Columbia Business School campus expansion garners early praise

An aerial view of the new Columbia Business School buildings under construction on the Manhattanville campus. colombia photo

Columbia University’s new business school buildings on the Manhattanville campus have been recognized with an Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering in the New Buildings category of the Structural Engineers Association of New York. The new Columbia Business School buildings are scheduled to open in January 2022.

SEAoNY’s Structural Engineering Excellence Awards are modeled after the National Council of Structural Engineers Association Awards and recognize the structural engineering ingenuity of companies located in New York City. Projects are judged on the creativity of a complex design, the innovative use of materials and techniques and the durability of the design.

The new Columbia B School buildings will span 492,000 square feet over two buildings, Henry R. Kravis Hall and the East Building, doubling the school’s current square footage on the Morningside campus. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with FXCollaborative as executive architect and AARRIS ATEPA Architects as associate architect, the new buildings will have a combination of circulation routes, multifunctional spaces, lounges, dining rooms and study rooms to encourage collaboration between disciplines and stimulate innovation.

WSB invests in technological fields of product management and marketing, positions students to tackle complex post-MBA challenges

As the tech industry evolves at an ever-increasing rate, a new type of MBA is in demand. Both employers and students have new expectations regarding academic performance. Young professionals increasingly want to work in the tech industry, while employers want graduates with more analytical skills.

The Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is responding to these demands with new investments that will prepare graduate students for a future in the tech industry. These investments include the launch of new career paths and two specializations within the full-time MBA program: a specialization in marketing with leads in technology product marketing and a specialization in technology strategy and product management. New faculty members, new courses and expanded advisory boards will support these changes.

“Wisconsin’s full-time MBA program has always prepared students to make an impact on their careers from day one through its specialization model,” said Vallabh Sambamurthy, Dean Albert O. Nicholas of WSB. “With these new specializations and career paths, we can better prepare graduates to approach and anticipate emerging issues in business with a mindset of growth, innovation and transformation,” adds Sambamurthy.

Q&A: Michigan Ross MBA students discuss the challenges they face as leaders of nonprofits

In recognition of National Nonprofit Day on August 17, three nonprofit leaders who are MBA students at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan answered questions about why they pursued careers in the area of ​​social impact and their experiences working in the sector.

With growing interest in careers with social impact among Michigan Ross graduate and undergraduate students, the Executive, Online, and Weekend MBAs also shared their tips for those interested in becoming future nonprofit leaders.

LegalZoom and USC Marshall Create New $ 30,000 Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship Students Inc., a leading online platform for legal and compliance services, has partnered with the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California to amplify the learning opportunities offered by the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, a center of excellence that equips USC students, faculty, and staff with the skills and business resources to develop financially incentive solutions to societal problems. It offers the only master’s program in the country dedicated to social entrepreneurship.

As part of this partnership, LegalZoom will support BSEL in a number of ways, including attending conferences and establishing a scholarship of $ 30,000 to be awarded to deserving students of the Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship program. The partnership also allows the two organizations to be connected for internship, mentoring and employment opportunities. For BSEL graduates starting their own social entrepreneurship business, LegalZoom will provide up to $ 5,000 in free services to meet their business creation and compliance needs.

“LegalZoom was founded on the idea of ​​removing barriers to quality legal services to help entrepreneurs and individuals protect their businesses, ideas and families. Through USC’s unique program, we will be able to help the next generation of social entrepreneurs bring creative thinking to solving pressing societal issues, ”said Catherine Davie, Social Impact Manager at LegalZoom.


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