Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, has partnered with HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Swiss Finance Institute to launch an executive MBA program in asset and wealth management.
The internationally focused program is designed for private and institutional investment managers, private banking relationship managers and other investment professionals.
Burton Hollifield, academic director of the program and a finance professor at Tepper, said in a telephone interview that the program will include classes in international finance, private equity, commodities, marcroeconomics and macroinvesting, among others.
The degree “is designed for someone who wants knowledge of these asset classes,” he said.
Students of the dual-degree program will receive executive MBA degrees from both HEC Lausanne and Tepper.
The course work for the degree is spread over 20 months. The inaugural class begins in May 2011.