Haas has launched the Institute of Business & Social Impact on Nov 6th 2013 with the generous donation of two Haas Alumni: Allan Holt & Wife ($1 million) & Margo Alexander ($100,000). Lara Tyson - former Dean at Haas School of Business, heads the Institute.
The focus of the institute will be primarily on creating an environment for an inclusive society across for-profit and non-profit sectors. The course work, projects, and research activities have been developed to fulfil this goal.
Although the institute has been launched in Nov 6th 2013, Social Impact was part of the MBA curriculum right from the 1960s. It all began with the effort of former Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor, Earl F. Cheit, and late Professor Dow Votaw, who launched the first course in corporate social responsibility and business environment.
Later, Social and Political Environment of Business was introduced as a capstone course with the intention of providing insight on the complex social and policy issues facing Businesses in a public environment.
HEC Paris is partnering with IBM and revamping its Business Analytics course for the MBA program. Students who are part of the Strategy specialization will benefit from IBM’s proprietary technologies and work with data scientists and Engineers.
The revamped courses in Business Analytics will commence in 2013-14. This is part of HEC’s ambitious goal to be a leader in Business Analytics Graduate program and incorporate data oriented decision making in all managerial processes.
By setting a foundation in Big Data and Strong analytical skills, MBA students will learn to navigate the complex Business decisions with ease and apply their skills in competitor research, healthcare, retail, marketing and campaign monitoring.
The revamped curriculum will be developed in the next few years with courses in Big Data, Strategy Simulation Modeling and Decision Models, Data Mining, Strategy Analytics, Prediction, Social Media Analytical Tools, and Data Visualization. Professor Pacheco de Almeida, coordinator of the MBA. Strategy Specialization will lead this initiative.
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The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School will include four MBA core courses in Coursera, a non-profit online platform founded with the vision of educating millions of students. The MBA Foundation Series consists of courses in — corporate finance, marketing, operation management, and financial accounting.
This is a great opportunity for MBA Aspirants to experience what it is like to be part of a top MBA program. We expect other top Business Schools to contribute through Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format.
Four Foundation Courses in Coursera – From Wharton Business School
An Introduction to Corporate Finance
• Analyses of Financial Decisions made by corporations
• Present Value Technique
• Capital Budgeting Principles
• Asset valuation
• The operation and efficiency of financial markets
• The financial decisions of firms
Instructor: Franklin Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Workload: 6-8 hours/week
Start Date: Oct 28th 2013 (6 weeks long)
MIT Sloan School of Management has unveiled the Online Mentoring program. With the platform, students and alumni can interact and build mutually beneficial relationship, and current students get the chance to connect with alumni from different years, programs, and industries.
Mentors have the power to set communication guidelines and pick students who need the support the most. To start the mentoring program, mentors are required to fill in their professional details through LinkedIn data and provide details about their career interest, path until now, and other interests. They can also stay in touch with current students and learn about the innovation that is emerging from the campus. This is another opportunity for mentors to collaborate or invest in some of the emerging technology.
Students get valuable one on one advice about a chosen area of interest, and the program opens up connection to a larger alumni network and executives across industries, location, and job functions.
The process starts when both mentor and student fills out their online profile. Based on profile information, students can see a list of relevant mentors. The mentor-mentee relationship starts when the...
In 2013 fall, the inaugural Energy MBA Courses will commence at the University Of Wyoming College Of Business. The program is offered in collaboration between College of Business, Energy Industry Leaders, and the School of Energy Resources. There are two energy MBA tracks: an MBA with an energy concentration and an MBA in energy management.
MBA with an Energy Concentration can be completed in 16-Months. Students will require to complete 9 hours of energy related courses during the final semester. They will also be part of the energy related summer project.
MBA in Energy Management can be completed in 21 Months, and require 24 additional credit hours, in addition to the core MBA curriculum. This concentration is more comprehensive with two semesters of energy management courses, and a summer project.
Students in Energy concentration will learn about Energy Trading and Securities, Supply Chain Management, and Policies and Economics in Energy Industry. Whereas, students opting for the MBA in Energy Management track will be part of the same course, and also complete courses in Energy marketing, Energy Accounting, Energy Finance, Energy Policy and Regulation, and a project...
St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, in partnership with Olin Business School, is launching a Master’s degree in Cyber Security Management for Fall 2013. The course is designed to offer professionals in Cyber Security and System Administrators with the skills to identify address and fix security issues in the workplace. The course will be administered by the Henry Edwin Sever Institute. It is designed for Chief Information Security Officers, CTOs, Cyber Security Experts, and senior system administrators.
The partnership with Olin Business School would provide participants with insights on managing processes for security and in understanding the importance of intellectual property, and data for Businesses around the world.
Participants have to complete 36 units of graduate-level credits from the Engineering School and Olin Business School. The applicants should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Students will analyze and discuss various executive level case studies, and will be responsible for the management of an Information Security System that involve tasks such as planning, creating, testing and supporting the system....
SDA Bocconi School of Management Executive MBA has risen eight places in the 2013 Financial Times Executive Education Ranking, and is now 15th in the world and 10th in Europe. Thanks to the positive feedback of participants and companies, SDA Bocconi School of Management was able to make the jump in the Executive Education ranking.
The rankings measure the quality of Open and Custom Programs offered by Business Schools from all over the world using a combination of parameters that are put together from data provided by participants, companies and schools themselves. The final ranking achieved is determined by the average score (not the average place) obtained in each of the two rankings, for open and custom programs. These programs are designed by the schools to meet the companies’ needs for management-level training.
