If the Abu Dhabi campus is any indication, NYU’s newly established study abroad sites hold a lot of promise. So far, the only news of NYU’s next abroad venture, NYU Shanghai, was that it was being built—and this sort of news can begin to seem formulaic as NYU expands seemingly without limit. The first indication of what this site will look like came yesterday when it was released that Stern would be the first school to have a degree program in Shanghai.
Stern will offer a Master of Science in Business Analytics degree in Shanghai, and will simultaneously begin offering it in New York in May of 2013, when the Shanghai campus is scheduled to open.
The program is intended for executives that have at least 10 years’ experience in professions like manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and energy. The courses will largely be taught by Stern faculty, but will also incorporate aspects of the law school and will concern public policy.
Eitan Zemel, NYU Stern’s Vice Dean for Global Programs, said, “This new MS in Business Analytics adds another innovative degree to NYU Stern’s portfolio of global programs, one that responds to the increasing importance of data –its interpretation, modeling, and visualization — to business decision making at all levels.”
Peter Henry, Dean of NYU Stern School of Business, added, “Our newest degree contributes to the foundation NYU is building in Shanghai as the first American university with independent legal status approved by the Ministry of Education.”
Any more of these ventures and New York University may no longer be an appropriate name. For now, at least they’re attempting to strike a balance.