Graduate Management News

February 2014

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

News Briefs

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  • Weatherhead Launches Program for Women in STEM. Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management has created an executive education program for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions—and the companies interested in retaining them. The six-day Leadership Lab for Women in STEM program is intended for women in all stages in their careers. Program planners say the Leadership Lab will help participants identify strategies and develop organizational skills and competencies for a successful long-term STEM career. The program begins March 27. 
  • Fisher Unveils New Brand. Looking beyond business as usual to “Business Unusual,” the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University has a new brand, Go Beyond. “There’s no such thing as business as usual at Fisher College of Business,” the school said in a statement. “We’ve created a world-class experience that enables faculty to inspire new ideas, both within the classroom and across their field of study. We’ve built enduring and innovative partnerships that impact the practice of business. Taken together, the Fisher experience helps students Go Beyond and be uniquely prepared for what’s ahead.” 
  • New Drucker School Program Marries Business and Design. The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University has partnered with the Art Center College of Design to start an MS/MBA degree program focused on innovation systems design. The program blends the Art Center’s design and innovation curriculum with business and management education at the Drucker School to help students apply design-thinking methodology to business strategy. Designed for early- to mid-career level professionals, the dual-degree program launches this fall. 
  • Ross Pioneers Reverse Innovation. The Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is charting new ground in entrepreneurial education and action-based learning through a new course, “Reverse Innovation.” The course reflects a trend among public companies, such as Ford Motor Company, that are exploring how innovations that occur in the developing countries can help spur ideas for products in the US. The course has support from Ford, the Alcoa Foundation, and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, a private organization that funds and trains faculty and student innovators.