GMAC Master's Leadership Symposium 2019

December 5-6, 2019 | HKUST Business School Central | Hong Kong

Join us for our Master's Leadership Symposium, our inaugural professional development event that is focused on program leadership and strategy for a business masters 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.

Registration coming soon.

Preliminary Agenda* 

Day 1:  Thursday, 5 December

Time  Content
8 am onwards Registration and coffee
8:45 am – 9:45 am Symposium Welcome 
9:45 am – 10:45 am Trends in GME & Master’s Programming
10:45 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:45 pm How to Build Customized Learning Experiences for Master’s Students  Master’s Student Expectations: A Review of Survey Results
12:45 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 3:30 pm Consolidate or Separate?  Case Studies in Adapting Organizational Structures to Support a Growing Portfolio Innovations in Co-Curricular Offerings in the Master’s Space  
3:30 pm – 4 pm Break
4 pm – 5:15 pm Attracting, Educating, and Employing Gen Z:  The Values-Driven Cohort
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Day One in Review
7 pm – 10 pm Dinner
  • Trends in GME and Master’s Programming: Overview of market dynamics and trends impacting the business master’s space in key markets around the world.
  • How to Build Customized Learning Experiences for Master’s Students: The business school portfolio can have many constituent parts, in this session we’ll discuss new curricular opportunities, from stackable credentials to a more flexible curriculum options, and identify where synergies and efficiencies can be realised.
  • Master’s Student Expectations: A Review of Survey Results: This is an interactive workshop taking findings from a specially-commissioned survey to explore master’s student expectations to improve program design and delivery.
  • Consolidate or Separate?  Case Studies in Adapting Organizational Structures to Support a Growing Portfolio: Using case studies for three key functions, we’ll develop a set of questions each school should ask when considering how to best align key functions with [prospective] student needs.
  • Innovations in Co-Curricular Offerings in the Master’s Space: While program reviews tend to centre on the core curriculum, co-curricula experiences can fundamentally impact a student’s learning journey.  What are some of the most innovative co-curricular offerings and how are they organised?  
  • Attracting, Educating, and Employing Gen Z: The Values-Driven Cohort: This workshop will explore why and how business schools can attract, educate, and place a cohort of students for whom purpose is a driving force.

Day 2:  Friday, 5 December

Time  Content
9 am – 9:15 am Welcome 
9:15 am – 10:30 am Panel Discussion with Employers
10:30 am – 11 am Break
11 am – 12:15 pm The Enduring Value of the Master’s Degree: “Trade” School vs. Business School
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm  Bringing it All Together
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Closing Remarks
  • The Enduring Value of the Master’s Degree: “Trade” School vs. Business School: This session will attempt to create a blueprint for business schools to ensure the GME industry continues to deliver sustained value into the future.
 

*Schedule & program subject to change

Registration coming soon.