The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in Charlottesville is offering a new full-time dual degree program, a master of business administration/master of science in data science. The MBA/MSDS program, offered in collaboration with the school’s Data Science Institute, can be completed in 24 months. Students must be admitted to Darden before they can apply to the Data Science Institute.
This fall, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Ontario will launch a nine-month master of management analytics (MMA) program that will expose students to the latest developments in big data, machine learning, cybersecurity, and deep learning. Students also will have access to Rotman’s Self-Development Lab to develop critical communication and interpersonal skills. Students will learn to interpret, organize, and clearly present big data.
The Center for Academic and Professional Development at Florida State University in Tallahassee launched a new online Certified Financial Planner Executive Fast Track Program in October. The noncredit professional development program is designed for professionals working in the financial services industry and seeking CPF certification. The fast track option condenses the time required to complete the program to just under one year.
This September, the London School of Economics and Political Science will launch the executive MSc in social business and entrepreneurship, which is designed to put social purpose at the heart of executive business education. Created by the school’s Marshall Institute and Department of Management, the program focuses on the “triple bottom line” of profit, social impact, and environmental sustainability. It will be delivered in a modular format to allow students to continue to work full-time, and it will be led by Stephan Chambers, director of the Marshall Institute.
Pforzheim University’s Business School in Germany is offering a new bachelor’s degree program in digital enterprise management, which will teach students to design and implement IT solutions in an international digital business world. The first three semesters will be delivered in English; German-language courses are also included in the program.
The Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, plans to establish a bachelor’s degree in hospitality, resort, and tourism management. Students in the program can choose from three specializations: hotel, resort, and club management; tourism management; and revenue, pricing, and data analytics management. Students will have opportunities for internships at local properties that include the university’s Great River Golf Club, as well as in Dingle, Ireland. The school will accept its first cohort in fall 2018.