New Programs

A new initiative at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, will be dedicated to integrating data science education into every student’s learning experience and driving data science research on campus. ...View all

A new initiative at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, will be dedicated to integrating data science education into every student’s learning experience and driving data science research on campus. Through the Integrated Data Science Initiative (IDSI), the school has released requests for proposals from Purdue faculty on projects related to conducting multidisciplinary data science research that targets social issues and designing interdisciplinary undergraduate curricula and learning communities. IDSI is a continuation of the university’s Purdue Moves initiative, launched in 2013 to expand the school’s STEM programs.

Stanford University’s Stanford Graduate School of Business in California has added the Stanford LEAD: Personal Leadership Certificate to its executive education offerings. Throughout the year-long program, participants work with coaches to strengthen selected leadership skills. Students take two courses per quarter, on topics ranging from managing difficult conversations to using story for impact; they also will participate in team projects and interactive experiences. Courses are delivered via synchronous and asynchronous online learning.

Beginning in October, the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, will convert its face-to-face 17-month Sonoma Executive MBA program into a blended learning format to provide more flexibility to students and faculty. The format change will include replacing in-person classes held on alternating Fridays with virtual classes held one weekday evening every other week; students will attend in-person classes on alternating Saturdays. When not on campus, they will access online coursework, lecture videos, forums, and simulations. In addition, this fall, the SBE will welcome the first cohort to its hybrid Executive MBA in Wine Business.

This fall, Kedge Business School will launch its MSc in arts and creative industries management at its campus in Paris. The program will be based on the expertise of researchers in the school’s Creative Industries Research Centre. Courses will cover a range of cultural industries, such as cinema, music, publishing, video games, and fashion. A comparative international seminar will help students understand arts management in Europe, America, Asia, and Australia.

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Germany will offer two new certificate programs. The first, focused on artificial intelligence for business, is aimed at decision makers, strategists, and managers; the second, which addresses data science and artificial intelligence, is designed for programmers, data scientists, and business analysts.

The School of Business at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, is debuting a doctoral program in cybersecurity this fall. It is designed for working professionals who will pursue applied research in the field. The program adds to the school’s cybersecurity education portfolio, which includes summer GenCyber Camps for high schoolers, a networking and cybersecurity concentration for undergraduates, and a master’s program in cybersecurity.

Two new one-year master of science programs will be jointly delivered by the School of Business at New York University (NYU) and NYU Shanghai, a degree-granting campus of NYU. Both the MS in quantitative finance and the MS in data analytics and business computing will entail 12 months of full-time study over three semesters in two global hubs; students will start with a summer semester at NYU Stern in New York City and follow that with fall and spring semesters in China.