UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Booth School of Business opens new campus in London
Chicago Booth recently opened its new campus in the heart of London, located at One Bartholomew Close, near to St. Paul’s in central London.
The new campus replaces Chicago Booth’s previous London location at 25 Basinghall Street and serves as the school’s base of operations in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. The offerings on the new campus include Booth’s Executive MBA Europe Program, non-degree executive education classes, conferences, and seminars. Chicago Booth’s London Conference Center occupies 43,000 square feet near some of the city’s leading centers of banking, finance, and tech.
“We are delighted that our new address puts us at the heart of London’s vibrant business community,” says Randall S. Kroszner, deputy dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics. “I can’t imagine a better home for Chicago Booth in Europe.”
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Broad Executive MBA leads largest education abroad program
After thoroughly reviewing potential destinations, current risks, feasibility, and appropriateness of business opportunities, the Broad Executive MBA Program at Michigan State University (MSU) took the Broad Executive MBA Class of 2022 to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for the global marketplace international residency from Feb. 27 to March 5, 2022.
Since they were unable to travel last year because of the pandemic, several Class of 2021 alumni joined the group. Coordinating logistics for 90 students and alumni came with challenges and made history as MSU’s largest education abroad program.
Over the course of seven days, students participated in a wide variety of business experiences and cultural activities, supplemented by many opportunities to network and debrief about their experiences. This program offering continues to make a huge impact.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Wharton MBA Program for Executives launches new global cohort
The Wharton MBA Program for Executives has launched its first-ever Global cohort, with a program start date of May 2023. Those accepted into the new cohort will represent business professionals from Asia, North America, Latin America, Europe, and beyond for whom a blended online and in-person learning format opens greater accessibility to Wharton’s world-class faculty and network.
Global cohort students will be taught by the same renowned Wharton professors who teach all Wharton MBA students. During the 22-month program, faculty will leverage the extensive online teaching skills they gained while guiding hundreds of students through the pandemic.
The new Global cohort will be 75 percent online, 25 percent in-person, and 100 percent a Wharton MBA. Virtual instruction will take place in early morning or late evening hours aligned to Eastern Standard Time, so students can operate around work schedules and participate from multiple time zones. Read more...
In addition to this online community, students also will spend significant time together in person during residential weeks at Wharton’s Philadelphia and San Francisco campuses, as well as during the program’s numerous international learning trips. Throughout the program, students will receive support from concierge-style classroom managers, direct regular contact with senior faculty who are distinguished experts in their fields, and access to Wharton’s global network of 104,000 alumni – currently the largest of any business school in the world. Less...
Executives benefit from Belt and Road Initiative and Finance EMBA courses
On March 10, 2022, Tsinghua PBCSF's Belt and Road Initiative EMBA Program (BRI EMBA) began the first online module of its all-new Belt and Road Prospecting course series, yet another innovation of the BRI EMBA Program since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.
Jointly developed by Tsinghua PBCSF Center for Finance EMBA and the Global Family Business Research Center of Tsinghua University National Institute of Finance, the Belt and Road Prospecting course series invited macroeconomic decision makers, embassy and government officials, business leaders, and prominent scholars from countries along the Belt and Road to share with students the social environment, macroeconomic and financial status quo, and sustainable development of countries along the Belt and Road. The series also helped students systematically understand the global market and the progress of the Belt and Road Initiative, thoroughly understand the community with a shared future, and jointly explore new opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative. Tsinghua conducted the Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and UAE modules on March 22, March 24, and March 25, respectively.
In addition, from April 15 to 18, Tsinghua PBCSF's Finance EMBA Program conducted the Carbon Neutrality X Finance module, the first module of a degree program in China that systematically focuses on carbon neutrality and finance.
Zhang Jianhua, director of the Financial Development and Regulation Technology Research Center of Tsinghua University Fintech Research Institute led the module, which included four parts: International perspective of carbon neutrality and China's path, transition risk and climate investment, construction and development of a carbon emission trading market, and corporate carbon strategy and carbon asset management.
The module helped students understand the process of carbon neutrality policy and technology practice at home and abroad; identify the risks, and entrepreneurial and investment opportunities generated by the carbon neutrality transition; become familiar with the carbon emission trading mechanism and regulatory principles; delve into the thinking and framework of enterprise carbon asset management; and cultivate an international vision and the low-carbon development concept.