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July 2013

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  • Babson College and Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, have signed a cooperation agreement to support women’s leadership and entrepreneurship.

  • The City University of New York has approved the establishment of a business Ph.D. degree program offered jointly by Baruch College and CUNY’s Graduate Center. Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business will begin awarding the Ph.D. degree in business in 2013-14.

  • The Center for Pricing and Revenue Management at Columbia Business School is partnering with Information Resources, Inc. to present a two-day educational program on pricing analytics to be held in October on the Columbia University campus.

  • EDHEC-Risk Institute and the Yale School of Management are partnering to offer executive education courses and a certificate on risk and investment management.

  • FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) has signed a cooperation agreement with Krannert School of Business at Purdue University that includes student exchanges, curricular development, and joint research projects. Separately, EBAPE has also inked a cooperation agreement with the University of Cape Town.

  • Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is starting a master of science in finance program, the school’s first online educational offering. Separately, the McDonough School has become the 18th member selected to join the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national not-for-profit organization focused on diversity and inclusion in American business.

  • Hofstra University is launching academic partnerships with three Chinese universities—Xi’an Jiaotong University, Beijing Normal University, and Xi’an International Studies University— that will include student exchanges and dual degree programs. Hofstra recently announced a similar partnership with Changwon National University in South Korea.

  • The Broad College of Business at Michigan State University now offers master certificates in global supply chain management and strategic global management.

  • A new certificate in film and television finance at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management will provide current and future entertainment finance professionals with skills for transacting successful financing deals.

  • Queen’s School of Business at Queen’s University and the Women of Influence Advancement Centre have partnered to develop a certificate program aimed at strengthening women’s professional skills.

  • The Building Owners and Managers Association, San Francisco Foundation has partnered with San Francisco State University to provide support for several courses in commercial real estate. The partnership supports new curriculum, guest lecturers, scholarship opportunities, mentorships, and internships. Students earn an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and a certificate in commercial real estate.

  • In partnership with the CIO Association of Canada, the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University has announced plans for a leadership development program in September for aspiring and current CIOs.

  • Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, Institut Francais de la Mode, HEC Paris, and Trends Media Group are collaborating on advanced management programming in fashion and luxury in China.

  • The Energy Institute at Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley has partnered with the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at MIT on an energy-efficiency research project, dubbed “E2e,” that seeks to evaluate and improve energy efficiency policies and technologies.

  • The University of California, Los Angles has announced that University of California President Mark G. Yudof has approved a proposal by UCLA Anderson School of Management to convert its full-time, state-supported MBA program to self-supporting status.

  • The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will offer an online MBA program beginning in January.

  • The Institute for Communication Technology Management at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business has debuted a research consortium, “Future of Media,” which will study media consumption habits, corporate strategies, and potential industry scenarios.

  • The Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, will provide office space, mentoring, education, and up to $25,000 in seed money as part of a its new master of science in innovation and entrepreneurship startup launch program, designed to take entrepreneurs who enroll as students from idea to launch. The program will begin in the fall with five entrepreneurs who have business ideas with potential to generate $30 million to $50 million in revenue within five years.

  • The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has announced an executive education program on executive leadership, to be offered this fall and next spring.

  • Starting this September, the graduate certificate program in enterprise resource planning at the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee will be offered exclusively online.

  • The Accelerator Summer Business Institute at Vanderbilt University has teamed with Warner Music Nashville for month-long business boot camp run by the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

  • Vlerick Business School, Grenoble Ecole de Management, and ESCP-Europe are joining forces to deliver a multi-campus executive education program on global reward management, starting this January. The program is designed for professionals in human resources and reward management.

  • Alumni of Willamette University’s MBA programs now have the opportunity to take classes free of charge for life. The Willamette MBA for Life program, launching this fall, allows graduates to register for select courses in the school’s full time and evening MBA programs in Salem and Portland, Oregon.
  • Wits Business School has announced two sessions of a five-day executive education program on project management, this month and in November, in Johannesburg.

  • Xavier School of Management (XLRI) will offer an executive general management certificate program for employees of the financial institution Mashreq.
  • The master of finance program at Schulich School of Business at York University has added a specialization in regulatory affairs for financial institutions.

  • The American University of Nigeria is starting an MBA program.

  • Bradford University School of Management is starting an MBA program focused on innovation, enterprise and the circular economy that it will offer through distance learning.

  • The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University is adding an MBA concentration on public management, designed for individuals who seek or want to expand their careers in local, state, and federal government.

  • Eastern University now offers an online MBA in health administration.

  • ESCP Europe Bushiness School is collaborating with BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking to create a center and chair devoted financial transformation and innovation.

  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is partnering with Financial Technologies Knowledge Management Company in Mumbai to offer a postgraduate diploma in financial markets practice.

  • This month, the London School of Business & Finance is offering Executive Development Week in Nigeria, a five-day “miniMBA” focused on the oil, gas, energy, and mining industries.

  • Pacific University has established a College of Business.

  • Sault College in Ontario is launching a School of Business.

  • Sharda University and IBM have collaborated to develop an MBA program in business analytics.

  • Southern New Hampshire University has started an online MBA in leadership.

  • The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has started an online certificate program in business analytics.

  • The Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina is starting a one-year MBA program with specializations in international business and engineering management.

  • Youngstown State University is starting an online MBA program.

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