Concurrent Sessions I

Wednesday | January 22 | 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 PM

The MBA Career Center of the Future   
Las Olas IV
Although career centers have historically delivered a significant portion of the MBA’s perceived value to students, the traditional modus operandi is quickly losing its relevance in the face of modern talent acquisition techniques. One example of a shifting trend: Companies are shunning on-campus info sessions as outdated and replacing them with privately-arranged, by-invitation-only, off-campus events. In a world where employers and students are finding each other directly, how should your career center adapt? Should it be bigger or smaller? What new services should you offer, and which functions are irrelevant? Join us to explore what the career center of the future may look like for your program.

Gary Fraser
, Assistant Dean, Full-time MBA Program and Career Services, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Maryellen Lamb
, Deputy Vice Dean, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Wasler
, Americas University Relations Leader, Dell Inc.
Moderator: Karen Siegfried
, MBA Executive Director, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

A Paradigm Shift: From Traditional Instruction to the Flipped Classroom
Las Olas V
Given the emergence of MOOCs, wikis, blogs, and collaborative platforms, long-standing models of classroom delivery are no longer as effective or meaningful. New delivery methods include the flipped classroom. In addition to transforming faculty into knowledge facilitators, flipped models help students build critical skills that employers are looking for and, in many instances, improve learning outcomes. In this session, you’ll hear from faculty and administrators who have implemented the flipped classroom and will share their experiences and best practices.

Maya Georgieva, Associate Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Stern School of Business, New York University
Eric Hirst, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Joe Stephens, Assistant Dean of MBA Programs, Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri
Moderator: Anne M. Ferrante, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable

Repackaging the MBA Value Proposition: Selling Our Programs to a New Generation of Students
(Repeated on Thursday, January 23 at 1 pm)
Rio Vista

Our students’ unique values, aspirations, and skills are a direct result of growing up in a time of unprecedented social and technological change. As competition to attract and retain the best and brightest prospective MBA students has intensified, business schools are striving to adapt to this generation’s needs and preferences. It is more important than ever to communicate a convincing MBA value proposition that will resonate with this audience. This interactive session, led by two marketing experts with daily MBA classroom experience, will focus on what drives this generation as they decide among competing brands. Participants will also create student profiles and actively craft meaningful MBA value propositions for specific segments of prospective students.

Judy Hopelain, Partner, Brand Amplitude, and Lecturer, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
Carol Phillips
, President, Brand Amplitude, and Adjunct Instructor of Marketing, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

The Role of Experiential Learning in Preparing Managers for the Global World
Las Olas VI
Globalization has accelerated to the stage where world economies are highly integrated and talent is mobile and global. Corporations have responded with varied organizational structures and methods to reach new audiences and deliver the products and services they seek. Graduate management education is responding in varied ways to globalization and the need to prepare global managers. This session will analyze the skills and competencies successful global managers possess, and will look at different ways schools are delivering on the needed learning outcomes through experiential learning initiatives.
Nan S. Langowitz, Associate Dean and Professor of Management, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College
Elena Liquete, Executive Director for the MBA Program, IESE Business School
Julie Staggs, Managing Principal, Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting
Moderator: Anne Dries, Programme Director, MBA & EMBA, Singapore Management University