New Programs

Business schools announce curriculum revisions and additions.

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 self-management.

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.