B-School Highlights: June 15Francesca Di Meglio
Some of the events and announcements from top business schools in the U.S. and around the world that made news in the past two weeks:
Twenty-five MBA students from University of Navarra’s IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, will travel to Silicon Valley from June 18 to 23 to learn about entrepreneurship and how it could be a useful means of spurring growth in a Europe riddled with debt.
The Georgia Institute of Technology announced June 11 that it is renaming the College of Management as the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business in recognition of a $50 million pledge to the school, most of which has been fulfilled. Scheller, a 1952 Georgia Tech graduate, is chairman emeritus of Silberline Manufacturing, his family’s business in Tamaqua, Pa., which supplies pigments primarily to the automobile industry.
Brown University will launch its first executive education program, an Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, in August 2013. It will be a 16-month program that includes online learning and two 10-day and two six-day sessions on the Brown campus in Providence, R.I. The class is geared toward clinicians, executives, and senior administrators who have significant responsibility in health care and will continue working while pursuing the degree.
New York University’s Stern School of Business is introducing a new admissions essay question to its fall 2013 application for its full-time MBA program. The question asks applicants to “describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term.” It is the first major change to Stern’s essay questions in six years.
The George Washington University School of Business launched a suite of online graduate programs—MBA, MS in Information Systems Technology, Master of Tourism Administration, and MS in Project Management, according to a June 14 announcement.