The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in
Baltimore, Maryland, is redesigning its flagship fulltime
MBA program to place a greater emphasis on
analytics, leadership, and career development. New
features include the Big Data Consulting Project, in
which students partner with companies to analyze
a data set related to a business challenge; and the
Innovation Field Project, in which students work
onsite with partner organizations throughout the
U.S. MBA students will be able to choose from
health, technology, and innovation specializations.
This fall, Warwick Business School in the U.K.
launched an MSc in global central banking and
financial regulation. The program was designed
in partnership with the Bank of England. Topics
include comparative central banking, monetary
policy, big data, and behavioral finance; classes are
taught by academics, central bankers, and regulators.
Participants can earn the MSc by completing
six of seven modules plus a dissertation, but they
also have the option of completing just one module
and earning an award certification.
Starting in September 2020, IE Business School
in Madrid, Spain, will launch its full-time one-year Tech MBA, designed for managers who want to
advance their careers in the technological sector.
Eligible candidates for the program must have
university degrees in science, technology,
engineering, or math fields, as well as skills to
manage technological projects. The program
will expose participants to topics such as fintech,
blockchain, robotics, automatic learning, and
emerging technologies. It will include a Digital
Female Leadership Mentorship to support
women from STEM backgrounds.
In April, the University of Chicago Booth School
of Business in Illinois will launch the Physician
Leadership Program, an executive education program
designed to help physicians in administrative
roles become more effective leaders. Participants
will learn to use data analytics to make sound
financial decisions, explore ways to increase productivity,
and take steps to reduce burnout.
The Stanford Graduate School of Business
(GSB) in California has added an Action Learning
Program to its curriculum. As of the 2019–2020
academic year, students in the school’s MBA
program and one-year MSx, a one-year program for
mid-career professionals, will complete hands-on
projects as part of the program. Throughout ten
weeks of immersive courses, students will work in
teams on assigned projects that require them to
solve challenges faced by participating companies.
In the fall of 2019, the O’Malley School of Business
at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York,
launched an Honors Program to help enhance
students’ professional development. First-year
undergraduates accepted into the Honors Program
will participate in additional career-related networking
activities and field trips, receive enhanced
mentoring opportunities, be assigned dedicated
honors advisors, and have a special designation
placed on their official transcripts.
The University of Southern California’s
Marshall School of Business has partnered with the
global professional services firm BTS USA to create
Accelerating Women Executives (AWE), a sixmonth
development experience for high-potential
women leaders. The executive education program
will include five elements: pre- and post-program
assessments examining participants’ behaviors and mindsets; workshops that allow participants
to face realistic challenges in a risk-free environment;
executive coaching before, during, and after
the workshops; executive sponsorship; and an
expanded peer network.