New Programs

By BizEd Staff

March 14, 2017

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.