Business schools today must adapt and respond to the rapid nature of change in the business professions, an increasingly competitive landscape for business education, and shifting needs of learners. Dr. Washington will describe how antifragile thinking applied to B-Schools can complement existing academic quality assurance efforts, enable leaders to manage emerging risks and adapt to shifts in demand, and initiate more networked and flexible operational and instructional approaches.
The unprecedented stress to the modern education sector accelerated by the recurrent waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and rapid changes to the nature of work, workplaces, and worker competency requirements, has the potential to either scar or reinvigorate the business school landscape for years to come. Academic leaders from Europe, North America, and Central America will describe measures taken by their business schools to adapt and to pursue emerging opportunities resulting from the present disruption.
A professional online portfolio is an essential tool for college students ready to hit the job market and show hiring managers they have what it takes to do the job. In this session, attendees will learn and see best practices in creating an online portfolio that showcases college experiences that will help students stand out from competing applicants in securing a coveted position.
Economics is known as the “dismal science” because it teaches that every decision involves tradeoffs among possible choices. Students find it dismal when they fail to see connections between the abstract models of economic textbooks and the “real world” of business. Using analogies from sports is a way to address this frustration by presenting these concepts in a format more likely to engage the current generation of college students.
Whether you recently joined or are just now considering accreditation, this interactive presentation will give you an overview of the benefits, processes, and next steps to having IACBE accredited programs.
This presentation will share how one professor with 15 years of industry experience (including starting a small business) translates ungrading into the field of marketing education. The ungrading approach that will be discussed in this presentation uses a competency-based feedback structure in the form of self-reflection and performance appraisals. A framework will be offered for ungrading in marketing, and examples of assignments will be shared for educators eager to implement this in their own practices.
Capstone courses are an effective method for students to integrate their learnings across the spectrum of business functions, but a one-size-fits-all instructional design does not account for differences in individual student development. Tiered assessment is an instructional design approach that provides students agency in matching individual development to course material. This presentation illustrates use of tiered assessment in a capstone course, allowing students to modify the capstone experience to better fit their individual development.
This presentation demonstrates a successful experiential learning program on teaching students how to prepare individual tax returns and professional communication through working with real clients. We will discuss in detail 1) how the VITA program was conducted virtually during the pandemic year, 2) how the faculty supervisor provided instructions and guidance on tax preparation, and 3) the impact of the experiential learning opportunity to the students and the community.
Your accreditation or reaffirmation is approaching! The Self-Study Guide and Self-Study template are available…Where and when to start? What technology platform to use? Who can help? Join very recent first-time Self-Study preparers in an informal and interactive session about strategically approaching data collection, document preparation, and document packaging. Learn what they know now that they would have liked to know before starting their Self-Study journeys. Share your tips and tricks with session attendees too.
Management practices are evolving, yet management education may not be keeping up! The growing profession of executive coaching and its integration into the workplace, demands our attention as educators. We must ensure that business education remains cutting-edge and relevant to both the needs of organizational leaders and to our students’ professional goals. This presentation will explore the history of coaching, the growing coaching profession, and the need for its integration into the management education curriculum
Interested in industry-integrated learning? Exploring ways to scale industry collaboration and mentoring on your campus? Join the experiential learning experts and live case competition coordinators from CapSource to explore ways your institution can leverage technology and effective techniques in experiential learning program design in order to position your institution to best prepare students for the future of work!
Cases advance excellence in business education uniquely. They draw upon the unique characteristics, attributes, and perspectives of multiple stakeholders. They help expose students to conducting their job search, developing career goals, analyzing businesses/industries, and exploring both graduate school and career contribution. Case discussions help us discover individually and move forward together. Yet they pose unique challenges to leading classes…especially for control-oriented teachers. Want to fuel students' learning (as well as your own)? Join us!
The development of academic leaders is at a critical juncture due to the organizational socialization process being left to chance. IACBE supported a survey in April 2021 to which members of the IACBE community voluntarily participated in providing information related to the importance of administrative, leadership, liaison and financial skills of business school deans and also their perception as to how well those activities were being performed. Come hear the results!
