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NEW! Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending December 31, 2019

As 2019 ends and 2020 begins, the news media is full of articles reflecting on the past year and predicting possibilities for the new year. Many of their reflections are obvious. For example, John Byrne in his article, “Eight Big Trends That Shaped Business Education In The Just-Ended Decade” reflects on GME trends during the past ten years and not just the past year. In contrast, Jeremy Bauer-Wolf’s article, “7 higher education trends to watch in 2020” focused on the current year and the expanded scope of all higher education. While both articles include content relevant for program leaders and team members, they lack actionable intelligence that program leaders and team members can follow. My intent with this report is to offer relevant content that both informs and provides actionable intelligence so graduate program leaders and team members can plan and act on the things that are most important to them and their programs. The context focused questions included in the following sections should help with the action plan development. 

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending September 30, 2019

This report starts with two attention getting topics, neither of which attracted much attention by the higher education media. Starting with a mess created by the UMass Board of Trustees, I give a brief overview of the situation and then a brief discussion. I do the same with the topic of key faculty departures.

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending July 31, 2019

I start with two eye-catching announcements, one attracted a lot of attention and the other not so much. Boston University (BU) announced their new online MBA program. Their announcement garnered a lot of attention. The other that attracted less attention is the announcement by Corban University that they are starting four new master’s programs this fall. BU and Corban are private institutions and that is about all they have in common. Starting with BU, I give a brief overview of the announcement and then a brief discussion about how other programs may be affected. I do the same with the Corban announcement.

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending March 31, 2019

I start with a brief discussion of two subjects that attracted less attention than I expected. The first is the Smart Campus or next-generation campus, a concept discussed in a Deloitte webinar this past February. The second is a pilot project I started about the same time which I called Crowd Sourcing the Unmet Needs of GME Program Leaders.

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

2018

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending December 31, 2018

The World Economic Forum in late 2018 popularized for us Globalization 4.0, the Fourth Social Revolution, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I want to add to the list by including GME (MBA) 4.0. What evidence do I have that GME, as an industry has entered the next stage of its ongoing development or evolution?

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending September 30, 2018

As I browse through articles looking for relevant ones to add to the MBA News Digest archives, articles ofen aggregate around topics that catch my attention. Included in the following sectons are articles that caught my attention and that I thought would help offer insight into what is happening globally with GME. Ten of the fifteen categories listed above are included in the following discussions.

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending June 30, 2018.

An analysis of 271 archived articles for the second quarter of 2018 suggests that the graduate business education environment is still dynamic and that graduate management education (GME) programs are adapting. My goal with this report is to help you foresee, find, and decide which emerging trends will most impact you and your program. I also want to share with you how other programs are reacting to the changes that are most impacting them.

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending March 31, 2018.

The trend of forming alliances and partnerships continued during Q1-2018. Twenty-six articles announcing an alliance or partnership appeared involving at least 52 organizations. The relationships are wide ranging and involve traditional academic entities, nonacademic entities, and emerging EdTech entities.

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

2017

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending December 31, 2017.

An analysis of archived articles for 2017 suggests that the graduate business environment is still as dynamic as ever. Like other industries, disruption is on the horizon, primarily because of technology innovation, unexpected mergers/acquisitions, innovative alliances/partnerships, and changes in educational preferences of the emerging digital generation of students along with the disruption that affects organizations employing program graduates. The effects of disruption include enrollment shifts, program closings, addition of specialty degree and program offerings, and the growth in new ventures with an education focus.

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest

Graduate Management Education (GME) Program Management & Curriculum Change Report For the Period Ending September 30, 2017.

In this report I make 31 observations. While you may disagree with my analysis and the observations I make, I believe graduate program managers and faculty can use them as one form of input for planning and decision making.

Written by Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus & Founder MBA News Digest