The latest partnerships in business education.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, are poised to launch a combined degree program that allows students to earn undergraduate degrees in human resource development (HRD) and master’s degrees in human resource management (MSHRM). Polytechnic HRD students must complete at least 90 of the required 120 credit hours of undergraduate coursework before beginning classes for the Krannert MSHRM degree. The master’s degree will require 48 credit hours of graduate-level coursework

The University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business in Champaign is partnering with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) to help train IMA members in data analytics and visualization skills. The school’s department of accountancy will begin by offering a single online self-study course about data analytics in accounting.

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in South Africa is the first business school in sub-Saharan Africa to join CEMS–Global Alliance in Management Education. The UCT GSB brings the number of business school partners in the CEMS global network to 33. The network also includes 70 corporate partners and seven social partners (NGOs). The CEMS partners collaborate to deliver a one-year Master in International Management (MIM), which emphasizes multicultural educational experiences, study abroad, and social responsibility. In addition to their studies, students complete consulting projects and international internships. The UCT GSB will welcome its first intake of MIM students in September 2021.

The Wake Forest University School of Business in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has partnered with educational services firm Kaplan Inc. to deliver a new fully online MBA program tailored to the needs of working professionals. Wake Forest business faculty will design and deliver the curriculum; Kaplan will provide the online platform and analytics tools. Students who enroll in the program will have the flexibility to begin the program in either September, January, or May. The first cohort will begin in September.