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At IE Brown, we use experiential learning to challenge professionals to apply the curriculum’s multidisciplinary frameworks in real world contexts. To up the ante, we charge them to deploy these analytical and communications tools in a completely foreign environment, namely a township in South Africa.
During this week long session, students are charged with deploying lessons learned to navigate a very different market terrain and develop market-based solutions related to fashion manufacturing, affordable energy, and services for the unbanked. The week closes with briefings by student teams attended by many key players met during the visit.
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Have you ever tagged someone in a Facebook photo and then wondered, “Hmmmmm, should I have gotten their permission?” Under an Illinois biometrics privacy law, Facebook and other social media sites could get fined $1,000 to $5,000 each time a person’s image is used without permission. Based on this law, a successful class action suit against Facebook could set a precedent and possible subsequent restrictions on using biometrics in the U.S., similar to those in Europe and Canada.
At Brown University, we make the audacious claim to redefine business management education in our suite of executive master programs in Healthcare Leadership, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology, and the jointly run IE Brown Executive MBA.
We’re proud to announce that the Brown University School of Professional Studies and Nail Communications, a cross-media creative agency in Providence RI, won a Hatch Merit Award. The award was given for the Brown Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) Caduceus Video in the “Digital: Video Short-Form Single Entry” Category. The video compellingly conveys the opportunity to prospective student professionals to leverage their medical experience to impact an industry in flux. We’re proud to have worked with Nail on this project to inspire professionals to transform healthcare and their careers.
Believe it or not, the US healthcare system lacks a centralized nationwide database for tracking the availability and cost of blood products. The result: healthcare providers have to hunt for blood the same way consumers used to call airlines for flight schedules and prices.
The following posts are part of a series of commentaries on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by faculty at Brown’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, School of Public Health, and Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.
A pox on both your houses. In this article, Professor of Political Economy and Political Science and IE Brown faculty member explains how orthodox adherence to policy approaches from both sides of the political spectrum resulted in the rise of Global Trumpism. The post World War II era’s commitment to full employment triggered run-away inflation and threadbare capital returns. Under additional pressure from globalized production and oil shocks, the political pendulum swung in the other direction ushering in an era of neoliberalism. Believers in this regime deregulated markets and rolled back state capacity. Productivity rose, but the returns all went to capital. Now, fears of inflation give way to fears of deflation where the value of debt increases but the ability to pay off those debts decreases.
Brown University Selects Executive Science & Technology Advisory Committee: Distinguished Industry Experts Gather at Annual Meeting to Advise New EMSTL Program
Brown University's Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) program recently announced the members of its advisory committee. The announcement followed the Committee’s first annual day-long meeting which was exceptional in its convening of such high-level executives from different industries to focus on bridging the technical leadership skills gap.
Brown Launches New Data Science Initiative Expanding Brown Executive Master Students Access to Cutting-Edge Research and its Powerful Implications for Business
Brown University has launched a Data Science Initiative to catalyze new research programs to address some of the world’s most complex challenges and provide students with innovative educational opportunities relating to “big data.” The initiative builds on established strengths in mathematical and computational sciences and a long history of data-related research across its core academic departments.
Will blockchain be to this decade what plastics was to the 60s? It might be, according to Brown Plastech Professor, Computer Science Roberto Tamassia who also serves as the executive director of the Executive Master in Cybersecurity program.
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The inaugural cohort of Brown's Executive Master in Cybersecurity just completed its first residential session on the Brown campus in Providence, RI. It was an action-packed week for the class of 27 executives and professionals that hailed from across the cybersecurity industry. Highlights included the launch of a new Brown tradition to open the famed Brown Van Wickle Gates for Executive Master students at convocation, as well as conversations and lectures with industry leaders, including:
• Facebook’s head of global policy development, Matt Perault
• Leading expert and board chair of Verified Voting, Barbara Simons, on breaking voting security news
• U.S. Rep. James Langevin of Rhode Island, a cybersecurity leader in Congress
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The inaugural Cohort of Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity kicked off their first residential session this past Sunday with a historic march through the Van Wickle Gates. Sunday's ceremony marks the first time in University history that the gates were opened for Executive students. This new tradition underscores the importance of the Executive Master portfolio of programs to the Brown community.
