Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3pm

New NYU Stern Globalization Center and Other Snippets

NYU Stern

Pankaj Ghemawat to lead new NYU Stern globalization research center

Former Harvard Business School professor Pankaj Ghemawat is to join NYU Stern’s faculty, where he has been serving as a visiting professor since September 2013. The Academy of International Business and of the Strategic Management Society fellow is an expert in the field of globalization, and has written five books and more than 100 articles and case studies on the subject – indeed, he is one of the world’s big-selling authors of teaching cases. He annually compiles a globalization index with Steven Altman “that looks at the connectivity of more than 130 countries with the rest of the world in terms of trade, capital, information and people flows”. He will lead the school’s new Center for the Globalization of Education and Management.

Ghemawat – born in 1959 – became the youngest person to ever be appointed a full professor at HBS in 1991. He has also been part of the faculty at IESE since 2006.

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Carleton University receives C$10 million donation for new Sprott School of Business building

Carleton University, located in Canadian capital Ottawa, has received a donation of C$10 million from the Wesley and Mary Nicol Charitable Foundation to go towards a new building to house the school’s Sprott School of Business, reports the Ottawa Business Journal. Wesley Nicol, a graduate of the university from the days before the inauguration of the Sprott School, is the founder of Tartan Homes. No timeline has yet been set for the construction of the building, but the project seems to stand as part of the school’s ambition to improve on its global standing. Given fully-fledged status as a faculty in 2006, the Sprott School of Business enjoys AACSB accreditation, though it is yet to make it onto the QS Global 200, a listing of the world’s top 200 business schools according to a global pool of MBA employers.

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Tuition waivers for high GMAT scoring WVU Tech Bachelor of Science students opting for MBA pathway

Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences and the Western Virginia University College of Business and Economics have established a new ‘4+1 MBA degree pathway’. This will allow students to receive a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in the space of five years. Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this for students is the fact that those who score 650-690 on the GMAT will receive a 50% tuition wavier for the MBA, while those who score over 700 will receive the business element of their training for free. As well as offering extra an extra edge to their tech students, the offer seems a bid on the part of the school to keep hold of MBA talent in a field that is very much on the rise in the second decade of the 21st century – in both the business and business education worlds.

Mansoor is a contributor to and former editor of TopMBA.com. He is a higher and business education specialist, who has been published in media outlets around the world. He studied English literature at BA and MA level and has a background in consumer journalism.