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Saturday, June 24
 

8:30am

Coffee and Welcome
Welcome to CentreCourt 2017!
Please use the hashtag #centrecourtMBA for all of your social media updates

Moderators
avatar for Matt Symonds

Matt Symonds

Co-founder and Director, Fortuna Admissions
Matt Symonds is a co-founder and director of Fortuna Admissions, and the author of the international bestseller “Getting the MBA Admissions Edge,“ sponsored by Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. His MBA admissions workshops have been attended by over 80,000 business school hopefuls, as part of the QS World MBA Tour that he founded in 1995 and the Kaplan Test Prep franchise that he launched in Europe. He covers business education and management for Forbes, The Economist, BBC, among many other global publications. As the S of QS, Symonds and his team expanded their events to 45 countries with the close participation of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne

Editor-In-Chief, Poets&Quants
John A. Byrne is the founder of C-Change Media, a global digital media company of higher education content. C-Change now has five websites, including Poets&Quants.com, the highly popular destination for applicants to the world’s best business schools. Byrne is the author or co-au... Read More →


Saturday June 24, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center 505 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

9:30am

The Deans Panel
Panelists will discuss innovative practices in their respective MBA programs and how they envision these top performing schools flourishing in the future.
John Byrne will moderate this panel with the deans from Berkeley - Haas, Cornell - Johnson, Michigan - Ross, UNC Kenan-Flagler, and Dartmouth - Tuck.   

Moderators
avatar for John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne

Editor-In-Chief, Poets&Quants
John A. Byrne is the founder of C-Change Media, a global digital media company of higher education content. C-Change now has five websites, including Poets&Quants.com, the highly popular destination for applicants to the world’s best business schools. Byrne is the author or co-au... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott DeRue

Scott DeRue

Dean, Ross School of Business, Michigan Ross
Scott DeRue is the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is also the Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business. | DeRue joined Michigan Ross in 2007, taking on multiple leadership roles across the school over time. Prior to his deanship, DeRue served as the associate dean for Executive Education, professor of management, director of the Sanger Leadership Center, and faculty director of the Emerging Leaders Program. With a background in private equity, management consulting, and academia, DeRue believes that business is the most powerful force for economic and social impact -- and it is the responsibility of Michigan Ross to develop the next generation of business leaders. He is an award-winning researcher and instructor, and is widely considered a thought leader in business education and action-based... Read More →
avatar for Rich Lyons

Rich Lyons

Dean, UC Berkeley Haas
Rich Lyons began as Dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 2008. Prior to joining the faculty at Berkeley in 1993, Rich was an Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School. He received his BS from Berkeley (finance) and PhD from MIT (economics). His research and teaching are mostly in international finance, though his more recent work explores how business leadership drives innovation, an area of strategic importance to Berkeley-Haas. In 1998 Rich received... Read More →
avatar for Doug Shackelford

Doug Shackelford

Dean and Meade H. WIllis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Douglas A. Shackelford is dean of the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a seasoned academic leader, business education innovator and internationally recognized tax scholar. Even before he was became dean, Doug demonstrated leadership and service in top academic roles. He championed the creation and launch of MBA@UNC, the pioneer online MBA program, and served as its first associate dean from 2010 until he became dean on Feb. 1... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Slaughter

Matthew Slaughter

Dean, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth
Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where in addition he is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of Management.  He is also currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global... Read More →
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Rohit Verma

Dean of External Relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Rohit Verma is the dean of external relations for the Cornell College of Business, the executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (http://ihf.cornell.edu/), and the Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA). Prior to his appointment at Cornell University, Verma was the George Eccles Professor of Management at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses at several universities around the world including DePaul University, German Graduate School of Business and Law, Helsinki School of Economics, Indian School of Business, Korea University, and the University of Sydney. Verma has published over 70 articles in prestigious academic journals and has also written numerous reports for the industry audience. He regularly presents his research, participates in invited panel discussions, and delivers keynote addresses at major industry and academic conferences around the world. He is co-author of... Read More →


Saturday June 24, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center 505 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

10:40am

What to Expect in Tech
Join Rebecca Cooke as she moderates a specialty panel on the tech sentor.  Learn how to leverage an MBA and find longevity in the tech sector.  How will the MBA skillset serve you in 5-10 years in a rapidly changing industry.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Cook

Rebecca Cook

Executive Director of the MBA Program at IU Kelley School of Business, IU Kelley
Rebecca Cook is the Executive Director of the MBA program at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. She is a certified executive coach with the Coaches training Institute (CTI), in the process of becoming a certified excecutive coach with ICF (International Coach Fede... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Crane

Eric Crane

Product Manager, Envoy
Eric Crane is a Product Manager with Envoy, whose visitor registration product helps thousands of companies create delightful and welcoming office experiences. He guides new product development efforts, taking ideas and turning them into real world solutions. Before Envoy, Eric served in a similar role at... Read More →
avatar for Rick Doyle

Rick Doyle

Head of Marketing / Degree Programs, ESMT Berlin
avatar for Steve Feyer

Steve Feyer

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Apttus


Saturday June 24, 2017 10:40am - 11:20am
NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center 505 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

11:30am

Admissions Director Panel
Listen in on a discussion with the gatekeepers of some of the world's top MBA programs and gain valuable insight on what makes their program so unique.  This panel will be moderated by Matt Symonds.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Symonds

Matt Symonds

Co-founder and Director, Fortuna Admissions
Matt Symonds is a co-founder and director of Fortuna Admissions, and the author of the international bestseller “Getting the MBA Admissions Edge,“ sponsored by Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. His MBA admissions workshops have been attended by over 80,000 business school hopefuls, as part of the QS World MBA Tour that he founded in 1995 and the Kaplan Test Prep franchise that he launched in Europe. He covers business education and management for Forbes, The Economist, BBC, among many other global publications. As the S of QS, Symonds and his team expanded their events to 45 countries with the close participation of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Ahlm

Kurt Ahlm

Associate Director of Operations, University of Chicago Booth
Kurt joined the Admissions Office in the fall of 2002 as the Senior Associate Director of Operations and during his tenure has been responsible for virtually every aspect of the admissions process at one point or another. As Director of Admissions Kurt played a key role in the re... Read More →
avatar for Virginie Fougea

Virginie Fougea

Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions, INSEAD
Virginie is the Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions at INSEAD. She has been with the school for the last 20 years. Before that she had been studying in the US and working in Brazil. She is an admission professional with 15+ years of file evaluation and selection of MBA stu... Read More →
avatar for Tina Mabley

Tina Mabley

Director of Full-time MBA Program, UT Austin - McCombs School of Business
Christina (Tina) Mabley is currently the Director of the Full-time MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business. Prior to program direction, Tina served as the Director of Admissions, recruiting students worldwide and overseeing the admission process for the MBA Program, and as... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Moss

Kirsten Moss

Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Kirsten Moss is the Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid for Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). In this role, Moss oversees and manages Stanford GSB’s Admissions and Financial Aid team and is responsible for creating the vision for reaching, re... Read More →


Saturday June 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center 505 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

12:30pm

BREAK
Saturday June 24, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
TBA

12:45pm

LGBTQ and the MBA Experience Panel

Matt Kidd, Executive Director of Reaching Out MBA, will moderate this specialty panel with a focus on LGBTQ and Diversity in an MBA program and beyond.

Does it matter if you are out as LGBTQ during their business school journey? Why and how does your personal life matter in the admissions or recruiting process? This session will explore why embracing your diversity, LGBTQ or otherwise, matters in business school, methods to highlight your identity effectively, and how schools and companies increasingly believe that varied backgrounds are critical to students' success. 



Speakers
avatar for Vivian Fried-Chung

Vivian Fried-Chung

Senior Product Manager, AppDirect
Wharton MBA '15
avatar for Shawn Goodin

Shawn Goodin

MIT Sloan MBA '18
avatar for Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson

Cornell Johnson, MBA '18
avatar for Matt Kidd

Matt Kidd

Executive Director, Reaching Out MBA
Matt Kidd serves as the Executive Director of Reaching Out MBA, the global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing LGBT MBA students and professionals. Over the past four years as Executive Director Matt has overseen the transformation of the Reaching Out from the annual ROMBA Conference to a year-round organization with initiatives that include Out Women in Business, the LGBT MBA Fellowship, on-campus programming, global initiatives including Reaching Out Brazil, and immersive career programming for students. Matt is a recipient of Leadership Fellow in the Arcus... Read More →


Saturday June 24, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center 505 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet & Greet with Oxford University's Saïd Business School

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most? 

