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Saturday, May 20
 

8:30am

Coffee and Welcome
Welcome to CentreCourt NYC!

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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 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 →


Saturday May 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
The Times Center: The Stage 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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 Vanderbilt, Cornell - Johnson, UCLA - Anderson, and Yale University.

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
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M. Eric Johnson

Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, Vanderbilt University
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Mark Nelson

Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Accounting at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Mark W. Nelson is the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Accounting at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell. He received his BBA degree from Iowa State University and his MA and PhD degrees from The Ohio State University. Nelson’s teaching focuses on corporate financial reporting and intermediate financial accounting at the MBA and undergraduate levels. He has received ten teaching awards, including... Read More →
avatar for Judy Olian

Judy Olian

Dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA
Judy D. Olian, Ph.D is dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and John E. Anderson Chair in Management. She began her appointment in January 2006 after serving more than five years as dean and professor of management at the Smeal College of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University, and professor and senior associate dean at the Smith School at the University of Maryland. UCLA Anderson is among the leading business schools in the world, annually providing management education across MBA, Masters and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 working professionals through executive education programs. The school has several internationally recognized research centers and a global alumni network of more than 37,000 graduates. Under her leadership, UCLA Anderson has hired a record number of faculty, and raised over $350M for students and faculty support, and to create innovative programming. The... Read More →
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Ted Snyder

Dean, Yale SOM, Yale University
Edward A. Snyder is Indra K. Nooyi Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management.  The school’s mission is to educate leaders for business and society and its ongoing objectives are to be: (i) the business school that best leverages its home university; (ii) the most global US business school; and (iii) the best source of elevated leaders for all sectors and... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
The Times Center: The Stage 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

10:30am

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 Francisco Chabran

Francisco Chabran

Director, International Development, NE Region, IE Business School
avatar for Isser Gallogly

Isser Gallogly

Associate Dean of MBA Admissions, NYU Stern
avatar for Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Assistant Dean, Full-time MBA Program and Admissions, University of California, Berkeley Haas
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Soojin Kwon

Director of MBA Admissions, Ross School of Business
Soojin Kwon is the Director of MBA Admissions at the Ross School of Business and a lecturer of Business Communications at Ross. Prior to joining Ross in 2004, Soojin was a Manager at Deloitte Consulting, and a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, D.C., working with the House Appropriations Committee, Senate Budget Committee and Department of Commerce. | | She holds an MBA from Ross, a Master in Public Policy from... Read More →
avatar for Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Assistant Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid, Kellogg School of Management


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
The Times Center: The Stage 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

11:40am

Standing Out in the Finance Sector
Listen to alumni discuss how they have leveraged their MBA to find success in the finance sector.  Moderated by Rebecca Cook from IU Kelley.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Cook

Rebecca Cook

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

Speakers
avatar for Allen Cermak

Allen Cermak

Director, Credit Suisse
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Etim Edim

Senior Vice President, Credit Suisse
Etim Edim is a senior Vice President at Credit Suisse, based in New York.  He is currently part of the Americas COO group, leading the planning and execution of a strategic workforce initiative.  Etim has held several roles during his 7+ years with the bank, including leading a team responsible for regulatory remediation for the Leveraged Lending business on behalf of the US Board of Directors and serving as the Expense CFO in the Equities business (Global Head of Expenses and Efficiency responsible for the... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Wessely

Jessica Wessely

MBA Recruiter, J.P. Morgan
Hi! I'm Jessica and I have been with J.P. Morgan for 4 years and am currently the MBA recruiter for the Investment Banking and Management Associate Program. | | I started my career at J.P. Morgan working as part of the EMEA Campus Recruitment team before transferring over the... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:40am - 12:30pm
The Times Center: The Stage 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

12:30pm

Handicapping Your Odds
Entertaining lunchtime panel.  Feel free to grab a bite and come back for an unplugged and entertaining Handicapping Your Odds

Speakers

Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Times Center: The Stage 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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 Tabitha Courtney

Tabitha Courtney

Associate Director, Arizona State University - W. P. Carey School of Business
Focused and flexible, there's a W. P. Carey MBA that's right for you, whether you’re looking to return to school full-time or need the convenience of an online or part-time program. We have 4 MBA options to chose from: Full-time, Online, Professional Flex and Executive. I hope... Read More →
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 May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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 Administration, Charles 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 May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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 May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & Greet with Georgetown

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

Global Business Experience.

