New Programs

By BizEd Staff

April 13, 2017

April 20, 2017—The Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in Connecticut has launched a Master of Science in Management (MSM) program designed for working professionals without formal business education. Delivered fully online, the 30-credit, part-time MSM has three intakes throughout the year and takes less than two years to complete. In addition to foundational business knowledge, the program emphasizes areas such as negotiation and conflict resolution, leadership and organizational behavior, managing innovation, and business communications. Prospective students include individuals with bachelor's degrees in nonbusiness fields and professionals seeking advanced degrees to further their careers.
April 13, 2017—The University of Miami School of Business Administration in Florida has announced a new master in health administration program to start in August. While the program is designed to take 18 months, there is flexibility to accommodate students who want to take longer to complete it. The program will include a paid internship with a healthcare organization and offer elective courses on marketing, entrepreneurship, and other topics. It also will feature guest lectures by Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
April 13, 2017Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has launched a Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBA students. It requires students to complete a combination of coursework and entrepreneurial experiences, as well as a two-hour MBA Impact Hour on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Among the courses available within the track are those that focus on sustainability, public policy, and conscious capitalism.
April 13, 2017—This fall, Warwick Business School in the U.K. is launching an MBA with an entrepreneurship specialization for its full-time and executive programs. The program is aimed both at entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses and at intrapreneurs who work within established companies to bring innovation. The program will include modules on innovation and creativity in organizations, entrepreneurial finance, and new venture creation. In the final year, students will complete a consultancy project. Students will be able to seek advice and mentoring from the Warwick Entrepreneurship Professional Network, which has more than 1,500 members, and Warwick Ventures, which spins out businesses from the university.
April 13, 2017—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has established the Grayken Program in International Real Estate, part of the school’s Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center and Real Estate Department. The leadership gift from investor John P. Grayken will fund academic programming, industry events and outreach, and faculty research.
March 29, 2017HEC Paris and online learning platform Coursera are launching their first fully online international degree program, the online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE). With a flexible format and open enrollment specializations, the program is designed for current and future business leaders to drive innovation within their organizations or launch new ventures. Enrollment in the program opens in September.

March 29, 2017INSEAD—with campuses throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East—has updated its MBA curriculum, beginning in September. The program will retain its ten-month format but has added enhancements including personal leadership development, a new cluster of courses emphasizing business's responsibility to society, new electives in digital innovations and data analytics, a capstone course simulating a business crisis, and new learning technologies.

March 14, 2017Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business has introduced a full-time Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM)—Accelerate program, offered on the college's Boston campus. The CAM—Accelerate certificate, which can be completed in two semesters, offers an integrated set of courses that focus on developing students’ ability to think and act entrepreneurially.
March 2, 2017—The University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management recently introduced its Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) program. The degree, which combines theory and application in a number of interdisciplinary areas, aims to prepare students to extract business insights from industry data worldwide.
March 2, 2017—This fall, Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington will launch a Master of Science of cybersecurity risk management degree. The interdisciplinary degree, delivered in a hybrid online format, incorporates courses offered by IU's Kelley School of Business, Maurer School of Law, and School of Informatics and Computing. The program is designed to offer practical approaches to addressing policy, legal, and ethical cybersecurity questions increasingly faced by leaders across a range of fields.
March 2, 2017Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland has launched a series of online advanced certificate programs focused on hospitality management. Each 12-week program incorporates videos, online forums, and multimedia content and requires an estimated eight hours of work. The first program—which covered hotel distribution strategy, revenue management, and digital marketing—opened for registration in February.
March 1, 2017—In fall 2017, the School of Business and Economics at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh will accept the first cohort to its new online undergraduate B.S. program in accounting. The four-year, 120-credit program is primarily a transfer program, targeting traditional students and working adults with associate’s degrees who can choose to study part- or full-time. Those who have earned associate’s degrees elsewhere and study full-time will be able to complete the program in two years.
February 23, 2017New York University's Stern School of Business and College of Dentistry are offering a dual DDS/MBA degree to help dentists manage patient care and business aspects of the practice. Students in the five-year program begin the first two years in DDS coursework and in the third year begin core MBA coursework in addition to clinical dentistry skills.
February 22, 2017—Five universities in Asia have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer a joint master’s program that will facilitate international student mobility. The five partner institutions include the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia; and the Universiti Malaysia Sabah and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan City, Chinese Taipei. The program will initially focus on disciplines related to issues such as renewable energy, technology, and foreign policy.
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.