The EMCS students will be on campus through the end of this week. Their studies will continue online until they return for their next residential session in April 2017.
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We are proud to welcome the inaugural class of the Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity program which begins this week on the Brown campus in Providence RI.
EMCS was designed to forge well-rounded, visionary leaders capable of addressing the global, technical, and policy challenges of cybersecurity. The selectivity and diversity of this cohort plays a critical role in the achievement of this goal.
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Across platforms, NPR reaches the nation’s best and brightest - the lifelong learners whose curiosity, influence, and commitment fuels their passion to build a better tomorrow. The Brown School of Professional Studies offers Executive Master programs to help professionals fulfill these goals. Because of our shared affinity with NPR and its community of listeners, we have sponsored NPR programs since the inception of our Executive Master series and are proud to say that a number of our alumni discovered us through these sponsorships.
Politico covered the debates historic acknowledgement of cybersecurity as a national priority with quotes from experts that in general commended the moderator for highlighting the issue but found the candidates’ responses wanting. EMCS Associate Director Anna Lysyanskaya was quoted as follows:
A big shout out to Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM) for its in-depth coverage of the Brown School for Professional Studies Executive Master programs, starring two of our outstanding alumni - David DeSimone, Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership ‘15, and Ivon Rodriguez, IE Brown Executive MBA ‘16.
EMCS Academic Director for Law and Policy Timothy Edgar recently signed the the ACLU-sponsored letter asking President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden. He explained why he supported this position in a piece that he published in Lawfare that neither painted Snowden as a hero nor the NSA as a villain.
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This week, Oliver Stone isn’t the only one making news about ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
EMCS Academic Director for Law and Policy Tim Edgar will travel to Berlin to testify before the German Bundestag Committee investigating the NSA Affair, also known as the Snowden inquiry.
The German Parliament launched the investigation in 2014 in order to investigate the extent and background of NSA global surveillance program revealed in the leaked top secret documents largely by Snowden.
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Brown University has appointed high-profile cybersecurity experts to advise their new Executive Master in Cybersecurity program.
Read the full press release here.
Brown University today announced the launch of its Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) program, currently accepting applications for the Class of 2018 beginning study in March 2017. Building on Brown University’s interdisciplinary excellence, EMSTL is designed to prepare professionals in engineering, science, and technology to be industry leaders who drive growth and innovation in today’s complex, rapidly evolving, global markets.
Thank you to all the graduating students, alumni, family and friends who participated in the historic Brown University Commencement and Reunion 2016. This weekend-long series of events celebrated the achievements of our graduating Executive Master students, including the first joint degree graduates of the IE Brown Executive MBA, the graduation of the second Cohort of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, and the return of alumni for reunion activities.
Alumni and graduating students from Executive Master’s programs met, shared ideas, and expanded their networks at receptions, award ceremonies, academic forums, and, of course, the legendary, university-wide Brown Campus Dance.
The weekend included a commencement procession with the entire Brown community through the University’s Van Wickle Gates, one of Brown’s oldest and greatest traditions, culminating in the presentation of diplomas to graduates at the Masters Ceremony.
The Brown Executive Master experience continues after graduation. We welcome our new graduates to the ever-growing global Brown Community.
• To see more pictures from Commencement, view the School of Professional Studies Commencement Twitter feed: #BrownExec, #IEBrown, and #BrownEMHL.
• View complete coverage of Brown University Commencement and Reunion 2016 here.
IE Brown held convocation this week for the incoming class of 2017. This cohort represents 11 nationalities and holds senior titles from industry leading companies reflected in the infographic below.
We wish them all the best as they progress through the program. Only 448 days to go!
Applicants who submit their completed application by the Priority Application Review Deadline can expect an expedient review by program leadership. To be considered for priority application review, candidates must submit all completed program application materials by April 18, 2016.
For further assistance with the application process, the EMCS advising team can be reached at 401-863-2700 or ExecMasters@brown.edu
Brown University School Of Professional Studies Names Program Director for Executive Master in Cybersecurity
PROVIDENCE, RI 2/9/16 – Brown University’s School of Professional Studies announced today that Alan M. Usas, PhD is named Program Director for the Brown Executive Master in Cybersecurity and Adjunct Professor in Computer Science. Dr. Usas will direct the work of academic, professional, and administrative personnel to advance the success of the program, and its students and alumni.
