The College of Business and Economics at North
Carolina A&T State University in East Greensboro
is launching a master of accountancy program designed
to prepare students to achieve full certification
as licensed CPAs. In the past, state requirements
that a student must earn 150 semester credit hours
and pass the CPA exams to become certified public
accountants meant that accounting graduates from
A&T had to pursue master’s programs elsewhere to
complete their professional education; they now will
be able to complete all requirements at A&T.
This September, Imperial College Business
School in London will add an MSc in international
management to its Management Master’s portfolio.
Among the program features will be a yearlong
Leadership in Action international business
consulting project, a weeklong Global Immersion
experience, a greater emphasis on technology and
analytics, an increased number of electives, and
a careers module. In addition, students will have
opportunities to study at partner institutions,
including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, HEC
Paris, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Imperial College Business School also has
debuted a free online course designed to provide
investors with better information about the financial
risks and opportunities presented by climate
change. Launched in partnership with Climate KIC,
a European climate change initiative, and hosted
by learning platform edX, the course defines the
financial risks related to climate change, covers
emerging trends in climate-resilient investing, and
considers how decreasing costs in solar and wind
power are sparking innovation in the energy sector.
The Paul Merage School of Business at the University
of California, Irvine, has launched an accelerated
master of innovation and entrepreneurship,
the first program of its kind in the UC system.
Students are expected to enroll with an idea for
starting a business or for growing an established
organization; nine months later, they will graduate
with plans to innovate, along with the knowledge
and skills to put their plans into action. The new
program was designed in collaboration with business
leaders in Orange County, and students will
be matched with business mentors for the entirety
of the program.
A master of science in healthcare management
debuts in spring 2019 at the Eli Broad College of
Business at Michigan State University in East Lansing. To accommodate the schedules of working
professionals, the program will be fully online.
The program is the result of college discussions
about which of society’s biggest problems could
be addressed through education. In addition to
bringing in advisors from industry, administrators
are collaborating with the medical college, the law
school, and the nursing school to create a multidisciplinary
program. Michael Rip, who was previously
with the university’s College of Human Medicine,
will serve as founding director of the program. Also
in 2019, the Broad College will launch a master of
science in management studies aimed at nonbusiness
professionals in STEM fields.
Florida International University’s College of
Business (FIU Business) in Miami has introduced
a new master of science program in logistics and
supply chain management. The 10-month, Saturday-
only program focuses on logistics technology,
data analytics, and distribution modeling. The
program was designed with the guidance of supply
chain executives at Fortune 500 companies as well
as South Florida industry leaders. Areas of specialized
coverage include transportation, omnichannel
distribution, sourcing, inventory management, and
the latest import and export regulation trends.
The master of sport administration and leadership
at Seattle University’s College of Arts & Sciences
has changed its name to the master of sport business
leadership (MSBL) and has been moved to the
Albers School of Business and Economics at the
university in Washington state. While the program
will be administered by the same faculty and staff,
the move aligns the program more closely with its
emphasis on developing sport business professionals
trained in analytics and leadership.
This fall, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza
College of Business in Indiana will enroll the
first cohort of students in its new 31-credit master
of science program in business analytics. The
Notre Dame MSBA is intended for students with
little or no work experience, including “fifth-year
students” who wish to enter the program directly
after completing their undergraduate degrees.
The program incorporates 27 hours of core courses
in subjects such as data management, predictive
analytics, and machine learning, as well as four
hours of electives.