Diversity, learning better decision-making, collaboration, team spirit, open-mindedness, transition, networking

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

Oxford Saïd Finance Lab

Oxford Saïd Consulting Development Programme

Venture Idea Exploration Workshop (VIEW)

The above three courses we recently added to the MBA programme to underline core teaching of the Oxford MBA on finance, consulting and entrepreneurship.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Joint lecture by Albus Dumbledore and Gandalf on Responsible Leadership, as both have experience of leading their teams through turbulent times and on perilous journeys, having to do so by keeping their team’s morale and determination intact and everyone focused on their commitment.

Oxford University's Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School at Oxford University blends the best of new and old. We are a young, vibrant and innovative business school deeply embedded in an 800-year-old world-class university. We aim to provide the world’s future business leaders with the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed to meet the world-scale challenges of the 21st century. Our full-time one-year MBA programme is a challenging and thought-provoking degree delivered through an engaged community of faculty. It comprises an intensive series of stimulating lectures, energetic seminars and small group work, which can take students anywhere in the world.


Exhibitors


Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with ASU W. P. Carey

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Innovative

Scholarship

Prestige

Faculty

Location

Network

Employability

ROI

Quality

Community

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

 Future Forward Leadership - Uses experiential learning activities to experiment and recalibrate in real time, building immediate applied confidence and finesse. Prepares you to become more comfortable and skilled at dealing with ambiguous situations by building skills in design thinking, improvisation, super-flexibility, sense-making, rapid execution, and leading transformative change.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

 Indiana Jones – Sources of Competitive Advantage II – Indy has both classroom and real-world experience. He is ultra-competitive and innovative in solving problems which would make him the perfect fit to be a guest lecturer in this course.

 

ASU W. P. Carey School of Business

Powered by the 60-hour Forward Focus curriculum and scholarship that covers the entire tuition cost, the W. P. Carey Full-time MBA program will prepare you to be adaptable in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity in a rapidly changing global economy. By rethinking the way the world does business, we’re rethinking the way we teach it. Success in the future can't rely solely on where we've been — the road ahead needs a Forward Focus.


Exhibitors
avatar for Pam Delany

Pam Delany

Director, Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business
At W.P. Carey, Business is Personal. We want to learn more about you, what your goals are, and how we can help you achieve those goals. Stop by to see Tabitha and me to learn more about our innovative Forward Focus MBA!



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Babson College, F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?  

Thinking like an entrepreneur to creatively solve business challenges.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

Babson has recently launched a part-time Masters of Science in Business Analytics program in San Francisco and Wellesley, and the curriculum goes beyond teaching IT and statistics to take an entrepreneurial approach to analytics. The launch of this program means even more high-level analytics courses will be offered at Babson, and Babson MBA students can take some of these Analytics courses as electives within their program to customize their degrees.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Fred and George Weasley – Entrepreneurship & Opportunity

The Weasley twins are entrepreneurial, creative and extremely adaptable, and they could teach a version of the Blended Learning San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship & Opportunity course, a foundational course within the MBA that teaches students how to approach problems creatively through an entrepreneurial mindset. The Weasleys were the proprietors of their own joke shop, and began working on their products while still at Hogwarts. But, during the second war with Voldemort, they had to pivot and began developing a line of Defense Against the Dark Arts products that were widely purchased by the Ministry of Magic for its staff. Entrepreneurs like the Weasleys need to be comfortable working in ambiguity and need to see opportunity where others do not, and Babson teaches students to develop this Entrepreneurial Mindset.

Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

As the leader in entrepreneurship education with 24 consecutive #1 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, a Babson degree will help you advance your career and achieve your goals. At the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, you not only earn a degree, you gain an entrepreneurial mindset necessary for creating sustainable economic and social value in our global economy. Our dynamic learning environment allows you to solve real-world business problems and gain the skills that employers look for most: the ability to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, and motivate teams to solve complex issues. 


Exhibitors
avatar for Nancy Szczepanski

Nancy Szczepanski

Associate Director of Admissions and Academic Services, Babson College



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Chicago Booth

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Freedom of choice, framework to face ambiguity, and supportive community. 

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current class? 

Booth’s new course, Scaling Social Innovation Lab, is an experiential learning course co-taught through the Social Enterprise Initiative by professors Christina Hachikian and Robert Gertner. In this class, students confront the challenge of scaling social sector institutions to deliver impact in many communities and serve many beneficiaries. Students work in teams to identify social issues and collaborate with an organization outside of Chicago that has developed a successful program addressing their chosen issue. Then the teams figure out the best strategy for bringing that social innovation back to Chicago, be it creation of a new organization or expansion of an existing organization into the local area. At the end of the class, teams present to a panel of government officials, local experts, and funders who could help make their proposal a reality. This lab course helps address the draw many students today face between balancing a passion to contribute to the social sector with a desire to pursue a career in or outside of the space. We see students at all points on the social impact spectrum, wanting to make a difference in the world around them—whether it’s through responsible practices within their companies, social entrepreneurism, serving on a board, or meaningful volunteerism. This new course is one more way Booth offers students the choice to make their two year experience exactly what they want.    

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chicago Booth’s MBA is rooted in a discipline-based approach to education that allows our students and alumni to master the core functions on which all businesses and organizations are built—the principles of accounting, economics, statistics, and social sciences. Having that foundation provides a roadmap to be successful in ambiguous territory and lead confidently, even in unfamiliar markets. Our unique brand of flexibility gives students the academic freedom to maximize their two years and create learning opportunities specific to their interests—both in and out of the classroom. Students are also empowered to push past the known into new experiences and challenges, backed by a hugely supportive community of peers, faculty, and alumni.


Speakers
avatar for Kurt Ahlm

Kurt Ahlm

Associate Director of Operations, University of Chicago Booth
Kurt joined the Admissions Office in the fall of 2002 as the Senior Associate Director of Operations and during his tenure has been responsible for virtually every aspect of the admissions process at one point or another. As Director of Admissions Kurt played a key role in the re... Read More →

Exhibitors


Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with CMU Tepper

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?  

 The ability to lead and influence change within the Tepper community.

 

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

 

Teaching students how to make decisions based on data is a hallmark of a Tepper School MBA but sometimes there isn’t sufficient data available.  “The Art and Science of Prediction,” an elective taught by Professor Alan Montgomery, addresses just that.  Students learn how to overcome biases and make predictions not only in data rich environments but also ones that are data poor.  This expertise allows our students to make accurate estimations of the future in any situation and avoid the overconfidence (and inaccuracy) that accompanies predictions without full information. 

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

 

A second year MBA student notes she would like Frank Underwood from House of Cards to teach Organizational Power and Influence, a course that recognizes organizations as political institutions.  Frank exemplifies a lot of the concepts discussed in class such as mobilizing resources to get things done, developing influence and understanding how power is distributed within an organization.  However, we do think he would need to adjust some of his lectures as his tactics cross some moral and legal lines.  

CMU Tepper

The Tepper School MBA provides a powerful combination of analytics and leadership designed to equip our students with the tools needed to make data-driven decisions and the leadership skills that lead to long-term career success.

Beginning with analytics in the core, Tepper MBAs use predictive and prescriptive modeling and optimization to turn data into information for making better decisions--these models can be applied across functional areas including financial, marketing, operations, and planning situations. Then our leadership coaches work 1:1 with students to develop their leadership skills to gain buy-in from stakeholders across the organization to successfully implement the solution.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Feyer

Steve Feyer

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Apttus

Exhibitors


Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Cornell University

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

What is it about Cornell SC Johnson College of Business that students love the most?

The college allows students to explore many new options in business education, enlarge their networks and ultimately develop themselves further.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your Business College in the last year.  

The Executive MBA/MS for Healthcare Leadership, offered at Weill Medical College in New York City, is a two-year program in which students will receive a Master of Science degree from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and an MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The program will focus on health care throughout the United States, in particular health care systems that are experiencing vast changes in structure, payment and regulatory requirements. Designed to satisfy the evolving professional needs of the U.S. health care industry, the program will educate leaders of academic medical centers, community hospitals, large group multi-specialty or single-specialty practices, health insurers, health care consultants, pharmaceutical professionals and health care innovators.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of the Business School courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why? 

At Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, we strive to transcend the traditional boundaries of business education and research to transform critical thinking into practical solutions. We’re continuously re-defining business education and pioneering new approaches, and we hope the instruction our students receive prepare them to be pioneering leaders themselves. We also care deeply about a strong moral compass and integrity. The character that comes to mind as an inspirational pioneer and leader with strong values is Captain Jean Luc Pickard from Star Trek, who could teach a new class in the business of the final frontier.

