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January 2013

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The newest graduate degree program at the Kogod School of Business at American University, the master of science in marketing, features an applied learning project in partnership with a local marketing firm. Aimed at marketing professionals, the cohort-based, full-time, 30-credit-hour program will enable students to work in cross-functional teams on a real-world marketing campaign . … This spring, the first cohort of business leaders in the American University in Cairo’s executive MBA program will meet on several campuses across the world—at AUC, the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Of the program’s 23 modules, 18 are taught at AUC New Cairo by leading international faculty members from top universities. Four modules are live-in workshops and classes at Northwestern University and HKUST. The program also includes a module coached by the Center for Creative Leadership. “This program fills a niche that has been neglected in the region,” said Khaled Dahawy, director of the MBA and EMBA programs. “Egypt needs more international educational opportunities that cater to company executives and directors.”  …

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is launching two specialized master’s degree programs in business analytics and supply chain management and engineering starting next fall. The nine-month program in business analytics is a joint effort between the school’s information systems and supply chain management programs and is designed largely for recent college graduates who want to position themselves for advancement in the booming information field. The supply chain program, a 21-month online curriculum targeted to working professionals, is a partnership between the Carey School and ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. …

The MBA program at California State University Long Beach added a course on sustainability in which students will work on green projects with clients in the field. … The China Europe International Business School and Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd. inked a strategic partnership agreement that will include cooperation on executive education, case studies, brand marketing, and corporate social responsibility. … The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University will offer its MBA in a blend of online and onsite formats beginning in the fall of 2013. The FlexMBA program combines in-person sessions, online classes, and self-paced learning. Separately, the Tepper School joined with the university’s schools of design and mechanical engineering as a third partner in Carnegie Mellon’s master of product development program, an interdisciplinary degree that takes a holistic approach toward innovation. … Copenhagen Business School is starting a master’s program in multicultural communication in organizations as well as a BSc in business administration and project management. Separately, the school announced an initiative to help bolster the Danish economy via “Business in Society” platforms focused on entrepreneurship and competitiveness that will act as “competence hubs for CBS’ departments and contribute to bringing Denmark back on the growth track.” …

The Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management formed a research partnership with BNY Mellon’s Depositary Receipts business. Designed to help interpret the efficiency of global issuers’ strategies for approaching capital markets, the partnership will focus on BNY Mellon’s long-standing global survey of corporate capital markets activities. … As part of a strategy to expand its continuing education programming for professionals, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht is realigning its executive education activities and extending its cooperation agreement with the management consulting and continuing professional education company Horváth & Partners. … EDHEC started a family business track in its Global MBA program, designed for participants who own or will inherit a family business, and for managers who work for a family firm. … ESADE Business School and Junior Achievement Spain signed a collaboration agreement that will enable participants in Junior Achievement to engage in internships at ESADE, among other activities. The agreement is part of ESADE’s social action program. …

Five member schools of the Global Network for Advanced Management—FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, Renmin University School of Business, Koç University Graduate School of Business, IE Business School, and the Yale School of Management—launched a global immersion program. Each school will host a week-long academic program organized around a theme and featuring some of its most-sought-after faculty; the week will include company visits, cultural activities, and networking. … The Getulio Vargas Foundation at FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo and the University Institute of Lisbon jointly launched a global executive MBA. The program, which offers dual diplomas in nine specializations, is offered in Brazil through FGV Management and in Portugal through INDEG, a unit of the ISCTE Business School. Separately, the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration at FGV signed a student-exchange agreement with W.U. Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration in Austria. …

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is offering an executive certificate course this month, The Global Business of Sports, designed for executives seeking to apply international business practices in sports. … Harvard Business School announced an executive education program on emerging issues in health care, scheduled for March 3-5, 2013, on the HBS campus. … The Indian School of Business started a management program for family business, designed to groom next generation leaders for family-owned businesses. … Nearly 20 companies with innovative supply chain operations entered into an alliance with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, designed to enhance opportunities in supply chain management for faculty and students. … London Business School inked an agreement to lease Old Marylebone Town Hall, site of the weddings of two Beatles and other luminaries. The school will spend more than £50 million to restore the building and convert it to a modern learning environment. …

The MIT Sloan School of Management is opening an office in Santiago, Chile. … Nanyang Business School as partnered with the Sanjay Ghodawat Group of Institutions to offer executive education programming at the SGI Centre of Excellence in Pune and the SGI campus in Kolhapur. … Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University announced the launch of the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics. … University Business magazine and Higher One recognized work to move from a paper-bound to a paperless admission process at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University as a “Model of Efficiency.”  …The Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University started a certificate program in supply and value chain management. …

UCLA Anderson School of Management launched Assets Digital, described as the first interactive business school alumni magazine designed exclusively as an iPad application. … A partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and the university’s College of Engineering and Applied Science led to the creation of a construction management track within the MBA program in the Leeds School. … The University of Kansas School of Business started an MBA program for working professionals in suburban Kansas City. … The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is partnering with the National Football League and the International Franchise Association to design what is called the first-ever NFL Franchising Boot Camp, an intensive program with Ross Executive Education for 20 current and former NFL players and their spouses who are interested in learning about the franchising industry. The program takes place April 26-29, 2013. …

Students in the Darla Moore School of Business can now study in Turkey thanks to a partnership between the University of South Carolina and Koç University in Istanbul. … This summer Virginia Tech will premiere an online graduate course in health care information technology, part of the university’s graduate program in information technology, a combined degree and certificate program offered by the Pamplin College of Business and the university’s college of engineering. …The Schulich School of Business at York University is launching an intensive, 12-month master of accounting program designed for non-business college graduates. The program is also open to business majors. …

Morgan State University broke ground for a new building for its Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. … The Oregon State University College of Business added MBA tracks on financial planning/wealth management, international operations and supply chain management, marketing management with a specialization in market research, and executive leadership. … Warwick Business School and the Design Council collaborated to create what is billed as the world’s first behavioral design laboratory, developed to blend the power of design with research from the school on such topics as binge drinking, the impact of the Internet on teenagers,  energy consumption, and the flagging economy in the UK. … Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, headquartered in Bangalore, completed construction of a campus in Kochi.

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