From Specialized to Self-Designed: Programmatic Design and Organizational Structure


This session will take a closer look at MBA programmatic design in general and will explore two distinct models in greater detail—the “highly focused, career specialization” model and the “highly flexible, build-your-own” model.  Session presenters will compare and contrast the impact of these models on curricular development, admissions processes, the student experience, and administrative structures.  Attendees will then engage in small group discussion about their own programmatic models and discuss collectively options for aligning resources and maximizing programmatic delivery.

, Assistant Dean for Masters Programs, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle
BLAIR SANFORD, Assistant Dean, MBA Programs and Director, MBA Career Management Center, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison