May 13–15, 2020 | Indianapolis, Indiana, USA CANCELED
AACSB is committed to providing a safe environment for event attendees, volunteers, members, and staff globally. In response to COVID-19, and to protect the health of all involved, the Graduate Curriculum Conference has been canceled. AACSB offers a number of digital learning options with many more in development. Please visit the digital learning page for a current listing of opportunities.
Formerly the Redesigning the MBA Curriculum Conference
Drawing on diverse experiences and best practices, the Graduate Curriculum Conference will provide valuable insights about the content and pedagogies of graduate level curricula for full and part-time programs while also allowing participants to network and exchange ideas.
A diverse range of schools will share strategies for overcoming an environment of intense competition, financial constraints, employer expectations, and diverse technologies. We will discuss innovative graduate portfolios and share insights to create confident leaders with the knowledge and skills to effectively adapt to, and overcome, the challenges of an evolving global economy. Together, we will think strategically about questions of purpose, positioning, and program design for specialized masters and MBAs and gain guidance through the curriculum redesign process. With so much emphasis on what’s next, it’s imperative for b-school curricula to focus on the future. Join us as we explore:
• Keeping up with business needs: what enhancements are business schools making to MBA and specialized masters programs to meet the expectations and demands of industry?
• Pedagogy, teaching, and curriculum delivery: how are business schools designing traditional MBAs, non-traditional MBAs, and one-year specialized masters programs to have a competitive advantage in a saturated and changing market?
• Managing and marketing: how are business schools effectively managing graduate program portfolio growth and/or restructuring, and how are they solving the marketing challenges that come with these changes?
Business school deans and heads of business schools, program directors, curriculum coordinators, associate and assistant deans with responsibility for academic programs, and faculty members with responsibility for redesigning programs and curricula.
"The 2018 Curriculum Conference was a great opportunity to strengthen the network. However, the best part was brought through the examples presented. Schools and programmes in the US, as well as in Asia and Europe, shared their approaches in making their MBA curriculums current and relevant to their markets. Those examples triggered ideas I brought back to the school in order to enhance our value proposition, by better aligning our curriculum to our strategy. Finally, being exposed to a diverse set of technology tools will help us in developing a path in which our MBA graduates are equipped for the second half of the 21st century, although we don’t know how it is going to look like."
—Dr Javier Yanez-Arenas, MBA Director and Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow (Scotland)
"This was my first AACSB conference and I couldn't be more pleased. I was able to meet people from all over the country and everyone was very welcoming. I'll certainly return to future AACSB conferences and hope to be a contributor to the sessions so I can share how AACSB has improved our programs."
—Steven M. Kronenberg, University of North Georgia - Mike Cottrell College of Business
Dean, Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis
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