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University Bio

Cornell University has created a reimagined model for business education that reflects the future of business itself: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business unites the strengths of three business schools— School of Hotel AdministrationCharles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management — so that every student can benefit from the combined power of business at Cornell: more degrees, faculty, resources, and expertise. Whether the focus is creating great customer experiences, solving real-world challenges, or deeply immersing in a particular industry, each of our schools offer something unique and meaningful.

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business 

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most? 

Students enjoy immersing themselves in our innovative curriculum, thriving in internships, and solving real-world business challenges.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

Finance & Ethics, Professor Maureen O’Hara  

Ethical decision-making is usually taught in business schools by ethics scholars rather than scholars in functional areas like finance or marketing. Material in such courses can lack the richness of the functional or industrial context. The course, Finance & Ethics, was introduced by Professor Maureen O’Hara, based on her new book Something for Nothing: Arbitrage and Ethics on Wall Street. This course examines the cultural, competitive, and historical factors contributing to ethical problems in modern finance, and how these manifest in financial contexts as varied as the subprime mortgage crisis to high frequency trading.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

At Cornell Johnson, we strive to transcend the traditional boundaries of business education and research to transform critical thinking into practical solutions. We’re continuously re-defining business education and pioneering new approaches, and we hope the instruction our students receive prepares them to be pioneering leaders themselves. We also care deeply about a strong moral compass and integrity. The character that comes to mind as an inspirational pioneer and leader with strong values is Captain Jean Luc Pickard from Star Trek.  He could teach courses in principled leadership as well as business on the frontier of science and technology. 

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is a leader in innovative business education. Consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, Johnson offers seven MBA programs, spanning the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, and China, and in collaboration with Cornell Tech and Weill Medicine in New York, Queens University in Canada, and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Johnson is home to the renowned academic journal Administrative Science Quarterly; its more than 100 faculty members conduct award-winning research, educate more than 1250 MBA and PhD students each year, and work with companies throughout the world to provide executive education courses that are customized to meet their business needs.

 




Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business
What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?
An immersive, highly personal learning environment and uniquely collaborative community. 

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College 

Tuck is unique among elite business schools because our focus is an incomparable fulltime MBA program that is distinctly personal, connected, and transformative. Our campus in Hanover, New Hampshire is an immersive, modern learning environment—a base camp from which students engage with the diversity and dynamism of the world, tackle new ideas, and develop the knowledge and wisdom to better the world of business. Tuck is known for our uniquely collaborative culture and our extraordinarily loyal and generous network of alumni. The Tuck community thrives because its members feel engaged with their work, with each other, and with the broader world.

Exhibitors
avatar for Gina Clark des Cognets

Gina Clark des Cognets

Chief of Staff and Executive Director, Office of the Dean | Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Emory University Goizueta

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Intimate, hands-on learning community nestled within a vibrant, growing city

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

 “2043” is a new course taught by Professor Kevin Coyne, a retired McKinsey partner.  The course is an advanced strategy course and encourages students to consider what the world might look like in 25 years by mapping out key trends and reflecting on how they might intersect and what their ultimate impact will be. The course has fostered some fascinating discussions among classmates about what moves quickly and what takes more time, where future opportunities and tensions will be, and how we need to prepare to lead in a highly dynamic world. 

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

  • I’d love to transpose Sherlock Holmes to the digital age and see how his skillset could be applied to our world, which has become considerably more complex. Our core Strategy class teaches methodologies for gathering the right type of information/clues and synthesizing them into a larger story. I’d love to see how Sherlock would approach that challenge. Plus, I imagine it would be hard to B.S. in his class.

OR

  • The narrator in Invisible Man would be an incredible instructor in our Leading with Emotional Intelligence class. In that class we’re challenged to become incredibly introspective and think about how we’re seen and defined by others before we articulate the type of leader we hope to become. Learning to step back and consider others’ perspectives before we take action is incredibly difficult to do, but as leaders we must ensure that all voices are heard.

Emory Goizueta Bio

I can’t imagine a better place to get my MBA than Goizueta. The intimacy of the learning environment creates life-long friendships and alumni who are deeply connected to the school and willing to support current students well beyond a 15-minute courtesy chat. Goizueta emphasizes real-world application, and being located in the heart of a large, growing, and diverse regional hub allows students to gain access to senior leaders of major companies and engage in meaningful projects with them. Our Career Management Center has a fantastic track record of helping students explore different options and then get placed with attractive opportunities.


Exhibitors


Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with ESMT Berlin

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

The mix of technology innovation, management, sustainable business and entrepreneurship.  
Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

Strategic Corporate and Industrial Cybersecurity, provides decision-makers with a set of tools and methods to understand the nuts and bolts and implications of cybersecurity and to manage the problem effectively and responsibly. It will teach the basics of strategic cybersecurity and cyber risk assessment, how to reduce exposure and vulnerabilities, how to set up the necessary expertise and technology, how to organize decision-making processes and responsibilities, and it will include a thorough look at the newly emerging industry 4.0.

 ESMT Berlin MBA graduates increasingly start their own companies or find themselves working between management and technology sectors in large corporations. This course is but one example of how the MBA prepares graduates to solve new challenges in business.

 If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Josef K. from Kafka’s “The Trial”, The first human to live on Mars, Thomas A. Anderson from “The Matrix”, God, MacGyver, Albus Dumbledore from “Harry Potter”…

 I didn’t think that the response should be from the perspective of one person, since ESMT Berlin is made up of many people, obviously. So I asked staff, students and faculty their opinions for this question. No one came back with the same character, but they all, in some way or another responded with very similar reasons for their character to lecture at ESMT and similar course themes.

 The course would focus on responsible leadership.  The lecturers are all, perhaps arguably, doers of good who do not hide behind other people, make the right decisions through leadership and innovation, in the end, and work to foster chance through innovation. These are all recurring themes in the foundation of ESMT and for the basis of course design across all programs. We hope graduates will take away all of these principles and integrate them into their future management styles and business structures.

 ESMT Berlin

 ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 multinational corporations. The MBA focuses on developing global, entrepreneurial leaders specializing in Managing Innovation and Technology and Sustainable Business. Classes are around 70 students (95% international) each year scheduled from January to December and are held entirely in English. Approximately 80% of graduates work in Europe each year, mostly in Germany.  The program is an intense, personalized program wherein students discover and constantly re-evaluate their individual managerial styles. The MBA is ranked #2 globally for value for money by the Financial Times, and #13 globally and 1st in Germany by Bloomberg Businessweek.


Speakers
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Rick Doyle

Head of Marketing / Degree Programs, ESMT Berlin



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Fortuna Admissions
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Jessica Chung

Expert Coach, Fortuna Admissions
​Jessica joined Fortuna after a decade of experience with UCLA Anderson. Serving as Associate Director of Admissions, she evaluated and interviewed thousands of applications for the full-time MBA program. In addition, she managed the program’s global recruiting and admit even... Read More →
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Caroline Diarte Edwards

Director, Fortuna Admissions
Former Director of Admissions, Marketing and Financial Aid for the INSEAD MBA program, where she admitted over 7,000 students, Caroline Diarte Edwards has extensive expertise in the business school sector. She is passionate about promoting access to business education for today... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Georgia Tech Scheller

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Tight-knit community, Career Services, Practicums, Atlanta, Innovation, Faculty/Staff responsiveness

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

The Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER) Program is a popular initiative at Georgia Tech that pairs MBA students with a PhD student from the Colleges of Engineering, Computing and Sciences to commercialize PhD research at Georgia Tech. Last year, we extended the program with a new class that focuses on commercializing cutting edge technologies developed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (a sponsored research organization that develops technologies for commercial and government applications.) We are further extending the program so MBA students can work with startup companies in the Georgia Tech incubator, as well as with the large patent portfolio held by Georgia Tech. This opportunity will allow Scheller MBA students to gain hands-on experience in technology innovation and commercialization with technologies that are at various stages of development, from early stage PhD research to existing startups and patented technologies. The TI:GER program and the recent extensions leverage the unique Georgia Tech innovation ecosystem.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

At Georgia Tech, some of our best faculty members teach our core classes. The quintessential example of this is Accounting with world-class instructor and accounting expert Prof. Charles ("Chuck") Mulford. A guest lecturer we would like to have drop in on this class, for a fun conversation about accounting with Chuck, would be Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation (portrayed by Adam Scott). Wyatt is an exceptional accountant, with a great sense of humor (a quality shared by many of our students). After class, since he loves games – which we host regularly like the Geography and Spelling Bees and Trivia Nights—we’d invite Ben to stay for the fun.

