2020 Agenda

2020 MBA Roundtable Annual
Curricular Innovation Symposium Agenda*


Thursday, October 29
2:00 – 2:15 Welcome
Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director,
MBA Roundtable
Brian Cameron, Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs, Penn State Smeal College of Business 
2:15 – 3:30 Keynote Speaker
Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School
Q & A Moderator: Arvind Mahajan, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:45 Panel Session
Planning, Implementing and Delivering Impact and Purpose in the MBA Curriculum
Moderator:  Erik Foley,
Director of Sustainability, Penn State Smeal College of Business 
Travis Maynard, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Business, Colorado State University

Andrea M. Prado, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Director of the Strachan Chair of Philanthropy and Social Investment, INCAE Business School
4:45 – 5:45 Discussion Breakouts
Tying Social Innovation to Timely Topics: Data for Good, Future of Work, and Racial Equity
Noa Gafni, 
Executive Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Professional Practice & Associate Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
Where do we stand on delivering Ethics in the MBA curriculum?

Moderator:  Dr. Michelle R. Darnell – Director, Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility & Honor and Integrity Director, Penn State Smeal College of Business


Developing faculty buy-in to deliver impact and purpose in the MBA curriculum
Santanu Chatterjee, Director, Full-Time MBA & MSBA Programs and Josiah Meigs Professor of Economics, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia

Sundar Bharadwaj, The Coca-Cola Company Chair of Marketing, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia

How do you measure your success in teaching CSR and CS? Assurance of Learning and Learning Analytics Challenges
Moderator: Michellana Jester, Lecturer and GLab Course Manager, MIT Sloan School of Management
5:45 – 6:00 Break/Prep for Networking/Social Event
6:00 – 6:15 MBA Roundtable Fast Track Innovation Award Announcement

Michael Koenig, Chair, MBA Roundtable

Associate Dean for Innovation Initiatives & Executive Director of Executive Education, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
6:15 – 7:30 Penn State Presentation
Charles H. Whiteman, Dean, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Virtual Networking Event
  Friday, October 30
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Back
MBA Roundtable
Penn State

Case for Women Case Writing
Competition Winner Announced
10:15 – 10:45 Keynote – 2

Karen Quintos, Former Chief Customer Officer, Dell
10:45 – 11:45 Panel Session: The Role of Industry and Academic Partnership in delivering Impact and Purpose in the MBA Curriculum
Moderator: Chip Adams, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Center for Conscientious Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Karen Quintos, Former Chief Customer Officer, Dell
11:45 – 12:45 Discussion Breakouts
Social Impact in the MBA – building and integrating co-curricular programming on social entrepreneurship, impact investing, civic engagement, sustainability and more
Moderator: Caroline Grossman, Executive Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Experiential learning’s role in delivering a CSR/CS curriculum
Moderator: Jennifer M. Walske, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Interim Faculty Director of Impact@Anderson, Anderson School of Management
Business as a Force for Good: The Intersectionality of Business Education and Community Engagement
Aarti Ivanic, Associate Professor of Marketing and Academic Director of MBA Programs, University of San Diego School of Business

Chris Nayve, Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Anchor Initiatives, University of San Diego
What, if any, connection is made between curriculum and career?
Philip Heavilin II, Executive Director, Career Development Office, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
Abigail R. Kies, Assistant Dean, Career Development Office, Yale School of Management, Yale University

12:45 – 1:00 Break
1:00 – 2:00 Panel Session:  Delivering on what we are talking about: Reflecting on the pandemic and ongoing racial inequities – How can MBA programs change and do better in the future
Dean's Panel
2:00 – 3:00 Discussion Breakouts
Staying one step ahead – from microfinance to experiential education to impact investing to sustainability. What’s next?
Moderator: Nydia MacGregor, Faculty Director MBA Programs and Alumni Engagement, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Diversity and Inclusion  in the MBA Curriculum – How can we step it up?
Jamie Campbell, Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Stephen Taylor, Research Director, BusinessCAS

Approaches to Integrating Impact and Purpose into the Curriculum
Barbara Bickart, Associate Professor of  Marketing and Senior Associate Dean for MBA Programs, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Caroline Flammer, Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Supporting Student Changemakers: Reaching across campus to drive sustainable impact
Victoria Parker, Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Administration, Associate Professor of Management, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire

Fiona Wilson, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, University of New Hampshire, Director of UNH's Sustainability Institute, and Affiliate  Clinical Associate Professor of Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at the Paul College of Business & Economics
3:00 - 3:15 Closing/Wrap Up

*Schedule/speakers/topics subject to change

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