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February 2013

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  • The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is starting an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship.
  • The Bowling Green State University College of Business has welcomed an inaugural cohort of 23 working professionals who have started study at an expansion site in Findlay, Ohio for BGSU’s Professional MBA program.

  • PNC Financial Services Group has pledge support for the creation of a center for financial services innovation in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics has opened the Janes Financial Center, which offers students real-time financial information and financial analysis technology in an environment that replicates a trading-floor experience.

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School and IBM China/Hong Kong Limited have joined forces to create a four-month course on business consulting.

  • Faculty from the Cass Business School at City University London are some of the featured speakers and the university is a partner in City Unrulyversity, a free “pop-up” university that is open every Wednesday evening in the area of London known as “Tech City.” Individuals who attend five City Unrulyversity sessions are eligible to apply to the school’s £10 million venture capital fund for entrepreneurship.

  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Claremont Graduate University have partnered to create a master’s degree in art business.

  • Cranfield School of Management is launching a part-time MSc in Strategic Leadership, which will be offered via classes in London complemented with online learning and residential modules at Cranfield.

  • EDHEC has signed a partnership agreement with the ONN (Olympic Nice Natation) and the UPE 06 (Union pour les Entreprises des Alpes-Maritimes) that seeks to make higher education more accessible to elite athletes and to boost the skills of their managers and coaches.

  • ESADE and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation have signed an agreement to promote public-private interaction in research.

  • ESSEC Business School has partnered with the Arabian Gulf University to create a modular MBA program.

  • The Florida State University College of Business has added an undergraduate major in retail management and minor in forensic accounting and criminology.

  • Fundação Getulio Vargas has signed a cooperation agreement with École des Dirigeants & Créateurs d’Entreprise creating opportunities for student study weeks in France and Brazil and opening the possibility of student and faculty exchanges.

  • Georgetown University and the District of Columbia Public Schools System have announced that 25 school principals will participate in a tailored version of the executive master’s in leadership program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad has launched an online portal to sell its business case studies.

  • The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has signed a memorandum of understanding with the newly formed American University of Mongolia to offer an MBA for global executives, starting in April, 2014.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science has created two £5 million centers, for the study of macroeconomics and financial system risks.

  • Marquette University’s Graduate School of Management will begin offering its part-time MBA program in Kohler, Wisconsin, beginning with this fall. The 33-month cohort program will be held in conjunction with the Kohler Company but will also be open to non-Kohler employees. Using a hybrid model, classes will meet in person one night per week, with students using technology to complete coursework.

  • Michigan State University and the Broad College of Business have expanded its online certificate programs in business, adding a master certificate in strategic change management. Separately, the college has announced two seminars in finance, Finance for the Non-Financial Manager and Financial Management for Executives: Driving Value.

  • The National University of Singapore Business School and Citi Singapore have jointly launched a transaction banking course for undergraduates.

  • The consulting and technology services firm Accenture has created an innovation center for enterprise resource planning at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

  • The Jenkins MBA program in the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management now offers a professional MBA program, developed to give students options for completing their MBAs more efficiently and cost-effectively. Starting this fall, students will be able to select from two academic tracks: an “Accelerated Professional” track that will allow students to complete the Jenkins MBA in as little as 21 months or a “Flexible Professional” track, designed to allow students to complete the degree on their own schedule. Either track can be completed in-person at two campus sites or online.

  • Oklahoma State University has created a center for health systems innovation. A collaborative effort of the Spears School of Business and the OSU Center for Health Sciences, the center will focus on addressing healthcare problems through market-based solutions.

  • Portland State University’s School of Business Administration is launching an online undergraduate degree program starting this fall.

  • Singapore Management University, Nanyang Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University, and National University of Singapore are among the partners with International Enterprise Singapore in the launch of the Singapore Talent Development Alliance, which will pool participants’ capabilities to meet the growing demand for a wider spectrum of education and training courses in China.

  • Thunderbird School of Global Management has partnered with CellTrust and other international groups to develop text tips that will be delivered via cell phone to women entrepreneurs in Peru. The texts are part of the business training initiative Proyecto Salta, or Project Leap, in which Thunderbird is a partner and which seeks to train 100,000 women entrepreneurs.

  • Beginning next month, the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management will offer an online master’s program in MIS. Intended for those with information technology experience, the curriculum will focus on business intelligence, big data analytics, information security, and risk management, among other areas.

  • The University of Exeter Business School has established a tax administration research center, a partnership between the university and the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Liautaud Graduate School of Business is starting a weekend MBA program for working professionals.

  • The Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa has modified its undergraduate management information systems major to create a business analytics and information systems major, which will be offered starting next fall.

  • The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is piloting group interviews for MBA candidates in Beijing and Shanghai. Current Ross students and alumni will also participate. While not required for admission, the group interview is highly recommended, says director of admissions Soojin Kwon. Regardless of whether they participate in the group interviews, all Ross candidates conduct a standard, one-on-one interview with an alum or current student interviewer.

  • The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is starting a master of science in business program, targeted to students who did not major in business as undergraduates.

  • The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence in the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business has started a certificate program, Urban Power to Prosper, designed to help entrepreneurs grow and sustain their businesses. Courses cover such topics as access to capital and new markets, financial management, strategic planning, sales strategies, and management of human resources.

  • Seeded by a gift from SAS, an initiative in analytics housed in the management science department at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina will help prepare students for data-related careers by giving them hands-on experience in analytics.

  • The Yale School of Management announced plans for an initiative on leadership and organizational behavior. Set to start this July, the initiative will fund research, sponsor conferences, and create research databases, among other activities. Its areas of focus will include leadership, competitive strategy, workforce management, organizational change and learning, ethics, diversity, global management, entrepreneurship, governance, negotiation, and the relationship between business and society.

  • The Cambridge College School of Management has introduced a concentration in senior care management in its master of management degree program.

  • The Catholic University of America has created a School of Business and Economics. Previously a department housed in the School of Arts and Sciences, the new school will offer a model based on Catholic social doctrine. “Business schools focus on teaching commercial skills and rules of ethics, but they neglect the importance of character. Our distinctive idea is to bring the rich resources of the Catholic intellectual tradition and the natural law to bear upon business and economics,” says Andrew Abela, chair of the previous Department of Business and Economics.

  • Imperial College Business School has signed a memorandum of understanding to assist BML Munjal University in developing its School of Management. 

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