Georgia Tech, Scheller

Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business is located in Atlanta’s vibrant Technology Square, the core of the city’s high-tech business community. Scheller offers an internationally recognized business education, including full-time, evening, and executive MBA options. A broad range of electives, in-depth immersive tracks in Technology Innovation, Leveraging Analytics, and Leading Digital, and interdisciplinary centers for teaching and research focused on leadership, innovation, sustainability, global enterprise, and business ethics enrich the educational experience.


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Katie Lloyd

Executive Director, MBA Admissions, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with HEC Paris

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Diversity is our richness, community is our strength.

 Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

 One of our latest new courses is “Creating Value from Emotion” and is focused on the luxury business. It provides students an opportunity to understand the essence of the luxury business and its unique ability to deliver superior profitability. A few key points will be to establish the difference between luxury, fashion and premium and understand that luxury demands a business approach that is completely different from mass market practices and requires its own unique set of rules. The course will also analyze key business drives and their complex interactions, as well as the pivotal role of emotion in the purchase decision.

Students will leave the class understanding that luxury is not a formatted recipe that can be endlessly and successfully replicated but a series of concepts and practices inviting each brand to reinterpret them according to its identity, history and values. A careful examination of the concepts of quality, craftsmanship and creativity will allow to understand their scope as well as their fundamental impact on brand perception and preference. A particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the implications of the emotions that drive luxury purchase pattern in the marketing management of the brand.

 If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

 The Little Prince, Choices in Life

The iconic French character “Le Petit Prince,” is a curious, intuitive and open-minded. He bravely decides to explore the world and go beyond his safety net, much like our MBA participants, to discover life’s most important lessons. In his course, he would teach students the importance of learning from everyone you meet, as he did when he travelled to different plants, seeking and discovering the most important aspects of life that give us true fulfilment.

HEC Paris

HEC Paris MBA, a top ranking, 16-month program, provides the ideal environment for students to realize their full potential and become business leaders for the 21st century. Our 16-month program gives students the ideal amount of time to digest new information and build their CV through internships and specialized courses without keeping them out of the workforce for too long. The size of our cohort – limited to 250 students – guarantees a personalized learning experience that prioritizes our students and their goals. Participants, 90 percent international, are immersed in a hands-on, learning-by-doing, entrepreneurial environment.

 


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Sara Vanos

Associate Director of the Marketing & Recruitment division of HEC Paris



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with IE Madrid

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

 An out-of-the-ordinary, personalized MBA leveraging maximum diversity for entrepreneurial thinkers.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

 “Tech Primer for Non-Techies” – Many entrepreneurs lose precious time in finding ideal tech partners and later in learning how to communicate and work effectively with them. In this module, we attempt to fill that gap through the intricacies of using Information Technology for either creating a tech product or optimizing a non-tech product/service using IT. The course is empowering our students to more confidently approach their tech-related ideas and to collaborate more effectively with their tech partners.  

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

 Sherlock Holmes – He is a master of logic and observation who relies on sound data and intuitive reasoning to propose his theories. In A Scandal in Bohemia, Sherlock states that “Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” This is an insightful lesson for our students during Entrepreneurial Mindset, reminding us that one must be open-minded to continuously pivot an idea until it fits a market, instead of the other way around.

IE Madrid MBA Program Description

To effectively prepare students for a world of constant change, IE’s International MBA (IMBA) works like a “hothouse”: It is a fertile environment tailored to the needs of individuals to accelerate their personal growth. Students discover their shared values and collective strengths as a global community by embracing unconventional thinking. They know that cultural differences are something to be celebrated. In addition, professors who are experts in their fields, plus a streamlined core curriculum in business fundamentals, give students a solid foundation in entrepreneurial thinking that will be indispensable in their future careers.

IE Madrid

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Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with IMD Business School

­What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Selective, solid, transformational. Project work, intensity, friendships, self-awareness, hands-on learning. 

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

One element of our Leadership stream aims to develop the moral compass of our participants. In order to encourage them to explore this topic and truly enter into the spirit of the exercise, we take them for a long weekend in a monastery in Italy. By the end of the course we hope that they will have a deeper understanding not only of their own values but also a deeper respect for those of others. 

IMD Business School

The IMD MBA is for dynamic, international professionals who want to make a difference. The program offers real-life, solid education recognized for its direct applicability and impact.

You will not find a more diverse group of MBAs in one classroom anywhere in the world. Participants learn to work with people of different cultural backgrounds and personalities, under enormous time pressure, to achieve results.

We develop each participant’s leadership skills based on technical competence, self-awareness and moral judgment. The integration of classes, live business cases, personal coaching and company projects across the globe allows our MBAs to develop the skills to run any global business responsibly.


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Paola Eicher

MBA Recruitment Manager, IMD Business School
Paola Eicher is the MBA Recruitment Manager at IMD Business School in charge of admissions and student recruitment. Prior to joining IMD in 2015, Paola was the Head of Admissions and Recruitment at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues. | | She holds a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Imperial College Business School

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Imperial College London’s reputation, location, technology and commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

In 2016, we introduced the Banking and FinTech: Strategies and Challenges elective. The module introduces students to the role of intermediaries who operate in credit markets, with a focus on banks, their activities and the risks they face. A core part of the module looks at the activities and challenges of emerging financial technologies which are disrupting traditional banking. 

Module Leader, Dr Andrei Kirilenki, says, "The most important trend in finance is fintech. Imperial College Business School is perfectly positioned to play an integral part in the global fintech revolution. The London-based School is part of a top-ranked science and technology institution with a wealth of research talent in computer science, data analysis, mathematics, and finance." Students who take the elective will benefit from top quality research on blockchain and digital payments from the Centre for Global Finance and Technology.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

We’d have Iron Man teach a class on our Design Thinking and Innovative Problem Solving core module. Why? Because he’s an amazing innovator of course. Have you seen those jet powered roller skates? Seriously though, with little tools and a knack for innovation Tony Stark AKA Iron Man designed his flying armour with the capability to utilise other technologies to aid him in his superhuman efforts to destroy the bad guys. Out of his cave also came an Anti-Gravity Device and his artificial intelligence assistant J.A.R.V.I.S.

The Design Thinking and Innovative Problem Solving module takes students through a journey of innovative thinking and finishes with students pitching their design prototypes to a panel of expert judges. Iron Man could teach students a thing or two about the process of experimentation before getting the right idea (not all of his ideas took off), and that even the most notable ideas need constant modification (the Iron Man armour has been updated several times). He saw the world not as it is but what it could be, and that’s something we hope students take away from the programme. After all our strapline is Imperial means Intelligent Business.

Imperial College London

Sitting at the Centre of Imperial College London, a top 10 global university, the intensive Imperial MBA offers you a unique opportunity to network with diverse brilliant minds in science, engineering and medicine as well as business. The Imperial MBA combines innovative thinking and insight with new technology to develop practical solutions to real world issues, benefiting business and improving society. Our MBA suite includes Full-Time, Weekend, Global Online and Executive formats, tailored to your career aspirations.



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Andy Durban

Student Recruitment Manager, Imperial College Business School
Ask me anything about my School and any of our MBA programmes.. Looking forward to meeting you!


Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Indiana University Kelley

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Friendly, collaborative culture, focus on coaching and mentoring

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

We recently launched a Spring Intensive Series of classes that are offered over a 3 ½ day timeframe to 2nd year MBA students.  We had 4 options for students to choose from, including From Design Thinking to Doing; Turnaround Management; Achieving International Success and Sustainability for SMEs; and Communication: The Language of Leadership.  Students selected the class that most interested them and spent a short but intense amount of time focusing on that area.  This new option allowed students to take a course that they were interested in but may not have had time for in their normal course of study.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

We would invite Morpheus from The Matrix.  Morpheus is known as an inspirational leader and influential teacher, a mentor and a guide.  He believes in his people and challenges their understanding of perspective and reality. 

We would like him to teach a course on mentoring and mindful leadership.  He would challenge students through his probing questions and open up their eyes to many intriguing concepts.  Questions such as “What is real?”, “How do you define real?”, “I can show you the door but you’re the one that has to walk through it”, and “There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path”.  All of this relates well with our students at Kelley as we push them and coach them to figure out what they want to do, why they want to do it, and how they will tell the story and get there.  

