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March 2013

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  • Entrepreneurship students in Baylor University’s Accelerated Ventures Program who launch online businesses as part of their coursework, can continue to grow their companies after graduation as part of a new partnership agreement with the town of Addison, Texas. The program teaches students to create real online companies, raise funds, create marketing plans, launch products and services, and generate sales.

  • Cass Business School, part of City University London, has announced a dual degree program with Italian university LUISS, based in Rome. Two students from each institution will have the opportunity to pursue both LUISS’s MSc in general management and Cass’s MSc in investment management or corporate finance.  

  • The first batch of 30 traditional African leaders, including several highest level chiefs and queens, has started study in a program in service management and leadership for traditional authorities sponsored by CEIBS. The program seeks to enhance the role of customary and traditional institutions in the socio-economic development of African countries. Separately, CEIBS recently announce the launch of a research center on globalization of Chinese firms.

  • Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth College and Reputation Institute have partnered to offer the online “Executive Program on Strategic Reputation Management,” designed to offer busy executives access to cutting-edge frameworks on brand and reputation management.

  • DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center has partnered with Venture Connects, a company that provides entrepreneurs with access to investment capital, strategic business partnerships and other essential business services. Separately, DePaul’s School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems has started an online master of science program in accountancy.

  • EBS Business School has established an institute for transformation in business and society.

  • EBAPE, the Brazilian School of Public Administration and Business at Fundação Getulio Vargas, has signed an agreement with Católica Portuguesa University and the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics that encompasses student exchanges, joint research projects, and development of course modules with visiting professors from both institutions.  

  • At Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, 21 students constitute the inaugural cohort of a dual degree program that combines the school’s international full-time MBA and its master in financial management programs.  

  • ESSEC Business School has broken ground on a US$40 million campus in Singapore.

  • The office of executive education at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business will offer a certificate program in marketing and branding for the first time this May.

  • IMD has announced plans to launch five executive development programs in 2013, on the challenges of leadership, strategies for conducting business in China, organizational strategy, leading the family office, and orchestrating winning performance, a section of which will be offered in Singapore with a focus on doing business in Southeast Asia. In addition, IMD has announced plans to offer the first-ever edition of its most successful executive development program, “High Performance Leadership,” in the United States. The six-day program will be held in Santa Cruz, California, starting on April 7, 2013.

  • The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad has announced the 35th annual offering of its faculty development program for professors of management and business, which will start in June.

  • The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has partnered with Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, to jointly publish a range of titles covering business scholarship and collaborate in management education.

  • The Indian School of Business has partnered with GLOBIS to bring its executive education courses to Japan. ISB also offers courses in Pakistan, Oman, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.

  • The Kelley School of Business is one of the sponsors of Indiana University’s first international gateway office, located in Gurgaon, India, a suburb of New Delhi. Separately, the Kelley School has achieved CFA Program Partner status with the CFA Institute.

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has announced two major research partnerships in India. Experts from LSE will provide research and policy advice on sustainable and equitable economic growth in the Karnataka State. LSE also plans to develop a research program on gender equality with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

  • The Broad College of Business at Michigan State University is partnering with the university’s athletic department to offer “Building Winning Teams: A Quest for Excellence,” an executive development program to help business professionals develop sustainable leadership and team effectiveness skills. The program will feature sessions on leadership, team building, and creating winning cultures taught by MSU coaches and faculty from Broad College’s department of management.

  • To help accounting majors meet California’s new requirements for CPA certification, the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University is introducing a master of science in accounting degree. The school has also opened applications for a part-time master of science in applied finance that it will offer in Irvine, California.

  • Queen’s University School of Business has launched a 10-month master of management analytics program.

  • The Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business has announced three new graduate business programs: an executive doctorate in business administration, a master of science in management, and a master of science in entrepreneurship.

  • Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business is launching master of science degree programs in finance and entrepreneurship starting this summer.

  • The Cox School of Business and the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University are the leads in a collaboration with the Cultural Data Project and numerous other partners to create a National Center for Arts Research at SMU. The center, the first of its kind in the nation, will analyze the largest database of arts research ever assembled.

