Graduate Management News

August 2014

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Read the latest news about programs from around the world.

  • New graduate program at University of Texas at Dallas addresses demand for data analytics. The Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas is introducing a master’s of science in business analytics degree this fall to meet a growing need for employees who can analyze data in a range of industries. The new 36-credit hour program will prepare students for careers in analyzing the increasing volumes of data that businesses collect through website traffic, social media, and electronic health care records. Students in the program will be able to choose one of the following tracks: financial, health care, IT, marketing or decision and operations analytics. The program also includes a fast-track incentive that allows undergraduates to take graduate courses for dual credit and tuition savings. Students also can earn a master’s in business analytics and an MBA in 63 credit hours rather than the typical 89 required for both degrees.  

  • New faculty appointments at W. P. Carey School of Business. Kay Keck and Easter Weis recently joined the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Keck has joined the faculty as director of the full-time MBA program. Keck previously spent 14 years in senior leadership positions at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, including most recently as vice president for full-time programs. Weiss joins W. P. Carey as executive MBA program director. Weiss previously spent five years as director of the Singapore executive MBA for the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

  • GE partners with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business for IT leadership program. Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is providing customized graduate-level educational programs for information technology professionals as part of General Electric's Information Technology Leadership Program. The customized curriculum, also being delivered by faculty in the School of Informatics and Computing at IU Bloomington, will consist of a 15-credit graduate-level certificate program, which will be completed through a series of in-person and online courses. Upon completion, and based on participant performance, GE professionals can continue working toward an MBA degree or a Master of Science degree in information technology management, finance, global supply chain management, management or marketing.  

  • Post University appoints acting dean of its Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. Chris Szpryngel has been appointed acting dean of the Malcolm Baldridge School of Business, with responsibility for developing and promoting programs offered by the business school. Before this most recent appointment, Szpryngel was co-director of undergraduate business and academic program manager for management and marketing programs. He is also the university’s former director of career services and alumni relations.

  • ESCP Europe appoints Frank Bournois as dean. Following the resignation of Edouard Husson as dean just six weeks ago, ESCP Europe has appointed Frank Bournois, formerly chairman of the National Committee for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Business Schools between 2010 and 2013. Bournois will officially take over the top job in August. Consolidating and deepening the European agenda, and building a strong community between professors and staff will top Prof Bournois’s agenda. He will also work toward launching a European undergraduate programme in 2015, and develop the school’s online capabilities.  

  • Smith School of Business Adds GI Concierge. The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business aims to boost military outreach with the addition of Richard Campbell as director of Military and Veteran Affairs. In an effort to better serve this steadily growing market, Campbell will work with admitted MBA students who are prior or current members of the US Armed Services to welcome them to Smith’s strong military community and help them transition to business school and into the workplace. Campbell will also guide students through the military’s educational benefits process. Campbell will work with students in Smith’s full-time, part-time, online and executive MBA programs.