Indiana University Kelley School of Business

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University provides an innovative integrated curriculum that teaches essential business, professional, and leadership skills within a global context, making successful career transition a reality. Rich in experiential learning opportunities, the curriculum provides deep industry immersion, allowing for true real-world preparedness. The Kelley full-time MBA program capitalizes on its intimate size to provide individualized attention from its world-renowned faculty and personalized one-on-one career coaching – from the career services team that The Economist currently ranks #5 in the world – to help students not only find their right career path, but also experience genuine personal and professional growth, while developing the skills they need to manage their careers for life. Kelley students can also take advantage of the largest living business school alumni network in the world, made up of more than 100,000 business professionals and leaders. Learn more at http://gokelley.iu.edu/mba/.

 


Speakers
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Rebecca Cook

Executive Director of the MBA Program at IU Kelley School of Business, IU Kelley
Rebecca Cook is the Executive Director of the MBA program at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. She is a certified executive coach with the Coaches training Institute (CTI), in the process of becoming a certified excecutive coach with ICF (International Coach Fede... Read More →

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Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with INSEAD

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

 “World-class faculty, global career opportunities and a life-changing experience”

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

INSEAD constantly enhances the content of our programme to strengthen the school’s mission – to develop outstanding business leaders. The Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) is a new element in our MBA curriculum, designed to guide MBA students towards heightened self-awareness through personalised coaching, interpersonal skills and effective communication. It is a reflective journey concurrent with, and embedded within, an MBA student’s 10-month course of study.

We anticipate that students will consider the PLDP a signature experience of the MBA programme. It will help them develop lifelong skills that continue to fuel their talents as they join the alumni community as world-class managers and entrepreneurs.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

The Grand Jedi Master Yoda, one of the oldest and most powerful known Jedi Masters in the Star Wars universe. He puts things into perspective, has great wisdom and is mindful about issues around the universe.

INSEAD Business School

Ranked #1 MBA Programme in the world by the Financial Times in 2016 and 2017, INSEAD’s accelerated 10-month MBA programme develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.

Drawing the best and brightest individuals, the INSEAD MBA opens doors to outstanding career opportunities that empower your future. With three fully integrated campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and over 90 different nationalities in the classroom, INSEAD is the only business school that offers such a multicultural experience.

The innovative focus in the curriculum enhances the INSEAD MBA experience by providing an extraordinary learning experience, opening doors to exciting career opportunities and building an unrivalled global alumni network.


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Virginie Fougea

Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions, INSEAD
Virginie is the Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions at INSEAD. She has been with the school for the last 20 years. Before that she had been studying in the US and working in Brazil. She is an admission professional with 15+ years of file evaluation and selection of MBA stu... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Lehigh University

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Cohort format, faculty and staff support, internship requirement, team environment.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort? 

The Lehigh University 1-MBA program is new this year!  During May, we host a sequence of four courses, on major societal shifts that will have large impacts on society and business over the coming 10-20 years.  This year, the courses focus on rapid urbanization, big data, demographic change, and disruptive innovation.  These sessions are designed to develop the critical thinking skills of students, to give them the ability to draw upon knowledge from disparate fields, to recognize the business consequences of that knowledge, and integrate that multi-sourced knowledge to develop far-sighted strategies for business. 

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

 

The fictional character would be “Q” – the quartermaster from the James Bond series.  We would have Q teach a course on innovation and design – being able to anticipate changing product needs, developing innovative, unconventional solutions to problems, and delivering critical innovations in a timely manner.

Lehigh University

Lehigh University’s 1-MBA program is an innovative and rigorous one-year, full-time MBA designed to educate tomorrow’s business leaders and accommodate career-changers. The 1-MBA program offers the following unique benefits: a January start date, dedicated coaching team, internship requirement and a multi-perspective approach. If you’re looking for an immersive, full-time curriculum in an accelerated format with considerable cost savings, we encourage you to learn more about the 1-MBA.

 


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Alyssa Clapp

Director, 1-MBA, Lehigh University
An intrapreneurial professional with over 10 years’ experience in higher education, currently, Alyssa Clapp is the 1-MBA Program Director at Lehigh University, a newly launched, one year, full-time program built to equip professional students with the skills necessary to tackle... Read More →
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Michael Tarantino

Director of Admissions & Recruiting, Lehigh University
Hello! | I work with all seven of Lehigh's Graduate Business Programs. We offer a Phd, 4 Professional Masters Programs and 2 MBAs. Our 1-MBA is a one year full-time program (currently in its first cohort) and our Flex MBA can be completed at an accelerated or part-time pace eithe... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Manchester Business School

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Our Manchester Method - live consultancy projects provides a transformational experience

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

This year the Manchester MBA has been re-designed to allow for variable exit points.  The Manchester MBA has traditionally been a 18 month programme, now students can complete it in 12 or 15 months as well as the traditional 18 months.

We structure the Manchester MBA around four practical themes, rather than traditional subject areas.  Management in Practice to understand today’s complex uncertain business environment and overcome the challenges of leading and managing in a rapidly changing world.  Value Creation in Business to explore how contemporary businesses create value, both from an academic and commercial perspective.  Our holistic approach transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, and harnesses real and simulated business scenarios.  This emphasizes the interdependencies and interrealtionships between the operational, tactical and strategic functional areas of an organization.  Tailoring Your Journey where we allow our students to customize their MBA experience with options ranging from internships, study tours and live client projects.  Professional Skills for Business where we focus on the professional and personal competencies leaders require.

This real-world focus ensures we develop reflective leaders who can navigate the most challenging global trends and tensions.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Luke Skywalker

With over 900 hours of client facing time on the Manchester MBA, where our students work with three real-life clients, giving them the opportunity to prove themselves in high-pressure, high-risk business environments in preparation for a career in international business.   What better guidance could Manchester MBA students have than Luke Skywalker who was thrust into a situation where he was thrown in at the deep end as a Jedi Knight having to combine travel across galaxies, whilst learning the ‘ways of the force’ and having to tackle some extremely difficult challenges against the Dark Side.

Therefore Luke Skywalker would be the perfect character to be involved with our International Business Projects.  Our students would be travelling across the globe, they would need to be putting everything that they have learnt in the classroom into action with a real-life client who’s expectations would be extremely high.

Manchester Business School

The Manchester Full-time MBA not only gives you a thorough grounding in business theory, it also gives you the opportunity to put it into practice from day one with live consultancy project work and internships with high pro­file, multinational corporations.

Our unique, hands-on programme offers you 900 hours of client-facing time, enabling you to test the theories from the classroom immediately in real world situa­tions with blue chip organisations. You will gain interna­tional experience through project work, the inter­national exchange programme, and the chance to take an elective course or study tour at one of our global centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sin­gapore and São Paolo.


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Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Manhattan Prep
In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if taught by great educators led him to assemble a team of highly qualified teachers, recruiting only those with 99th percentile scores and substantial teaching experience. And with them, Manhattan Prep was born. We believe test prep should be real education. And a great teacher makes all the difference. Our instructors aren’t just smart test-takers, they’re talented teachers with the experience to help you reach your highest potential.

All CentreCourt MBA Festival attendees will be entered to win Interact Complete, Manhattan Prep's comprehensive, on-demand prep course. With fun, engaging lessons taught entirely by Manhattan Prep's 99th-percentile instructors, Interact covers every topic on the test. Students can move through each lesson at their own pace, defining their path through hours of exclusive content. It's a truly interactive program—it tailors itself to you, taking you to harder questions if you get something right and detailed lessons if you're struggling with certain concepts. Interact lets you prep when and where you want, making it easier for you to gain the skills you'll need before, during, and after the test.

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David Chong

GMAT Program Manager, Manhattan Prep
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Evyn Williams

Director of Marketing, Manhattan Prep



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Michigan Ross

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Our supportive, team-based community and hands-on learning opportunities.

 

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

A new course that's being offered this year is Digital Marketing: Applications and Analytics. The course is oriented around the current digital marketing ecosystem that can best be described as a "network of networks.” The focus is on both customer acquisition networks (display, mobile and search advertising networks, buyer-seller networks) and customer engagement/retention networks (social networks). Students will learn to analyze complex data and business models in order to assess the digital strategies of companies such as Uber, Etsy, Airbnb, The New York Times, Hubspot and InMobi. Courses like this and others that teach students how to use data to drive decision-making will prepare them to become more effective leaders, whatever their post-MBA careers. 

