New Programs

By BizEd Staff

May 10, 2017

May 26, 2017—This fall, the College of Business at the University of Michigan–Dearborn will launch a new undergraduate major in small business management. The 21-credit major, designed to prepare students to work in small or medium-sized enterprises, will include required courses in small business management, entrepreneurial thinking and behavior, sales management and personal selling, human resource policy, and financial reporting. The program also will feature a semesterlong capstone course in which students will work in teams either to create plans for businesses they would like to start or to work on problems faced by existing small businesses.
May 10, 2017—The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is partnering with Fortune magazine to create new online business programs scheduled to launch this fall. The certificate programs, targeting emerging and mid-level leaders, will incorporate content from UNC Executive Development as well as video content from the magazine, including interviews with Fortune 500 executives. The first certificate program is titled “Leading with Purpose.”
May 9, 2017—The Stern School of Business at New York University is launching two new specialized one-year MBA programs: one in technology and one in fashion and luxury. Both programs consist of a business core; a technology or fashion and luxury core; real-world experiential learning projects with organizations; and electives. The core of the Tech MBA was designed in partnership with NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Students in the Fashion & Luxury MBA—which will address sectors such as apparel and beauty, high-end automotive, fine wines and spirits, and real estate—will have access to the Stern Fashion Lab, a central hub for projects and networking being established for all Stern students.
May 9, 2017—In September, ESCP Europe will launch a one-year master’s program in big data and business analytics on its Berlin and Paris campuses. The full-time program will be divided into three components, which include business analytics, data science, and business applications. It also includes an international seminar in China, one online module, and an internship. ESCP Europe has additional campuses in London, Madrid, Turin, and Warsaw.
May 9, 2017Rutgers Business School in Newark, New Jersey, has launched a mini-MBA certificate program in data-driven management. Offered for the first time in April, the five-day accelerated program is designed to help managers better understand how to leverage the data they collect and lead data-driven projects and teams.
May 9, 2017—In May, Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative, HBX, launched Managing Your Career Development, a seven-session program offered via its virtual classroom HBX Live. Formerly a pilot program available only to participants who completed a three-course online program called HBX Core, Managing Your Career Development was offered for the first time to a general global audience of participants. The program targeted individuals with fewer than ten years of work experience and was delivered once a week at two different times of day—12:30 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. ET—to accommodate participants in different time zones. It explored how leaders of different backgrounds and levels of experience identified opportunities and navigated their career paths, as well as topics such as negotiation, design thinking, and personal branding.
April 28, 2017—This fall, Stetson University School of Business Administration in DeLand, Florida, will launch the Centurion Sales Excellence Program, which will offer a major and a minor in sales. The program was made possible by a donation from alum Leopoldo Fernandez in honor of his father, Genaro Fernandez Centurion. Students will take multiple sales courses, help train beginning sales students, and participate in specialized sales training labs. The new program will be headed by John Riggs.
April 26, 2017—The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in Colorado has partnered with 2U Inc. to deliver an online MBA program. Students in the MBA@Denver program will meet with faculty weekly in live online classes, in addition to studying interactive course content online. Students will also be required to meet in person for immersive experiences, where they will develop their leadership capacities, interact with their peers, engage in action-learning activities, and network with corporate partners and entrepreneurs.
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 three new programs: a new part-time Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program, beginning this fall; a full-time Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM)—Accelerate program, offered on the college's Boston campus; and a Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBA students that 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.
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 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—The University of San Francisco School of Management in California has recently redesigned its full- and part-time MBA programs to offer students lower costs and more flexibility. Three new Career Accelerator Platforms are included as part of the revamped curriculum: Understanding the Human Organization, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Customer Success and Insights. The school also is launching a new master of science in entrepreneurship and innovation, a 12-month program in which students will learn essential business skills, take part in an individualized organizational practicum, and plan to launch a new venture.
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.

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