Annual Symposium

Interested in hosting the 2020 MBA Roundtable Symposium?
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Due December 19, 2018



  • As many as 800 million jobs could be lost globally by the year 2030 due to automation.1
  • In many industries and countries, the most in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even five years ago. By one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.2
What does that mean for MBA Programs? How are we preparing our students to succeed in this quickly evolving, technology driven world where their next job or career may be one that never existed before? Join us for the 2018 MBA Roundtable Annual Curricular Innovation Symposium and discover how leading MBA Programs are succeeding in this Tech Enabled – Human Empowered world.


  • How do we update our MBA Curriculum to meet the changing needs of our MBA students around technology and the technical and leadership challenges it will present?
  • What are we teaching… what should we be teaching… and how?
  • Can MBA Programs teach the technical, as well as the leadership skills required by our MBA graduates to lead themselves, along with their team and organization through these changing times?
  • Are we preparing our students to address the big questions, ethical dilemmas and technical, financial and human challenges that they will face in the next 10 – 20 years??


  • MBA Faculty, Academic Directors, Program Directors - Decision makers who have direct impact on curriculum design, review and implementation, as well as external relations leadership who interact with senior decision makers on hiring/placing MBA graduates.

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 the leading MBA programs. Be sure to join us at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin on November 8-9, 2018.

1Harnessing automation for a future that works - McKinsey Global Institute, January 2017
2The Future of Jobs - Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, January 2016, World Economic Forum


2018 Host Institution:


Registration is now open!

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Registration Rates:
  • MBAR Member Symposium Rate - $600 USD
  • MBAR Non-Member Symposium Rate - $800 USD
  • Pre-Symposium Workshop MBAR Member Rate - TBD
  • Pre-Symposium Workshop Non-MBAR Member Rate - TBD
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 24, 2018 or before: Full refund.
  • After October 24, 2018: 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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