Problem Solved: Building Market Based Curricular and Co-Curricular Programs

Wednesday | January 20 | 2016 | 7:45 pm - 9:00 PM
Salon C, D

Conventional wisdom suggests changes in academe take an inordinate amount of time. But in this age of disruption we need fast, actionable and substantive ways to make high impact changes that are market oriented yet acceptable to faculty and students alike. Join us as three schools show they did this--and also receive a quick problem solving framework that can help you reflect on this session and determine ways you can apply these ideas in your own setting. Hear from three schools how they read the market tea leaves, managed change, ink brained internal and external buy in, and innovated in ways that benefited their students and faculty short-and long-term.


Karen Dowd, Assistant Dean, Career Management and Corporate Engagement, Simon Business School, University of Rochester

Mike Fields, Dean, College of Business at University of Houston – Downtown

Dave Tilson, Associate Dean of the Full-time MBA Program, Simon Business School, University of Rochester​

Lisa Umenyiora, Assistant Director, Finance Programmes, Imperial College Business School