Collaborations

The latest partnerships in business education.

This fall, Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, will partner with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China to offer a Global Executive Track Master of Business Administration, or GET-MBA. The 36-credit, 12-month program will be taught by faculty from both Shenandoah’s Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business and SJTU. Students also will obtain a chief executive officer training certificate and attend a lecture series sponsored by Shanghai partners.

At the University of Dayton in Ohio, student investors from the Davis Center for Portfolio Management will advise and manage a US$1.5 million pool of assets for The Dayton Foundation, a community nonprofit. The partnership comes after student investors have spent more than 20 years managing The Flyers Fund, a student-run investment portfolio valued at more than $35 million. Students will report quarterly on the performance of the foundation’s portfolio and the market outlook. They will redirect their management fee into charitable activities in the community.

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has partnered with the Virginia Beer Company to launch a new event series for entrepreneurs. Crafting a Business will take place at the beer company’s taproom and feature entrepreneurs speaking about their personal journeys to success.

Four business schools have created a global exchange program for Master’s in Management students. The Global MiM Network allows four students at each member school to take courses at partner institutions: Imperial College Business School in the U.K., ESMT Berlin in Germany, the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University, and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Students participating in the Global MiM Network will take core modules at their home school before completing additional courses at one or more of the other schools in the alliance.

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is partnering with cybersecurity company Cyberbit to launch a Cyberbit Range at the university that offers simulated training to U.S. businesses. Cyberbit Range is a software platform that creates a virtual model of a company’s IT network architecture, including servers, routers, and applications. The platform can simulate attacks, such as denial- of-service or ransomware, and test abilities to respond. Purdue will use the Cyberbit Range to enhance its current cybersecurity offerings and to expand its research on teaching cybersecurity.

HEC Paris has partnered with cookery school L’atelier des Chefs to launch a professional degree in French cooking for its master in management students who want to develop careers in the catering and hospitality sector. The program, which is completely online, will include 186 hours of cooking lessons and 154 hours of baking classes. As part of the launch of the double degree, HEC Paris has inaugurated a new campus restaurant area called Gustave, which was built in partnership with L’atelier des Chefs. Students in the program will have the opportunity to cook meals for students, faculty, and staff at HEC Paris.

IÉSEG School of Management in France and the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven in Belgium will deliver a joint PhD program in applied economics. Doctoral candidates will conduct research and complete courses in France and Belgium, supervised by faculty at both schools.

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