New Programs

Business schools announce curriculum revisions and additions.

This fall, the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater will launch an online MSc in business analytics that integrates data science with managerial and communication skills. The 30-credit program, which can be completed online in about 24 months on a part-time basis, is aligned with the Certified Analytics Professional Handbook.

In March, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia created a new six-week course, conducted remotely, to address in real time how global business and financial uncertainty could be managed in the wake of dramatic events like the COVID-19 pandemic. The course, which was available to all degree-seeking students at the university, covered topics such as market reactions, U.S.-China trade relations, “emotional contagion,” and leading in unpredictable times. It was developed by Mauro Guillén, the Zandman Endowed Professor in International Management. Guillén also will be teaching a new Wharton Online course about managing in the global digital economy.

Stetson University School of Business Administration in Deland, Florida, is launching a human resource management (HRM) program. Students pursuing either a BBA or a minor in HRM will master content in areas such as employment law, recruitment and selection, training and development, and performance management.

Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Ontario, has announced a new PhD program in management that will accept its first cohort this fall. The program offers flexible study options that allow candidates to take the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Candidates will work with faculty supervisors in the school’s specialization areas that include digital enterprise and social media, real estate studies, retail and consumer services, and entrepreneurship.

The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in the U.K. is partnering with Mastercard to launch the Oxford Cyber Futures online program. The six-week program aims to equip senior executives with the skills to address new cyber risks and opportunities. Topics will include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, threat analytics, data privacy, and digital ethics. The program’s digital learning environment integrates AI with neuroscience and cognitive science, digital tools for greater engagement, and cyber defense simulations specifically designed for the Oxford Cyber Futures program.

This fall, Imperial College Business School in London will introduce a part-time, two-year online master’s degree in strategic marketing. Students who complete the program will graduate with the same certification as students in the one-year on-campus option. In addition to taking nine core modules, students can choose from electives in areas such as analytics, data, and science. Students also will have the opportunity to undertake workbased projects in their current organizations or act as consultants for partner companies.

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) in China will offer a new master’s degree in fintech. The degree will combine core courses in finance with those dedicated to topics such as statistics, machine learning, computer applications, entrepreneurship, innovation, regulation, strategy, and marketing. In addition, students will have opportunities to pursue internships with fintech companies in the region.

This fall, the Florida State University Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship in Tallahassee will launch two master of science in entrepreneurship (MSE) degree programs. The first, a one-year MSE in product development, will enable students to work on prototyping, product design, and development. The second, an MSE degree focused on hospitality, will be delivered online in conjunction with FSU’s Dedman School of Hospitality. Students in this program can take courses full- or part-time in topics such as entrepreneurial lodging, legal risks, hospitality financial and revenue management, and marketing strategy. Both programs will include shared core courses in management ethics, strategy formulation, finance, and leadership.

London Business School in the United Kingdom has created a new online program exploring the ways that firms can develop resilience and future-proof themselves even in the face of extreme uncertainty. The learning series, Building Organisational Resilience, consists of three modules that cover strategic, operational, and behavioral resilience. Employees can complete the program at their own pace.