  • The Stanford University Graduate School of Business has launched an online certificate course, “Scaling Excellence for Innovation,” part of the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Online Certificate Program, which began last September. Separately, Stanford Ignite-Bangalore announces plans to offer a part-time, 9-week certificate program in innovation in Bangalore starting in August. “Stanford Ignite: Powering Innovation and Entrepreneurship” is a hands-on program offered by Stanford Graduate School of Business through its global innovations program.

  • The Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University has started two graduate programs, an MBA for energy professionals and a master of science in supply chain management.

  • The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents has approved a proposal to create a school of accounting at the Rawls College of Business, the first school of accountancy in Texas.

  • Thunderbird School of Global Management and Valley Leadership have agreed to a five-year extension of their partnership to train business leaders in Arizona.

  • The University College Dublin Quinn School of Business has partnered with Deloitte to establish a data analytics lab.

  • At the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Responsible Business in the Hass School of Business has been named the new secretariat for the United States Network of the United Nations Global Compact. As secretariat, the center will play a major role in helping the network support the U.N. Global Compact’s goals in such areas as human rights, labor conditions, environment, and anti-corruption.

  • This May, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business will offer a one-week course to help prospective chief financial officers take their careers to the next level.

  • The University of Edinburgh Business School has started a two-year executive MBA program.

  • Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation have collaborated to launch the Oxford Impact Investing Programme designed to help philanthropic and finance professionals from around the world to develop an advanced understanding of the rapidly growing field of impact investing. Separately, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was on campus in February to open the business school’s new wing.

  • The Aresty Institute for Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced a global strategy program designed to help Indian executives navigate the complexities of growth in foreign markets. The program, “Developing a Global Strategy,” will be held in Mumbai this June. Separately, the Wharton School has announced the executive education program “Advancing Business Acumen,” designed to introduce managers who have never been to business school to essential business concepts, skills, and vocabulary.

  • The Liautaud Graduate School of Business at the University of Illinois will launch a weekend MBA program this fall.

  • The Leventhal School of Accounting in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California has announced plans to start an online master of business taxation program, targeted to working professionals. Pending approval by the Western Assocication of Schools & Colleges, the program will launch this fall. This May, the Marshall School will welcome the first cohort in another new online program, a master of management in library and information science.

  • The Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas launched a bachelor’s degree program in supply chain management.

  • This month, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management will offer a five-day executive education program on finance and accounting for non-financial managers.

  • Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School and Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University have partnered to offer a master’s program in global finance. Graduates of the program, scheduled to launch in July 2013, will earn a master of science in finance degree from Olin and a master of science in applied finance degree from SMU. The 14-month curriculum is divided into four terms, with half of the courses held at Olin’s St. Louis campus and the other half taught on the SMU campus in Singapore.

  • The Peace Corps and Wake Forest University have announced a partnership through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, an initiative that provides graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. Selected fellows will have the opportunity to earn a masters of arts in management from the Wake Forest Schools of Business.

  • Following a major gift from the Goodman family—the amount was not announced—the business faculty at Ontario’s Brock University was formally renamed the Goodman School of Business.

  • Lake Superior State University’s School of Business has been renamed the Lukenda School of Business, honoring alumnus Lou Lukenda.

  • London College of Fashion is launching what it calls the world’s first EMBA in fashion.

  • The London School of Business & Finance has partnered with prominent football club Liverpool FC to create tailored programs in sports management and leadership.

  • The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has announced plans to start an international “Start-uP MBA” program this October.

  • The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Fucape Business School in Brazil to work toward the exchange of students and faculty and to develop collaborative programs.

  • Following a period of review and restructure, the University of Cumbria in England has announced a new vision for its business school, with a revised curriculum of undergraduate business and management courses, most launching in 2013, including degrees in accounting and finance, international business management, entrepreneurship and e-commerce, marketing management and aspects of computing, as well as an MBA with specialization options for health professionals and police.

  • The University of Glasgow has named its business school for celebrated economist Adam Smith, who attended the university as a student in the mid-1700s and later taught there.

  • The Henley Business School of the University of Reading brings its MBA in the music industry program to the United States with a launch in May.

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