Cornell College of Business, New York – the creation of a more collaborative and comprehensive business management programme with a strong propensity to e-leadership skills development and entrepreneurship

Cornell University in Ney York is in the planning stages for the creation of a College of Business that will comprise the university’s three accredited business schools: the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The plan for the new college is being developed with broad input from faculty, students, staff, and alumni. The College of Business is supposed to benefit faculty and students by bringing together the excellence and breadth of Cornell’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs to create a more collaborative and comprehensive business management program, while preserving the individual excellence of the three schools. The new college is anticipated to launch during the 2016-17 academic year. The aim is to become a world-class center of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship.

The Cornell College of Business is supposed to create more diverse and rigorous learning and research opportunities for both students and faculty to help strengthen entrepreneurship, business and finance, technology, globalization, and management education. The aim is to bring together the excellence and breadth of Cornell's leading undergraduate, graduate, and specialized professional programs to create a more collaborative and comprehensive business management program for students. Students will gain exposure to a wider array of faculty and learning opportunities across disciplines, including at Cornell Tech and through our partnerships with institutions around the world, and be able to collaborate with a broader assembly of students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. A greater integration among programs across the three business schools is supposed to create more diverse and rigorous learning and research opportunities for both students and faculty to strengthen entrepreneurship, business, real estate and management education at Cornell.

Soumitra Doutta, Dean of the College of Business (5 May 2016): “For example, Cornell Tech, which has a strong relationship with Johnson, has been developing some unique relationships with leading firms from the technology sector. Many hospitality companies might be interested in working with these firms to better understand the impact of technology transformation. It will be a win-win-win, for students, the companies and the university.” (http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/05/dutta-planning-college-business-track). The activities have a strong relationship to e-leadership skills development since they aim to implement and operate the CCB to become a world-class center of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship. Through the integration of three accredited business schools the CCB has the potential to become a strong institution for of e-leadership skills training in higher and executive education. The approach seems to have similarities to Aalto University which started on 1 January 2010 as a merger of the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Aalto University was established as a priority project in the Finnish university renewal. The idea was to create a new innovative university merging science and technology, design and art, and business and economics.

Contractor

A service contract has been awarded in December 2013 by the European Commission to a consortium led by empirica to undertake this work.

The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)