Another Top-50 U.S. B-School Is Launching An Online MBA

Tennessee Haslam, whose residential MBA program is ranked No. 47 B-school in P&Q’s latest ranking, is launching an online MBA

From the University of Tennessee-Knoxville: The Haslam College of Business has announced the launch of an online MBA, opening applications for a spring 2023 start.

The first Tennessee-Knoxville MBA to be offered entirely online, the OMBA emphasizes the tools professionals need to make an impact today in today’s business environment, including analytics, supply chain management, consulting, finance, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Developed in conjunction with Haslam College of Business faculty, UTK’s OMBA is designed for today’s complex business world, offering a future-proof pathway to strategic insights, global connections and an immersive virtual classroom that meets students where they are.

The OMBA expands on Tennessee-Knoxville’s existing portfolio of online programs launched in collaboration with Noodle, including the Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain, Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Online (MS-SCM), Online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Online Master of Public Health, and five other MBA programs. The Haslam College’s full-time MBA is ranked 47th in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

“Our Online MBA will open the door to global connections, strategic insights, and new business perspectives from wherever students are. The curriculum, which features course instructors’ relevant firsthand experience and case studies, will challenge students to think critically, act strategically, and lead with confidence,” says Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education.

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Inside Class Day At Harvard Business School

From Harvard Business School: On May 25, all 770 members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA Class of 2022 gathered in the sunshine on Baker Lawn to celebrate the first in-person Class Day in two years, in advance of today’s Commencement exercises. Along with their family, friends, and guests, they honored five Alumni Achievement Award recipients and six faculty teaching award recipients, and listened to the wise words of their classmates.

April Weathers, co-chair of the Student Association Class Day Committee, opened the event with an acknowledgement of the tribal land on which the School is situated, the more than 70 individuals enslaved by Harvard leaders, faculty, and staff between 1636 and 1783, and the 21 lives lost in Uvalde, Texas, the day before. “These acknowledgements are intended to stand alongside our celebrations this week and to recognize ongoing efforts by the University and its affiliates to consider their history and the present-day implications of that history. To our guests, we thank you for joining the Class of 2022 as the first class to see some of these efforts come to fruition,” she said.

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HBS Gets $5 Million To Establish New Sports Management Fund

From The Harvard Crimson: Harvard Business School received a $5 million donation to create programming and provide financial support for students interested in sports management careers.

The gift — donated by alumnus Josh Harris and his wife, Marjorie — will create a Harris Family Fund for Sports Management and Alternative Investments at HBS and aim to “promote the diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented individuals in these fields, while simultaneously advancing research,” per a press release. The fund will expand upon a previous donation from Harris in 2015, which established the Josh Harris Endowment for Sports Management.

“This generous gift from Josh and Marjorie will remove barriers for our students and spur research among our faculty, creating exciting new opportunities,” HBS Dean Srikant Datar said in a press release.

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