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


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Case for Women Case Writing Competition
Winners Announcement and Launch of 2022 Competition

Thursday, January 27, 2022
10:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. PAC
  


The MBA Roundtable is proud to be a sponsor of the Case for Women Case Writing Competition. Join us on January 27th for the announcement of our 2021 winners and to learn about the 2022 competition. The Case for Women, Forté, MBA Roundtable & Emerald Publishing launched the global case writing competition in 2020 to help improve the balance of genders in business school papers.  During this webinar, you can learn about the 2022 competition, which has a top prize of $6,000, and listen to our 2021 winners talk about their entries.

 



 



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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MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Winners Webinar
featuring the University of Delaware

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PAC
  

Join the MBA Roundtable in celebrating our 2021 Innovator Award Winner the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware.   Learn about their  innovative Motivational Tiered Assessment: Rethinking How We Assess Our GME Students.  University of Delaware Professors Mark Serva, Amanda Convery and Amanda Bullough redesigned how Lerner College assesses graduate management students (GME) by creating an innovative motivational tiered assessment (MTA). MTA is changing assumptions about grading in the Lerner MBA program, MTA's relative advantages, data that support these advantages, and how MTA will be integrated into Lerner GME programs in the future. Under MTA, students can achieve higher grades only when they exhibit higher levels of intrinsic motivation, because students choose the amount (and difficulty) of work they complete.   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: Amanda Bullough - Associate Professor - Management & Global Leadership, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware

Amanda Bullough is an associate professor of management, specializing in global and women’s leadership, and co-founder and research director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics. Prior to this, she was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and leadership at Thunderbird School for Global Management in Arizona, a premier university of business graduate programs. Her research and teaching span the subjects of global leadership, organizational behavior, women and gender, cross-cultural management, international business, entrepreneurship, multicultural teams and professional development. She teaches undergraduate students, graduate students and executives from companies such as Bank of America, W.L. Gore, AAA, DuPont, M&T Bank, Toyota Financial Services, Christiana Healthcare and others. Dr. Bullough publishes in premier journals (Journal of Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Leadership Quarterly, etc.), serves on the editorial review board for Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and has presented at numerous international business and management conferences. Her newest stream of research revolves around her role on a 7-person core research team for the GLOBE 2020 Project — a global culture and leadership research initiative with data covering 99% of the world’s GDP and 97% of the world’s population.  Dr. Bullough has also won the 2020 E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women’s Equity from the University of Delaware, was honored as a 2019 Women in Business Awardee from Delaware Today magazine and won the WAIB Best Paper award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research at the Academy of International Business conference in 2009.  Dr. Bullough received her doctor of philosophy degree from Florida International University in Management & International Business. She also holds a master of arts degree in international studies from Florida International University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of South Florida with a major in marketing. Prior to receiving her graduate degrees, Dr. Bullough worked in marketing and advertising and engaged in extensive international travel in both developed and developing countries around the world.

Presenter: Mark Serva - Associate Professor of MIS, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware

Mark A. Serva is an associate professor of management information systems at The University of Delaware.  Professor Serva received his MBA from Syracuse University, and his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.  He has published numerous articles in the areas of e-commerce trust, latent growth modeling, and the improvement of student learning.  He is also the recipient of many teaching awards, including the Lerner College’s Outstanding Teacher.  Dr. Serva is the former director for UD’s Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, a leading advocate for the integration of student-centered pedagogies into higher education.  He is also a well-traveled educational consultant, having conducted teaching improvement workshops on five continents, including Egypt, Brazil, South Korea, Turkey, and India. In 2019, Professor Serva earned his Teacher-Consultant Certification in Team-based Learning from the TBL Collaborative.


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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Developments Driving Graduate Business Education
Curriculum Change During 2021

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PAC
  

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.

 



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Strategy Execution: An Incomplete
Component of Business Education?

