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January 2014

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  • Arizona State University and IMT Dubai have signed an agreement through which MBA students at IMT Dubai can study at ASU for a year and also earn an ASU MSc. Undergraduate students at IMT Dubai will now have the opportunity to complete their final undergraduate year at ASU and then complete a master’s at ASU in one additional year.
  • The California College of the Arts has launched MBA programs in strategic foresight and public policy design. Both programs build on the school’s MBA in design strategy, started in 2008.
  • California Lutheran University’s School of Management is launching a Veterans Entrepreneurship Institute.
  • Canterbury College has announced plans to invest £9 million in a facility that will include a high-tech business and enterprise center.
  • Carleton University has started Carleton Entrepreneurs, a campus-wide venture accelerator, managed by the Sprott School of Business, that will help students and recent graduates launch and grow successful businesses. 
  • Cass Business School at City University London has started a MSc program in marketing strategy and innovation.
  • Tuck Executive Education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College has announced an online executive program on strategic reputation management, scheduled for March.
  • EDHEC Business School has officially opened a €17million addition to its campus in Nice. The new facility includes new classroom space and meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art library, and a learning and media center.
  • Starting in October, ESADE’s Executive MBA program will be offered entirely in English.
  • ESMT and HEC Paris have joined the Global Network for Advanced Management.
  • ESSEC Business School has announced that it will launch an Asia-Pacific executive MBA program in October. Separately, ESSEC has signed a partnership agreement with the KU Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences, Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies, and KDI School of Public Policy and Management, through which 24 European students and 24 Korean students will earn dual degrees, one from a European institution and one from a Korean institution.
  • Florida Southern College is starting a 16-month master of accountancy program.
  • Gallatin College Montana State University will soon offer a 25-credit professional management certificate, designed to provide a basic education in business and geared toward current and new business owners and managers.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation and the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative have announced a partnership to help strengthen rural America. The multi-year collaboration will address solutions to building greater economic opportunity and security for rural communities, starting with a program to advance rural entrepreneurship involving the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative.
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management has announced a dual degree program with Bordeaux University. Students completing the program will receive an MBA from the IAE University of Bordeaux School of Management in addition to the Program Certificate/Diploma they receive from Great Lakes.
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management now offers a 12-month fast-track option for its MBA program.
  • IFIM Business School in Bangalore has opened a finance lab.
  • The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is starting a doctoral program in innovation and management for leaders in education organizations.
  • Longwood University is launching an online MBA in real estate.  
  • The MIT Sloan School of Management has opened a Latin America office, in Santiago, Chile.
  • Shiv Nadar University, located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region, has created a School of Management & Entrepreneurship and is starting an MBA program.
  • Simon Frazier University's Beedie School of Business and Grenoble Ecole De Management (GEM) have created a join master's program in Entrepreneurship. 
  • Singapore Management University and the Université Paris-Dauphine have signed an agreement to partner in teaching, education, and research.
  • Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business inaugurates a MS in business analytics program this fall. 
  • Stanford University’s Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program has launched a new course, “Negotiation: How to Get (More of) What You Want.”
  • The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is starting a “MBA for Veterans” program, a fast-track MBA in entrepreneurship designed to help military veterans build on their education, experience, and skills and prepare for a successful career post-service.
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management has announced that it will offer its executive education program, Thunderbird International Consortia, three times in 2014. The semi-custom program brings managers and executives to the school’s campus in Arizona for two-week courses on such topics as succession planning and retention, expansion into new markets, new product and service development, profitable growth, and defining global strategy.
  • The Economic and Business Research Center at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona has created a free app for iPhone and Android users that gives users access to real-time economic data about Arizona’s economy.
  • The Institute for Enterprise Ethics at the University of Denver’s Daniels Business College and the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors have formed an alliance that will allow both organizations to offer joint programs to their members and students, and further support each other’s work.
  • The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and College of Public Health have partnered to create an MBA/MPH program for students interested in pursuing high-level management careers in health care organizations and agencies.
  • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has partnered with the University of Indianapolis and the Milwaukee School of Engineering to create MBA school leadership programs for aspiring principals and superintendents at each institution.
  • The Center for Business Analytics Research at the University of Kansas School of Business has established its founding corporate partnership, with DST Systems, a leading provider of information processing and software services and products.
  • Students in the inaugural cohort of the new online MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were on campus earlier this month for their residency program.
  • Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps), a new program at the University of Minnesota, aims to help science and engineering students and researchers identify the commercial potential of their discoveries and test those ideas in the marketplace. University partners in the interdisciplinary initiative include the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the Carlson School of Management.
  • The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, based in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town, has partnered with UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences to launch the Inclusive Healthcare Innovation Initiative, which seeks to develop solutions that can improve the delivery of healthcare in Africa. The initiative plans a major summit meeting later this month.
  • Later this month, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will sponsor “Cross-Cultural Savvy for Global Business,” a two-day program designed to help business people recognize cultural differences and operate more effectively with other cultures and in other countries.
  • The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania has announced a new, online-only executive education course on customer centricity. The course, “The Strategic Value of Customer Relationships,” is designed to help executives discover the true value of their customer data and sell more effectively to existing best customers and find new customers with similar behavioral tendencies. The course premieres in March.
  • The University of South Florida College of Business is starting three online programs in the coming year:  an MS in entrepreneurship in applied technologies, an MBA with a concentration in sport business, and a certificate on business foundations.
  • In January 2015, the University of Western Australia Business School will launch a new 12-month full-time MBA, allowing students to focus on one of three specialist focus areas: Resources, Leadership, or Management. The program will offer a unique combination of practical experience, personalized leadership development, and deep industry involvement.
  • This past fall, MBA students at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor teamed with fourth-year engineering students to develop new products and services. Results included a compostable bag for grass clippings that attaches to a lawn mower; a way to reduce repetitive strain injuries in workers assembling vehicle seats; customized sports equipment that protects and helps improve performance; a faster way for small pharmacies to package and dispense pills; and bike seats customized for comfort.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has formed a School of Business.
  • Upper Iowa University is expanding its online MBA program with face-to-face classroom options at selected UIU locations.
  • Washington University in St. Louis and Yonsei University in Seoul have partnered to establish a “Global Master of Finance” dual degree program. Graduates of the 14-month program will earn a Master of Finance degree from Washington University and a Global MBA degree from Yonsei University.
  • A conference this month entitled “Business + Society: Leadership in an Increasingly Complex World” marked the opening of the 242,000-square-foot Edward P. Evans Hall, new home of the Yale School of Management.

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