2017 Agenda



A Market-Driven Approach
to Designing a Responsive MBA Curriculum
 
  
  Thursday, October 5  
11:00 – 3:00 Registration Desk Open Temple/Hotel
1:45 – 3:00 Welcome
MBA Roundtable
Online MBA Consortium
Fox School of Business
 
3:00 – 3:45 GMAC Research Report
Matt Hazenbush
Research Communications Senior Manager
Graduate Management Admission Council
 
3:45 – 4:00 Break  
4:00 – 5:15 Fox’s Market Driven Approach to Designing a Market Driven MBA Curriculum
Fox School of Business – Temple University
 
5:15 – 6:15 Transfer  
6:15 – 8:30 Opening Reception Camden Aquarium
  Friday, October 6  
7:30 – 8:45 Registration Desk Open  
8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast
Affiliate Sponsor - Exhibitor Area Open
 
8:45 – 9:00 MBA Roundtable
Innovator Award Announcement
 
Joe Fox, President, MBA Roundtable
Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
 
9:00 – 10:15 Panel Session – Gathering Market Feedback on your MBA Curriculum
 
Lisa Abendroth, Faculty Director, Part-Time Flex MBA, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
 
Brian Cameron,  Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

Toby McChesney, Sr. Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Monica Powell, Senior Associate Dean, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
 
10:15 – 10:30 Break
Affiliate Sponsor - Exhibitor Area Open
 
10:30 – 11:30 Discussion Group Sessions – A  
11:30-11:45 Break
Affiliate Sponsor - Exhibitor Area Open
 
11:45 – 12:45 Discussion Group Sessions - B  
12:45 – 2:00 Networking Lunch
Affiliate Sponsor - Exhibitor Area Open
 
2:30 – 2:30 Research Review:
Discover the results of the recent MBA Roundtable research as well as ongoing research initiatives
 
Michael Koenig – Senior Assistant Dean for Degree Programs, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Jeff Bieganek - Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
 
2:30 – 3:45 Panel Session – Implementing Market Feedback into the MBA Curriculum
 
Joyce E. A. Russell, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean, Villanova School of Business, Villanova University
 
Arshad Saiyed, Director, iMBA Program,
College of Business, University of Illinois
 
3:45 – 4:00 Break
Affiliate Sponsor - Exhibitor Area Open
 
4:00 – 5:00 Discussion Group Sessions – C
 
Faculty Engagement in Implementing Market Driven Changes into the MBA Curriculum
TL Hill, Academic Director of the MBA, Fox School of Business, Temple University

ASU’s Forward Focus MBA, One Year Later
Kay Keck, Director, Full Time MBA, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Measuring and Communicating Success of Market-Driven Curricula
David Cook, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University
 
 
5:00 – 5:30 Discussion Group Report Outs
An opportunity to share our take-aways and learning from the discussion group sessions
 
Joe Fox, President, MBA Roundtable
 
5:30 – 5:45 Wrap Up
 
Joe Fox, President, MBA Roundtable
Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
 
*Schedule, speakers and topics subject to change



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