By BizEd Staff

February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017—Colorado State University in Fort Collins has partnered with FutureLearn, an international online learning platform launched by Open University in the U.K. that provides courses from more than 100 international universities and specialist education providers. Colorado State’s first offerings through the platform will be “Science of Relationships,” taught by the department of psychology, and “Water, Civilization and Nature: Addressing Water Challenges in the 21st Century,” which will be taught by 14 CSU faculty from departments across campus.
January 11, 2017—Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business has partnered with the Center for Conscientious Leadership to launch the Conscientious Capitalism Initiative, designed to give students the tools and frameworks to apply virtue and purpose to their personal development and growth as business leaders. The initiative features an upper-division business course and a speaker series with executives from organizations including Starbucks, eBay, Google Ventures, and the Navy SEALs. The speaker series, organized by the Leavey School, will be available to the broader SCU community.
January 11, 2017—George Mason University in Fairfax has entered a ten-year partnership agreement with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., to expand the scope of George Mason’s online graduate programs. Wiley will provide market research, marketing, and student enrollment and retention services to complement George Mason's programs, courses, and faculty. The initial master’s programs offered by George Mason through the partnership will be in business, health systems management, health informatics, and special education, with certificates in applied behavioral analysis and autism. Programs will be available beginning January 2018.
December 28, 2016—Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have announced a new dual-degree program for healthcare providers. Students will receive an MS from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and an MBA from the Johnson School. Students will meet in Weill Cornell Medicine facilities and will participate in two weeklong residential sessions during each of the program’s two years— one in the spring in the New York City area and one in the summer on Cornell’s campus in Ithaca.
December 28, 2016—Audencia Business School in Nantes, France, has partnered with Glasgow School of Art in Scotland to launch an MSc in management and entrepreneurship in the creative economy. The program has a core foundation of management courses complemented by classes in the cultural and creative sectors. Students will take classes taught by faculty from both schools, spending most of their time in Nantes and two weeks in Scotland.
December 28, 2016—The Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands and RWTH Aachen University have launched a joint doctor of business administration (DBA) in managing innovation, technology, and corporate change. Students in the four-year degree program will complete one year of coursework from both schools before spending the final two years writing theses under the supervision of faculty from both institutions.
December 22, 2016—The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with the Financial Services Center (FSC) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help the center improve the experience of the veterans it serves by increasing efficiency, decreasing wait times, and reducing the incidence of fraud. Within this partnership, students in the McCombs School’s master of science in business analytics program began completing consulting projects with the FSC as their capstones in fall 2016. They present their final capstone ideas in April, including one focused on fraud detection analytics. The collaboration is scheduled to last for three years.
December 20, 2016—Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, is collaborating with global investment banking firm Outcome Capital to provide graduate-level students with real-world exposure to business challenges in the life sciences, health care services, and technology sectors. Student teams will work with analysts, vice presidents, and senior bankers to develop clear value propositions, strategic visions, definitions of sector dynamics, and paths to liquidity. Students also will assist in building market and revenue models, as well as transaction structures.
December 20, 2016—Cass Business School at City, University of London and The Coca-Cola Foundation have announced the Global Women’s Leadership Programme—an initiative designed to attract and nurture rising female leaders. With US$626,000 in funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the partnership will support four female MBA scholars, one from each of Cass Business School's MBA programs. The program will be funded for three years.

December 1, 2016—The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University's Toronto campus announced an eight-year strategic partnership that will provide scholarships for COC athletes, shared coaching synergies, and customized leadership training for COC staff and partners. Smith will be the first business school to become a Team Canada partner and the exclusive provider of business education for the COC.
November 22, 2016—Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and sports and entertainment company AEG are aligning to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an educational experience to learn the business of sports and entertainment first-hand. The partnership will provide Pepperdine University the opportunity to build out a branded classroom within the STAPLES Center, home to four professional sports franchises and numerous concerts and special events, providing the college a strategic educational hub in downtown Los Angeles. Students enrolled in the sports and entertainment-focused program will be able to gain hands-on experience through an AEG “best-in-class” speaker series as well as first-person experiences.
November 22, 2016—Saïd Business School launched its new Future of Marketing Initiative, led by Andrew Stephen, L’Oréal Professor of Marketing and head of the Marketing Faculty. The initiative brings Oxford Saïd together with five international founding partners: L’Oréal, the global cosmetics company; Kantar, the data and marketing insights consultancy; Teradata, a leading provider of analytic business and cloud technology solutions; Nucleus Marketing Solutions, an innovative digital advertising and media solutions provider; and Allianz, the global insurance and investment management company. The aim of the initiative is to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for marketing in an increasingly digitized, socially interactive, and technologically complex world.
October 17, 2016—The University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business in Greeley has joined forces with MBA Research’s High School of Business program to bring expanded services to students participating in MBA Research’s accelerated high school business program. Through the agreement, students who complete the program will be able to earn three hours of college credit at UNC.
October 17, 2016—The University of Arizona in Tucson, through its invention commercialization unit Tech Launch Arizona (TLA), is partnering with TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystems. TechCode—which has incubators in locations such as Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Berlin, and Tel Aviv—will provide networking resources to increase the reach and effectiveness of the startups created through TLA. TechCode’s network also will speed up the commercialization for TLA companies and help them test their entry in the global market. Since the TLA began in 2012, the university has created 42 startups and patented and licensed hundreds of inventions.
October 3, 2016—Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco have partnered to create the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter. As a Lehigh campus extension, the center will offer entrepreneurial-focused courses to Lehigh students based in the San Francisco Bay Area.