Simulations provide an environment for a practical encounter with business principles. During this presentation we’ll cover three of the top strategies that our best instructors use for encouraging teamwork, inspiring critical thinking about the principles of business, and for developing the rubrics for a Final Presentation that ensures the best learning outcomes. We have two simulations we’ll be covering during this presentation: one for Business Essentials (BizCafe) and the other for Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur), the latter focuses on the operational efficacy of a start-up business.
Is there a sense of “community” in your classes? Some of us have redefined what classroom community looks and acts like; some are trying to figure it out. And don’t forget our departments/divisions! This session offers: an assessment of “community” in our classes and work groups; discussion on the collective classroom and our leadership responsibilities; and ideas to reclaim and re-build community while considering individual capacities, group contributions, and the impact to campus and beyond.
This presentation will discuss how a Strategic Initiative Grant lead to the development of a multi-year panel series which became the impetus for tapping industry leaders to drive the curriculum of a newly implemented Healthcare Management Program, cultivate internship positions, and become the competitive advantage students need for workplace success. Additionally, this incentive had an unexpected positive side-effect, a School of Business program wide gap analysis of business degree programs, using internship partner industry professionals.
Debates concerning disconnects between campus-acquired knowledge and its subsequent usefulness in front-line trenches have been ongoing. And students often enter the “fog of practice” looking to make sense of their new interdisciplinary world. In an attempt to address the above challenge, this presentation will introduce the overarching competency of “organizational empathy” and a strategy to confront the many polarities one is likely to face in their workplace. We will highlight how interdisciplinary curriculum collaboration may contribute to student success.
Many university students dislike group and team projects. Yet, learning to work in teams is a life and career skill which must be taught in business schools. This presentation highlights the most important processes and competencies for forming and maintaining high performance and managing conflict in groups and teams. Alternative models and innovative practices based in group process research and sports management studies are explained and presented.
Workforce Development: Creating Leaders for Tomorrow.
“Leading in a Disruptive World: A New Approach” examines organic leadership in an upside-down world. Insights are provided that help us move beyond outdated leadership models. The urgency to find a better way has never been greater. Thrust into a cyber-dominated world with a velocity of organizational disruption never before experienced, we seek new direction. The Fourth Industrial Revolution requires a paradigm shift in leadership. A new approach, Leading with Adaptive DNA, is offered.
Peregrine Global Services recently updated and expanded its portfolio of assessment reports. These reports are used for both learner and program-level evaluation. In this presentation, we will highlight the new reports and discuss assessment trends based on an analysis of exam results.
This presentation demonstrates problem-based learning through an entrepreneurial scenario intended for the first day of learning. The activity integrates students’ existing knowledge with course topics. The activity helps ground a “big picture” problem-solving perspective which can serve to guide students through more complex topics and computations later in the semester. While the presentation activity highlights corporate finance topics, similar problem-based learning activities can fit courses across the business curriculum.
This session cancelled. Another opportunity for the Self-Study Manual Updates is available in the afternoon.
Cryptocurrencies, blockchain, digital assets, DeFi, NFT’s, cryptomining, stablecoins, smart contracts, and digital wallets. Every day we hear new terms and wonder what they mean. My presentation is intended for faculty and students interested in learning about (or is confused by) this topic. Recently, there has been a lot of publicity about digital assets. It is important for faculty to have an understanding of these topics as they will have an impact on numerous business fields. Our students are interested in and excited about these topics.
Business departments in higher education are required to update and upgrade the curriculum to ensure that students are prepared for the careers of today. This requirement is particularly important in the ever-changing marketing discipline. As employers consider new hires, those individuals with certifications and other credentials are highly valued. This presentation identifies industry certifications which can be incorporated in marketing course instruction for undergraduate students.
The scope of the presentation is to share the best practices of the thriving 4x4 model at Lynn University. Due to the pandemic, content delivery and learning evolution in the last two years are imperative while providing holistic learning and college experience. Lynn University has revamped the structure of the semester from a traditional one to an innovative one. The presentation will focus on detailed methodologies and analysis of innovative design, including statistical evidence from the data collected.
