The MBA program at the Manhattan College
O’Malley School of Business in Riverdale, New York,
now offers three new concentrations, one in business
analytics, one in finance and economics, and
one in organizations, markets, and sustainability.
The school will continue to offer a general MBA.
Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti is
designing a new bachelor of science degree in
quantitative economics to prepare students for
jobs requiring data analytics skills. School leaders
launched the new program because econometrics
has become more popular in undergraduate education
and because economics is being reclassified as
a STEM major. The program will begin in the new
This fall, ESMT Berlin in Germany will begin offering
a part-time blended MBA program consisting
of 80 percent online and 20 percent face-to-face
content. For their on-site modules, participants can
attend sessions in Berlin or Munich, meeting every
two months. Students in the 24-month program
will use an online-learning platform developed by
the Future of Management Education Alliance, an
international network of business schools.
The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University
of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is offering
a new concentration in business analytics and
management science in its full-time MBA program.
Courses in the STEM-designated program incorporate
computational tools, predictive and prescriptive
models, statistical methods, finance, human
resources, marketing, operations, and strategy.
In December, the Maastricht School of Management
in the Netherlands announced its launch
of a specialized diploma program on sustainable
development management at the Dutch embassy
in Lima, Peru. The program is designed to train
middle managers at organizations operating in
Peru to manage corporate social responsibility
efforts. Module topics include finance, innovation,
sustainability tools, soft skills, the Peruvian
national context, and risk management and ESG
(environmental, social, and governance).