Deans & Execs To Jam On MBA’s Future

A VIP will host each forum, setting direction, focusing conversations, and asking and answering questions. Additional VIPs will jump into the forums at scheduled times, with Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen down to participate in half the “Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship” forum at 9 a.m. Oct. 2. World-leading executive coach Marshall Goldsmith is slotted in for “Supporting 21st Century Competencies,” which starts at 4 p.m. Sept. 30. London Business School management professor Lynda Gratton is slated for half of “Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees,” which starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 1.

IBM SYSTEM WILL ANALYZE INPUT, SCHOOL WILL ISSUE RESULTS

Information such as which topics become most popular, poll results, new ideas, and engagement levels on particular topics will go through an IBM data-analysis system, and the Boston University School of Management will present the results through white papers, infographics, and best-practices reports.

Each of the 10 forums will revolve around questions central to the subject matter. The forum on increasing the value of management education, for instance, is intended to answer the questions, “How can management education programs enhance value for students, employers, and industry?” as well as, “How will the emergence of specialized programs impact the MBA?”

Scheduled forums:

1. Supporting 21st Century Competencies

2. Increasing the Value of Management Education

3. Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

4. Cultivating Research with Impact

5. Fostering Ethical Leadership

6. Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

7. Driving Learning Experiences

8. Harnessing Digital Technology

9. Challenging the Business Model of Education

10. Advancing Policy & Governance

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