accepted the first intake for its new executive education program on Islamic Finance, which is offered in Cambridge, London, and Dubai.

  • The School of Accountancy at Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has redesigned its Advanced Auditing course to focus on auditing processes specific to information technology.

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