Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business
in Boca Raton has announced a new executive PhD
in business. The three-year, 80-credit-hour cohort
program, which launches this fall, will be offered on
weekends with concierge service. The research-intensive
program will allow individuals to focus
on accounting, economics, finance, information
technology, management, or marketing.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New
York, will debut an undergraduate program in
business analytics this fall. Offered through the Lally
School of Management, the program will equip
students with fundamental business knowledge and
data science skills. The offering builds on Rensselaer’s
new data dexterity requirement for all students,
which ensures that students from any field of study
can use diverse data sets to solve complex problems.
This summer, the Cornell Executive MBA Metro
NY program, one of four EMBA programs offered
by Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson
Graduate School of Management, is moving from
Palisades, New York, to the Cornell Tech campus in
New York City. The Executive MBA Metro NY program,
which will be housed in the Tata Innovation
Center, is aimed at working professionals.
The A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane
University in New Orleans, Louisiana, has
partnered with the Tulane University School of
Architecture to launch a joint MBA/master of sustainable
real estate development (MSRED) degree.
The degree will allow students to combine business
expertise with an understanding of the social and
environmental costs of development. While the
MBA/MSRED is an accelerated two-year, full-time
program, Freeman is also offering new real estate
specializations in several of its other programs.
In other news from Tulane University, the Freeman
School of Business also has added to its portfolio
a new master of management in entrepreneurial
hospitality. The program includes intensive
five-day seminars featuring industry leaders who
will discuss hospitality’s role in sectors as diverse as
healthcare, banking, and retail. Its courses are also
open to MBA students who would like to earn a
concentration in entrepreneurial hospitality.
This fall, Pennsylvania State University’s
Smeal College of Business will launch two one-year
residential and two online master’s programs. Held
in University Park, the residential programs will include
one in corporate finance and one in real estate
analysis and development; both are STEM-designated.
One of the new online programs will focus
on analytics and insights, and the other on strategic
management and executive leadership.
Durham University Business School in the U.K.
will partner with the university’s department of
computer science to create an MSc in business
analytics. In the one-year program, which launches
in October, students will learn to make decisions
that are informed by data, identify algorithms in
big data, and master machine learning and coding.
The program will be taught by faculty from both
the computing and management departments.
This fall, classes will begin for the online master’s
in accounting degree offered by the School of
Business at the State University of New York at
Old Westbury. This is the college’s first fully online
degree offering. The program emphasizes not only
technical knowledge, but also ethical judgment
and strong communication skills.
The Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius
College in Buffalo, New York, will introduce
a new master of science degree in finance this
fall. The 30-credit-hour program offers specialized
concentrations in investment research, risk
management, and data analytics. In addition to
interning with banks and wealth management
companies, students can gain hands-on experience
through the Golden Griffin Fund, which operates
the college’s financial markets lab.
Beginning in January 2020, ESMT Berlin will
update its full-time MBA curriculum to provide
students with more flexibility in their course choices
and bring more practical projects into the classroom.
The revised program also will better prepare
students for the specific demands of the German
job market, which is critical because more than 90
percent of the school’s MBA graduates come from
abroad and almost 90 percent of its graduates
stay in the country. After completing core modules,
students can choose among specializations in
managerial analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship,
and strategic leadership. During optional
pre- and post-MBA programs, students can take an
intensive language course, complete an internship,
or participate in a coding boot camp; they also can
choose to do a six-month Responsible Leadership
Fellowship in a developing country or set up their
own businesses at startup incubators. The new
program has been extended by two months and
better matches recruitment patterns in Germany.
Rutgers University’s School of Management and
Labor Relations (SMLR) in Piscataway, New Jersey,
has launched an online professional master’s in
human resource management (MHRM). Students
can pursue the program full-time to complete it in
as few as 18 months, or take courses on a part-time
basis. The MHRM features flexible scheduling, with
student intakes in the fall, spring, and summer.
In March, the University of Pretoria’s Gordon
Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in South Africa
launched a combined postgraduate diploma and
specialized MBA focused on the manufacturing
industry. It will deliver the program in partnership
with the newly formed Toyota Wessels Institute for
Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS), based in Durban,
in the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Delivered on TWIMS’ campus, the program can be
completed over 23 months of part-time study. It
includes electives on the future of manufacturing,
African trade and industrialization, green manufacturing,
advanced lean operations management, and
lean supply chain management.
Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, now
offers a fully online graduate-level certificate in
nonprofit leadership, which students can complete
in ten months. Students can pursue the 12-hour
certificate on a standalone basis or apply their
completed coursework toward the university’s
master of nonprofit and civic leadership degree.
Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of
Business in Dallas, Texas, has launched an online
MBA, in partnership with edtech company Noodle
Partners. The program will focus on training students
to manage unstructured problems via data
analytics, team building, and experiential learning.
The Stetson University School of Business
Administration in Deland, Florida, has been approved
by the Certified Financial Planner Board of
Standards Inc. to offer a financial planning concentration
program for undergraduate finance majors.
The program will allow undergraduate students to
meet all the requirements necessary to sit for the
Certified Financial Planner exam upon graduation.