The Ross school of Business at the University of Michigan takes its executive MBA programme to Los Angeles. The programme is a once-a-month format. Applications will be accepted in January, with the first course starting in August 2012. A key feature of the programme is the so called ExecMAP where students work in teams to conduct high-level strategic projects. These cover a variety of industries and company sizes from multinationals to start-ups. The course enables students to get to know different industries, gain overseas experience, or get inside an entrepreneurial venture.
The Schulich School of Business at York University is launching an MBA specialization in the mining industry in Toronto. Toronto is a centre for mining equity financing. The MBA specialization in Global Mining Management will be fully available in September 2012.
The Indian School of Business (ISB) has gained accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), making it the first business school in South Asia to be recognised by the global accreditation body. Apart from the Indian School of Business (India), Kyungpook National University (South Korea), National Cheng Kung University (Chinese Taipei), SDA Bocconi (Italy), Stonehill College (United States), and Yuan Ze University (Chinese Taipei) also achieved the highly acclaimed accreditation.
Italy’s Università Bocconi will open a business school in India in July 2012. The Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi will offer a two-year post graduate programme - similar to an MBA - to up to 100 students.
MBA students from UQ Business School in Brisbane helped launch Australia’s first social franchise business. The project was part of the Social Economic and Engagement Programme (SEEP) at the school and aimed to help individuals with limited opportunities. The new franchise is called “The Buffed” and is a shoe shine stand network that will operate initially in Brisbane CBD.