|March 8, 2017—On International Women's Day, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Indianapolis announced a partnership with Talent Nexus, a professional development and mentoring initiative of Diverse Talent Strategies (DTS). DTS, whose research revealed the importance for women and minorities in particular to have strong mentors in the workplace, connects Kelley students with mentors in the business community and helps them develop the necessary skills to become good mentors themselves.
|February 24, 2017—Nanyang Technology University's (NTU) Business School is partnering with Verizon Enterprise Solutions to launch a research program that uses data analytics to assess cybersecurity risks and better understand economic and insurance loss from data breaches. The program will leverage the VERIS Community Database, which contains public and anonymized compromised data, to contribute to NTU's Cyber Risk Management Project and recommend improvements to data security.
|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
|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.