This fall, the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will welcome the inaugural cohort to its online Master of Science in International Business. The degree program includes courses in international marketing, entrepreneurship, and business strategy, as well as a global project in which students from different countries will work on multicultural teams to solve business problems.
This spring, the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business in Tampa began offering a concentration in human resources management through the college’s information systems and decision sciences department. The concentration covers topics such as compensation, benefits, employment law, and diversity.
Kedge Business School will launch a master of science in digital marketing and sales at its campus in Marseille, France, starting in September. The program will help students develop technical skills in analytics, coding, and specific systems such as Google’s online AdWords. The degree was created in collaboration with Oxatis, which offers e-commerce content management systems.
Warwick Business School is launching a new version of its online MBA that will be based out of the school’s campus in the Shard, a 96-story mixed-use building near the financial center of London. The Distance Learning MBA lasts from two to four years and combines online lectures, multimedia study materials, an interactive platform, and a virtual classroom. The program includes two “Warwick Weeks,” in which students can participate in networking, lectures, group work, and other activities at the Shard.
The Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville is expanding its online MBA program to include a fully online option.
IESE Business School of the University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain, has developed a new blended learning professional development program for its location in New York City. During the seven-month Driving Leadership Potential program, students master six “milestones” of leadership: leading people, driving business performance, thinking strategically, acquiring an entrepreneurial mindset, building business acumen, and learning to communicate and negotiate. After completing online elements, students visit campus for two days for live discussion and face-to-face instruction; then they put their knowledge to work through mentoring, coaching, and practical application opportunities.
This fall, the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business in Colorado will offer an executive PhD program, which will be delivered in a blended three-year format.
The School of Wine & Spirits at the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon, France, is launching a new MBA in the wine and spirits business. The program combines sector-specific knowledge with the fundamentals of business and places special emphasis on marketing. Participants will take study trips to locations such as London, New York, and production areas in France.
This fall, the School of Business at the State University of New York at Old Westbury will debut a master of science in forensic accounting program. The three-semester, 30-credit program enables eligible students to meet the 150-credit hour requirement for CPA licensure and provides a foundation for those seeking Certified Fraud Examiner certification.
Cornell Tech in New York City has launched a new intensive program in fintech, which will consist of four courses taught in the first seven weeks of the spring semester. Students will be exposed to startup ideas and ventures, technical concepts, and real-world case studies; they also will run projects that help them put coursework into practice.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University has launched a MOOC called Industry 4.0: How to Revolutionize Your Business. The eight-week course explores the impact of smart products and services on business and society. It is led by PolyU’s Eric Tsui and co-instructed by professors from multiple universities, including the University of Potsdam in Germany, the University of Cincinnati in the U.S., and the Harbin Institute of Technology in China.
Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has partnered with the Latin American educational technology company ILUMNO to launch three no-credit online entrepreneurship certificate programs. Delivered in Spanish and Portuguese on the ILUMNO platform, the programs were first available across Latin America in March 2018.