MBA Roundtable organizes virtual educational presentations related to MBA curricular and co-curricular topics.

Developments Driving Graduate Business
Education Curriculum Change During 2018

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CTL

Join us for our annual look back...and look ahead...at trends and innovations in graduate business curriculum innovation. Graduate business programs are moving fast to remain viable and competitive so let us help you stay on top of the latest happenings in the graduate business industry.  This annual review will provide insight into how the industry is changing and how program administrators are adjusting to those changes.  It is nearly impossible to stay on top of all the changes and innovations in the industry but Rodney Alsup of the MBA News Digest review's 1000's of articles and papers each year and will use his insights to identify the happenings and future trends that you need to keep an eye on.

Presenter: Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP 
Rodney is the founder of the MBA News Digest, a news aggregation service that provides B-School leaders access to information about what is happening in MBA programs and B-Schools around the world.  He served as Assistant and Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs at Kennesaw State University and as the EMBA Program Director. During this time, he helped create an Executive MBA for Physician Executives and negotiated and participated in the design of an on-site Executive MBA for BellSouth/Cingular/ATT Corporations.  He also served as the first Director of the Georgia WebMBA Program where he helped create the Georgia WebMBA including curriculum development, faculty assignment, marketing and enrollment activities, and a revenue sharing plan along with four other Georgia universities. His international experience includes managing a joint Executive MBA program for Kennesaw State University and the Romanian-American Executive MBA Program of the Institute for Business and Public Administration-Bucharest (IBPAB)-ASEBUSS.  He has a long-standing association with the MBA Roundtable. He served as President for two years and he served on the Board of Directors for more than 10 years.  Rodney received his BBA and MBA degrees in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and DBA from the University of Kentucky. He resides in Durham, NC.


Delivered in partnership with the MBA News Digest:

Ethics in the MBA Curriculum - More Important Than Ever

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CTL

While perennially important, the demand for formally incorporating ethics in an MBA program is increasing – by accrediting agencies, by society in general, and by MBA students. What it means to incorporate ethics, however, is both ambiguous and vague. Join us for a discussion on how to pragmatically approach ethics in your MBA program, which will include setting specific goals that build off compliance-based, values-oriented, and leadership approaches to organizational ethics. In addition to student-centered efforts, the importance of staff, faculty, and administrative buy-in for building and sustaining an ethical culture across your program will be highlighted.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle R. Darnell 
Dr. Michelle R. Darnell is the Honor and Integrity Director, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor in Management, at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. Dr. Darnell’s primary focus is on creating and sustaining practical initiatives that actively engage and bring together University stakeholders with the intent of supporting responsible business activity. She holds Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Biology from the University of San Diego, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University. Dr. Darnell additionally completed an AACSB Post-Doctoral program at the University of Florida in Management and Marketing. With more than 15 years experience working in higher education, Dr. Darnell has been recognized for innovative use of technology in the classroom and as ‘Teacher of the Year’ multiple times. Her primary research interests are in issues related to: ethical decision making and leadership, organizational ontology, as well as business education and pedagogy.

Previous Webinars (Member Only Access to Webinar Recordings.  Please login with your member credentials and the Webinar Recording page menu will then appear):

  • MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Webinar Series featuring our 2017 finalist University of Alabama's STEM Path to the MBA - May 30, 2018
  • MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Webinar Series featuring our 2017 finalist University of Illinois' World's First MOOC-Based Stackable MBA - April 17, 2018
  • MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Webinar Series featuring our 2017 winner University of Minnesota's Medical Industry Valuation Lab - February 22, 2018
  • Emerging Trends in Graduate Business Education Curriculum:  A Retrospective Look at 2017 + What to Look for in 2018 in partnership with MBA News Digest - February 7, 2018
  • Soft Skill Development:  Ensuring success beyond the classroom in partnership with Capsim - October 18, 2017
  • How to construct an effective digital marketing/social media marketing course in partnership with Stukent - June 29, 2017
  • Direction, Alignment, Commitment:  Three Keys to Leadership Success in partnership with Matrix Insights - April 7, 2017
  • Trends in Curriculum Innovation and Design in partnership with MBA News Digest - February 22, 2017
  • Expanding Study Abroad in a Turbulent World: Reflections from the Tuck School of Business - November 29, 2016
  • Experiential Learning: an Integrated Framework in partnership with Edusourced - November 9, 2016
  • Double the Impact of Travel with Destination Pairings in partnership with WorldStrides - October 4, 2016
  • Corporate Residency MBA, Dalhousie University, 2011 Innovator Award Finalist
  • Critical Thinking@Olin, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011 Innovator Award Recipient
  • Education Entrepreneurship Program, Rice University, 2013 Innovator Award Recipient
  • Entrepreneurship and the MBA, MBA Roundtable Study
  • Fast Track Common Core Curriculum, Babson College, 2011 Innovator Award Finalist
  • Global Network Week Initiative, Yale University, 2013 Innovator Award Finalist
  • Insights into the 2012 Curricular Innovation Study, MBA Roundtable
  • Launching an Online MBA, Fayetteville State and Pepperdine University
  • LeaderCORE, University of Buffalo, 2012 Innovator Award Recipient
  • Leading Curricular Change, Leadership, Strategy, and Faculty Organization
  • Leveraging Student Networks to Enhance MBA Education, University of Virginia
  • Managing Client-Based Experiential Projects, MBA Roundtable and EduSourced
  • MBA@UNC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2011 Innovator Award Finalist
  • Personalized Marshall MBA Experience, University of Southern California