GEORGETOWN LAUNCHES EMBA IN UAE
Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business has launched a new 20-month Executive MBA in Dubai, UAE. It is the only EMBA program in the region delivered by a top U.S. business school.
The course follows four broad areas: core foundations, regional expertise, future focus, and immersive experiences. It seeks to train leaders in public or private organizations in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region and beyond. The first cohort began the program in September.
Students will complete three week-long residencies, including two at Georgetown’s Washington, D.C., campus. The program is based at the Dubai International Financial Center Academy, which offers a variety of academic and professional education programs in the area.
“The Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia have seen tremendous economic growth and innovation,” says Paul Almeida, dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
“The combination of opportunity found in Dubai for aspiring and established business leaders throughout the region and Georgetown University’s global reputation for academic excellence, global business and values provide a wonderful opportunity to launch a program that will impact the lives and careers of our students and the prosperity of the region.”
McDonough also recently announced a new hybrid format for the Executive MBA program, which now offers the flexibility of hybrid courses and further elective customization (seven to 10 elective options) while continuing to maximize on-campus engagement with the Georgetown community.
SECTION LAUNCHES AI CURRICULUM
Section, the business education platform founded by Scott Galloway, is building an “AI for business” curriculum for working professionals. It plans to launch 50 AI courses in the next 12 months geared to leaders, department heads, and individual contributors.
Courses will cover building an AI-first organization to using AI in marketing and product development. The company has already launched courses in Generative AI Business Strategy, AI for Personal Productivity, and AI Prompt Writing, as well as an AI for Business Mini-MBA, open for enrollment now.
“The companies that will lead in 10 years are making serious investments in AI now,” said Section founder and NYU Stern professor Scott Galloway. “Look at Netflix, Capital One, and Goldman Sachs for a benchmark of what AI investment should look like. If you’re not hiring AI leaders and upskilling your people on AI today, you’re falling behind.”
Section is also building AI into their education experience. It recently launched Prof AI, an AI-powered teaching assistant for Section members that provides personalized feedback to help students apply course concepts.
The company will also host monthly talks on the promise and risks of AI, featuring Galloway and AI experts like Yoshua Bengio, Mustafa Suleyman, and Gary Marcus.
EDHEC: ONE NEW DEAN, TWO NEW PROGRAMS
EDHEC Business School in France kicked off the 2023-24 academic year with one new dean and two new degree programs.
Professor Tristan-Pierre Maury, an economist and respected researcher, has been appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Maury will further develop EDHEC’s portfolio of Master’s programmes and its PhD in Finance. He will also ensure that the school reaches specific strategic goals in academic excellence, educational innovation, and international growth.
EDHEC is also launching a new Master’s degree in Data Science and AI, as well as a new hybrid master’s degree aimed at training students in IT engineering and business management.
This new Data Science and AI specialization, unique among France’s elite Grandes Ecoles, officially begins at the start of the 2024-2025 academic year but was open to select pre-Master’s students last month. Students will spend their first year taking courses that cover SQL, Python programming, algorithms and data structures, statistical models, data visualization, and machine learning. They can also participate in the TechMeUp! Certification
programme created in partnership with Microsoft.
During their second year, students can opt for an MSc in Data Analytics and AI, an MSc in Financial Engineering, or an MSc in Marketing Analytics.
EDHEC also launched a new double-degree partnership with EURECOM. This partnership offers EDHEC management students and EURECOM engineering students the opportunity to complete parts of their education in each of the two institutions to obtain a double degree in business management and engineering. This arrangement will allow certain EDHEC students to study Data Science at EURECOM during the second year of their master’s program.
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