New Programs

Business schools announce curriculum revisions and additions.

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 academic year.

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).