Graduate Management News

June 2015

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Global Program News

  • NYU Stern enhances diversity and inclusion through Ally Pledge campaign. MBA students at New York University’s Stern School of Business have committed to supporting one another as Allies via an Ally Pledge that has garnered 75% participation across the student body. This pledge capstones a year in which Stern has introduced multiple initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion in the School’s community. In April, NYU celebrated Ally Week to promote the practice of “Allyship,” defined as the active and consistent practice of unlearning and re-evaluating beliefs and actions, as a person seeks to work in solidarity with a marginalized individual or group of people. In the past, Ally Week at Stern focused on being an Ally to the LGBTQ community. This year, the School expanded upon Allyship to be inclusive of all community members, in order to focus on how all can be Allies to one another. This Allyship initiative is a first among business schools.
  • Mendoza College of Business expands presence in Chicago. The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business expanded its presence in Chicago with a newly renovated space in its Michigan Avenue campus. The expansion will house graduate and executive business programs offered by Mendoza’s Stayer Center for Executive Education, which has provided a Chicago-based Executive MBA since 2002. The 8,200-square-foot space, located on the third floor of the city’s historic Railway Exchange Building on Michigan Avenue, includes a 48-person high-tech classroom, a hospitality space, six team rooms, four offices and two “hoteling” spaces for visiting faculty and staff. The “lab-style” classroom encourages interaction between students and faculty, with tables and seating arranged to facilitate teamwork and multiple computer monitors and screens so that students can showcase their work to the class.
  • University of Auckland Business School Unveils Māori Business Masters. University of Auckland Business School senior lecturer Chellie Spiller reports that a program, titled the Masters of Māori and Indigenous Business, is underway. Courses will focus on core areas of business, but will be infused with a Kura Kaupapa Māori focus. The program is aimed at strengthening and growing Māori management, leadership, and governance capabilities for the greater good.