NEOMA BUSINESS SCHOOL UNVEILS STRATEGIC PLAN
NEOMA Business School in France unveiled a new 2023-2027 strategic plan, “Engage for the Future,” that calls for a 40% growth in budget and 250% increase in the number of applicants.
“We are proud of several major achievements, such as the expansion of our research, the substantial increase in the number of applicants to our programmes, the creation of the first virtual campus in Europe and the opening of our new campus in Paris. Our attractiveness has grown considerably and these results encourage us to be ambitious for this new chapter,” says Delphine Manceau, NEOMA’s Dean.
The plan is divided into three “engage for” pillars: Academic excellence, society, and students. Among the plan’s goals, the school plans to hire 10 new permanent professors each year, add environmental and societal transition concepts in all course curricula by 2027, and other strategic initiatives. The school will launch NEOMA Online – a range of courses including iLearning modules in the fields of data management, sustainability and the major disruptions linked to digital technology, including advancements in AI.
“This new strategic plan sets out great ambitions for NEOMA, with a clear objective to respond ever more effectively to the aspirations of young people and to enable our students to become committed players in the transformation of companies and society,” says Manceau.
Read more about NEOMA’s plans in this P&Q interview with dean Manceau.
UCL GLOBAL BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR HEALTH APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF DBA HEALTH
UCL Global Business School for Health in London has appointed Professor Simcha Jong a Director of DBA Health. The school, which bills itself as the world’s first business school dedicated to health, launched the new doctorate in business administration this fall and plans to enroll its first cohort in 2023.
Jong taught at University College London School of Management from 2006 to 2016 and was recently a visiting professor at GBSH. He’ll begin his new role in June.
“The DBA Health enables participants to become thought leaders in a particular area within the life sciences sector, providing the academic tools to develop ideas through an academically rigorous process,” Jong says in a release.
“The pandemic highlighted the challenges we face within global healthcare. In one course on digital transformation and innovation, I explore health systems using the most advanced, cutting-edge tech compared to countries struggling most with the integration of tech. Technology has potential for addressing global healthcare challenges but we need social systems that can deliver on the promise of this tech.”
Ideal candidates for the DBA are those already a few years into their career, perhaps holding an MBA or MSc degree, who want to establish themselves as a recognised authority in their professional field. Most will come from senior management backgrounds, having been in a leadership role of some type within an organization, or entrepreneurs with business experience.
Applications for September 2023 entry are currently open. Find out more here.
DURHAM UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL LAUNCHES NEW MSC IN ENERGY ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
The UK’s Durham University Business School is set to launch a new Masters program designed to equip future leaders with the skills to make a Net Zero world a reality.
The MSc in Energy Engineering Management was designed through a collaboration with the Durham Energy Institute. It is meant to equip graduates navigate both technical and business challenges in accelerating industry’s delivery of Net-Zero transitions. The university’s Department of Engineering will also provide vital STEM skillsets needed for a world increasingly ran by new, greener technologies.
“A rapid increase in the speed and scale of actions required to reduce the risks of climate change will create new economic opportunities. Our exciting and innovative programme will produce graduates capable of understanding these complexities. It will support compassionate, curious students in exploring the dynamics of changing global energy systems from the perspective of both engineering technicalities and business strategies,” says associate dean of external engagement and entrepreneurship professor Joanna Berry in a release.
Students can further tailor their degree through a number of electives, and will have access to dedicated career and professional skills development sessions.
The MSc in Energy Engineering Management is designed for graduates from an engineering or relevant background, and who possess a UK first or upper second-class honors degree or equivalent in engineering or a related subject. The first cohort will be enrolled in September 2023.
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