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November 2013

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  • The Kogod School of Business at American University has added a morning cohort to its Professional MBA program. Students will take classes one morning a week, one class at a time, for 27 months.

  • Arizona State University has officially opened a new building for the W. P. Carey School of Business. The 129,000 sq. ft. McCord Hall houses the school’s graduate and executive education programs. The school announced that it will start several programs in 2014, including a bachelor’s degree in data analytics and an online version of an existing master’s degree program in business analytics as well as two degrees in global logistics and a master’s degree in finance.

  • The Baylor University Board of Regents has approved construction of the $99 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will house the Hankamer School of Business. Baylor plans to break ground on the 275,000-square-foot facility in December.

  • As part of a year-long rebranding effort, Boston University’s School of Management has transformed its alumni publication, Builders & Leaders, into a completely revamped magazine named Everett, after the school’s founder, Everett W. Lord. The school celebrates its 100th birthday this year.

  • Cass Business School at City University London is partnering with the university’s journalism department to offer an advanced communications course for technology specialists. The three-day executive course has been successfully piloted with senior IT leaders at IBM.

  • The Program on Social Intelligence (PSI) at Columbia Business School has launched several initiatives to develop students’ leadership capabilities. An initiative called Action Learning takes students out of their comfort zone to learn collaboration skills used by firefighting teams, mountaineering expeditions, and restaurant kitchens. PSI is also launching courses with an action-learning emphasis. One, “The Leader’s Voice,” is a performance-oriented seminar on the types of communication central to contemporary leadership. PSI also helped shape a redesigned management class called “Lead: People, Teams, and Organizations” that is part of the school’s recently launched new core curriculum.

  • Columbia Business School and Morgan Stanley have partnered to create fellowship program targeted to developing the next generation of leaders in sustainable investing.

  • The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University plans to add three certificate programs for executive MBA students with leading business schools in China in 2014, in sustainability, innovation, and finance.

  • The newest addition to the executive education portfolio at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Essentials of Management Leadership Program, is an immersive five-day program aimed at giving functional managers and new middle managers an integrated view of the fundamentals of business, strategy, and leadership.

  • EMLYON has launched a free MOOC on entrepreneurship.

  • Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University has opened an Asia office, in Taiwan.

  • With support from IBM, HEC Paris is introducing an MBA curriculum designed to prepare students for the growing number of careers requiring big data and analytics skills.  

  • IMD has added two open enrollment programs for managers, “Foundations for Business Leadership,” and “Transition to Business Leadership.” The first program focuses on the cross-functional skills and capabilities required for successful business leadership and serves as a stepping stone to IMD’s Program for Executive Development or Executive MBA. The second program, part of IMD’s Program for Executive Development, is a personalized journey designed to help executives understand the common challenges and pitfalls that come with transitioning into a leadership role.

  • The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has partnered with Coursera to provide KAIST courses via MOOCs. Under an initiative called Education 3.0, KAIST has been developing more interactive and self-directed learning options, and offering courses in which students study online and meet in groups with a professor for discussions and problem solving.

  • London Business School has signed a memorandum of understanding to deliver education programs to employees of China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Separately, the school has partnered with Walpole British Luxury to offer a program in luxury management.

  • In partnership with Coursera, Manchester Business School has started its first MOOC, “Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries.”

  • Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business has announced an online MS program on management, strategy, and leadership. Separately, the college has announced that Michigan State will open a research institute focused on value chain creation and management.

  • At the MIT Sloan School of Management, the MIT Sloan Management Review has launched a Chinese edition of its magazine and website.

  • The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO has launched its second leader development program for LUKOIL Overseas.

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Cornell University have launched a hospitality management program for senior professionals in Asia’s hospitality industry. The program will be conducted by faculty from NTU’s Nanyang Business School and Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration.

  • Nanyang Business School has announced an executive program on service marketing in Asia, scheduled for January.

  • The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value are partnering to create a center on lean healthcare research. To be housed at Fisher, the center will study and document how lean methodology is producing lasting change in hospitals.

  • Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management has announced plans to launch a weekend MBA for STEM professionals in Chicago. The 16-month program primarily seeks professionals with degrees in STEM disciplines, four to six years of work experience in a STEM industry, and talented leaders in STEM companies from the greater Chicago area.

  • On the heels of the successful completion of the first 9-week certificate program in innovation and entrepreneurship outside its California campus, Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced another session. Classes for Stanford Ignite - Bangalore 2014 will meet on extended weekends from April 4 through June 8, 2014.

  • The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley has launched an Institute for Business and Social Impact. Separately, Berkeley-Haas partnered with EmpoweredU to debut a new mobile learning platform for the Berkeley MBA for Executives program. Designed in part to enhance student-to-student communication and student-to-instructor communication, the platform features built-in functionalities and tools for streaming content via the Internet, course site creation, online lectures, test administering, grading, user publishing, live chat, peer-to-peer interaction, discussion forum, development of student portfolios, messaging, and news and Web-content access.

