Co-Lab: Connecting Business Schools with Practice

June 21–22, 2018 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Collaboration as a New Disruption

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Presenting Sponsor and Host: Drexel

The future of management education and the success of the business world are interdependent. Now more than ever schools are partnering with business to innovate their curriculum and teaching, thereby creating and disseminating new knowledge, positively impacting our communities, and leading change in higher education.

In response to this increasing need for collaboration between the two industries, AACSB has created an innovative event titled Co-Lab: Connecting Business Schools With Practice, where educators and practitioners convene to explore leading-edge partnerships and business models that are mutually beneficial and ensure the success of the management education industry. This conference program takes an in-depth look at these relationships and challenges attendees to answer many questions, including:

  • How do we leverage the academic strength of business schools to partner with practice to create new knowledge?
  • In what ways are business schools collaborating with companies to develop and deliver educational programs?
  • What are business and business schools doing to drive social impact?

  Who Should Attend

  1. Business Schools and their Corporate Partners (advisory board members, collaborators, research partners)
  2. Colleges and universities seeking to engage the private sector to elevate their programs and research initiatives.
  3. Corporations seeking innovative research partners or public sector resources, as well as looking to better understand incoming talent and development opportunities of current employees.

Value Proposition for Business Connecting with Business Schools:

  1. Win the War for Talent by connecting with business schools to develop and have access to future managers with the right skills
  2. Share and Co-create Knowledge based on best business practices
  3. Partner to impact and Create Value for Global and Local Communities

Conference Chair

Paul E. Jensen
Interim Dean, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

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Past Events

June 26–27, 2017 | Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, California, USA