B-School Highlights: July 20

The York University Board of Governors recently reappointed Dezsö J. Horváth for a sixth term as dean of the Schulich School of Business. Photograph Courtesy of Schulich School of Business

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:

The York University Board of Governors recently reappointed Dezsö J. Horváth for a sixth term as dean of the Schulich School of Business, which makes his tenure of 24 years among the most enduring in management education.

Former INSEAD MBA Dean Jacob Cohen recently joined the MIT Sloan School of Management in the newly created position of associate dean for undergraduate and master’s programs and senior lecturer. As associate dean, he will set the strategic and operational agenda for Sloan’s programs, including the MBA and Master of Finance.

University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is providing risk management training to China’s banking industry, according to a July 3 announcement. In the next year, Rotman Executive Programs and the China Banking Association plan to pilot a two-week risk management program for banking executives and an eight-week program for senior managers and directors.

The Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz., recently announced the appointment of Guy Groff as leader of the school’s international recruitment efforts. Formerly director of the career management center at Wake Forest University’s Schools of Business, Groff will take on his new role on Aug. 1.

As construction began on the new 250,000-square-foot, green building and grounds that will be home to University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, the school’s administrators closed on a $65 million bond sale to help finance the project, according to a July 6 announcement.

The University of Oxford Saïd Business School’s Executive Education Centre won the European Foundation for Management Development’s Excellence in Practice Award 2012 in the category of talent development, in recognition of its Global Early Careers Program for BAE Systems, which was designed to develop the global mindset of young professionals, according to a July 12 announcement.

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and KPMG, the audit, tax, and accounting firm, announced July 12 that they were teaming up to create the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research, sponsored by KPMG.

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