Graduate Management News

May 2014

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

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  • Memorial University establishes Master of Science in Management degree. The new degree is the first of its kind to be offered by a university in Atlantic Canada. It will aim to train and educate those interested in research careers or with thoughts of later pursuing doctoral studies. The thesis-based program will offer five concentrations to choose from — general management, human resources management, information systems, operations management and organizational behavior.

  • ALBA Graduate Business School launches a Master of Science program in Tourism Management. Beginning in October 2014, ALBA will offer the new program, aimed at recent graduates who wish to pursue a career in tourism, tourism professionals who wish to advance their career in management positions, or members of family businesses who wish to increase responsibilities in their companies. The program provides comprehensive knowledge and tools related to the fundamentals of tourism management, including the cross-cultural, moral, ethical, institutional, and environmental issues in the management of tourism organizations. The duration of the program is 12 months full-time, and 24 months part-time.

  • Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business launches a one-year graduate program focused on business innovation. The new program will cater to working professionals by holding classes on Saturdays and will help students develop actual products and services for their companies. The program is accepting applications for the first class of about 30 students. The program will cost about $45,000 and courses will begin in September 2014. Graduates will receive a Master of Science in Innovation degree next summer. The new program is an edited version of Northeastern’s MBA track, plus a few additions. The innovation degree can also be used as a down payment toward the school’s traditional two-year graduate program.