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GMAC Reports Application Volume Growth for Full-Time Two-Year MBA Programs  

GMACThe number of people applying to full-time two-year MBA programs increased for the third consecutive year, according to recent data from the Graduate Management Admissions Council. GMAC’s 2014 Application Trends Survey, released earlier this week, showed that as two-year programs enjoyed application volume gains, other graduate management programs saw flattening or decreasing numbers of applicants.

The survey also revealed an increasingly global applicant pool, with GMAT testing trends showing that more students are seeking to study outside their country of citizenship. According to GMAC, these candidates make up a sizeable portion of the applicant pool for many MBA and non-MBA graduate management programs. Continue reading…

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Cambridge’s Judge Business School Extends Lifelong Learning to EMBA Grads

cambridge judgeThe Judge Business School at Cambridge University this summer becomes the latest in a growing list of business schools that are offering lifelong learning opportunities to some of its graduates. Judge recently announced that alumni of its Executive MBA (EMBA) program will now be eligible to return to campus to take free one elective per year.

According to a report in PoetsandQuants, the offer, which had been available previously on an informal basis, is expected to attract roughly a third of the Judge EMBA program’s grads back to campus this fall. Continue reading…

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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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