 

Michigan Ross

The Michigan Ross MBA Program develops leaders through experience-driven business education. We provide a multidisciplinary, global, and team-based curriculum that reflects the modern business environment. A highlight of the Ross MBA is our signature Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course, which immerses students in a real-world business challenge for seven weeks. Our vibrant, diverse community fuels innovation, and our alumni are passionate and proud. We believe business is the most powerful force for economic and social change. This is the driving force behind our goal of developing leaders with the confidence, capabilities, and connections to make a difference in the world.


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Michael Lippert

Associate Director of Admissions, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
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Son Nguyen

Associate Director of Admissions, Michigan Ross



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Our customizable, student driven, collaborative, diverse, pay it forward culture.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

Human and Machine Intelligence: Machines help solve complex problems, lessen decision bias, scale human effort, and spot hidden patterns in big data. However, they lack the creativity and insight that top executives possess. Together, executives and machines have the potential to make powerful “thought partnerships.” Students use hands-on cases and applications --- including IBM’s Deep Blue and Google’s AlphaGo that beat Chess and Go Grand Masters --- to learn how to use a critical set of machine learning decision tools, such as natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and pattern recognition to discover new competitive strategies, turn raw numbers into convincing stories, and make less biased judgments. The overarching goal is to enable students to confidently lead data science and design teams, know the expansiveness and limits of machine-learning complex decision support tools, and be capable of applying human + machine thought partnerships to grow businesses or disrupt Grand Masters in any field. 

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Captain America - Leadership and Crisis Management: Business, it seems, has entered an age of crisis. Every day another major company enters the headlines, and usually not in a flattering context. These trends are further amplified by an ever-faster-moving global news cycle and are scrutinized by activists, interest groups, and an increasingly skeptical public. Crises have been frequently conceptualized as threats, but they can also provide opportunities. Seizing such opportunities requires a close connection to the company’s position in the marketplace as well as strategic frameworks for effective crisis response. Captain America will bring his vast experience leading the Avengers in crisis management from the point of view of a manager. To anticipate and manage crises successfully, managers need to combine strategic thinking with an awareness of the importance of the ethical dimensions of business. That is, managers not only need to understand the motivations and strategic capabilities of stakeholders, but also should appreciate the importance of value-based management in preventing and managing corporate crises. This class is based on experience-learning: a rich set of case studies and crisis simulation exercises balance the theoretical and conceptual frameworks and will help participants to improve their strategic thinking as well as team management and communication skills in high-stress situations. Students should be prepared to be challenged and work hard.

Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg School of Management offers full-time, evening and weekend, and executive MBA programs, while also providing a vast array of global experiential learning opportunities. At Kellogg we educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who build strong organizations and wisely leverage the power of markets to create lasting value. Our innovative portfolio of programs help our students find the ideal balance among professional, educational and personal goals. Wherever you are in your career – and your life – there’s a Kellogg MBA program that will prepare you to lead confidently in the face of unprecedented challenges and enormous opportunities.

 

 

 




Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Purdue University Krannert School of Business

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Preparation in analytics and the personalization of the Krannert experience.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

Krannert offered a number of new courses this year but we wish to highlight three: 

"Using R For Analytics”:  As the name suggests, the course focuses on teaching R to students.  Using R, they learn to manipulate data objects, produce graphics, and invoke appropriate statistical techniques for data analysis.  Given how widely R is becoming adopted as a statistical software in many companies, students taking this course will be uniquely positioned to offer value in the industry.

“Big Data”: This course is geared toward teaching students how to develop solutions with big data ecosystem such as Hadoop; and also focus on models such as MapReduce.  The students work on various example datasets, including from Twitter.  Since large scale data storage has become very prevalent, we believe that managers exposed to these technologies will be able to better interface with the data and provide more thoughtful business insights. 

“Spreadsheets and Microprogramming”:  Students in this course learn to use excel in conjunction with Visual Basic macro programming.  Again, we hear that students with better ability to manipulate data and analyze them faster will appeal to companies better.  Macroprogramming is aimed at providing such a value to our students.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Tony Stark from Stark Industries (from the DC Comics series - Iron Man) –   Because of Mr. Stark’s genius in innovation, which aligns perfectly with the culture at Krannert, he would lecture in a series on innovation and entrepreneurship that changes the world.

Purdue University Krannert School of Business

Purdue’s top-ranked, full-time MBA program is consistently distinguished as one of the finest in the world. If your career could benefit from a quantitative, comprehensive education, and global opportunities to network, you belong at Purdue. Ready to be challenged?

Krannert’s distinguished faculty and extremely successful alumni will become your professional mentors. They’ll foster and facilitate your goals, providing you with highly personalized guidance to steer your career wherever you’d like to take it. Other business schools have you read a textbook chapter about management; at Purdue, you’re immersed in expertise until you master the art of leadership. 

Purdue’s MBA program combines a dynamic classroom experience in 14 different areas of concentration with our hands-on Experiential Learning program, providing our students abundant opportunities to fortify their   talents outside the classroom. The degree you earn from Krannert won’t just be another frame to hang in your office – it’s a testament to your proven ability to drive results.

Application fee waived for qualified full-time MBA domestic applicants. The   Krannert School is committed to offering a world class MBA that is both affordable and offers an exceptional Return On Investment to its students (Ranked #3 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek for highest ROI).


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Tom Bates

Associate Director of Admissions, Purdue University
Please join me to learn more about the Krannert School of Management's MBA & MS programs. I look forward to sharing more about the MBA/MS programs as well as other opportunities at Krannert.



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Stratus Admissions Counseling

Stratus Admissions Counseling is a full service admissions counseling firm distinguished by its team based, multi-step process ensuring each application is crafted for optimum impact. Our MBA counseling team has a representative from virtually every top 20 MBA program, enabling us to provide school-specific guidance.


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Susan Cera

Director of MBA Admissions, Stratus Admissions Counseling
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Brendan Young

Director of Candidate Strategy, Stratus Admissions Counseling
About Stratus: | “We’re All In” are words that define our approach to admissions. We ensure we’re all working together in your best interest to get you into your top choice school. When you team up with Stratus, you have a team of experts at your side to guide you through... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with the University of California Berkeley - Haas




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Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Students love the camaraderie within the community and faculty accessibility

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

Smith’s new semester-long leadership development program isn’t a single course, but a series of challenging, focused co-curricular activities that push students to develop leadership competencies.

The 2017 “Leading Fearlessly” program began with daylong activities that challenged students to select and practice one leadership trait in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. One group traveled to Gettysburg with U.S. Naval Academy instructor Joseph J. Thomas, while a second group stayed in Maryland for an “Arctic Survival” at Patapsco Valley State Park and an “Amazing Terp Race” in Annapolis.

In the program’s second phase, each student chooses a specific leadership behavior to practice over 10 weeks with executive coaches, peer partners and alumni. Students work in pods of three with an executive coach.

At the end of the semester, a yacht race at Annapolis Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay allows teams to put their leadership skills into practice, and an end-of-semester learning gallery gives students a chance to demonstrate their accomplishments to corporate sponsors.

We’re really pleased to be able to offer executive coaching to our full-time MBA students, and the current cohort has been very pleased at the way the coaches help with their individual development priorities.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (A Scandal in Bohemia)

There are several aspects of Sherlock Holmes’s personal life we wouldn’t want students to emulate, but Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective would be a terrific introductory lecturer for Data Mining for Business. Smith’s MBA curriculum works to infuse critical thinking skills into every class, and the great detective’s relentless pursuit of data that will give him insight into problems is a great model for future business leaders.  And Sherlock Holmes doesn’t just collect data – he is an analyst without peer. In a big data environment it is easy to get bogged down in metrics that don’t matter. We can picture Holmes telling the class, “It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognize, out of a number of facts, which are incidental and which vital. Otherwise your energy and attention must be dissipated instead of being concentrated.” (The Reigate Puzzle)

University of Maryland, Smith School of Business

In addition to mastering core functional business knowledge, the Smith Full-Time MBA Program helps students develop sophisticated analytical skills and an “integrative” systems understanding of the way the functional aspects of organizations interact.  Students learn how to leverage big data for better decision-making, and explore their career options in a tight-knit community that encourages intelligent risk-taking, not cutthroat competition. Class sizes are small and the faculty are supportive, challenging and invested in student success.


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Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with the University of Minnesota, Carlson

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Tight-knit community; real projects for leading companies; award-winning, accessible faculty 

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

Food and Agribusiness Marketplace

Those new to Minnesota are often shocked by the sheer number of food and agricultural companies headquartered here. The food industry is baked into the state’s identity. It may not at first seem obvious that agriculture and a school of management are a natural pairing, but it turns out it may be the most synergistic pairing of all, especially for the Carlson School.