Jesuit values.

Washington, D.C. location.

Accomplished 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?

 

We’ve recently launched a certificate in non-market strategy open to all enrolled MBA students through a competitive selection process. This certificate explores the nexus of business, economics, and public policy and immerses students in the rich resources of Washington, D.C. The program is designed to promote a deeper understanding of the ways in which business success and principled leadership are shaped by complex regulatory, political, cultural, and social forces beyond the market and the relationships and interactions among firms, governments, and the public. 

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?

 

Georgetown McDonough is the premier destination for global business education located in an internationally diverse hub - Washington, DC. We prepare students to be global-ready leaders at the intersection of business, policy and society. As is such, we would invite Greek mythology character Atlas to the classroom. Atlas was burdened with carrying the weight of the world and heavens on his shoulders. We would invite him to our Global Business Experience consulting experience, a required course in which students consulting for a multinational company in another country. We would have him speak about how Georgetown MBA students graduate ready to take on the burden of improving the world around them through lessons learned from the curriculum, community, and career resources they are provided at McDonough.

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

Located in Washington, DC at the intersection of business, policy and society, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business develops principled leaders committed to serving both business and society. The Full-time and Evening MBA Programs deliver a global management degree, including its signature global consulting experience, that provides students with core business knowledge and analytical skills to manage and lead an interconnected world. Our unique, integrative curriculum trains through hands-on learning within and beyond the classroom. Complemented by our collaborative student culture and MBA Career Center resources, you’ll graduate transformed with the knowledge and ability to advance your career and change the world.


Exhibitors
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Michelle Roch

Sr. Assistant Director, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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.


Exhibitors
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Alyssa Dominioni

Marketing & Recruitment Manager for North America & Central Asia, HEC Paris
We are happy to offer you the opportunity to discover more about the HEC Paris MBA program. As a Recruitment Manager as well as student in the HEC Paris MBA program, I will do my best to offer insights into the program, and the admissions process, and answer all your questions... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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

Speakers
avatar for Francisco Chabran

Francisco Chabran

Director, International Development, NE Region, IE Business School



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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.


Exhibitors
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Maria Reis

Assistant Director, MBA Recruitment and Marketing, INSEAD
Hello and welcome! | Please join me and our alums to learn more about the INSEAD MBA program. We'll provide insights into the curriculum, admissions process, INSEAD community and student life. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in NYC!



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & Greet with IU 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
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 Federation), and is a Kiersey Temperament Certified Professional. Rebecca is passionate about helping business professionals reach their true potential. Immediately prior to her current role, she was the Director of Coaching... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & Greet with NYU Stern

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

Unbeatable NYC location and students with both EQ & IQ

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 the last year, Stern launched a new MBA specialization in FinTech (the first among top b-schools) and as a result has been able to offer some cutting-edge new courses, including Digital Currencies, Blockchains, and the Financial Services Industry -- a very popular new course.

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?

Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird—an independent, principle-based thinker; NYU Stern course: Inclusive Leadership

NYU’s Stern School of Business

NYU Stern’s Full-time MBA program offers a business education that is rooted in four core values: academic excellence; intellectual and interpersonal strength, or IQ plus EQ; a collaborative community; and integrating the energy of New York and NYU’s other global hubs into our academic culture. This two-year program, including the opportunity for a summer internship, is designed for students interested in making a career change or enhancing their careers.

 


Speakers
avatar for Isser Gallogly

Isser Gallogly

Associate Dean of MBA Admissions, NYU Stern



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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.


