Alvaro de Garay (EGADE Business School, Tec de Monterrey, México)
Irma Gómez (EGADE Business School, Tec de Monterrey, México)
Robert Edward Grosse (EGADE Business School, TEC de Monterrey, México)
Francisco Mazzuca (Fundaçao Getulio Vargas, Brasil)
Santiago Iñiguez (IE Business School, Spain)
Francisco Sananez (IESA, Venezuela)
Marlene Estrella (INCAE, Centroamérica)
Roy Zuniga, (INCAE, Latin America)
Carlos Alcérreca (ITAM, Mexico)
Paul Danos (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, USA)
María Lorena Gutierrez (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
Ernesto Gore (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina)
Topics: Financial Models, Faculty, Curriculum Development, Corporate Relations, Fund Raising
N.H.—Deans from top international business schools recently gathered to
discuss the current and future state of management education in China.
The event was the latest in a series of roundtables held around the
world and organized and moderated by Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck
School of Business at Dartmouth, and Santiago Iñiguez, dean of
Instituto de Empressa. The assembly was hosted by Deans Weijiong Zhang
and Rolf Cremer of CEIBS in Shanghai. Other deans in attendance were
Leonard K. Cheng of HKUST Business School, Yu-Sheng Zheng of Cheung
Kong Graduate School of Business, and Xiongwen Lu of Fudan University.
is changing business education just as surely as it has changed
international business," says Danos. "These roundtable discussions have
been a valuable tool for comparing regional business school models and
ensuring that our MBA programs reflect the realities of the modern
Deans from more than 25 schools around the
world, senior faculty members, business education reporters, education
consultants, and professional development executives from top
corporations have joined together for the five roundtable sessions held
At the most recent roundtable in Shanghai, the
deans spoke about a wide range of topics, including the demand for more
faculty and PhD training, government regulations and funding of Chinese
business schools, and student work experience prior to starting MBA
During previous roundtables, the deans discussed
the unique traits of each region's business education system, compared
them with other international models, and discussed the impact of
globalization on business schools. For example, in Germany the
discussion focused on the Bologna Accord, which has established a model
and standards for higher education in Europe. And in Brazil
participants discussed how Brazilian schools differ from the U.S. and
European models in their standards, curriculum, and degree of focus on
Specific experiences and issues ranged from
one region to the next, but all five discussions reported that
globalization is influencing the curriculum and strategy of today's
business schools. Particularly in Europe and China, deans reported that
international political entities and NGOs are affecting business
education through standards and accreditation. They also noted that
market forces are bringing schools closer to corporate partners and
highlighting the importance of faculty research. As prospective
students consider schools across country borders, top schools must show
that their faculty can compete not just within their region but also
with schools from around the globe.
This roundtable series is
one piece of Tuck's sustained international outreach in recent years,
which includes initiatives for Europe, Latin America, and India as well
as the Tuck Ambassador Program with representatives in 25 countries.
For more information on all roundtable discussions and conversation on business education, please visit www.deanstalk.net.
in 1900, Tuck is the first graduate school of management in the country
and consistently ranks among the top business schools worldwide. Tuck
remains distinctive among the world's great business schools by
combining human scale with global reach, rigorous coursework with
experiences requiring teamwork, and valued traditions with innovation.
A THREE-HOUR deans' roundtable titled "The Future of Business Manage-ment
Education in China and Around the World" was held at the China Europe
International Business School Shanghai campus recently.
moderated by Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the
graduate school of management founded in 1900, these roundtables are part of
Tuck's sustained international outreach program.
The frank discussion
featured five deans from CEIBS in Shanghai, the Institute Empress in Spain,
Fudan Management School, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the Hong
Kong University of Science and Technology Business School.
is changing business education just as surely as it has changed international
business. We'd like to know how education is developing in the world and explore
places that we want to learn about," Danos said.
"There is no government control on what education will become. No American model
is going to be the majority model globally. It is necessary that new models are
adapted. That's why I initiated the event."
HANOVER, N.H.-Deans from business schools in Eastern Europe, Spain, and the
United States recently gathered to discuss the differences in international
models of business education and the impact of globalization on their industry.
The event was the latest in a series of roundtables held around the globe and
organized and moderated by Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck School of Business at
Dartmouth, and Santiago Iñiguez, dean of Instituto de Empressa Business
School. This latest assembly was hosted by Dean Paul Garrison of the Central European
University Business School in Budapest.
"Globalization is changing
business education just as surely as it has changed international business,"
says Danos. "These roundtable discussions have been a valuable tool for
comparing regional business school models and ensuring that our MBA programs
reflect the realities of the modern marketplace."
Deans from more than
20 schools around the world, senior faculty members, business education
reporters, education consultants, and professional development executives from
top corporations have joined together for the four roundtable sessions held to
In the second extract, the discussion turned to the advantages and
disadvantages of working in both a stand-alone and a university-based
Edward Snyder, dean of the Chicago Graduate School of Business Robert Joss, dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Business Colin Mayer, dean of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford Arnoud De Meyer, director of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge Frank Brown, dean of Insead Jordi Canals, dean of Iese Business School Peter Lorange, President of IMD
A rountable discussion between the deans of 11 top business schools was hosted by the the University of Chicago graduate school of business on July 10, 2007. The Financial Times will bring you four extracts from the discussion.
