Annual Symposium



AS WE DIVE DEEPER into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, MBA programs need to prepare their students for a world of change, filled with new careers that might not even exist today.  How are MBA programs rethinking and rebuilding their programs to meet the growing demand for ongoing, lifelong learning that will now be required by our new world of work?  Can we take an evolutionary approach or will this require a more radical view to defining what an MBA is and how it should be delivered?  MBA curriculum innovation has never been more important than it is today. 


  • Rethinking the MBA curriculum as a modular, personalized and potentially life-long experience

  • ‚ÄčEvolution or revolution, adapting or enhancing – different approaches to curriculum change for MBA programs

  • Can we develop lifelong learners? What does that mean in terms of recruitment, admissions, student affairs, career services and alumni relations?

  • Meeting the increased market demand for new and refreshed skills-based education, along with demand for credentials and badges from students, alumni and industry

  • Taking a deep dive – going beyond the what to the why - through the increased use of experiential and unstructured experiences to create transformational learning for lifelong career success

  • Creating a lifelong learning model - what does that really mean to the curriculum, structure, delivery and culture of MBA Programs?

JOIN US AND DISCOVER how today’s innovative MBA program’s are meeting the demands for more modular, experiential and lifelong approaches to graduate business education.  Join us for our annual symposium filled with speakers, panel discussions and break out groups to explore and learn from schools attacking this challenge. Learn and share best practices with faculty and administrative leadership of a variety of MBA programs. Be sure to join us at the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University on November 7-8, 2019.


Considering a curriculum review?  Looking to learn how best to put together your next curriculum review?  Don’t miss the return of our sell-out workshop – Best Practices in Curriculum Review and Design – just prior to the 2019 Curricular Innovation Symposium on Thursday, November 7th.  Click here to learn more.

All 2019 symposium attendees are invited to join us for a special session in advance of the symposium as well.  Learn about A Conversation with Apple: Preparing MBA Students for the App Economy.  Just let us know if you will attend and we will save a space (and lunch!) for you.  Click here to learn more.


MBA Faculty, Academic Directors, Program Directors - Decision makers who have direct impact on curriculum design, review and implementation, as well as external and alumni relations leadership who interact with senior decision makers on MBA hiring, alumni learning and engagement opportunities and lifelong learning partnerships.

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Registration Rates:
  • MBAR Member Symposium Rate - $600 USD
  • MBAR Non-Member Symposium Rate - $800 USD
  • MBAR Member Workshop Rate - $250 USD
  • MBAR Non-Member Workshop Rate - $350 USD
  • MBAR Member Workshop & Symposium Rate - $850 USD
  • MBAR Non-Member Workshop & Symposium Rate - $1150 USD
To register click on the appropriate buttons on the right of the registration page. 

Symposium Cancellations
Requests for refunds must be submitted via email at on the following schedule:
  • October 23, 2019 or before: Full refund.
  • After October 23, 2019: Refunds will not be granted after this date.
Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for a refund. Transfer of registration to another colleague at your institution is allowed, please email for assistance.

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