Exec Ed Roundup: King’s Business School Launches New EMBA

Exec Ed Roundup

King’s Business School at King’s College London. Courtesy photo


This September, King’s Business School will launch a new EMBA with an emphasis on how businesses can address grand challenges like climate change via multi-disciplinary solutions. Applications are now open.

EMBA candidates will learn from leading King’s researchers from areas as diverse as life sciences and war studies to test their skills and enable them to see business decisions in the context of wider technological and societal change.

“Businesses tell us that to succeed today, you need to combine leadership skills with an awareness of wider social and environmental challenges. We are proud to launch an EMBA that takes addressing these broader challenges as its starting point and recognises the opportunities that creates for businesses that find the best solutions to them. It is very much in the King’s tradition of working to make the world a better place. ” says Stephen Bach, executive dean.

In May, King’s achieved joint AMBA-BGA accreditation, earning the so-called ‘triple-crown’ accreditation held by fewer than 1% of the world’s business schools. In addition to the AMBA accreditation, King’s Business School is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Foundation for Management Development’s Quality Improvement System, EQUIS.

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University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business


University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has launched a 3-year, practitioner oriented Doctor of Business Administration Program. Applications are now open.

The 54-credit program, designed for working professionals, has two specializations: Information Systems and Marketing. Candidates will learn to utilize cutting-edge technologies and business analytics to drive growth and innovation. Courses are taught during weekday evenings and weekends to accommodate working schedules.

“Emerging and rapidly advancing technologies along with the proliferation of data has redefined how leaders approach and solve operational problems,” says Assistant Dean of Doctoral Programs and Dean’s Professor of Accounting for the Smith School Rebecca Hann.

“Senior executives and researchers increasingly are challenged to expand their expertise and skill sets to keep current with a rapidly changing business landscape.”

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Frankfurt School campus


The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is launching a new Real Estate Institute in 2024.

Under the institute umbrella, Frankfurt School will conduct research and expand its academic and Executive Education programs in the real estate industry. It will also strengthen its support for the industry to attract young talent. More than 15 leading real estate and financial industry companies will support the new Institute with more expected.

Frankfurt School will also establish a Tenure-Track professorship and also create a Management Practice professorship. The Institute will be located within the Finance Department, and the topic will be further expanded within Frankfurt School’s Executive Education.

“Even before the financial crisis, we have been aware of the close links between the capital market, the financial and the real estate industries. It is therefore a logical step for the industry to support Frankfurt School. Its finance academics are globally leading and sought-after advisors in politics and business,” says Alexander Goepfert, CEO of DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG.

A Practice Advisory Board, which includes representatives from the Institute’s partners, and a Scientific Advisory Board will strengthen the Institute’s connection to science and practice.

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Mannheim Business School has launched a new six-month part-time program designed to help more women fulfill their career aspirations by reaching leadership positions. The Female Leadership Accelerator also aims to support women re-entering the workforce after a phase of care work, or wanting to gain a foothold in the German labor market.

Four two-day modules, along with online content and workshops, provide valuable insight on leadership strategies, digital and sustainable transformation, value-based management, financial strategy, and customer orientation.

“The structure of the classroom modules on four Fridays and Saturdays over a period of six months means there are only four working days for the course, which is convenient for managers with busy schedules, and even mothers with small children are not faced with insurmountable childcare challenges,” says Jens Wüstemann, president of Mannheim Business School.

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