Biz Buzz: New Programs The Praxis Centre at Cranfield School of Management is launching a two-day residential course that will introduce participants to the power of mindfulness to enhance their well–being and effectiveness in the workplace. ESADE Business School and Aalto University have created a strategic partnership. The schools’ first joint project was to create the “Internship Innovation Project” a collaborative course on strategic innovation. The partners also plan to collaborate on executive education EBS Universität and Intel Corporation are expanding their partnership by offering a joint “European Social Innovation School,” focused on finding new solutions to societal challenges. The program is offered under the aegis of EBS’s new Institute for Transformation in Business and Society. A parallel program will offer training for faculty and experienced entrepreneurs who are planning to teach social innovation. The George Washington University School of Business has announced that it will offer a BS in finance, beginning this fall. HEC Montréal has signed a partnership agreement with MDI-Business School in Algeria. One focus will be to offer HEC Montréal study and executive training courses in Algiers. Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is hosting a summer program for 20 students from across Europe sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The students will be part of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Institute, designed to foster greater understanding of social entrepreneurship in the context of American culture and focused on how the students can use business knowledge to alleviate poverty, foster economic development and build global communities. KAIST has inked separate memoranda of understanding with the University of Oxford and the University of California, Irvine that include the exchange of students and professors as well as joint research programs. Kent State University has partnered with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to provide a learning experience focused on igniting entrepreneurship. Incoming freshmen will read Who Owns the Ice House? by Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger, as part of an annual assignment designed to connect new students to the Kent State academic community and provide a common ground for campus conversations. Students will then have the opportunity to enroll in a three-credit hour course through Kent State’s College of Business Administration aimed at fostering entrepreneurial thinking. The Coller Institute of Private Equity at London Business School has established a partnership with asset manager and private equity investor Adveq. “The Adveq Applied Research Series” will produce three to four research papers a year on private equity topics. The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has created an executive development program for chief marketing officers. At Rollins College, the Crummer Graduate School of Business has launched a certificate program on strategic human resource management. Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business will offer a part-time MBA program in Surrey, one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. Singapore Management University’s executive development arm, SMU ExD, has launched a portfolio of 19 open enrollment programs targeted to help senior executives develop key competencies. This fall, the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University will launch the Rawls Business Leadership Program, a dynamic learning experience designed to provide undergraduate students with real-world knowledge and experiences as training for leadership roles. Tsinghua University has launched x-lab, an interdisciplinary educational platform aimed at cultivating talents for entrepreneurship and innovation. Separately, the university’s People’s Bank Graduate School has signed an agreement with Macquarie Graduate School of Management for the exchange of postgraduate management students. Beginning this month, the University of California-Davis Graduate School of Management is partnering with the CHIC Knowledge Center of Excellence, a center of management and professional leadership development in China, to deliver a series of senior executive symposiums for CEOs and other top executives in China’s agribusiness industry in Jiading, near Shanghai. The University of Notre Dame Nonprofit Professional Development program, part of the Mendoza College of Business, is offering a 10-day leadership program for executives in Catholic organizations this July. At the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Executive Education has developed a program focused on leadership decision-making in the face of uncertainty, ambiguity, and complexity. The three-day program, “The Strategic Decision-Making Mindset,” takes place this September in Philadelphia. Wharton has also announced another program, “Disrupting the Competition Through Knowledge-Based Strategies,” designed to help executives contend with knowledge-driven competition. The program will be held in Philadelphia in October. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has approved a new undergraduate degree in real estate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The interdisciplinary program will be a partnership among six of Virginia Tech’s colleges, including the Pamplin College of Business. The Center for the Study of Church Management at the Villanova University School of Business is expanding and will become the Center for Church Management and Business Ethics. The expanded center will continue to support mission-based programming, including the school’s online master of science in church management program and research on leadership and management issues within the Catholic Church and other faith-based organizations. In addition, it will now help focus the school’s emphasis on business ethics, a fundamental component of its mission as an Augustinian business school. Dundee Business School at Abertay Univesity has redesigned its flagship MBA program to deliver content in flexible four-week modules that start at different points throughout the year and offer the choice of classroom, project, and work-based learning. The Kansas State University College of Business Administration will offer an online MBA program, designed for working professionals with at least three to five years of experience, starting this fall. Le Moyne College has begun renovation of Mitchell Hall, home to the Madden School of Business. The redesigned space will include a trading floor, a financial education center, a forensic accounting laboratory, and an applied research and executive education laboratory. Maastricht University and the Maastricht School of Management have announced plans to become partners. The New Jersey Institute of Technology has started an online MBA. Nirma University in Ahmedabad has announced a five-year integrated program in management leading to the BBA and MBA. PricewaterhouseCoopers Kenya has created a business school, PwC Business School, in Kenya. The Sandermoen School of Business at the University of Fredericton has created an MBA and executive MBA focused on social enterprise leadership. The University of Alabama at Birmingham has started an online MS in management information systems program as well as an online BS in information systems. Revisions in the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s MBA include new and revised courses in corporate social responsibility and applied integrated management and a greater ability for students to customize their degrees. The program has been shortened from 63 to 48 credits, which course waivers for equivalent work can reduce to as few as 36 credits. Wilfrid Laurier University has broken ground for a US$103-million Global Innovation Exchange building that will house its business school and mathematics department. Hyderbad-based NALSAR University of Law has established an MBA program designed to invest future managers with expertise in management and law. The University of Arizona Eller College of Management has announced plans to offer its MBA program online beginning this fall. ©2002-2021, Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®). All rights reserved.