Collaborations

The latest partnerships in business education.

Cornell University's SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York, will be the first U.S. business school to join CEMS-The Global Alliance in Management Education headquartered in Jouyen- Josas, France. Beginning in August 2020, Cornell students who enroll in the master of professional studies in applied economics and management at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management can pursue a designation in International Management from CEMS. CEMS confers a master's in international management certificate upon completion of a one-year program delivered by a global alliance of 32 academic members, 59 corporate members, and seven social members.

In other news from Cornell University, the school has partnered with r4 Technologies, a cross-enterprise management firm, on an initiative designed to prepare students for the "post -artificial intelligence world." The Cornell-r4 Applied AI Initiative will bring together scholars and practitioners to apply AI, data science. advanced mathematics, and technology to develop AI solutions to large-scale industrial and societal challenges.

Warwick Business School in the U.K. is partnering with the Bank of England to design an online postgraduate program called the MSc in global central banking and financial regulation. The program will cover topics such as comparative central banking, monetary policy, big data, and behavioral finance. Participants can use PCs, tablets, or smartphones to join a virtual classroom to listen to lectures. take part in group work and seminars, and access interactive learning resources.

ESSEC Business School in Cergy, France, will partner with digital learning company Pearson to deliver seven new online executive programs for managers. When students complete all seven executive certificates, they will earn an executive master's in digital transformation. The first program, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Business, will launch in spring 2019.

KPMG in Canada has teamed with Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business in Burnaby, British Columbia. to develop and deliver Digital University, a data analytics program that will help prepare KPMG auditors for machine learning, artificial intelligence. and technological transformation in the field. Participants in the Digital University earn certificates in accounting with digital analytics; they can go on to earn MSc degrees in accounting with cognitive analytics. The Digital University is open to qualified CPAs within KPMG's Audit practice with three to six years of experience. SFU Beedie was selected to deliver the Digital University through a competitive process, during which the school demonstrated its ability to deliver the program through an advanced online interface alongside in-person teaching sessions.

The University of Miami Business School in Florida has joined One MBA, a consortium of five business schools that jointly deliver a global executive MBA program. As the consortium's new U.S.based partner, UMBS will accept its first One MBA cohort in September 2019. UMBS succeeds the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, one of the consortium's founding members. UMBS joins OneMBA's four other partner schools: EGADE Business School Tecnol6gico de Monterrey in Mexico. Sao Paulo School of Business Administration- Fundagao Getulio Vargas in Brazil, the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and the School of Management at Xi amen University in China.

The online professional network LinkedIn has announced the inaugural partners of its Linkedln Learning Content Partner Program. Through this program, participating partners will provide third-party professional development and educational content through its platform. Among the inaugural partners is Harvard Business Publishing-customers of both Linked in and Harvard Business Publishing now can access leadership development content, such as Harvard ManageMentor and LeadingEdge, directly from the Linked In Learning platform. Other inaugural partners include getAbstract, which provides quick read summaries of nonfiction books; BigThink, which produces short videos on a range of topics; Treehouse, which offers courses on coding and product design; and Creativelive, which develops educational content for people in creative fields.

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