Dr. Usas brings extensive leadership experience in cybersecurity at large and small companies, and at major research universities. Earlier in his career, he led engineering teams that developed market-leading hardware and software products for securing networks, systems, and data. At Tandem Computers, now part of HP Enterprise, Alan managed software development for the SAFEGUARD access control system and led the development of cryptographic products for the Atalla Division. He also held executive engineering positions at several startup companies that developed enterprise access control and network security appliances.
Alan has served in senior operational roles in information technology and services. From 2003 to 2008, he was Assistant Vice President for Computing and Information Services at Brown University where he was responsible for information security, core enterprise systems, and for the data, voice, and video networks. Usas also held faculty appointments in electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton and at Brown University. Most recently, he was Chief Information Officer at the Yale School of Management. Alan earned his Bachelor’s in electrical engineering at Princeton University, and Master’s and Phd at Stanford University in electrical engineering.
“I am delighted to join Brown and to help lead this exciting Executive Master in Cybersecurity program,” said Usas. “At every stage in my career I’ve faced the immense technical, human, and organizational challenges of effectively securing digital assets, developing policy consistent with laws and regulations, and leading groups with cybersecurity responsibilities. The innovative curriculum, outstanding faculty, and the highly accomplished, professionally diverse students it will attract, puts Brown’s program on the cutting edge of leadership development in cybersecurity. I can’t think of a more timely or significant way to build global capacity for strategic, visionary leaders in cybersecurity.”
“We’re proud to welcome Alan with his vast industry and academic experience to the Executive Master in Cybersecurity leadership team,” said Karen Sibley, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Dean of the School of Professional Studies at Brown. “Today cybersecurity threats confront us in every domain and demand strategic responses that integrate global, technical, human, and policy expertise. Brown’s unique interdisciplinary excellence positions this program to drive the development of leadership talent in cybersecurity and graduates will benefit throughout their careers as members of the powerful Brown alumni network.”
About Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity
The Executive Master in Cybersecurity at Brown’s School of Professional Studies advances the university’s mission to develop reflective leaders, effect change in the world, and improve human welfare. With a central tenet that strategy is the best security, the 16-month graduate program offers students a highly collaborative learning environment that blends the best of online and face-to-face education, and is led by a world-class faculty of academic, industry and policy leaders from Brown’s Department of Computer Science, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, other university departments, and from leading organizations in the private and public sectors. The Executive Master in Cybersecurity at Brown University prepares confident, visionary leaders who understand the global, technical, human, and policy challenges of cybersecurity. To learn more about the program, visit www.brown.edu/cybersecurity.
The Wall Street Journal covered Brown University's newly launched Executive Master in Cybersecurity program in their coveted CIO Journal section.
Providence Business News discusses the launch of the Executive Master in Cybersecurity program at Brown University.
Brown University announced the launch of its Executive Master in Cybersecurity program with enrollment for fall 2016. The 16-month program builds on the university’s interdisciplinary excellence in cybersecurity, highly accomplished faculty and students, and practical, hands-on experience to produce visionary and confident leaders who understand the technology, human, and policy issues that form a successful cybersecurity strategy.
The School of Professional Studies is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Reginald D. Archambault Award for Teaching Excellence in the Brown Pre-College Programs and Summer Session.
In this article submitted to Foreign Affairs, the leading magazine for analysis and debate of foreign policy, economics and global affairs, Timothy Edgar, visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies and former director of privacy and civil liberties for the Obama White House National Security staff, provides an alternative perspective to the dominant critique of the United States' surveillance programs.
Brown University's School of Professional Studies welcomes the newest class of Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership students. This innovative and dynamic cohort is a professionally diverse group from 17 US states and 2 countries. They work in nine healthcare sectors, have an average of 19 years of professional experience, and 75% already hold an advanced degree. The breadth of education and experience in every cohort is a key benefit in this intensive learning community where students influence and inspire each other to create transformative solutions for pressing healthcare challenges. Each student builds a tangible, sustainable and innovative solution to a pressing healthcare problem in the Critical Challenge Project. We anticipate high impact results from the Class of 2017.
