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March 20, 2009 6:34 pm
The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has become the latest school in the US to announce that it is launching a Masters in Management degree. The ninth-month Masters in Management Studies programme will begin at the end of August.
With a $38,000 price tag, the programme is considerably cheaper than Fuqua’s $90,000 daytime MBA programme.
Blair Sheppard, dean at Fuqua, is assuming 90 participants in the initial programme, although says the school could easily accomodate 120 students.
Despite the economic climate, Prof Sheppard believes now is the perfect time to launch a MIM programme. It will offer liberal arts graduates the opportunity to acquire business skills and therefore widen their recruitment prospects. And will also he believes attract more recruiters to the Fuqua campus - to the benefit of MBA participants.
Fuqua is following in the footsteps of MIT Sloan School of Management, which announced late last year that in partnership with four international business schools it would offer a one-year Masters in Management Studies degree beginning in the 2009-10 academic year. And London Business School has also recently given the green light to its planned Masters in Management degree which will begin this August.
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