Innovative Curriculum Conference

Register today for this virtual conference to gain ideas to innovate undergraduate and graduate business school curricula.
March 20​ – 22​
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Our future leaders must have the confidence and skills to tackle the grand societal and geopolitical challenges we are facing. What can we better do to prepare them? This session will discuss how business schools can work to help students develop the leadership and functional skills needed to make positive impact.
Alison Omens
Chief Strategy Officer
Just Capital
Anna Simioni
Advisor for People & Organization
Boston Consulting Group
Nadine de Gannes
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Ivey Business School
Stefanie Lenway
Dean Emeritus, Opus College of Business
University of St. Thomas-Minnesota
This panel session will share student perspectives on purpose and explore what it is they are seeking in business school curriculum.
Daius Steiner
Curriculum Change Coordinator, Re_Generation; Teaching Assistant, Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University
Jeronimo Mejia
Director, Curriculum Change
Paulo Speroni
Coordinator of Youth Leadership & Innovation
UN Global Compact, PRME
Vinciane Martin
Project Officer, Business Education
The Shift Project
This session will share best practices for utilizing the ‘student voice’ as a meaningful indirect measure for data driven continuous improvement.
Babita Gupta
Director of AACSB Accreditation, College of Business
California State University, Monterey Bay
Join us for inspiring TED talk-style presentations that will explore different aspects of integrating and elevating inclusion within the business school.
Binnu Palta Hill
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Josip Kotlar
Associate Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Family Business
Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano
Kathleen Odell
Associate Dean
Dominican University
Growing Graduate Enrollment: Challenges and Opportunities to Grow the Graduate Pipeline Enrollment in graduate business programs continues to be a challenge for many business schools. This session will start with a brief overview of current trends in graduate school enrollment and will be followed by interactive breakout sessions to discuss best practices and ideas for increasing graduate program enrollment around specific themes including: 1) Increasing program interest and applications, 2) Managing the application process and yield, 3) Exploring innovative program portfolios.
Ginger Killian
Associate Professor of Marketing
Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College
Mark Thomas
Programs Director
ICN Business School
Rashmi Jain
Professor, Information Management and Business Analytics
Montclair State University
Podium's Global Technology Program: The Intersection of Technical, Cultural, and Practical Skills "Podium Education is the world’s leading experiential learning company. Over the past four years, they’ve developed The Global Tech Experience (GTX), an innovative, fully digital program that delivers a 6-credit experience enabling undergraduate business students to work on projects from organizations like SpaceX, The Grammy’s & Netflix over a digital platform. HPU has seen incredible interest from students looking to work directly with companies while building their intercultural skills and work-simulated experience. In this session you’ll hear from HPU’s Dean, Mark Rosenbaum, and Podium Education’s Founder, Chris Parrish, on how The Global Tech Experience unlocks access to experiential and global learning and drives revenue for university partners at scale."
Chris Parrish
Co-Founder & President of Partnerships
Podium Education
Mark Rosenbaum
Hawaii Pacific University
To Innovate or not to Innovate – that is the question We will host a facilitated discussion on whether people are sticking with the online innovations developed during the Covid pandemic or it is back to teaching practice as before March 2020
Lucian Tipi
Associate Dean Teaching, Education and Student Experience at Birmingham City Business School
Birmingham City University
Learners in business schools are expected to develop technology competency and ability to interpret and communicate data. This session will share how curriculum mapping can be leveraged to plan gradual competency development and incorporate technology and analytics throughout business curriculum. We will discuss two models of analytics and technology integration across the business curriculum to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for competitive careers.
Haya Ajjan
Associate Dean, Love School of Business
Elon University
Natasha Veltri
Associate Dean, Sykes College of Business
The University of Tampa
This session will discuss revitalizing assurance of learning to broaden and deepen faculty engagement.
Anthony Devine
Director of Learning and Teaching, Adam Smith Business School
University of Glasgow
Karen Tarnoff
Associate Dean for Assessment and International Programs, College of Business and Technology
East Tennessee State University
Industry Session

Learners require a new level of career readiness to thrive in today’s accelerating technology and economic change. They need your help to strengthen self-efficacy and self-knowledge, foundations for other career competencies. In this session, learn about 2 AACSB institutions where professional development faculty are using Career Key to teach lifelong self-development skills.
Juliet Jones-Vlasceanu
President & CEO
Career Key
Partnering to progress the exploration of transdisciplinary education, double-degrees, majors, and integration of core digital skills to support a global generation of business professionals.
Bhavani Sridharan
Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Accreditation
Australian Catholic University
Mehdi Rajaeian
Lecturer in Information Technology
Australian Catholic University
Yasminka Nemet
Future Skills Lead
Join us for insightful and inspiring 7-minute TED talk-style presentations on how others are integrating sustainability into curriculum.
Armand Bam
Head of the Social Impact and Small Business Academy, Stellenbosch Business School
Stellenbosch University
Batia Wiesenfeld
Andre J.L. Koo Professor of Management and Chair, Department of Management, Stern School of Business
New York University
Dorothée Baumann-Pauly
University of Geneva
Janani Akhil
Vice President of Global Programs
Raffaella Cagliano
Deputy Academic Director
Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano
"Partnering with your Center for Teaching Excellence in support of innovation across the Curriculum." Join the Metropolitan Business School Affinity Group for a panel discussion on ways Teaching and Learning Centers support innovation across business curriculum and beyond. Topics include examples of institutional-level projects supporting educational outcomes, pedogeological innovations, and ways Centers for Teaching and Learning partner with schools of business.
Jim Fatzinger
Chairperson, AACSB Metropolitan Business School Affinity Group
Elon University
Kristi Rudenga
Director of the Notre Dame Kenab Learning Center
University of Notre Dame
Stacy Grooters
Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Boston College
This session will delve into the intersection of generative artificial intelligence and assessment practices in higher education. Given the challenges that develop from easy access to AI-generated essays from applications such as ChatGPT, we will address the importance of assessment design. We will discuss how to design an exam for or against ChatGPT, as well as the implications of allowing, disallowing, or controlling its use. Through examples and case studies, participants will gain a better understanding of the current state and future prospects of AI-assisted assessment in higher education.
Alain Goudey
Associate Dean for Digital
NEOMA Business School
Business schools are needing to pivot to meet an evolving workplace—expectations and competencies required are changing rapidly. This session will share best practices for developing curriculum that can evolve and respond quickly to an everchanging geopolitical environment.
Nakeisha Lewis
Associate Dean of Student Success, Knauss School of Business
University of San Diego
Stefanie Lenway
Dean Emeritus, Opus College of Business
University of St. Thomas-Minnesota
What’s required to ensure a culture of mental wellness on campus? Each school has a unique climate and culture—what do your business school learners need to thrive in the classroom? This session will explore how can you bring this environment to life and continuously support it by the use of meditation.
Frank Brueck
Visiting Researcher, Business School
Imperial College
Valeria Berchicci
Senior Lecturer, GMBA Program
Imperial College London
This session will explore how schools can strike the right balance of technical skill development with whole-person development. Foundational technical skills are still valuable, but students are lacking skills that can set them apart, such as critical thinking, practicing high-level judgement, and successfully navigating through social dynamics. How can b-schools create curriculum that balances and develops the two?
Matthew Exton
MBM Course Director, Cardiff Business School
Cardiff University