The response of Business Schools to the 4th Industrial Revolution


  • 15:00-18:00
    Regional poster networking journey 
    Open space networking

  • 19:00-21:00
    Welcome cocktail

  • 10:00-10:30
    Opening session

  • 10:30-11:30
    Keynote session

  • 11:30-11:50
    Coffee break

  • 11:50-13:30

    Combo session I :
    “The right” programs of  Business Schools for today and tomorrow (curriculum transformation)



    Workshops :

    ·         The right balance in the curriculum between current needs and future needs of the students/customers

    ·         Should we focus in the curriculum preparing students to be more competitive or more collaborative?

    ·         Are pure business subjects in the curriculum enough for the future (and probably today’s) manager?

    ·         Should the curriculum of the Business programs be universal or focusing on the needs of the particular region?

    ·         What curriculum should be developed to have decent student exchange internationally?

    ·         How can students might influence the content of the program? Should they?

  • 13:30-15:00
    Networking lunch

  • 15:00-16:30

    Combo session II :
     New format of learning for Business Schools (methods, approaches, forms)

    Workshops :

    ·         Are the methods used by Business schools today efficient enough? Should we add/invent the new ones?

    ·         Should we have a combination of learning methods (variety of approaches) in one program? Are the methods used really satisfy the needs of all students?

    ·         How the geographical location, continent influences the methods of learning used?

    ·         Should methods of learning vary depending on the generation (different learning methods for X, Y, Z generations) ?
    What learning methods the Business schools in developing economies should focus on? (Africa’s experiences in distance learning methods)

  • 16:45-17:15
    Departure to the hotel

  • 20:00-0:00
    Palmes of Excellence Awards Ceremony

  • 10:00-11:30

    Combo session III :
     The right faculty and staff in order to respond to the challenges of 4th industrial revolution effectively (selection, recruitment and development of people in Business schools)


    Workshops :

    ·         Are current faculty members sufficient enough for the very dynamic changes that demand competences in high tech and modern learning methods?

    ·         Does different geographies and zones create specific requirements for the faculty and staff?

    ·         Should faculty of Business schools have experiences in business themselves?

    ·         How Business schools can compete with business for best administrative staff? Is it realistic?

  • 11:30-11:50
    Coffee break

  • 11:50-13:30

    Combo session IV :
     How to assure continuous innovations & change within Business schools  (transformation & nurturing of Business School’s organizational culture)?


    Workshops :

    ·         What needs to be done and what methods/methodologies should be used in order to create and maintain the culture within Business school, which enables innovations and continuous changes?

    ·         What leadership skills are needed for the dean to create such culture?

    ·         Is it easy to assure the continuous innovations climate in multicultural teams? What needs to be done to make it successful?

    ·         Do the Business schools have the right organizational structure to nurture continuous change and innovations? If yes, what kind? 

  • 13:30-15:00
    Networking lunch

  • 15:00-16:00
    Keynote speech 

  • 16:00-16:30
    Snowball session

  • 16:30-16:45
    Group picture

  • 16:45-17:15
    Departure to the hotel

  • 20:00-0:00
    Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony 

  • 10:00-16:00
    Informal Networking Day and Cultural Activity

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