Brown University’s School of Professional Studies named Donato Tramuto of Physicians Interactive, Chiledum Ahaghotu, MD, of Howard University, and Brian Napolitano of Massachusetts General Hospital as new members of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) advisory committee. The EMHL advisory committee comprises top-level professionals from healthcare industries, foundations, and academia who provide insight into the demands of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape to ensure that the program offers students broad business and industry knowledge, and develops in them the leadership skills necessary to lead the transformation of the healthcare industry.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard ‘Jay’ Flanagan, a medical resource management executive with more than 25 years of experience, as the new Assistant Dean of Health Programs at Brown University's School of Professional Studies. Mr. Flanagan will guide the development of new post-graduate programs for health professionals and those with career aspirations in healthcare, and oversee the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program. Mr. Flanagan is a recent graduate of the EMHL program.
Karen Sibley, SPS Dean, named Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Karen Sibley, Dean of the School of Professional Studies (SPS), has been named Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Brown University. In this new position, Karen will take a leadership role in creating innovative educational opportunities for learners of all ages, which will include innovative master’s degree programs, programs for Brown alumni and corporate partners, support for faculty efforts in digital education, and outreach to K-12 students and educators. Karen will continue her duties as Dean of SPS and report to the Provost.
“We are fortunate to have Karen Sibley as a leader at Brown. She both deeply understands Brown’s distinctive culture and can translate the high-touch education we provide to diverse audiences,” said Provost Vicki Colvin.
As Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Karen will develop new programs to extend Brown’s educational reach, and work closely with the Graduate School to grow programs for executives and professionals. With digital education an essential component of these programs, Sibley and her team will be one of many resources Brown faculty will call on as they integrate these tools into their courses. In this new role, Karen will raise Brown’s level of competitiveness in the world of professional studies and integrated learning.
Karen earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania, and her dissertation, The Impact of Information Technology on Pedagogy in Higher Education, has particular relevance today. During her 30+ years at Brown, Karen has served as Dean of Summer and Continuing Studies, and Executive Associate Dean of the College for curricular outreach. Karen’s efforts have led to the development and delivery of an impressive array of high quality programs that reach thousands of students annually.
IE Brown executive MBA students graduate, alumni meet
Madrid, Spain (IE Business School) and Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Brown University)
June 6, 2014 | Media Contacts: Courtney Coehlo firstname.lastname@example.org (401-863-7287)
The third class of the IE Brown Executive MBA students celebrated graduation at IE Business School in Segovia, Spain today in a ceremony that featured remarks by Joseph Meisel, Deputy Provost at Brown University, and Santiago Iňiguez, IE University President and Dean of the IE Business School. Sprinting to the finish of their 15-month program, 25 executives from around the world attended classes and wrote exams during their final session May 26 to June 5 at IE Business School. Recent classes included Advanced Financial Management, IT and Innovation Strategy, Non-market Strategy and others taught by IE faculty, and Illicit Globalization taught by Peter Andreas, associate director of the Watson Institute at Brown University.
Brown professor Angus Kingon and IE professor Cristina Simón, academic directors of the IE Brown EMBA program, presented the diplomas to these newly-minted MBA graduates in the inspiring 15th century Convent of Santa Crus La Real at the heart of the IE University campus. Adding to their global experience, this cohort was the first IE Brown class to complete an experiential learning session in Cape Town, South Africa were they engaged with local entrepreneurs in investment, financial services, retail, healthcare, and the arts.
This graduating class ranges in age from 30 to 40 years, is 30% female, and averages 13 years of professional experience. They reside in 13 countries and are citizens of 16. These highly accomplished professionals come from 10 industry sectors, including high tech and telecommunications; manufacturing; legal; advertising, entertainment and media; financial services and consulting; energy and mining; and the public sector.
On June 7, these new IE Brown graduates will join colleagues at the inaugural alumni reunion. In addition to the fun of getting together, these alumni will attend Positive Leadership workshops facilitated by IE professor Lee Newman, and a Creativity Lab hosted by Brown professor Ian Gonsher at the Prado, Spain’s national museum of art. Gonsher will focus on the art of training ourselves to look – deeply and with intention – to find opportunities where others may not see them. With these activities, the IE Brown alumni continue to build advantage established in the IE Brown EMBA program as they integrate management sciences and the liberal arts.
