New Programs

Business schools announce curriculum revisions and additions.

The MIT Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge has launched the MITx MicroMasters Program in Finance. The program, which is available on the edX online learning platform, includes a bundle of five finance online courses covering topics such as modern finance, financial accounting, mathematical methods for quantitative finance, and derivative markets. Learners who pass each course can apply them as credit toward the MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program.

NEOMA Business School in France is launching an MSc in cultural and creative industries. In the 15-month specialization program, which will be taught in English on the Rouen campus, students will learn about various creative industries, from independent cinema to videogames.

In September, IÉSEG School of Management will launch a postgraduate program in International Business and Technology (MIB Tech) on its Paris-La Défense campus in France. The full-time program, which will be taught in English, consists of two consecutive semesters of courses followed by a professional experience capstone project.

The School of Business Administration at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, has launched a certificate in ski resort operations. The 12-credit undergraduate certificate includes three online courses in ski resort management and operations and a 150-hour internship at a ski resort.

The Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta has redesigned its master of science in human resources management (MS-HRM) to respond to emerging business needs. The new curriculum was developed in consultation with HR practitioners in the Atlanta area, as well as alumni and other professionals. The 12-month program provides immersive experiences with partner organizations and covers topics such as digital HR, predictive analytics and technology, diversity and inclusion, and talent acquisition.

The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in Tempe is launching a fasttrack MBA that allows students to earn an MBA in as little as 12 months. The program requires each student to have previous work experience and a master’s degree in a business discipline from an AACSB-accredited university.

The Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas in Denton is partnering with the Dallas Cowboys, an American football team, to create an online MBA. In addition to traditional courses in core disciplines, the 36-credit-hour MBA in sport entertainment management will offer six specialized sports-oriented courses. The school plans to offer students an opportunity to participate in three on-site boot camps at The Star in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys’ corporate headquarters and training facility. The online program is aimed at professionals in sports management fields as well as athletes and coaches looking to transition to the front office.

Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria is launching an English-language EMBA program this fall. The four-semester program, planned for both online and face-to-face delivery, focuses on leadership and digital transformation. The program comprises 13 core modules and a pool of electives that students can complete at partner universities.

Starting this year, alumni of all degree programs at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville can enroll in one program offered via Darden Executive Education at no cost. The opportunity comes as part of the creation of the new Sands Institute for Lifelong Learning, funded by a donation from alumnus Frank M. Sands Sr.

IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, has launched a multidisciplinary project to explore how artificial intelligence is impacting management, as well as to prepare executives to use AI in ethical and socially responsible ways. As part of the Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Management Initiative, the school will produce research in areas such as the impact of industrial automation and the demand for new skill development.