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Tiago Martinho

MBA Recruitment Manager, University of Oxford, Said Business School
Hello there! | Looking forward to meet you in London and tell you more about our MBA and the Oxford Experience. Please get in touch if you wish a 1:1 conversation.



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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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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 throu... Read More →




Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & Greet with UC Berkeley Haas
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Peter Johnson

Assistant Dean, Full-time MBA Program and Admissions, University of California, Berkeley Haas



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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 Professors. The 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 May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & Greet with University of Rochester, Simon

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

Camaraderie among peers, supportive environment, diverse culture, and responsive 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?

The First‐Year Project Experience provides Simon MBA students the opportunity to help a client at a real organization answer an important question or achieve a significant business objective. Teams of students work together to deliver a set of well‐reasoned, impactful recommendations based upon a thoughtful analysis of the relevant facts. This course is mandatory for all MBA students and is designed to provide an experiential learning opportunity through which students develop key skills in teamwork, communication, and problem solving.

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?

MacGyver would teach our First-Year Project Experience course and would instruct our students to use all the tools at their disposal to tackle any business problem. His approach to unstructured problem solving would allow students to see challenges in a new light and provide innovative recommendations to their clients.

 University of Rochester, Simon Business School

Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York offers a highly personalized, global business education experience. Our world-class faculty, diverse student body, and immersive experiences help make Simon one of the nation's top-ranked business schools. At Simon, you'll be part of a results-oriented but highly intimate community that values teamwork in addition to academic excellence. Simon's Two-Year MBA program is truly the hallmark option for full-time students who are looking to propel their careers with a fully integrated experience.


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Rebekah Lewin

Asst. Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, University of Rochester
Come talk with me about the Simon Business School Full-time MBA program and meet some of our recent grads.



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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 May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & Greet with UT Austin
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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 May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet & 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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M. Eric Johnson

Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, Vanderbilt University

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Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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.


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Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Fortuna Admissions
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Judith Silverman Hodara

Co-Founder and Director, Fortuna Admissions
Few industry leaders have more experience than Judith Silverman Hodara, the former Director of MBA Admissions at Wharton. A dedicated admissions expert, Judith brings immense skill to the Fortuna team, combining a deep knowledge of the M7 schools with an insightful understanding... Read More →
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Brittany Maschal

Coach, Fortuna Admissions
​Brittany’s admissions career includes a roster of some of the most prestigious graduate schools, including Wharton, Princeton University and the Johns Hopkins University. She has a highly successful coaching style that reflects her deep experience and expertise in business edu... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with IESE Business School
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Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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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Amanda Payne-Danson

MBA Recruitment Manager, Imperial College Business School
Hi there! I am the MBA Recruitment Manager and have been working here for 4 years. I have vast admissions and program knowledge of our suite of four MBA programs. If you are looking for a 1 year MBA program in Europe with the opportunity to specialise come and speak with me about... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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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Ray Fernandez

General Manager, Manhattan Prep
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Elissa Ha

Associate Manager of Marketing, Manhattan Prep
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Evyn Williams

Director of Marketing, Manhattan Prep



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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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Soojin Kwon

Director of MBA Admissions, Ross School of Business
Soojin Kwon is the Director of MBA Admissions at the Ross School of Business and a lecturer of Business Communications at Ross. Prior to joining Ross in 2004, Soojin was a Manager at Deloitte Consulting, and a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, D.C., working with the House Appropriations Committee, Senate Budget Committee and Department of Commerce. | | She holds an MBA from Ross, a Master in Public Policy from... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Ohio State Fisher College of Business

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

tight-knit | experiential | career-focused | individualized | leadership | diverse | flexible | reputation | location | global

 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?

Technology Entrepreneurship is one of many “majors” within the MBA program. As part of the major, students take part in a Venture Lab where they work to actually create and secure funding for a new product or service. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a student to combine his or her innovative ideas with the resources of The Ohio State University—including money, office space, and equipment-- as well as business partners across the country. The major and the lab itself influence the cohort by reminding them of the power they have as principled leaders (and soon-to-be MBA recipients) to change the world in ways never thought possible. The experience is deeply challenging, yet incredibly empowering. (As a side note, students may also create their own majors, electing to emphasize focus areas which align with their professional development goals.)