Whether it be for brand management, strategic pricing, or global supply chain optimization, the links between agribusiness and management are clear. Students at the Carlson School are uniquely positioned to develop these integral skills that will make them stand out in any industry. 

In addition to valuable strategic development, this course will influence students in current and future cohorts to think more broadly about their individual choices and how they fit into the global community. There is more interest in food labels, what you eat, what is going on overseas, and how we are going to feed this huge population. A lot of people want to know about the bigger world today. 

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

If you think the business world is daunting, imagine spearheading a rebellion against an all-powerful, evil empire that just destroyed your home planet. With this perspective, it would be our honor to have Princess Leia lecture in our core strategic management course.  

Strategic Management, required for all MBA students, establishes the critical thinking framework students will need for the remainder of their MBA study and for success as business leaders. This class introduces students to the concepts and techniques used to create and implement a sense of corporate direction; choices that involve the integration of different functional areas; and the skills involved in identifying issues, evaluating options, and implementing strategic plans. 

Princess Leia’s fierce leadership, experience managing cross-functional teams (she could use the largely successful evacuation of the Rebel base on Hoth as a case study), and astute ability to comprehensively assess her competitive positioning as a rebellion force makes her one of the most formidable strategic leaders—whether in business or a galaxy far, far away.

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Students join the Carlson MBA community expecting to be challenged and transformed, all the while growing both their professional and social networks. The Carlson Enterprise Programs provide our students just that—an opportunity to completely transform their career path and knowledge/skill gaps, establish relationships with potential employers, and discover an organic approach to building team camaraderie. We are a community of driven, inquisitive students and engaged, dedicated faculty and staff   who believe in success through collaboration. After a two-year transformational experience, our students graduate with the confidence and ability to lead and make meaningful impact across the globe.

 


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Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza

 What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

The collaborative culture and class size fosters strong, lasting relationships. 

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year. How do you see this influencing the current cohort? 

In response to student interest and the needs of our employers, there have been a number of additions to the curriculum, and even a new MBA/MS in Business Analytics dual degree option. In Emerging Issues in Data Analytics. Students examine the edge of analytics in manufacturing, health care, sports, logistics, financial services and other industrial sectors. They learn which analytical tools will be needed to run these businesses over the next decade, what types of data will be accessible, and how they will be fused with traditional data. 

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach? Why? 

Batman would teach “Practical Tools for Professionals”. He’s an extremely disciplined, yet ordinary superhero who uses many different tools to face villains. He’d teach ND MBA’s how to leverage everyday tools to their advantage. I can also imagine Albus Dumbledore teaching Business Ethics and Corporate Leadership. 

Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business offers a rigorous analytical curriculum with an ethical global perspective. The program offers the traditional Two-year MBA as well as an accelerated One-year MBA and our new dual degree MBA/MS in Business Analytics. Each program includes the distinctive Integral Leadership Development program designed to provide every future business leader with the tools to lead teams and organizations confidently from a foundation of their core values. The strong collaborative community of the Notre Dame MBA program is the foundation for one of the most powerful and responsive alumni networks in the world. 


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Kristin McAndrew

Director of Admissions, University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business
As Director of Admissions for Graduate Business Programs, I oversee admissions for the Notre Dame MBA, MSA and MSM programs. After more than 22 years in college admissions, working at both the graduate and undergraduate level, I still love reading applications, meeting and coachi... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with the University of Oregon

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?  

Strong focus on sustainability and an active alumni network. 

 Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

 

Quantitative Methods for Finance: This new course is an important part of the new Masters of Science in Finance program at the Lundquist College of Business. Finance is a highly quantitative field, so it is imperative that students have a firm command of the mathematical and statistical tools that are used every day in the financial industry. In particular, asset managers need to understand the measurement of investment returns. They should understand the nature of risk and the statistical tools we use to model and estimate this risk. They should understand the uses and abuses of statistical tests computed on observed data. They should understand the linear regression models that are used every day in applied research, and are the basis of various asset pricing theories. Lacking a solid understanding of these topics can (and does) lead to important mistakes in the practice. Additionally, this course will use real financial data. Seeing and using this data in as many courses as possible will give the students valuable, applicable experience.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Fictional Character: Indiana Jones, PhD

Class Title: Recognizing Business Opportunities

Both scholarly and daring, Indiana Jones is the perfect example of being adventurous but also taking calculated risks. Be like Doctor Jones; research the market and target audience before chasing the Holy Grail.  

University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business

Graft a green thumb on finance, splice integrity into supply chains, drive innovation in sports business, and pioneer new business models. At the Oregon MBA, students learn by doing and join other pacesetters making business better.

 The University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business offers a distinctive approach to an MBA education. In one or two years, students build their professional foundations with practical experience in one of four focus areas: Finance and Securities Analysis, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sports Business, or Sustainable Business Practices.


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Alex Bibb

Oregon MBA ’17



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with UC Davis

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Close community, personal impact, values-based leadership

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort? 

Food and Ag Innovation:
We are very excited to have launched this spring a first-of-its-kind program focused on food and agriculture innovation. It combines our business expertise and corporate partner network with UC Davis’ global leadership in food, nutrition and agriculture. This course is designed to accelerate students’ knowledge of the operations and sustainable practices in a multi-faceted, global industry.  As part of this program, students hear first-hand from industry leaders from companies like Annie’s Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Inc., and more. More information available at: http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/overview/food-and-ag-program
 

 If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

 

Princess Leia would teach Exploring Leadership.  As a school we prepare innovative leaders for global (or galaxy-wide) impact and Princess Leia has shown the ability to leave and inspire with integrity.

UC Davis MBA Program

At the UC Davis MBA Program, we seek students who are passionate about making a difference in their community and careers.  As a student, you’ll find a vibrant, close-knit community where you:

Solve real-world problems for Fortune 500s and startups as part of your education. 

Master key business skills and knowledge through hands-on applications.

Stretch yourself in a community where everyone wants you to succeed.

Build your network and immerse yourself into a whole new world.


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Amy Russell

Deputy Director of Admissions, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
I actually would love to first hear about you! What is your background, but also what are your career dreams and aspirations? How have you made an impact? I'd love to also discuss how the UC Davis MBA can help you on this journey. | | Personally, I'm also an alumna of the progra... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with UC Irvine Merage School of Business

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?  

Those ten words, in a haiku:

One-on-one guidance

Collaborative focus

Job Success for life

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

 

We introduced the MBA Certificate in Digital Transformation which prepares students to lead organizations, regardless of job function, in the digital economy. It is a focus no other school has, and our students stand out in the job search because of it.

We find that leading companies recognize the value of an MBA candidate with a unique combination of traditional MBA skills coupled with actual hands-on experience in leveraging digital tech strategies in business. More importantly, our impressive employment statistics reflect that value.

We are excited to see how the MBA Certificate in Digital Transformation continues to shape our vision, school, and most importantly, our students.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

 

Doctor Emmett Brown from Back to the Future.

We would have him join Vijay Gurbaxani to teach our revolutionary EDGE course which studies current and future trends in how technology is transforming the business landscape. More importantly, it empowers students to become change agents needed to transform and lead companies in the Digital Age.

We feel Doc Brown would be the best choice because, just like the Merage School of Business, he has bright ideas ahead of his time.

UC Irvine  |  Paul Merage School of Business

Located in the heart of Southern California, UC Irvine combines a highly personalized approach and a visionary curriculum, to empower professionals as they innovate and lead organizations through digital change.

This student centered focus routinely draws upon world renowned faculty, and unrivaled Career and Student Service teams, to consistently rank the Merage School of Business in the top 5% of business schools internationally.

Whether you’re interested in companies located in the heart of California’s Tech Coast, or starting your own, the Merage School makes the MBA…. your MBA.




Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with UCLA Anderson

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Opportunity to accelerate your career in a vibrant, collaborative community

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort? 

MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) is a new course that we added to our powerful social impact specialization. The course is designed and taught by Bhagwan Chowdhry, the faculty director for Impact@Anderson who has been named one of Poets & Quants World’s Best B-School ProfessorsThe 21st century calls for a holistic approach to business and social enterprise to help solve the most challenging issues affecting future generations. Students can tailor their curriculum with multiple specialization options that will guide them in building in-depth expertise in a chosen career, while also preparing to lead transformational change in any sector. 

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Olivia Pope (“Scandal”) should teach our Negotiations Behavior course! As part of our Executive Development specialization, this course provides opportunities for students to develop their negotiating abilities through practice that is grounded in rigorous analysis and reflection. From a purely professional standpoint, Olivia’s ability to think on her feet and the stories she could share would bring interesting perspectives to the course. 

