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Brown University to Begin Issuing EMBA Degree as Part of Joint Program with IE Business School

brown logoThe governing body of Brown University voted earlier this month to begin issuing a master’s in business administration for the first time – to graduates of a collaborative 15-month executive MBA program the school has offered since 2011 with Madrid’s IE Business School, according to a report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Previously, graduates of the program received a degree only from the Spanish school. In conferring its own degree, Brown now leaves Princeton as the only school among the Ivy League to not issue an MBA degree of any sort.

The Brown University Corporation, which governs the Rhode Island university, approved a proposal presented to the faculty earlier this year to beginning issues its own degree to students who complete the EMBA program, which Brown hopes will lead more students to apply to the program, according to the Bloomberg BW article. Continue reading…

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UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to Present Silicon Valley Business Perspective to Chinese Leaders

shanghaiThe Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley this week began a new program through which Berkeley-Haas faculty will present a Silicon Valley perspective on business, innovation and leadership topics to top Chinese leaders, the school announced.

Called the Partnership for CELAP and Berkeley-Haas, the three-year pilot program between UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai kicked off with its first session on May 5th. CELAP is one of three preeminent Chinese government leadership academies, providing contemporary leadership development for China’s senior officials. Continue reading…

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IE Business School Partners with Singapore Management University to Launch EMBA for Asia

Spain’s IE Business School and the Singapore Management University (SMU) earlier this month announced plans to launch a joint Executive MBA (EMBA) program in September that will focus on southeast Asia.

“We really wanted to create a program for people looking for a part-time MBA in the southeast Asian market,” Martin Boehm, IE dean of programs, told the Financial Times. “We’re trying to reach out to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines – places within three to five hour travelling time from Singapore.” Continue reading…

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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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