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NYU Stern School of Business is expanding it New York City-based EMBA Program to downtown Washington, D.C.

Designed with executives’ work-life balance needs in mind, NYU Stern’s EMBA-D.C. Program offers a once-a-month weekend format to minimize travel and time out of the office. Students will attend classes at New York University’s Washington, D.C. location in the heart of the city, just 15 minutes from either the airport or train station. They will earn their MBA in less than two years.

EMBA-D.C. students will select one of two specialty tracks – finance and analytics or strategy and leadership – to deepen and broaden their competencies in the area most relevant to their career goals. A one-week international, in-country residency in a market outside of the U.S., the Global Study Tour also will give students direct international business exposure, including corporate visits.

The inaugural cohort of EMBA-D.C. students will enroll at Stern in August 2018.

In spring 2017, the Politecnico di Milano (MIP) Graduate School of Business joined Purdue University’s IMM Global Executive MBA as a sixth partner school.

Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano has two main campuses in Milan, five campuses in northern Italy, and a campus in China. MIP brings to the IMM program expertise in the intersection between technology, management, and policy.

IMM students will study at MIP in Milan, Italy, for one week of a two-week residency. IMM students travel to and study in seven countries on four continents during the course of the 19-month EMBA Program.

"Partnering with Purdue and with the network of schools involved in the IMM Global EMBA Program is perfectly in line with one of the key elements that feature the mission of our school, which is internationalization,” says Andrea Sianesi, MIP dean. “We prepare managers to operate globally and, eventually, give back to the entire community.

"Thanks to our strong tradition in engineering, architecture, and design, and our closeness to companies – a key feature of MIP – students will have the chance to gain an extremely analytical and practical approach to business."

The BI Norwegian Business School is offering a new EMBA specialization, ocean industries, this year.

The new track marks the era of the ocean space, today’s frontier and a high-reward, high-risk space. The successful launch signals a positive turn in the outlook of the established maritime and offshore industries.

The ocean industry specialization focuses on the educational needs of business managers who aim for a career in the emerging ocean space. A thoroughly revised version of the former maritime offshore track, the ocean industry track helps open silos and create connections between the established maritime and offshore industries, and prepare for innovation and design of new business models.

The EMBA Program with the specialization in ocean industries is global with modules in Norway and at Nanyang Business School in Singapore, as well as at Berkeley, California.

A $30 million (HK$234 million) grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust will support the construction of the University of Chicago’s global center in Hong Kong.

The new center will create a hub for scholarship and research in Asia and new programming to strengthen Hong Kong’s social sector, as well as hosting the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive MBA Program Asia. 

The facility will be known as the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong in honor of University Trustee Francis Tin Fan Yuen, AB’75, and his wife, Rose Wai Man Lee Yuen, for their support of its construction, their dedication to the University’s global engagement, and their commitment to Hong Kong.

Located on Mt. Davis, the new center is scheduled to open in 2018. In addition to housing Chicago Booth, the center will provide space and support for University study-abroad programs, and facilitate academic exchanges with regional partner institutions. The business school programs will be based at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Chicago Booth Academic Complex. 

“The center will provide Chicago Booth with an important platform for deeper involvement in Asia,” says Douglas J. Skinner, interim dean of Chicago Booth and the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting. “Not only will it serve as a base for existing programs in the region, most notably our Executive MBA, but it will allow our faculty and students to engage more fully in a part of the world that is increasingly important to the global economy. We are excited about the important role our social programs will play in Hong Kong.”

  • Catherine A. Molony, director of the Wharton MBA Program for Executives in Philadelphia, now also serves as the director of alumni engagement for both the East and West MBA Program for Executives (WEMBA) at the University of Pennsylvania, supporting 4,700 WEMBA alumni.  
  • Brandon Kirby recently joined the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University as the director of MBA marketing and admissions.
  • Joanne Li became dean of Florida International University (FIU) College of Business in May.
  • Nicola Kleyn has been appointed the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria.
  • MIT recently named Johanna Hising DiFabio, MIT’s EMBA Program director, to also oversee the MIT Sloan Fellows Program as its director.
  • Jeff McNish joins the University of Virginia Darden School of Business as the assistant dean of the Career Development Center.