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.