Attendees at Graduate Management Admission Council’s annual conference in Vancouver will get a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-published GMAC book, Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education. Three of the book’s co-authors will address the current challenges facing graduate management education and discuss their recommendations for the future success of the industry during each of the Concurrent Sessions scheduled over two days of the conference.
During Concurrent Sessions I on Thursday morning, June 20, Erich Dierdorff and Robert Rubin, both Associate Professors of Management at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University, will present a comprehensive model for measuring academic quality in a session titled, “Reclaiming Control: Quality Measures in Graduate Management Education.” They will challenge schools to rethink and retool their own quality indicators in order to address the needs of all business school stakeholders.
During the Thursday afternoon Concurrent Sessions II, Michael Hay, Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, will address four major challenges that schools need to face in order to position themselves for the future, namely: globalization, technological and workplace changes, new business school models, and the “arms race for talent.” Marci Armstrong, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, will moderate the session, titled “Key Questions Deans Consider When Making Strategic Choices.”
On Friday morning, June 21, during Concurrent Sessions IV, Sara Rynes-Weller, the John F. Murray Professor of Management and Organizations at Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, will examine program content in her session titled “Curriculum Matters: Toward a More Holistic Graduate Management Education.” Daniel Poston, Assistant Dean of Master’s Programs at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington, will moderate the session.
All three sessions are sponsored by GMAC’s Management Education Research Institute (MERI), which commissioned the book, scheduled for publication in August 2013 by Jossey Bass/Wiley.
These three authors also will be available at the Research Lounge for one-on-one chats with attendees during Annual Conference.
See our February 19 blog posting for the names and links to online biographies of all 20 contributing authors or visit our new web page on gmac.com, Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education.
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