UCLA Anderson

UCLA Anderson continually strives to live our forward-thinking motto, Think in the Next. Our students develop the character combination 21st century organizations need and seek today — people who are open, collaborative and generous and help each other flourish. With the help of our Parker Career Management Center, which is top-ranked in student satisfaction, our students place in many industries, including technology, consulting, financial services, consumer products, entertainment/media and more. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.


 


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Satiya Witzer

Associate Director, MBA Admissions, UCLA Anderson
After graduating from UCLA Anderson in 2013, I worked in tech before returning to the school to serve as an Associate Director in Admissions for the full-time MBA program. Ask me about my career transition from being a Big 4 manager to tech HR Mergers & Acquisitions, how I gradua... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with UNC Kenan-Flagler

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most? 

Collaborative yet challenging culture that drives technical and leadership excellence.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

“Race, Power & Influence in Organizations.”
This has been a tumultuous year that has exposed many of the sharp racial, economic, and intellectual divides that persist in society and in the economy.  We launched this course because we want our MBA students to manage well in organizations that are challenged to succeed and thrive within this complex social and economic context.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.   She would teach Game Theory.  In The Hunger Games, Katniss is a fierce competitor taking control of situations that need resolution.  Her ability to figure out complex situations and balance trades-off with limited information makes her a great candidate to teach game theory concepts and principles.

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA program
Ambition & integrityPerformance & characterCompetition & collaboration. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we believe that exceptional business leadership results from a balance of exceptional strengths.

The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA program is the ultimate opportunity to accelerate your career growth, leadership development and global business network. We prepare outstanding professionals from around the world to achieve their career objectives and gain a renewed definition of success: a life lived with greater autonomy, creativity and purpose. We want them to generate positive impact in business and beyond.


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Meena Dorr

Executive Director MBA Student Recruitment & Admissions, UNC KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL
I am the Executive Director of MBA Student Recruitment and Admissions for Kenan-Flagler Business School. I've been in higher-ed for over 10 years. Prior, I spent 15+ years in the corporate sector working in consulting, banking & finance and the technology industries. I graduated... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with University of Toronto, Rotman

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?  

A new way to think about today’s global challenges.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

 

Rotman’s most popular one-of-a-kind MBA course is “Catastrophic Failure in Organizations”, taught by Rotman professor András Tilcsik, who was recently named to Poet & Quant’s Top 40 Under 40 for his ability to make events compelling while peeling away the deeper lessons behind them. Most business schools are designed for “business as usual”. This course teaches Rotman students how to react when disruptive events shatter all expectations – a valuable skill in a world where the “new normal” is anything but.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

 

Gordon Gekko’s famous pronouncement that “Greed is good” in the Oliver Stone film “Wall Street” is classic reference among MBA students thinking about a career in investment banking. While Rotman is well known for its strength in finance, if Mr. Gekko were invited to speak in Rotman professor Sarah Kaplan’s “Corporation 360” course, he might be surprised to find his view challenged by Rotman students considering the deeper implications of modern socioeconomic trends and geopolitical impacts in doing business in a globalized world.

University of Toronto, Rotman

The Rotman Full-Time MBA is a two-year program designed for those committed to making a long-term investment in their professional and personal development. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is Canada’s top-ranked business school, and is ranked in the global top five for its world-class faculty and research. Our unique approach to problem solving, self-development and decision making will transform your leadership potential and enable you to tackle today's business challenges in an increasingly complex world.


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Jamie Young

Director, FT MBA Recruitment and Admissions, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with USC Marshall

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Community, collaboration, focus on student success and global emphasis. 

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort? 

MOR-598: Leading and Coaching – this is the curricular component of the Marshall Leadership Fellows Program, a year-long leadership development program for a select number of FTMBA students. Offered in two sequential 1.5 unit courses, the first half of the class covers leadership theory and foundational knowledge. The second half of the class is designed as a practicum that allows students to practice what they’ve learned through coaching a first-year core team. The class of 2018 is the first class to take part in this curricular experience, which will enhance their leadership skills and savvy as they enter the workforce upon graduation.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Tommy Trojan. As the iconic symbol of USC (his statue stands in the main quad of campus,) he embodies the values we teach all of our students: the value of collaboration and teamwork; the value of service. The value of integrity and tenacity. Finally, he embodies the relentless pursuit of ambition and world-changing leadership.

USC Marshall School of Business

The USC Marshall full-time-MBA is a nationally-ranked, highly flexible and globally focused two-year program. Students pursue rigorous foundational courses over the first semester and then choose a professional functionality for deeper exploration in the remaining three semesters. All students undertake a two semester course on global business, which includes a 10-day overseas learning experience. 


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Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with UT Austin McCombs




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Tina Mabley

Director of Full-time MBA Program, UT Austin - McCombs School of Business
Christina (Tina) Mabley is currently the Director of the Full-time MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business. Prior to program direction, Tina served as the Director of Admissions, recruiting students worldwide and overseeing the admission process for the MBA Program, and as... Read More →

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Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Vanderbilt University

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?  

Students love our close-knit, collaborative, career-catapulting community.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?
Professor: Harry Potter. The course would be titled: Leading your organization with the courage, daring, and determination of a Gryffindor. 

Vanderbilt University Owen

The Vanderbilt MBA is focused you. Your goals. Your future. Vanderbilt is a leadership laboratory in which you can learn, experiment, practice, adapt and transform. A few things that make us different:

An accelerated “mod” system, ensuring you get course work in your primary concentration early.

Faculty who are doing world-changing research and still know your name.

High-touch admissions and career coaching teams who get to know you and your goals.

An incomparable leadership development program accessing the same tools used by the Fortune 500.

Nashville—a city that is a lively, safe and affordable place to live and study for two years.

 


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Robert Schickler

Associate Director of MBA Admissions, Vanderbilt University
I am an alum of the Vanderbilt full-time MBA program myself (Class of 2014) and am excited to be back working for the school. Although I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, I lived in L.A. for 8 years and am looking forward to being back in Cali, even if only to visit!



Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Washington University St. Louis, Olin School of Business

What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Transformative, personalized, connected, community. Confident, never arrogant. Elite, never elitist.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

MGT 572: Defining Moments: Lessons in Leadership and Character from the Top

Most successful leaders can point to a handful of "defining moments" in their careers - key choice points that defined the trajectory of their character, their career, and/or their company. What are those defining moments and why do they matter? How can aspiring business leaders prepare themselves to face their defining moments with insight and integrity? This course examines these questions by learning from notable leaders who exemplify both business excellence and personal character. Top executives from leading companies will sit down with us to talk about their "defining moments" and to engage with us in considering these questions. These conversations will be supplemented with contemporary cases and readings on leadership and character. Prerequisites: 2yr MBA students. 1.5 credits.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) from Suits would be invited to teach in our very own Women and Leadership course (OB 500b.) We feel her loyalty, and unwavering confidence make her unstoppable. Her experience as a managing partner during turbulent times would be a valuable topic for students to unpack in the course. 

Course description: In this course, we will take a multi-faceted approach to learning about women and leadership to better prepare students to become effective and inclusive leaders in increasingly diverse organizations. To do this we will learn from notable leaders who will share their experiences and advice with the class. 1.5 credits.

Washington University, Olin University

WashU’s MBA program is world-class, and the culture is collaborative, not cutthroat. Our program is small, usually an incoming class of 150. We are a tight-knit community invested in each other’s success on the Washington University campus and beyond. Our platform philosophy aligns the student experience. A significant portion of the WashU MBA takes place outside of the classroom and involves real projects with real clients in real-time. Students are challenged to be impactful in their career and their community. 




Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

5:00pm

Reception and Cocktails
Come and join us for cocktails as we conclude the CentreCourt festival in San Francisco.  
The reception is graciously sponsored by Kira Talent.

Kira is an applicant assessment platform that combines video and written assessments with traditional admissions requirements such as test scores, essays, and reference letters. Each Kira assessment is customized to evaluate key traits tied to success in your program, such as leadership, motivation, and overall communication skills. Kira enhances the existing application by integrating effective, efficient, and fair digital assessments into your school’s existing application to create a more streamlined admissions process and provide deeper insights on each applicant.

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Emilie Cushman

Emilie Cushman is the Founder and CEO of Kira Talent. Cushman founded the company in 2012, and since launching Kira she has been named the HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow and one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.



Saturday June 24, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105
 


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