Master’s Leadership Symposium

The Master’s Leadership Symposium is our flagship event for those with strategic oversight of the business master’s portfolio

The GMAC Master’s Leadership Symposium is a premier event designed specifically for school professionals with strategic responsibility for business master’s programs around the world. Join and network with like-minded professionals, explore market trends and gain in-depth perspectives around the challenges and opportunities faced by this growing segment of the graduate management education industry.

At the Master’s Leadership Symposium, you will:

  • Explore issues of relevance to specialised and generalist business master’s programs (eg MSc/MS)
  • Join strategic conversations about the challenges and opportunities facing this segment
  • Learn about trends and developments impacting the industry
  • Network with senior staff from business schools around the world

Ideal audience

Academic and administrative program-level deans and directors for business master’s programs.

Note:  the Master’s Leadership Symposium has been developed to focus on the needs of non-MBA business master’s programs. For leaders of MBA programs, the GMAC Leadership Conference, offered in partnership with the MBA Roundtable, may be a better fit.

Master’s Leadership Symposium 2021

The next Master’s Leadership Symposium will be held online during the week of 8 March (exact dates and times to be confirmed).

Advisory committee

Crafting an event that meets the diverse needs of business master’s programs around the world would not be possible without the commitment and support from our conference advisory group.  This year we are fortunate to be working with:

  • Aaron Goh, Director, MSc Programs, NUS Business School (Singapore)
  • Stacey Lippert, Executive Director, Graduate Programs, Arizona State University (USA)
  • Teresa Pan, Assistant Dean, UBC Sauder School of Business (Canada)
  • Cara Richards, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, George Washington University (USA)
  • Michelle Sisto, associate Dean, EDHEC (France)
  • Mario Tabarini, Guidance and Recruitment Manager, Bocconi University (Italy)

Past events

The GMAC Master’s Leadership Symposium is an annual event. Prior events include:

  • San Francisco, USA – December 2019
  • London, UK – December 2018
  • Madrid, Spain – December 2017

In 2019 we decided to move the event to March in order to maximise reach.

Contact us

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