New Programs

By BizEd Staff

February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017—In other news from the University of San Francisco School of Management, the school has redesigned their full- and part-time MBA programs, which now offer students lower cost, more flexibility in scheduling and choice of electives, and an increased focus on individualized career success. Three new Career Accelerator Platforms are included as part of the curriculum: Understanding the Human Organization, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Customer Success and Insights.
February 10, 2017—The University of San Francisco School of Management is launching a new Master of Science in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MSEI), a 12-month program in which students will learn essential business skills, take part in an individualized organizational practicum, and plan a launch a new venture. The program begins in fall 2017.
January 25, 2017Babson College has introduced a new part-time Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program, a blended, part-time program designed to help bridge the gap between technology and business. Students will learn the latest data analytic techniques and develop collaboration and communication skills to help effectively convey the value of data for companies. The college will begin enrolling students for the fall of 2017.
January 25, 2017—The University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health and Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business are launching a joint Master’s of Health Administration/Master of Business of Administration (MHA/MBA) program. The joint degree is three years of study and blends courses in management and finance with health care quality and measurement, across both the Katz School (MBA) and Pitt Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management (MHA). Students are required to complete a supervised residency at a health care services or health-related practice site.
January 11, 2017—The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recently revamped its Master in Supply Chain Management, now in its tenth year. The revised program, aimed at giving students a more competitive edge in the job market, features an accelerated schedule, an increased focus on data in the curriculum, and deeper ties to industry. The first cohort for the revised program begins in July 2017.
December 28, 2016Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in Los Angeles, California, has launched its Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship, an initiative supported by a multiyear donation from Dan and Coco Peate. With this initiative, the school also will launch a new one-year master of science degree in entrepreneurship and open a business incubator and accelerator. Through the institute, students will launch and develop new business ventures in the incubator, where they will have the use of physical space and equipment, as well as access to advisors, practitioners, faculty, and an entrepreneur in residence. They will earn academic credit as they reach milestones in their startups; that credit will be applied toward their progress in the master’s program. In addition, the incubator will house the Entrepreneurship Vision Partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, as well as the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, which produces research on financing and capital sources for small and mid-sized companies. Each year, 15 students accepted to the program will receive full-tuition scholarships. The inaugural cohort is scheduled to enroll in fall of 2018.
December 22, 2016—At the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School in New York, the master of science in finance has been designated as a STEM program under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The STEM designation means that eligible graduates who are in the U.S. on student visas can stay in the country for an additional 24 months as part of an optional practical training extension. The Simon School achieved the designation by enhancing the core curriculum through expanded experiential learning offerings and enhancements to the program’s core curriculum. The school also will be launching a new finance lab to support the program.
December 20, 2016—The Graduate School of Management at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, is offering a new master of science in business analytics. It will integrate statistical and modeling skills, hands-on applications of computation technologies, business knowledge, and real-world projects to help students use data to inform decision making.
November 21, 2016—Imperial College Business School in London launched a new Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, where researchers will work with companies to help them make better financial decisions when investing in technologies that help stabilize the climate, specifically in the areas of solar and wind energy and energy-efficient transport. The new center follows the launch of a new MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance, which started in September 2016.
November 7, 2016—The Stern School of Business at New York University has created a program for U.S. military veterans and active-duty students enrolled in next year’s full-time MBA program next year. Those accepted to the Fertitta Veterans Program—which the school estimates will be 20 students—will receive scholarships that reduce their tuition to $30,000 per year. The program also will provide these students with academic and professional support, including a summer session to provide them with a head start on coursework, career development, and access to alumni mentors who are also veterans. The program is named for alumnus Lorenzo Fertitta and his brother Frank J. Fertitta III, who funded it with a US$15 million endowment.
October 26, 2016—In the fall of 2017, the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University in California will launch a fully online bachelor of science in business administration, the first undergraduate online degree program offered at the university.
October 17, 2016—Weill Cornell Medicine and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University have announced a new dual-degree program for healthcare providers. Students participating in the executive MBA/MS Healthcare Leadership program will receive a Master of Science degree from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and an MBA from Johnson. Students will meet in Weill Cornell Medicine facilities in New York City 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 on Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, New York, in the summer. Courses will cover managing and leading organizations, managerial finance, health policy, health informatics, and business strategy. Students will be required to complete a capstone project consisting of a six-month intensive team engagement with a healthcare organization facing specific management challenges.
October 13, 2016—ESSEC Business School is launching a redesigned one-year Global MBA program that will be offered on the school’s campuses in Cergy, France, and Singapore. The new program, which includes six majors, takes a multidisciplinary approach to core areas of business from a digital perspective. The global program will feature diverse participants, cross-cultural case studies, study and field trips abroad, an international consulting project, and campus exchanges.

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