INSEAD Unveils A 10-Year Campus ‘Re-Imagination Masterplan’

INSEAD Unveils A 10-Year Campus 'Re-Imagination Masterplan'

INSEAD’s historic Europe campus in Fontainebleau “is set to be a model of teaching excellence, sustainability, and well-being,” the school announced March 23. File photo

From Fontainebleau, France: INSEAD, The Business School for the World, unveiled a bold new vision for its Europe Campus, along with a 10-year long campus re-imagination masterplan.

Opened in 1967, INSEAD’s Europe Campus is renowned for its pioneering design of spaces for learning, collaboration, and bonding. Close to 60 years later, INSEAD’s phenomenal global expansion and renewed commitment to business as

a force for good has led the school to embark on a masterplan encompassing twenty buildings to reimagine its first campus that reflects not only its present excellence, but also future ambitions.

The new design brings fresh thinking to all the core elements of today’s management education: group collaboration, informal exchange, ubiquitous use of digital technologies, and intense classroom discussion and debate. Even as it leverages the power of modern technology, the primary focus will be on the enduring human experience, critically important in an increasingly digital era. The architecture gives preference to fostering human connection, reflection and exchanges that will spark new ideas and lifelong friendships.

INSEAD Dean Professor Ilian Mihov commented, “Our mission is to bring together amazing people from around the world and to enable them to harness their diversity of cultures and ideas to transform business and society. We need an architectural approach that is a match for the escalating global challenges confronting business leaders – today and tomorrow.”

Construction on the first new buildings is scheduled to start in July of 2023.

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INSEAD Unveils A 10-Year Campus 'Re-Imagination Masterplan'

Tulane University announces new full-time MBA curriculum 

From New Orleans: To prepare future leaders to take on the complex challenges of today’s rapidly changing business environment, Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business has announced a new full-time MBA curriculum to begin in fall 2023.

Designed to be data intensive, highly experiential and future focused, the STEM-designated program leverages Freeman’s established strengths while delivering the knowledge, skills and experience sought by today’s top employers.

“Technological advances, climate change, geopolitical conflicts and social inequity are transforming the world at a staggering pace, and business leaders need new skills to navigate this volatile and highly dynamic environment,” said Paulo Goes, dean of the Freeman School. “The Freeman MBA was designed from the bottom up to provide business leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to meet today’s demands and tomorrow’s challenges.”

The product of more than a year of development and input from faculty, employers, alumni and other stakeholders, the curriculum is built on three key pillars: data-driven decision making, cross-functional experiential learning, and broad-based preparation for the business world of the future.

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INSEAD Unveils A 10-Year Campus 'Re-Imagination Masterplan'

Prior to his time at the University of Delaware, Bruce Weber, the newly appointed dean at Baruch College in New York City, was a professor of management science and operations at London Business School from 2002 to 2011

Baruch College taps Bruce Weber as Zicklin School’s new dean

From New York: Baruch College appointed Bruce Weber to become the next Willem Kooyker Dean of the Larry Zicklin School of Business.

In a March 9 email from Baruch Provost Linda Essig, the college announced Weber’s appointment.

“Dr. Weber brings a collaborative and strategic approach to Baruch, with over 30 years of higher education experience including as a faculty member at Baruch College,” Essig wrote.

As the new dean, Weber will report to the provost and serve the Zicklin School as its chief academic and administrative officer.

Additionally, he will oversee the business school’s operational direction, including finances and strategy. He will also be a member of Baruch President S. David Wu’s cabinet and work with senior administration members on the college’s operations.

Weber currently serves as a dean and a professor at the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware, where he has worked for 12 years.

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INSEAD Unveils A 10-Year Campus 'Re-Imagination Masterplan'

Douglas and Diana Berthiaume live in Andover and have a long history of philanthropy at UMass Amherst, having earlier given more than $16 million to the university

Mass-Amherst Isenberg School receives record $20 million gift

From Boston: The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst has received a $20 million gift from Douglas and Diana Berthiaume to support faculty excellence. The Berthiaumes are the most generous cash donors in UMass Amherst history and this extraordinary gift is the largest cash donation ever to Isenberg.

Douglas Berthiaume is a 1971 graduate of the school.

The gift will enhance excellence in three principal areas in recognition of the ongoing need for faculty support, ground-breaking research and innovative spaces where academic excellence flourishes — $7 million for creation of endowed faculty positions and chancellor professorships to attract and retain top talent; $11.5 million for endowed support for doctoral fellowships and a new behavioral research lab; and $1.5 million for expanded faculty research at the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.

The Business Innovation Hub at the Isenberg School will be named in honor of the Berthiaumes, pending anticipated approval from the UMass Board of Trustees.

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