Workshop Agenda

Best Practices in MBA Curriculum Review and Design

November 7, 2019


Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

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8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast  
8:30 – 8:40 Welcome and Introductions Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
8:40 – 9:20 Session I - Asking the big questions – Why a curriculum review? And then determining the who, what, when and how Monica S. Powell
Senior Associate Dean and Graduate Dean, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
 
Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
9:20 – 10:00 Session II - Understanding Markets and Driving Curricular Change – A Portfolio Approach Janet Duck, Director of Excellence in Teaching & Learning for the Professional Graduate Programs (PGP), Penn State University, The Smeal College of Business
10:00 – 10:15 Break  
10:15 – 11: 00 Session III - Human Centered Curriculum Design Interactive Session Lisa Abendroth, Associate Professor,
Associate Dean of Graduate Program Innovation, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
 
Carleen Kerttula, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Strategic Outreach, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
11:00 – 11:45 Session IV – Panel: Perspectives on managing faculty, assurance of learning and organizational resources as part of the curriculum review Lydia Cheng, Associate Director, Learning Design Solutions, Wiley

Lisa Messaglia, Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
 
Robert M. Wiseman, Sr. Assoc. Dean and The Eli Broad Legacy Fellow of Management, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
 
11:45 – 12:00 Break/Pick Up Box Lunch  
12:00 – 1:30 Session IV - A Conversation with Apple:
Preparing MBA Students for the App Economy
Apple Education Executives
Post Workshop/Online Session Curriculum Design and Assurance of Learning Practices in the USC Marshall Online MBA Program Miriam Burgos, Academic Director, USC Marshall Online MBA Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Marketing, USC Marshall School of Business

 

Speakers and Panelists:

Lisa Abendroth – Associate Dean for Graduate Program Innovation, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Lisa Abendroth is the new Associate Dean for Graduate Program Innovation at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. From 2014-2017, she served as the faculty director for the Part-time Flex MBA program. In this role, she oversaw program innovation, curriculum delivery, and assurance of learning activities. The new Part-time Flex MBA was launched in summer 2016 and several new graduate certificates were launched within the following 12 months. Abendroth also teaches marketing, where she continues to innovate. This fall she is teaching in a new Professor + Professional format. Last year she experimented with collaborative development of a new 7-week core marketing course, where various marketing faculty produced unique content modules according to their area of expertise. The resulting videos and activities are now used in both the blended and traditional delivery of the course – about 12 sections a year. In 2012, she led the move to blended course delivery in the part-time MBA program. She has also developed and led 2 new study abroad courses, and is working on her third. Prior to joining St. Thomas, Abendroth served as faculty director for the Professional Evening MBA program at Boston University, where she was also a marketing professor. She received her B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Marketing from Duke University.
 
Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
Prior to joining the MBA Roundtable, Jeff was the Director of the Omnium Global Executive MBA Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  As Director of Omnium, Jeff oversaw all operations of the program that delivered learning modules in Canada, India, China, Switzerland, Brazil, Turkey, Hungary, Italy, UAE and Argentina. Jeff joined the Omnium program after 10 years at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he served as Director of MBA Admissions and was responsible for recruiting and admitting students into the full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs.  Jeff was also active in the management of Carlson’s Executive MBA International Residency program, which traveled to China, Hungary, Sweden, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Poland, Hungary and Austria.  Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of the Executive MBA Council, as well has been active with the Graduate Management Admissions Council.  Previous career adventures have included managing a vocal academy, fundraising and marketing for an international dance festival and managing productions for a Broadway producer.  Jeff currently serves as a judge for the Reimagine Education Awards, which will be delivered this December in London and also serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for Northrop at the University of Minnesota.  Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Management.

Miriam Burgos, Academic Director, USC Marshall Online MBA Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Marketing, USC Marshall School of Business
Miriam Burgos specializes in multi-cultural marketing and sales management. Prior to joining USC, Professor Burgos worked in the consumer packaged goods industry with Procter & Gamble and Colgate Palmolive where she developed expertise in how a multi-national corporation successfully takes a product to market in a global economy from initial concept to branding, and ultimately to consumers' homes and workplaces. She was a project manager in Procter & Gamble's multicultural business development organization and also has extensive consulting experience in the areas of marketing strategy, cause-marketing, and small-business marketing plan development.  Professor Burgos was a member of the Task Force that launched the USC Marshall Online MBA Program in August of 2015, and she has taught in the program since that date.  Professor Burgos currently serves as the Academic Director of the USC Marshall Online MBA Program.
 
Lydia Cheng, Associate Director, Learning Design Solutions, Wiley
Lydia Cheng is responsible for shaping and coordinating both US and Global learning strategies for unique educational initiatives within Higher Education and Professional Development. Lydia coordinates different teams, from editorial and instructional design to project management, technology infrastructure, and operations within Wiley to support the development of unique learning solutions that meet specific market and needs.  In addition to working on specific client initiatives, Lydia serves on a taskforce representing Wiley in partnership with industry thought leaders, such as Business-Higher Ed Forum (BHEF), focused on workforce development initiatives across and universities and job-seeking industries. Prior to joining Wiley in 2011, Lydia was a consultant to Wiley with her own consulting firm blending more than 15 years of experience in interactive publishing, media, sales, technology expertise to help transform communication and education for B2B and B2C customers.
 
