Graduate Management News

February 2014

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

New Programs


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  • Copenhagen Business School is introducing an academic development program, “Launching and Implementing a Responsible Management Education Program,” targeted to schools that are signatories to the U.N. Principles for Responsible Management (PRME) and others that are interested in environmental management education. 
  • Cranfield School of Management is launching two new full-time specialist masters programs, in investment management and management and corporate sustainability. 
  • EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht has announced that students in its master’s programs can now earn an additional degree at the Barcelona School of Management at Pompeu Fabra University. EBS has also announced that, starting this fall, EBS students taking its MS in real estate program will be able to earn an additional degree from the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego. Separately, EBS announced cooperation agreements with two universities in Japan, the business studies faculties at Kobe University and at Keio University in Yokohama. 
  • EMLYON Business School is partnering with the Institut Paul Bocuse to offer an MSc in international hospitality management. 
  • Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will offer its evening MBA program in Tysons, Va., beginning this fall. 
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management has started a center of excellence in retail management, designed to provide thought leadership for the retail industry in India and beyond. 
  • The College of Business at Iowa State University has created CyBIZ Lab, a forum through which students will gain work experience by providing market research and consulting services. 
  • Nanyang Technological University is adding an undergraduate double-major program in business and engineering. 
  • The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies has decided to merge its two focused-MBA programs, in banking and capital markets, with its flagship MBA program. 
  • Simon Fraser University has joined with Ryerson University to develop an incubator and associated accelerator program in India in collaboration with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute. 
  • Instruction started last month for a custom executive MBA that Thunderbird School of Global Management will deliver during the next two years for 28 high-potential managers from Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the largest public company in Saudi Arabia. Thunderbird professors will teach customized business courses in English at SABIC Academy in Riyadh and at Thunderbird’s campus. 
  • The University of Connecticut School of Business will offer a two-day workshop on lean business process improvement later this month. 
  • The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, has launched a one-year master of finance program. 
  • The University of Kansas has created a student-business accelerator, KU Catalyst, a joint venture of the School of Business and the university’s Bioscience and Technology Business Center. 
  • The Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration is launching a doctoral program in business administration in August. Separately, the college’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation has announced that it is starting a free program to help disabled veterans succeed in business. 
  • The Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales has created an undergraduate major in real estate studies. 
  • The Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma has started an EMBA in energy. Primarily online, the program includes three weeklong in-person residencies. 
  • The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saїd Business School at the University of Oxford is partnering with Emerge Education, a growth accelerator for technology firms, to support innovation in the educational technology sector. 
  • Infosys and the University of Southern California have agreed to partner around the Center of Global Supply Chain Management at USC’s Marshall School of Business. The center will focus on advancing global supply chain management through three core activities: establishing a robust industry network, offering a variety of education programs, and performing advanced research 
  • The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business is starting an online MBA. Separately, the school has announced a new format for its EMBA program. Beginning this fall, classes will be held every other week on Friday and Saturday, allowing students to complete the program in 21 months. Previously, the program required students to attend classes Friday or Saturday every week. 
  • Singapore Management University and the Copenhagen Business School have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of their respective maritime programs. Under the partnership, students from both schools will participate in an exchange program in which they will spend a full term at the partner university. 
  • The Villanova University School of Business has announced that it will launch an online MBA and online master of science in analytics this fall. 
  • Wits Business School has announced a complement of executive education programs for 2014 that encompasses finance, innovation, negotiations, strategy, marketing, project management, and additional disciplines. 
  • The Schulich School of Business at York University has partnered with Kinetic Café Inc., an innovation consulting firm, to help students launch their own startup companies. Senior executives at the company will work with Schulich’s Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Program and career development center to help interested undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA students conceptualize and launch their own businesses.  
  • Asbury University has created a School of Business. 
  • The Brandeis International Business School has formalized a partnership with Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia, through which students in the masters of financial administration program at EAFIT can matriculate into the MS in finance program at Brandeis IBS for two semesters and earn a dual degree from both universities. 
  • Brandman University has engaged with education content and technology company Flat World Education to offer an online, competency-based bachelor’s degree in business administration. 
  • Imperial College Business School is starting a part-time global MBA program. 
  • The Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe is starting an MBA in global luxury management. 
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University is starting an MBA program. 
  • The Brock School of Businesses at Samford University has broken ground on a new building. 
  • The SUNY system has selected SUNY Oswego’s online MBA and MBA in health services administration as the only graduate programs in the first wave of Open SUNY, an initiative to bring online courses at each of the system’s 64 campuses into one environment. 
  • Thomas More College in Kentucky is starting an online MBA program. 
  • The University of Western Australia is starting a 12-month, full-time MBA program. 
  • Western Governors University has started an MS in management and leadership. 
  • Western Michigan University has created a center for integrated supply management.