This presentation will provide analyses of the NPS-related data from course evaluations collected in 2021 that included NPS scores. This study investigates whether NPS might improve university assessments of instructor effectiveness and enhance classroom teaching practices. The presentation will also query whether tertiary classroom NPS scores may correlate with class grade averages. Future research will investigate possible correlation with student graduation rates.
The presentation provides insight into the role of innovation in business education to promote leadership skills for adult students. Leadership skill requirements have evolved over the last decade. Therefore, it is essential that college graduates; undergraduate and graduate, are prepared for leadership responsibilities. This presentation will demonstrate and define the innovation skills employers are seeking for leadership positions and how educators can update business education curriculum to better prepare students.
Capsim develops immersive, science-backed simulation platforms that help business instructors engage students with real-world learning experiences to prepare them for career success. From team-based business strategy simulations to self-directed day-in-the-life microsimulations—Capsim provides the tools needed to meaningfully measure and develop the critical skills students need to succeed in today's dynamic and competitive business world.
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which complex real-world problems are used as the vehicle to promote student learning of concepts and principles as opposed to direct presentation of facts and concepts. In addition to course content, PBL can promote the development of critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, team-building skills, communication skills, and other useful soft skills in addition to the required research. This can provide a more dynamic and interactive learning environment than a standard course with lectures, tests, and papers.
This session will be valuable to those who will be seeking accreditation/reaffirmation with a Self-Study year 2022-23 and forward. We will review the new self-study manual that corresponds to the IACBE Principles that were revised in 2021: its new look, layout, and requirements. NOTE: virtual review sessions will also be scheduled beginning in May 2022.
The presentation provides insight from John Bowler’s dissertation research on how colleges can take both static (normal) and dynamic (pandemic specific) actions to help students succeed in the pandemic. After initial discussion of the dissertation’s finding, audience participation will be encouraged to share what actions their college took during the pandemic to help students succeed so that we may learn from each other.
How do we as the business academe continue to embed knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to ethical and social responsibility in every course we teach? Faculty in this Business School incorporate learning objectives for ethical and socially responsible leadership into every undergraduate and graduate course. This panel provides examples of specific assignments and activities featuring social responsibility and ethical leadership development. Topics include a simple framework using 5 global leader beliefs; methods for teaching ethical and social responsibility in accounting and economics courses; and methods for developing mission-based learning objectives.
This presentation offers anecdotal evidence from institutions that have adopted compressed class schedules, such as course pods. This work defines the features that comprise pods and distinguishes pods from other intensive and traditional course formats. The presentation explains why institutions have adopted pods, how these schedules work, and the challenges and affordances of teaching this particular course configuration. This work contributes to the understanding of intensive schedules and how this format improves student outcomes.
Need to know what the timeline is for reaffirmation of your business programs? Planning to roll out a new program? Have an Interim Report due? Join IACBE’s Chief Compliance and Accreditation Officer for an open Q&A session on all things related to IACBE accreditation.
Growing Together is a Nebraska-led initiative to transform Northeast Nebraska’s regional workforce and economy through cooperative education. This presentation will focus on this unique plan and the reaction from some of its partners, including Wayne State College, the Akrsarben Foundation, the city of Norfolk, NE, and regional businesses. Goals of the initiative will be shared, as well as student and employer testimonials. The implementation of the initiative will also be covered.
Asia is the largest region in the world, with 60% of the world’s population and is the also the world’s economic powerhouse. Asia is not only the home to the world’s oldest civilizations, but has a diverse set of cultures and religions. Building a strong understanding of this diverse region will equip students with the knowledge and skills to remain competitive in today’s international environment.
Are you interested in submitting a paper for publication in the IACBE journal? If so, come talk to the editor to learn more about submission requirements.
Are you on the JABE Editorial Board? Join this session to review the submission guidelines followed by a brief editorial board meeting.
This presentation describes the research effort and results of an investigation into alternative technology-supported processes to realize and maximize the potential of the accreditation self-study to effect continual quality improvement in the design, development and delivery of courses and programs in Business education.
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