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 Brutus Buckeye to teach our “Business of College Sports” course in our new sports management specialization.  Brutus would bring first-hand knowledge about how engagement, big data, and brand each play a critical role in the business of sports. 

Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

The Fisher MBA is an intentionally small program which leverages the unparalleled resources of one of the largest business colleges and universities in the country, as well as one of the largest and most active alumni networks. It retains a tight-knit and intimate sense of community—while emphasizing an experiential and individualized approach. We do not believe “one size fits all” and instead work to understand our students’ professional and personal goals—and work with them to achieve those goals. We also have deep relationships in Columbus, the 15th-largest city in the country home to several Fortune 500 companies.


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Julee Conrad

Senior Assistant Director, MBA Admissions, The Ohio State University
I'm the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Full Time MBA program at The Ohio State University as well as our Weekend MBA program. I'm happy to talk about ways to learn more through on-campus visits, how to finance your MBA, and ways to approach your decision-making... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with Rotterdam School of Management

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

The collaborative environment that pushes them as professionals and individuals.

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?

Course Title: Digital Transformation

Subject Matter:
Focuses on Big Data, its meaning and application across disciplines. With the internet of things and the ability to measure nearly everything that happens during the course of one’s day, we felt that today’s leaders needed a broad understanding of this field and how to utilize and interpret large data sets in executive decision making. Whether marketing, operations or finance, big data continues to be one of the largest drivers of the decision making process for modern executives.

 

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?

John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society (played by Robin Williams)

Course: Personal Leadership Development
Subject Matter: This is a course that is already a major part of RSM’s curriculum. The “class” runs throughout the entire program from the very first week and includes personal coaching sessions, learning how to give and receive feedback and identify one’s emotional intelligence.
 

If there were to be a fictional character to lecture this course, it would be John Keating, the teacher from Dead Poet’s Society. In the movie, he challenged his students to live their lives on their own terms, which is applicable in an MBA program. While all students might receive the same courses and education, it is what each student does with that education after graduation. I think Keating would be a great person to really push RSM students to look beyond the obvious, to push beyond their boundaries – and ultimately find a way to make their mark in the world. 

Rotterdam School of Management

We teach candidates to be a force for positive change in the world. By approaching business with a global perspective and an entrepreneurial spirit, with a focus on collaboration and sustainability. We design every class in our MBA programs with these values in mind.

That’s the Dutch way of doing business. It keeps our faculty and graduates grounded, yet ahead of market shifts and the business landscape.

 We’re consistently one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools, but we don’t brag much about it. That’s another Dutch value—humility. We believe the success of our students, faculty, and alumni speaks loud enough.


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Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

1:30pm

Meet and Greet with the University of Maryland, Smith

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 May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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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Zeben Ashton

Associate Director of Admissions, Recruiting and Corporate Development, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
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Dana Daniele

Associate Director of Admissions & Recruiting, Full-Time & Part-Time MBA Programs, Carlson School of Management
The Carlson MBA provide opportunities for global exploration and hands-on projects with real clients, lifelong connections to a diverse and supportive community of peers, and so much more. Our large international network has 50,000 alumni in 95 countries, so having Carlson on you... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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. 


Exhibitors
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Joe Sweeney

Associate Director - MBA Admissions, University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business
As the Associate Director for MBA Admissions, I work primarily with our One-year and Two-year MBA programs as well as our new two year MBA/MS in Business Analytics program. | A 2012 graduate of the Two-year MBA with more than four years of brand management experience, I can als... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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 & integrity. Performance & character. Competition & 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.


Exhibitors
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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 graduat... Read More →
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Stephanie Williams

Sr. Associate Director, MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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. 


Exhibitors
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Kellee Scott

Senior Associate Director MBA Admissions, USC Marshall



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
 


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