  • Three AACSB-accredited business schools at universities in the Kansas City-area—the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Rockhurst University—have partnered to form the “Big 3 MBA Alliance,” which will educate prospective MBA students and employers on the value of AACSB-accredited MBA programs.

  • The University of Kansas School of Business has broken ground on a six-story, 166,000-square-foot, US$65 million building.

  • The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has broken ground on a US$65 million expansion and renovation of its facilities, which will include a 500-seat auditorium, a behavioral research lab, a finance learning center, 20 new classrooms, and more than 40 collaborative study or breakout rooms.

  • At the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, the Center for Excellence in Service and Smith Executive Programs launched the Professional Services Leadership Initiative, an executive education program, with corporate partners Randstad, T. Rowe Price, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Separately, the Smith School is partnering with the university’s department of criminology and criminal justice to create a center for the study of business ethics, regulation, and crime.

  • The Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales has revised its executive MBA program. In addition to offering more courses in intensive mode, the school plans a greater emphasis on leadership and international business as well as three distinct residential cohort experiences. Separately, the university has broken ground on a center for innovation at the Australian School of Business. It has also launched a management accounting specialisation within its master of commerce degree program. Students who complete the specialisation will be exempted from most of the examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ syllabus.

  • The Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri kicked off its centennial year by announcing a new program in risk management and insurance, funded by $1 million in donations from corporate and private donors.

  • Saїd Business School at the University of Oxford has named its new building the Thatcher Business Education Centre, in honor of Margaret Thatcher. The building opened this past February.

  • The Wharton Schools Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced its third year of support for the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. Now in its 45th year, the program helps journalists gain a better understanding of key business issues. To date, more than 2,000 journalists in print, broadcast, and electronic media have participated in the program.

  • The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California is starting a 12-month program leading to a master of science in finance.

  • The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has opened a finance research and training lab, supported by a C$1.75 million gift from the BMO Financial Group.

  • The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has created an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Entrepreneurship for undergraduate students.

  • Vlerick Business School has launched an executive MBA program at its new campus in Brussels.

  • Wake Forest University has dedicated Farrell Hall, the new home of the university’s School of Business. The US$55 million, 130,000 square-foot building, which unites the school’s graduate and undergraduate programs under one roof, opened its doors to students in early July.

  • The Washington State University College of Business is starting a one-year MBA program with a concentration in data analytics.

  • Through Ivey Asia, its campus in Hong Kong, the Ivey Business School at Western University has partnered with China University of Political Science and Law to launch a business-law executive MBA. Designed to provide Chinese executives with case-based education on leadership and legal practices in international business, the program starts next August.

  • At Yale University, the School of Management is partnering with the School of Public Health to offer an accelerated, 22-month MBA/MPH program.

  • Warwick Business School has signed an agreement to support the exchange of undergraduate and MBA students with the University of the Witwatersrand’s Faculty of Law, Commerce, and Management.

  • Wits Business School has signed a partnership agreement with the Warsaw School of Economics to facilitate student exchanges and joint academic activities.

  • Ansal University in Gurgaon, India, has announced specialized post-graduate management programs in real estate, luxury and lifestyle, family business and entrepreneurship management. The university recently introduced an MBA in business analytics.

  • The Creighton University College of Business has been named the Heider College of Business, honoring Creighton supporters Charles F. Heider and Mary C. Heider.

  • Elon University has created a four-year JD/MBA program.

  • Kansas State University has broken ground on a 140,000 square foot building for its College of Business Administration.

  • Lebanon Valley College is offering half-price tuition for continuing education for graduates of its MBA program.

  • Liverpool University in the UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China have teamed to create International Business School Suzhou, near Shanghai.

  • Louisiana State University in Shreveport is starting an online MBA.

  • New Jersey City University has converted its Department of Business Administration into a School of Business.

  • Honoring two longtime supporters, Ohio Valley University has named its business school the Gene and Joyce Wharton School of Business and Information Technology.

  • Toulouse Business School and Toulouse I Capitole University is collaborating with the French National Center for Space Studies and two corporate partners to establish what is described as the first international private research chair dedicated to law and business management for activities in the space sector.

  • Trinity College Dublin has announced plans for a €70 million project that includes a new Trinity School of Business, co-located with an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, part of efforts to drive a culture of job creation across the campus and in Dublin.

  • Trinity University in Texas has restructured its Department of Business Administration into a School of Business.

  • The American College of Radiology’s Radiology Leadership Institute has partnered with the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst to offer an online MBA to RLI participants.

  • The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has started a graduate certificate program in the foundations of business.

  • Wilkes University’s Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is starting an undergraduate business administration degree program in sport and event management. 

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