MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Winners Webinar
featuring Johns Hopkins University
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PAC
Join the MBA Roundtable in celebrating our 2021 Innovator Award Winner the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Learn about their innovative Fully Integrated FT MBA Innovative Experiential Learning Curriculum. Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s emphasis on experiential learning provides MBA students with many opportunities to put leadership and analytical skills to work in addressing real-world business challenges. Through a sequential and carefully designed portfolio of experiential courses and electives, students learn to collaborate with corporate teams to address current business opportunities, and practice creative problem solving through design thinking and quantitative analysis, ultimately culminating in evidenced-based recommendations. A key component in the sequence of experiential learning courses is the Innovation Field Project, in which student teams work directly with corporate partners to analyze critical business opportunities and challenges, provide consultation, and identify new business possibilities for their sponsors. Other courses in the curriculum sequence include the Big Data Consulting Project, and the two-part Design Lab and Commercializing Discovery courses. In this webinar you can learn about their experience and best practices for curriculum innovation and change and discover some potential ideas for your own programs.
Presenter: Dan Sheats - Director, Experiential Learning, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Dan Sheats is an educator who collaborates with community organizations, corporations, entrepreneurs, and non-profits to create transformative educational experiences for higher education students. Dan believes that by building impactful experiential learning programs, universities can better develop critical skills and experience demanded in today’s evolving market. Dan currently serves as the founding Director of Experiential Learning at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School where he develops and facilitates innovative project-based experiential programs and courses regionally and in countries across the world including Brazil, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Kenya, Peru, Rwanda, and with Native American communities. Dan also facilitates courses exploring leadership development through wilderness expeditions abroad. Before beginning his higher education career in 2009, Dan previously worked in environmental consulting, and in technology and finance start-ups. He received his MBA from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and a BA in Environmental Science from Gettysburg College.
Moderator: Stephen Taylor, BusinessCAS Research Director
Steve joined the BusinessCAS team as Research Director in 2020 after 15 years in higher education administration. Serving in leadership roles for business schools at institutions like Harvard Business School and Arizona State University, Steve’s experience has focused on enrollment management, process and systems efficiency, and organizational culture. His most recent administrative role was Associate Dean for Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, where he led the unit responsible for all graduate business programs. He holds undergraduate degrees in General Studies and Information Systems, a Master of Business Administration, a post-grad degree in Philosophy, and took courses in Information Technology and English Literature at Harvard University.
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