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PAC
  

The MBA Roundtable and Business Architecture Guild® have partnered to better understand how the topic of strategy execution is approached in graduate business education today and suggest possible reasons why strategy execution remains elusive in many organizations today.  Together we developed a short survey designed to better understand how strategy execution is taught in business graduate programs.  The main focus of the survey was to learn (a) if strategy execution was taught as a required component of business graduate programs and if so, (b) how strategy execution was taught in these programs and the associated topics covered.  Join us to learn more about the research results along with an additional review of the strategy course syllabi that were submitted as part of the survey as we try to address the question - Strategy Execution: An Incomplete Component of Business Education?

Presenter: Brian Cameron - Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

Brian Cameron is the Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education in the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University and is the Founding Director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Dr. Cameron is also the Founding President of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) and designed and implemented the first online Enterprise Architecture master’s program in the world. He has worked with a wide portfolio of companies on a variety of consulting engagements ranging from large systems integration projects to enterprise architecture planning and design. Dr. Cameron was awarded the NPA Career Achievement Award in 2011 for efforts related to the founding of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations, the building of the Center for Enterprise Architecture, and associated service to the enterprise architecture profession. Dr. Cameron has served on the boards and working committees of a number of international professional organizations and journals and is currently a special academic advisor to the Business Architecture Guild.  In his current role as Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education, Dr. Cameron is leading the design and implementation of a new portfolio of online and resident professional master’s programs, graduate certificates, and non-credit education. Professional master’s programs include inter-college collaborations with several Penn State colleges (Liberal Arts, Education, IST, Engineering, Health and Human Development, and others). Part of this portfolio consists of the redesign and launch of the inter-campus online MBA program. Dr. Cameron is leading a marketing strategy and branding initiative to better position the evolving portfolio of professional graduate programs in the increasingly competitive marketplace. He has reorganized the current MBA program office structure to create a professional graduate education programs office to provide shared services to all programs. Shared services include recruiting/marketing, admissions, advising, student organizations, diversity, mentoring, tutoring, career services, employer relations, and alumni services and relations as well as reorganized financial reporting and management associated with professional graduate programs.  Dr. Cameron is successfully leading and managing significant change in a multi-campus, multi-college environment. He led the formation of new faculty and departmental governance structures for professional graduate education and was appointed by the Provost to the Transforming Education Task Force for the Future of Online Learning and World Campus. Dr. Cameron was recently selected to attend the Big 10 Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program and is currently exploring new pedagogical approaches for online and hybrid graduate professional education and faculty development.


Presenter: Whynde Kuehn - Founder and Managing Director, S2E Transformation

Whynde Kuehn is the Founder and Managing Director of S2E Transformation, helping organizations bridge the gap between strategy and execution. Whynde has extensive experience in enterprise transformation and planning and is a passionate advocate for using business architecture to enable effective strategy execution and digital transformation.  She is a long-time business architecture practitioner, educator, author, recognized global thought leader, and community builder, with extensive experience applying the discipline at leading Fortune 500 enterprises and a range of entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and social initiatives. She is the Founder of Biz Arch Mastery, a dedicated online platform offering coaching and resources to simplify business architecture and facilitate its practical usage. She is also a Fellow with the Institute for Digital Transformation, Co-Founder at Business Architecture Associates, Senior Consultant for Cutter Consortium, and Co-Founder and Academic Chair of the Business Architecture Guild. Whynde is author of the book Strategy to Reality, being published in 2022.


Presenter: Jessica Saba, Director of Enterprise Strategy, Highmark Health

Jessica Saba PharmD, BCGP is a graduate student, health care strategist and pharmacist who has dedicated her career to ensuring patients receive high quality and affordability health care and medication. She currently serves as Director of Enterprise Strategy at Highmark Health in Pittsburgh, PA and has experience in community pharmacy, medication therapy management, pharmacy benefit management, quality, value-based reimbursement, and product management from her time at Walgreens and CVS Health. Jessica earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and is a Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. She is currently pursuing an MBA and Master’s in Strategic Management and Executive Leadership at Penn State University. 

 



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