Deans Conference

The Future of Work

What we do today is important – we solve problems and address the tasks at hand for immediate results. We solve for ‘X’ while trying to anticipate ‘Y’ and ‘Z’, while simultaneously keeping an eye on future and the call for innovation. But how does it all come together? How can we effectively manage today’s tasks, while envisioning (and planning for) a new path for business education? How might the business education experience be different for future learners, and what obstacles stand in the way of this vision?

The 2015 Deans Conference will inspire attendees to focus on what lies ahead for management education, as they strive to effectively lead through today’s realities. Higher education is entering a unique era where the dynamics are constantly changing – forcing us to make decisions that impact future strategies. We are all considering the various ways effective management will serve our evolving society, in order to determine how to better meet the future needs of business.

The Deans Conference is considered the premier international forum exclusively for business school deans. Last year, more than 500 of your peers from 45 countries attended – and this is your chance to expand your network while participating in a variety of thought-provoking sessions led by top global business leaders and educators.

Join us at the Deans Conference, and help define the future of work.

Who Should Attend:

This event is exclusively for deans and heads of higher education business units (i.e., the highest academic authority or official of the entire business unit).

Conference Chair

Linda Livingstone
George Washington University School of Business
The George Washington University

Featured Testimonials:

This is the second time I have attended the AACSB Deans Conference. I have attended hundreds of conferences in my lifetime, with a career spanning more than 30 years. This is honestly one of the best conferences I have ever attended, in terms or organization, relevance and networking. It was a new great experience ... totally worth it. I definitely got an enormous quantity of new and fresh information and ideas which I could apply in the benefit of my school. I am looking forward for the next Deans Conference!

—Maria Eugenia Garcia de la Peña, Dean, UANL Facultad de Contaduría Pública y Administración, Mexico

The 2014 Deans Conference was one of the best ones I have attended. AACSB is providing true thought leadership to its membership by bringing in stellar speakers and facilitators to these conferences. The forum provided a great learning opportunity in addition to superb networking.

—Tanuja Singh, Dean and Professor of Marketing, Bill Greehey School of Business, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

This was my first time to attend a conference of this nature. The networking opportunities presented by the conference were of immense benefit to a small and growing business school in a developing country like Zimbabwe. I will definitely not miss future conferences of this nature.

—Joseph Bemani, Dean of Faculty of Commerce, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe

Additional Learning Opportunities:

Continuous Improvement Review Seminar

Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 8:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
> Register Online

This seminar examines your school's strategic management efforts based on a year-by-year overview of the continuous improvement review process, and demonstrates how the feedback you received from your continuous improvement review visit can prepare your business school for future visits.