Specialty MBA

Aerospace training: HEC Montréal launches its AeroWorld MBA...

Starting in September 2015, HEC Montréal will be offering an AeroWorld MBA*. This MBA focusing on the aerospace industry is the only one of its kind in Canada, intended for managers seeking national and international positions and responsibilities. The intensive program, offered full-time over a one-year period (54 credits), will be given in English, as it will welcome students from around the world. It should be of particular interest to people in the aerospace industry. The AeroWorld MBA will be offered in Montreal, one of the main centres of the aerospace industry, in collaboration with international experts from the EBC AeroWorld Institute, an internationally acclaimed institution specializing in aerospace. “Aerospace is faced with a series of transformations requiring that managers in this sector develop specific competencies,” explains Jacques Roy, Full Professor with the Department of Logistics and Operations Management at HEC Montréal and Academic Supervisor of the AeroWorld MBA. “These managers often start with scientific and technical backgrounds before moving into team or project management positions. An MBA will give them the skills they need to be more comfortable in these roles and speed them along their career paths.” The AeroWorld MBA is a self-financing program whose costs are covered entirely by participants. It allows HEC Montréal and, more generally, Quebec to export their expertise…Read full story: Canada NewsWire (press...

Are You A Food Innovator? Skip Wharton; Try This New B-School...

For most careers, there’s nothing like advanced business training from the likes of Wharton, Stanford or Harvard. But if you’re a food-obsessed innovator, maybe you want a curriculum that emphasizes baguettes along with balance sheets; organics as well as org charts. If so, the Culinary Institute of America is rolling out what may become the tastiest B-school in America. Say hello to the Food Business School (FBS), a Culinary Institute creation aimed both at emerging entrepreneurs and established managers wanting to touch up their skills. The school will be led by William Rosenzweig — who won his entrepreneurial chops as the founding CEO of Republic of Tea, and who more recently has been an active faculty member at the University of California (Berkeley)’s Haas School of Business. Rosenzweig says the FBS will provide two main teaching tracks. For people already established in the food industry, he will focus on short, three- to four-day immersion programs with a brainstorming focus. These will be akin to the short, executive-education programs offered by traditional business schools. They will start early next year…Read full story:...

University of Miami to Launch MBA Program for Professional Artists, Athletes...

The university’s School of Business Administration has developed the Miami Executive MBA for Professional Artists and Athletes, which begins in February 2015. The program will teach these accomplished individuals, many of whom have strong personal brands, how to leverage their current career success into business and social achievement. Because the program is expected to draw many players from the National Football League (NFL), classes will be held during the league’s off-season. The 18-month program consists of six two-week residency modules at the School’s main campus in Coral Gables. The program, which will be taught by the same world-class faculty who teach in the School’s other programs, has the same curriculum as the School’s existing Global Executive MBA program, which meets on a similar schedule. “The Miami Executive MBA for Professional Artists and Athletes will equip current and former NFL players, as well as other athletes and artists, with the new knowledge and business skills they need to continue their personal and professional success,” Gene Anderson, dean of the University of Miami ‘s School of Business Administration, said in a statement. “Like all of our Executive MBA programs, this specialized program is designed to help participants become successful managers and leaders in the business world.” The Miami Executive MBA for Professional Artists and Athletes adds another customized program to the School’s unique MBA offerings. The university’s School of Business Administration also offers the Miami Executive MBA for the Americas program, designed for those engaged in the business of the Americas; the Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy program, designed for health care industry professionals; and the Spanish-language Global Executive MBA program, designed for Spanish-speaking executives in Latin America, among the School’s other MBA programs. Read full story: University...