Panel Discussion: New Ideas to Maximize Skills Development for Business Students

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February 27
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This webinar will be held 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Given that career preparation is the second most important factor to students choosing a university (per a recent Coursera/Dynata survey), it’s imperative that business schools prepare students with career-ready skills.

Come discover how two leading business schools are driving employment results for graduates using Coursera’s flexible online learning platform. In “New Ideas to Maximize Skills Development for Business Students,” leaders from Hult International Business School and Alberta School of Business share their experiences and insights. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how these leaders are equipping a wider array of business students with today’s most in-demand skills through online MBAs, industry certificates, and more. 
  • Gain insights into innovative learning programs and get new strategies for supporting incoming students.
  • Discover how to facilitate stronger pathways to business careers and realize similar outcomes for your program.


Mona_DhillonMona Dhillon, Executive Vice President and Provost at Hult International Business School

As Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Dhillon is responsible for all aspects of Hult’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs including curriculum and program innovation, student and faculty experience, and operations across all of Hult's global campus locations, summer rotation centers, and online programs. Dr. Dhillon has over 20 years of experience with graduate and undergraduate business program development, program management, delivery, and campus academic operations. She has served in various roles at Hult International Business School since 2010 including Dean of the San Francisco Campus and Global Dean of Faculty and Programs. She has led the design and implementation of new graduate programs and Hult’s first online MBA program. Prior to joining Hult, she served in various administration and teaching roles at the School of Business at The George Washington University. Her teaching experience includes face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate business courses in Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, and Human Computer Interaction. Before embarking on her career in Higher Education, Dr. Dhillon worked in the healthcare operations and research field. Dr. Dhillon is passionate about driving innovation in higher education and designing and delivering programs and learning experiences that prepare students to be the best they can be, develop core skills, and make a positive impact in the world. Dr. Dhillon holds a PhD in Management and Technology and an MS in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University, and a BA in Psychology from Emory University.

Kyle_MurrayKyle Murray, Dean, Business School at University of Alberta

Kyle Murray is Acting Dean of the University of Alberta School of Business, Canada's first and longest accredited business school, recognized for its research excellence, academic program quality, graduate career success, and economic impact within Alberta and Canada. Dr. Murray earned his BSc (Specialization Psychology, 1994) and Ph.D. (Marketing and Psychology, 2004) from the University of Alberta. He has been with the Alberta School of Business since 2008, serving as Vice Dean from 2017 to 2021 and as the Director of the School of Retailing from 2008 to 2017. Kyle has held faculty appointments at the Ivey School of Business (Canada) and Monash University (Australia), as well as visiting appointments at INSEAD (France) and TU Dublin (Ireland). An expert in human decision-making, Kyle’s research interests focus on innovation and behaviour change challenges in business and society. He has published several books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles in leading journals in management, marketing, information systems and organizational behaviour. Kyle’s work has attracted millions in grant funding and his research and teaching have been recognized with a variety of awards, including the McCalla Professorship, Killam Professorship, Petro-Canada Young Innovators Award and the Mackenzie Teaching Award of Excellence. As a consultant to government and Fortune 50 companies, Kyle has advised clients that include Air Miles, the Competition Bureau of Canada, Consumers Council of Canada, General Motors, Industry Canada, Johnson and Johnson, Leger, The Research Intelligence Group, and Microsoft. He has also been involved in a variety of start-ups, as an investor and advisor, in sectors ranging from financial services to retail and from advertising to cannabis. Under Kyle’s leadership, the Alberta School of Business is focused on enhancing teaching and learning, while continuing to build on globally recognized research excellence

Chris_NitschChris Nitsch, Skills Transformation Advisor, Coursera

Christopher Nitsch has over a decade of experience in Higher Education. In his current role, he examines the skills needed for the future of work, and co-creates learning solutions for future-proofing universities. Prior to Coursera he was at Times Higher Education, where he worked with global research universities to craft strategic plans. He has also worked extensively with American and Canadian universities, providing data insights to support increasing research productivity and global reputation.

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