Janet Duck, Director of Excellence in Teaching & Learning for the Professional Graduate Programs (PGP), Penn State University, The Smeal College of Business
Janet Duck, is the Director of Excellence in Teaching & Learning for the Professional Graduate Programs (PGP) at Penn State University, The Smeal College of Business. Dr. Duck is Clinical Professor of Management & Organization and the Faculty Director for the Online MBA. She earned her Ph.D. in Workforce Development from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lebanon Valley College. Her teaching/research focuses on change management in higher education, the impact of collaborative teaching models on outcomes, learning analytics in online teaching and learning, and the influence of team formation models on enhanced team performance. Dr. Duck has over 17 years teaching in online environments and over 15 years of industry experience with change management expertise in domestic and international markets. Dr. Duck was awarded the Outstanding Online MBA Faculty in 2007-2009, 2011-2015.
 
Carleen Kerttula, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Strategic Outreach, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
Carleen Kerttula serves as associate dean of graduate programs and strategic outreach for the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. Prior to joining the Opus College she was executive director of the MBA Roundtable, a global non-profit association of 170+ business schools whose mission is to advance curricular innovation in MBA education.  Carleen joined the Roundtable in 2007, after serving as assistant dean for the full-time MBA program (2004-2007) and as a director in career services (2001-2004) at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.  She has contributed regularly to thought leadership in graduate management education by virtue of her leadership role with the MBA Roundtable, and as editor of the publication, MBA Innovation.  She has been a speaker, conference chair, and session facilitator at multiple AACSB, GMAC, MBA Directors Forum (Australia) and Executive MBA Council events throughout the past fifteen years.  She holds an MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BA in French and International Business from Concordia College.  She enjoys downhill skiing and international travel and lives with her husband and son in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Lisa Messaglia, Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Lisa Messaglia is the Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Services at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  In this role, Lisa oversees academic MBA, EMBA, PhD and undergraduate academic programs and supports faculty research and teachingfor  with teaching and research and oversees academic operations for seven degree programs at Booth and manages the course schedule for these programs.  Lisa has also served as Executive Director of Faculty Services, as Senior Associate Director of Admissions and as Associate Director of Employer Relations for the Full-Time MBA program at Booth.  Before joining Booth, Lisa worked in the real estate industry.  Lisa has an MA in Education from Loyola University Chicago and a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 
Monica S. Powell, Senior Associate Dean and Graduate Dean, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
Monica S. Powell, PhD is the Senior Associate Dean and Graduate Dean for the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Powell’s graduate business education experience spans over 30 years, during which time she has held senior roles at both SMU and UT Dallas. Her experience includes directing and managing Executive, Full-Time, Professional and Online MBA programs. Her responsibilities have included recruiting, administration, student services, curriculum management, assessment and alumni relations. Dr. Powell also has corporate experience recruiting undergraduate and graduate students for a global financial services firm. An active member of the graduate business education industry, Dr. Powell has served as a board member of the EMBA Council, Part-Time MBA Advisory Group and the MBA Roundtable. She has also planned conferences and conducted other support activities for the GMAC; and has participated in various initiatives with the AASCB.  Dr. Powell’s research focuses on managing student expectations prior to matriculation. 
In her role as the Senior Associate Dean at UT Dallas, Dr. Powell is responsible for program management, serving more than 9000 students, including undergraduate and graduate students in almost 30 academic degree programs as well as the school’s Career Management Center and Recruiting Department. In additional to her administrative duties, Dr. Powell also teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Dr. Powell earned her PhD in Higher Education with a minor in Communications from the University of North Texas. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in advertising — both from the University of Alabama.
 
Robert M. Wiseman, Sr. Assoc. Dean and The Eli Broad Legacy Fellow of Management, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Robert M. Wiseman is the Eli Broad Legacy Fellow of Management and Sr. Associate Dean in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.   He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in 1992 and a M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1982.   Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan State, Robert was on the faculty at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Management.  Dr. Wiseman’s research focuses on strategic risk management and the role of risk in internal corporate governance with particular emphasis on executive compensation.   In particular, his research integrates behavioral research on decision making and risk perception into principal-agent models of executive compensation.  He also chairs the supervisory committee for the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union ($3 billion in assets), and is the past chair of the Management Department in the Broad College, and chair of the Corporate Strategy and Governance Interest Group for the Strategic Management Society.   Professor Wiseman has also earned recognition for his teaching and scholarship, earning four Professor of Excellence awards from the Weekend MBA program, and has received the Withrow Teacher Scholar Award and the Lewis Quality Award from the Broad College. 

 

*schedule, agenda and speakers subject to change

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