- A Financial Times article, “Masters in Management takes a three continent twist,” discusses the efforts of three international business schools to create a unique, collaborative Masters in Management program. The one-year pre-experience degree, called the 3Continent Master of Global Management, will be launched in September 2011 by Belgium’s Antwerp Management School, New York’s Fordham University, and India’s Xavier Institute of Management. 60 students (20 from each continent) will spend four months at each of the business schools, studying business topics as they relate to each school’s home continent.
- Indiana’s Kelley School of Business hosted its second annual MBA Case Invitational for women last month. Four-woman teams gathered at the Kelley School from UCLA, Boston College, University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, and other participating schools. The competition focused on developing a business strategy for Global Gifts, an Indiana-based nonprofit Fair Trade store that supports global artisan co-ops. According to an email received about the event, “It is the only competition designed solely for female MBAs and it is an event the Kelley School was absolutely thrilled to host this year.” See the Kelley Women’s Case Invitational site for more information.
- Long standing dean at Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Roger Martin, was just appointed to his third term as dean. He will now hold the position of dean until June 2014, 16 years after he began his post in 1998. Check out the Financial Times article “Roger Martin gets third terms at Toronto’s Rotman school” for more information.
- According to another Financial Times article, “The growing appeal of healthcare,” business school students are showing an increased interest in the healthcare field since the U.S. and U.K. placed healthcare reform on the agenda. Experts say that this growth field “offers business graduates opportunities to solve complex challenges, work toward the public good and draw a substantial salary.” The healthcare industry is still not so popular, but the increase in company recruiting and student interest is significant: Last year 33 out of 426 Duke Fuqua graduates took jobs in the healthcare sector, up from just a few five years ago. At Indiana Kelley last year, 17 graduates took healthcare-related jobs, compared to six just two years prior.
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