In a closing lecture at the EFMD entitled “Preparing Our Schools for Upcoming Challenges,” Soumitra Dutta, the Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University spoke about the challenges facing business schools today at the EFMD Annual 2013 Conference. Issues of relevance and adherence to stakeholder interests were looked at, in mapping out the future environment for management education.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
EFMD Annual Conference 2013: “Executive Education & Corporate Universities” by Philip Healy & David Jestaz
Corporate universities are increasingly becoming an option for global companies to maintain and enhance the talent within their organizations to be leaders, as well as provide an incentive for their employees to acquire further skills and other advancement opportunities. In this year’s annual EFMD conference, Philip Healy, Regional Director of the Centre for Creative Leadership (Belgium), and David Jestaz, the Director of EDF Group’s Corporate University, discussed the trend of the corporate university as a form of executive education.
This year at the EFMD Annual Conference, the trend of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS) were highlighted and built upon by Howard Lurie, the Vice President for External Affairs for edX, a Harvard and MIT online course initiative. The traditional model for higher education is now changing to reflect the emergence of open source content and learning online. The advantages and disadvantages of going online were discussed, how traditional university models could work with MOOCs to their benefit, and what the next steps forward are for edX amidst all this.
What is the real intent behind management schools? To develop the next generation of managers for major consulting and financial firms, such as Goldman Sachs? Or is it to develop further research in management practices? At the EFMD 2013 Annual Conference, Ron Nahser, Director of Urban Sustainable Management Programs Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business; Sarah Bailey, Co-Founder and Marketing Director of Single Planet Solutions Ltd; and Kurt Peleman, CEO of European Venture Philanthropy Association. “Beyond the Box” discussed the purpose for students of management education teaching, and the possibilities outside what one would traditionally conceive as the typical business school path.
EFMD Annual Conference 2013: “Regions of the World: Latin America” by Maria José Tonelli and João Lins
Maria Jose Tonelli, Vice Director of FGV EAESP in Brazil and Joao Lins, a partner at PwC in Brazil both gave a lecture on the state of higher education and the business environment in Latin America at the EFMD 2013 Annual Conference.
EFMD Annual Conference 2013: “Efficiency and Creativity: the Impact of Management Education upon Business and Economy in Asia” by Dong-Sung Cho
Dong-Sung Cho, Professor of Strategy, International Business, Management Design, and Sustainability Management at Seoul National University, gave a lecture at the EFMD 2013 Conference titled “Efficiency and Creativity: the Impact of Management Education upon Business and Economy in Asia.” This lecture discussed themes of management education, particularly through creative channels, and their influence upon the economies in the Asian markets, especially South Korea and China.
David Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of GMAC, presented a lecture at the EFMD 2013 Annual Conference titled “Fasten Your Seatbelts.” Higher education is facing an uncertain environment with differing approaches in pedagogy and turbulent markets. Wilson discussed the state of higher education now versus what it was like five years ago, and he gave his vision for higher education in the future.