In September, Saïd Business School at the
University of Oxford in the U.K. launched
the Oxford Women’s Leadership Development
Programme designed to help women build their
confidence as leaders. The six-week online curriculum
includes a series of videos by Saïd Business
School faculty and industry experts; assessed
exercises; reading assignments; and opportunities
for online discussion, networking, and self-reflection.
Program content is organized around three
areas: self-acceptance, self-development, and
The Center for Church Management at the
Villanova School of Business in Pennsylvania
has created a new noncredit certificate program
to educate K-12 Catholic school leaders in finance,
accounting, and management. The program
will be offered in partnership with the National
Catholic Education Association to help meet the
management needs of Catholic school principals,
vice principals, presidents, and rising leaders.
Participants will learn strategic planning, facilities
management, contract negotiation, vendor
management, mission-based budgeting, employee
talent development, and other critical skills.
The Fowler College of Business at San Diego
State University (SDSU) in California will
launch a master of science degree in cybersecurity
management in the spring 2020 semester. The
STEM-designated program will combine graduate-
level accounting courses with management
information systems courses. The degree program
is a joint effort between SDSU’s MIS department
and the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy.
This fall, Belmont University in Nashville,
Tennessee, began accepting students into a new
major in business systems and analytics. Housed
in the Massey College of Business, the major has
three tracks: one for students who want to serve
as bridges between business and IT specialists, one for those who want to solve business problems,
and a multidisciplinary track for those who
want to combine data analytics and information
systems with other business courses.
This fall, graduate business students at Canisius
College’s Wehle School of Business in Buffalo,
New York, can enroll in the Leadership & Professional
Development Program. The certificate
program enables students to evaluate their competencies,
set goals, and attend workshops focused
on communication, teamwork, and innovation.
Imperial College Business School in the U.K. has
launched a free online course on the edX platform.
Designed to help professionals adopt sustainable
business practices, the course focuses on corporate
sustainability, business ethics, and social innovation.
It will explore the relevance of sustainability
for policymakers, the role of corporations, and the
implications of sustainability in decision making.
The Krannert School of Management at Purdue
University in West Lafayette, Indiana, will begin
offering a two-year, fully online MBA program in
January 2020. Classes will be taught in seven-week
segments; rolling admissions allow students to
join at different times throughout the year. The
program will focus on team-based course designs
and experiential learning. Students in the program
will have access to the Purdue Foundry, which helps
entrepreneurs move ideas to the marketplace more
quickly, as well as Purdue’s Discovery Park, where
researchers from across campus collaborate on
solutions to business problems.