Innovations in Graduate Business Education: Lifelong Learning in the Digital Era

Business educators and industry leaders are coming together from around the country to discuss lifelong learning in the digital era and it’s impact on business education.

15 Oct
Price: $550.00 - $700.00

Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, Livingston Hall

Monday, October 15, 2018 (4:00 pm reception and evening reception) through Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Emphasizing trends and issues relevant to graduate business education, this conference brings together academics and industry to discuss the future of business education, as well as current trends and changes.

Past panel discussions have addressed issues like the impact of technology on teaching and learning, how business schools are re-imaging their cultures and the skills companies are demanding of graduates looking for jobs in a changing business world.


Presentations & Videos

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Joseph Thomas, Interim Dean, Cornell SC Johnson School of Business, Cornell University

Panel 1: Digital Disruptions in Educating Business Students

View Video of Panel Discussion (YouTube)

Peter Hirst, Associate Dean, MIT, Sloan School of Management

John Kraft, Dean, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

Panel 2: Experiential and Action-Based Learning

Bernard Ferrari, Dean, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University

Luncheon Keynote

Dean Jonathan Levin, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Panel 4: Customizing Business Education to Individual Needs

Jake Cohen, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master's Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management

Matt Merrick, Associate Dean of Degree Operations at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Micheal Faulkender, Associate Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

Panel 5: Executive Education and Graduate Education - Perfect Together

View Video of Panel Discussion (YouTube)

Juliane Iannarelli, Senior Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer, AACSB

Reports referenced during the panel:

  1. Understanding the Implications of the Digital Generation on Business Education
    Study co-sponsored by AACSB, UNICON, and EMBAC regarding the expectations for advanced management education of the digital generation.
  2. To Empower Learning Over a Lifetime: How academia and businesses can instill a culture of learning for organizational success
    Study in partnership with Chief Learning Officer magazine regarding the opinions of talent/learning professionals on the challenges related to creating a culture of learning—and how they intend to meet those challenges
  3. Lifelong Learning and Talent Management
    AACSB briefing paper providing an introduction to the environment, challenges, and opportunities related to lifelong learning and talent management, drawing on discussions by the AACSB board of directors & Business Practices Council.
Rapid Prototyping: An interactive session to create actionable solutions

Megan Overbay, Principal, Kennedy and Company

If you have questions about the panel, please e-mail

Jens Molbak, CEO of Coinstar and Founder of WinWin

Panel 7: Corporate Leaders Express Market Perspective


Facilitator: John Byrne, Editor in Chief, Poets & Quants

  • Bob Alig, BusinessCAS Consultant, Liaison
  • Jens Molbak, CEO of Coinstar and Founder of WinWin
  • Courtney Billington, President, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Eric Dingler, Managing Director, Audit & Assurance Chief Learning Officer, Development COE, Talent, Deloitte and Touche

View Video of Panel Discussion (YouTube)


If you have questions, contact Sharon Lydon at 973-353-5728 or email


This event is $550.00 - $700.00