The IE Brown Executive MBA program was established in 2011 as a unique MBA program focused on enhancing the understanding of the historic, social and political context for enterprise success. Students engage with faculty in residence at both institutions and continue their studies online. Three cohorts have graduated from the program and join the global network of 500,000 IE and Brown alumni.
Founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, School of Professional Studies, and School of Public Health. Brown is a leading research university that maintains a commitment to exceptional instruction. Its vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Students come to Brown in Providence, Rhode Island, from all 50 US states and more than 100 countries.
IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world. Founded in 1973 as an independent, post-graduate institution, IE has earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial school offering a range of management programs in undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies, MBA and executive education. IE has transformed management education with practice-oriented programs, by incorporating the humanities into business education, and using blended learning that combines online and face-to-face interaction. More than 40,000 IE alumni hold management positions in 125 countries.
Brown University has decided to offer a joint master’s degree in business administration through its joint program with the IE Business School in Madrid.
Brown University's governing body voted Friday to begin issuing a master's in business administration for the first time in its history, carving out a decisive, if small, claim to the business school landscape.
Brown goes beyond business
March 5, 2014 | Media Contact: Courtney Coelho, 401-863-7287
Brown University welcomes 20 global executives to the IE Brown Executive MBA program on March 9 - 21, 2014 for a unique program that goes beyond business and prepares a new type of executive for the challenges of today's dynamic market. During this 15-month program of residential and online learning, these executives will combine management science with the liberal arts and humanities at Brown, at the IE Business School in Madrid, and on a global experience in Cape Town, South Africa.
Providence, R.I. (Brown University)
From among all the MBA programs offered in the US and abroad, 20 fast-track business leaders will build their competitive edge with an IE Brown Executive MBA. These executives, from 12 different industries and 14 countries, are the fourth cohort to enroll in this innovative program offered by top-ranked IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, and Brown University. When they arrive on March 9 for their first residential session at Brown, they will be ready to tackle a challenging curriculum of management science, liberal arts, and humanities.
This new cohort of students averages 14 years of work experience and 37 years of age with a range in age from 31-56 years. Like the three IE Brown EMBA classes before them, 33% are women and all are eager to push their thinking in this program by going beyond the boundaries of a traditional MBA. By integrating innovative management science with the human sciences of liberal arts and humanities, the IE Brown EMBA is a platform for business leaders to hone their skills and to explore the increasingly complex economic, social, and political forces shaping our world. Graduates become leaders and entrepreneurs who do not shy away from the difficult questions, and change agents in their organizations, industries, and communities.
"We are looking forward to welcoming the IE Brown students," said Angus Kingon, Academic Director of this program at Brown, and Professor of Engineering. "I'm impressed with the diverse perspectives and energy these executives bring to campus. They will get right to work, coalesce as a learning community, and go after the tough challenges together. Best of all, they will form a powerful network and become a lifelong resource for each other."
During the 15-month program, these students meet for two residential sessions each at Brown and IE, and tackle a complex and real problem in their global experience in Cape Town, South Africa. When not face-to-face, they learn online in a business-friendly format that respects the demands on their time, and allows them to continue working while earning this degree. By gaining new knowledge, perfecting their managerial skills, and becoming more responsive to the global context of their work, these students emerge as highly effective business leaders.
This new class will graduate sooner than they imagine. With an MBA from IE, they become alumni of Brown as well and, like those before them, they will have an impact at Brown and beyond. Recent IE Brown alumni are creating companies, hiring their classmates, and creating internships and other opportunities for Brown undergraduates. IE and Brown welcome these students who are ready to make a difference.
IE Brown Executive MBA
Brown University and IE Business School
Founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA. Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Its vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Students come to Brown in Providence, Rhode Island, from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world. Founded in 1973 as an independent, post-graduate institution, IE has earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial school offering a range of management programs in undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies, MBA and executive education. IE has transformed management education with practice-oriented programs, incorporation of the humanities into business education, and use of blended learning that combines online and face-to-face interaction. More than 40,000 IE alumni hold management positions in 125 countries.