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Yale School of Management Expands EMBA to Include Asset Management, Sustainability Focuses

Students in Yale School of Management (SOM)’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program will soon be able to select asset management or sustainability as a focus for their studies, the school announced yesterday. Yale SOM is now enrolling students interested in either of these specialties for fall 2014.

The EMBA program at Yale launched in 2005, initially targeting students from the healthcare sector. The program is designed to provide students with a strong business foundation complemented by in-depth study of a particular industry or sector. Continue reading…

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Stanford GSB to Host Second Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program in India

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) held an inaugural certificate program in innovation and entrepreneurship for technical professionals earlier this year in India and was so pleased with the results that it is already accepting applications for a second session next spring.

Applications for Stanford Ignite – Bangalore 2014 will be accepted through November 22, 2013. Classes will meet on extended weekends from April 4th thought June 8th. Exceptional, self-sponsored applicants who demonstrate need may be eligible for fellowships to cover the program’s cost. Continue reading…

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UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Launches New Mobile Learning Platform for EMBA Students

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The Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley this week launched a new iPad-based mobile learning platform for students in its Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. Following a successful pilot program with technology partner EmpoweredU, Haas yesterday announced that it is rolling out the new mobile capabilities for all students in its EMBA program.

“Our executive MBA program will be the first degree program to experience the benefits of this mobile learning experience,” Adam Berman, who heads the Haas School’s initiatives in learning technologies, said in a statement. “For senior professionals on the go, having this kind of technology means getting the most out of their MBA experience, using their time most efficiently and deepening their ties to their classmates.”

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Chicago Booth, Kellogg School of Management Partner on Executive Education Program

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management will now collaborate on an executive leadership program offered by the nonprofit Corporate Leadership Center in Chicago, according to a recent report in Crain’s Chicago Business. Chicago Booth is joining the CEO Perspectives program, a 12-day executive leadership program taught by Kellogg faculty since 2005.

“This grounds the program even more so in Chicago and further enhances and expands the reach of the program,” Sheila Penrose, Corporate Leadership Center co-founder, told Crain’s. Chicago Booth is in the process of hiring a co-director for the program, who will work with Kellogg professor Daniel Diermeier, program director since Kellogg joined it in 2005. Together, the co-directors will revise the program to incorporate curriculum from both schools, Crain’s reports. Continue reading…

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Shifts in Global Healthcare Increase Intersection between Medicine and the MBA

Entrepreneurship, innovation and cost cutting are increasingly important amid shifts in global healthcare systems, presenting important opportunities for business schools offering healthcare-focused MBA programs, the Financial Times reports.

“The healthcare system is about much more than just treating patients,” Steve Chick, head of INSEAD’s Healthcare Management Initiative, told the FT. “The coordination of care is critical and that’s where business schools can play a big role.” Continue reading…

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McDonough, ESADE, EBAPE Launch New Corporate International Master’s Program

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, together with Spain’s ESADE Business School and Brazilian Business School EBAPE/Fundação Getulio Vargas, has launched a new year-long master’s program with an international focus for experienced business executives. The new Corporate International Master’s (CIM) Program welcomed its inaugural class of 27 students to McDonough’s Washington, DC, campus earlier this month.

Designed for experienced professionals and executives who want to obtain a master’s degree while continuing to work, the CIM program includes four in-person sessions at locations around the globe augmented by online classes in between. The internationally focused curriculum was created to help students expand their understanding of business practices in the United States, Europe, Latin America and China. Continue reading…

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Growing Number of Doctors Pursue Health-Focused MBA Degree at Fuqua School of Business

Duke-Logo-FuquaThe number of doctors applying to the MBA Health Sector Management program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is on the rise, in part a reaction to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the school reports.

An average of 21 doctors has applied to the school’s fulltime healthcare-focused MBA program each year between 2010 and 2013, up from 13 per year, on average, in the six years before that. The number of doctors applying to the Executive MBA program has also increased, to an average of 25 per year between 2010 and 2013, compared to 17 per year between 2004 and 2009. Continue reading…

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Students from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Return from Summer Work around the Globe

haasMore than 150 Haas MBA students will return to campus this fall having traveled the globe over the summer putting their business school skills to work addressing real-world challenges. China, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Kenya and Israel are just a handful of the countries that played host to Haas students as part of the school’s summer international business offerings.

As part of the school’s global management consulting course, International Business Development (IDB), almost 100 students in the full-time MBA program traveled overseas. Full-time students spent three weeks working in-country with 25 different clients. Projects ranged from examining potential funding models for the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund to creating a strategy for an innovation lab in Nairobi to helping a Silicon Valley tech firm develop team performance and fan engagement solutions for football leagues in England and Germany. Continue reading…

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UC Berkeley’s Haas School Expands Evening & Weekend MBA Core Curriculum

300px-Haas_School_of_Business_central_courtyard1Beginning in fall 2014, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will feature a revised core curriculum in its evening and weekend MBA program, the school announced this week. The changes, which include extending the core from two semesters to three and adding three new required courses, are designed to help students better learn and absorb the coursework.

Jon Kaplan, executive director of the Haas evening and weekend MBA program, spearheaded the campaign to implement the curriculum update, and the Haas faculty approved the changes in May. Continue reading…

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University of Chicago Booth School of Business to Relocate EMBA Program from Singapore to Hong Kong

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business will relocate its Asia Executive MBA (EMBA) Program from Singapore to Hong Kong in an effort to attract more of the Chinese market, the school announced last week. It will continue to have a presence in Singapore after the new Hong Kong location opens in 2014.

“Expanding into Hong Kong allows us to have impact on future leaders in business and build new corporate relationships in North Asia as well, complementing our activities,” Chicago Booth Dean Sunil Kumar said in a statement, noting that the successful Singapore campus has helped the school build great momentum in South Asia over the past 13 years. Continue reading…

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Extends Executive Program for Entrepreneurs to India, France

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) plans later this year to expand its Ignite program – an executive program designed to provide scientists, engineers, and graduate students with the business skills they need to launch successful entrepreneurial ventures – to Bangalore and Paris, the Financial Times reports.

Stanford Ignite debuted in California in 2006, where it is offered both full and part time. In France and India, it will be taught as part of a part-time, nine-week program, according to the FT.

Yossi Feinberg, a Stanford economics professor and the Stanford Ignite faculty professor, told the FT that the program is designed for professionals in their fields who lack managerial experience. “It’s remarkable how much innovation there is and how much is lost through the lack of business skills,” he said.

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