“In an increasingly competitive scenario, we are very pleased to continue with the positive trend...
Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2013 for Custom Programs and Open Enrollment have been released. The two rankings feature IMD, HEC, IESE, Stanford, and ESADE in the top 10 list. Customized Programs are created in close collaboration between the Business School Staff, and the organization's leadership team, creating a curriculum that addresses the needs of the firm, with special emphasis on peer based learning. Open enrollment executive programs are created with the purpose of developing skills in specific functional areas.
Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2013 – Open Enrollment
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INSEAD Business School had announced the Abu Dhabi Module in Sep 2012. However, the first class of the Module began in Jan 2013. The program gives students in France and Singapore the opportunity to work with the government, and Businesses in UAE.The Module has 10.5 elective credits. It is divided into three parts: Doing Business in the UAE and the Middle East, Negotiation Dynamics and field-based project with a local company. For the Module, 35 Students from 22 nationalities have been selected from over 1000 student INSEAD MBA Class.
Students learn through lectures, interaction with local and regional Business Experts, and field-based projects on actual cases. Some of the local partners for the Field-based projects include Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Masdar, Mubadala Development Company, and MBC Group. In addition to local companies, Global companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Booz, and McKinsey & Co. are also part of the Abu Dhabi INSEAD Module. From the Govt. side, Ministry of Sound is a key partner in the program. The primary goal of the Module is to deepen the understanding of Middle East, especially UAE as a destination for doing Business.
ISB, one of India's top B-schools has just announced a new management program - Management Program for Family Business (MFAB). This is equivalent to a top-class Masters in Management program, aimed at creating next generation of leaders, who will take over their family businesses. The program was launched on 10 December 2012, by eminent family business leaders, Adi Godrej and Sunil Kant Munjal.
The program is taught in the context of an extremely competitive, global business environment. The curriculum stresses on analytical and functional skills, as well as on strategic and leadership attributes with regard to this segment.
The 15-month program will be held at ISB's Hyderabad as well as Mohali campuses. It is based on a modular model - one classroom module of 7 days, held every six weeks. This format is meant to enable participants to take part in the program regardless of their home base, while still working on their businesses. The program presents diverse learning opportunities, which include global immersions in USA, China & Africa, interaction with faculty from top Business Schools, industry interventions and opportunities for experiential learning.
The inaugural class will begin in August 2013. The...
On Dec 19th 2012, Medesk Project won Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO’s Investors Day startup competition. Vladimir Kovalsky, SKOLKOVO Start-up Academy student and Founder of Medesk, was selected as the winner from 13 contenders. The start-ups represented a wide range of industries including Food & Beverage, Finance, Social Media, Education, Tourism, Infrastructure and IT.
Investors Day Format: During the Investors day, each project was given 2 minutes to provide an overview of the project, followed by another five minutes for Q&A. The winner was selected based on the commercial viability of the project and the performance in the presentation.
For 2012 Investor Day, the jury consisted of eminent Investors, Entrepreneurs and Business Angels that included Vitaly Polekhin: Head of the SKOLKOVO business school Investors Club, Andrei Vakulenko: Director at Sberbank CIB Venture Fund, Kirill Veselov: Director at Mint Capital Investment , Dmitry Agarunov: CEO at Gameland, Kendrick White: Managing Principal at Marchmont Capital Partners , Lyubov Simonova: Pre-partner at Almaz Capital Partners, Nikolay Dmitriev,:Investment Director at Prostor Capital, Dmitry...
The Tepper School, which has over 20 years of experience in distance learning MBA programs, has recently launched its new FlexMBA program. It blends online and onsite formats to offer high flexibility but offers the same rigor of the Full-time and Part-time MBA programs. The program is a unique mix of bi-monthly campus visits and self-paced learning with interactive lectures.
The 32-month FlexMBA program gives students the chance to give their careers a jump-start without disrupting their earnings, or leaving their jobs. The format also allows professionals anywhere in North America to participate in the program. The program will admit two classes of 20-30 students each, and the weekend interactive sessions allow close bonding between peers, as well as with the professors. What's more, students will even interact with each other during the high-definition interactive video online classes. They are held in real time, once a week to facilitate interaction and peer learning. This hi-tech classroom will allow questions to the professor, discussions with classmates, group tasks, and annotation of each other’s work.
This long-distance interactive mode has two advantages. First students can apply what they have learned, immediately in the workplace. Second, this helps collaboration in the global workplace with companies...
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Students who wish to graduate in Social Entrepreneurship now have a new option – A Dual Degree from the Boston College’s (BC) Carroll School of Management and Tuft University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP).
While each degree on its own takes 2 years or 4 years in total, the Dual Degree takes just 3 years to complete. By the end of the program, students will have a Master of Arts degree from UEP, and a Master of Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management.
The program teaches environmental planning and policy with business management principles, giving Dual Degree graduates an in depth perspective of both fields. Students can then choose a career in either of the fields, or ideally, use their cross-disciplinary education to forge a career that touches both areas. Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy formulation & analysis, are two fast developing areas with immense potential. In fact, a major motivation for this program is the increasing interest in the field of social entrepreneurship.
The tentative schedule involves 2 years at Tuft’s to earn the MA from UEP, followed by one year at Carroll School for the MBA degree. The program was on the anvil for the last 2 years. Given UEP’s environmental science and sustainability courses with the Carroll School’s business,...