In this first extract, the discussion turned to the differences between European and US-based business schools.
Santiago Iniguez, dean of IE Business School (Spain)
Arnoud De Meyer, director of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (UK)
Edward Snyder, dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (US)
Dipak Jain, dean of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (US)
Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School (US)
Bernard Ramanantsoa, dean of HEC Paris (France)
Frank Brown, dean of Insead (France and Singapore)
Jordi Canals, dean of Iese Business School (Spain)
Colin Mayer, dean of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (UK)
Today Tuesday, July 10, in London at the European campus of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, a roundtable discussion featuring deans of 12 leading business schools in the U.S. and Europe will be hosted by Chicago GSB and IE Business School.
Deans from Chicago GSB, IE Business School, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, the Kellogg School of Management, INSEAD, IMD and other top schools will discuss current issues facing business schools including changes to curriculum and learning models, relevance of business school research, globalization of management education, European and U.S. models of the MBA degree and other topics.
This is a unique event, bringing together the deans of many of the major Global business schools to discuss the future of management education. If you have a question that you would like to put to the Deans please post them here, so that the moderator of the debate can raise them during the session.
U.S. Schools represented
R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean Graduate School of Business Columbia University
Jay O. Light, Dean Harvard Business School Harvard University
(still in process of hiring a new Dean) Alfred P. Sloan School of Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dipak Jain, Dean J. L. Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University
Robert (Bob) Joss, Dean Graduate School of Business Stanford University
Edward (Ted) Snyder, Dean Graduate School of Business University of Chicago
Thomas Robertson, Dean The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania
Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean HEC Paris
Santiago Iñiguez, Dean IE Business School
Peter Lorange, President and The Nestlé Professor IMD
J. Frank Brown, Dean INSEAD
Professor Arnoud De Meyer, Director, Judge Business School University of Cambridge
Jordi Canals, Dean IESE University of Navarra
Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Dean and Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies Säid Business School University of Oxford
Professor Eric Johnson, Director of the Center for Digital Strategies at Tuck, hosted the "Thought Leadership Roundtable on Digital Strategies" on September 26, 2006 in Prague, with CIOs and other executives at leading companies to discuss conducting business in emerging markets.
CIOs and other senior execs from Cargill, Ceská sporitelna, Cisco, DHL, Erste Bank, GM, Hasbro, Henkel, IBM, and Škoda Auto were joined by academics from Tuck and Michigan and partners from AT Kearney and Egon Zehnder for this roundtable.
Continuing our series of faculty videos we hear from the same Eric Johnson, who discusses how companies can protect their customers data; current IT challenges for Fortune 500 companies; cross-border intellectual property issues. (2 minutes). As always, we’d love to include viewpoints from other schools and other perspectives as well, so feel free to respond either with a text comment or via GoogleVideo, YouTube, or a similar video platform.
Over the past year and a half, we hosted a series of three roundtable discussions in Cologne, Germany; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Paris, France with other business school deans from China, Europe, Latin America and the US. We recently completed synopses of each transcript, and have posted them here:
From the discussions one can see that globalization is changing business education just as surely as it has changed international business. These roundtables have been a valuable tool for comparing regional business school models and ensuring that our MBA programs reflect the realities of the modern marketplace.
Paul Danos, Dean Tuck School of Business at
For the second in a series of roundtables on the future of business management education, a group of business education leaders and journalists from the U.S. and Brazil recently came together to discuss the situation in Brazil. This is the summary of that session, The Nature of the MBA Program in Brazil, (also avaible in this post just below using the "Continue reading.. " link) along with the previous roundtable discussion—The Future of Management Education in Germany.
Some of the findings show that while both countries have many new MBA programs, in Brazil, most of the new programs are part-time and are offered by independent business schools that are not closely affiliated with universities. Also, the prediction for the growth of faculties is that in Germany schools seek to build a research culture akin to that in the U.S. while the Brazilian faculties are expected to be mostly part-time, with less emphasis on academic and refereed research.
The most recent roundtable discussion on the Future of Management Education in Europe was just held in Paris on April 23. The transcript of that conversation will be available soon.
I came away with some general impressions and initial contrasts with the situation in Germany. First, whereas Germany has created many new MBA programs in the last few years, most of which are full-time and often extensions of their first degrees, new programs in Brazil and Latin America in general are part-time and many are long-established.
I found that the topics covered in both German and Brazilian business schools are converging to a more or less worldwide norm with best practices coming through in text books and cases that are common across many countries.
Paul Danos, Dean Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
The idea of a series of roundtable discussions in important regions of the world, which would include leaders of business education, came out of the enormous growth and changes I have witnessed in this industry over the last five years.
Germany is a particularly dynamic setting and a good example of the burst of innovation and change throughout Europe created by the Bologna Accord. This summary of our discussion delves into the German situation. We plan to host future roundtables in other key regions in the coming years.