• Join the GBC Roundtable Today!

    Any business school that offers a masters degree is invited to join the Graduate Business Curriculum Roundtable, a global association of business schools that uses a collaborative approach to research and share innovations and information about curricular issues in graduate business education.

  • Join the GBC Roundtable Today!

    Any business school that offers a masters degree is invited to join the Graduate Business Curriculum Roundtable, a global association of business schools that uses a collaborative approach to research and share innovations and information about curricular issues in graduate business education.

  • Join the GBC Roundtable Today!

    Any business school that offers a masters degree is invited to join the Graduate Business Curriculum Roundtable, a global association of business schools that uses a collaborative approach to research and share innovations and information about curricular issues in graduate business education.

  • Join the GBC Roundtable Today!

    Any business school that offers a masters degree is invited to join the Graduate Business Curriculum Roundtable, a global association of business schools that uses a collaborative approach to research and share innovations and information about curricular issues in graduate business education.

  • Join the GBC Roundtable Today!

    Any business school that offers a masters degree is invited to join the Graduate Business Curriculum Roundtable, a global association of business schools that uses a collaborative approach to research and share innovations and information about curricular issues in graduate business education.

  • Join the GBC Roundtable Today!

    Any business school that offers a masters degree is invited to join the Graduate Business Curriculum Roundtable, a global association of business schools that uses a collaborative approach to research and share innovations and information about curricular issues in graduate business education.

Our Mission

The GBC Roundtable is a global association of business schools whose mission is to advance graduate management education through curricular and co-curricular innovation.  We create forums to challenge, debate, and shape the future of graduate management education (GME) curricular design, equip business school faculty and administrators with the knowledge and resources needed to advance GME curricular and programmatic innovation, and promote and recognize GME curricular achievement, change and innovation
 

Insights

“Curriculum based symposiums, academic research, timely webinars, and benchmarking surveys provide significant insights enabling our school leadership to make informed decisions regarding where and how to invest in order to improve the education of our graduate business students today and in the future.”
C. Michael Stepanek, Managing Director, MBA Programs, Executive Director, Academics and Operations, Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Inspiration

“The MBA Roundtable is the go-to organization for those that provide strategic direction for their MBA program.   The MBA Roundtable provides leadership, tools and programming to help programs navigate the complexities of MBA curriculum revision.  Without the MBA Roundtable network, MBA leaders would struggle to stay ahead of what the MBA market requires and expects.”
Monica S. Powell, PhD, Senior Associate Dean & Graduate Dean, University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management

Interaction

“MBA Roundtable has been a great source of information and networking for us. We are excited to continue as a member school. “
Lenay Johnson, Director, Admissions and Recruitment, Graduate and Professional Programs, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Chairperson's Welcome

Welcome to the MBA Roundtable!  We are a highly engaged community of academic directors, faculty, and program leaders actively driving curricular and co-curricular innovation in graduate management education. We share in common a deeply held belief in the power of graduate management education to transform leaders, in the power of transformed leaders to transform their organizations, and in the power of transformed organizations to transform the world. With over 25 years of research, educational workshops, and webinars along with our popular annual curricular innovation symposium, we provide a rich menu of benefits to our member schools as well as to the GME industry as a whole. We support our members and the industry in addressing the challenge of meeting the ever-changing needs of MBA and Specialized Masters’ students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and corporate partners.
We hope you join us as a member institution and become part of this incredible community of colleagues and friends.

We benefit greatly from an engaged, active community eager to offer insights, suggestions, and feedback that benefits our collective work. We count on the generous support from our members who serve on our advisory committees, participate in our research initiatives, and present at our symposium, workshops, and webinars. I would like to send a special thank you to our remarkable board of directors who give so much of their time to making the MBA Roundtable a stronger advocate for graduate management education. If you would like to share your questions & comments or even learn about how you can engage with the MBA Roundtable, please email info@mbaroundtable.org

-Tina Mabley, MBA Roundtable Board Chair

Upcoming Events



Innovator Award Winners Webinar featuring
Penn State Smeal College of Business



Thursday, March 21, 2024

1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PAC
  

Join us to learn about the amazing innovations from our 2023 Innovator Award Finalists and Winners.  This webinar will feature the Penn State Smeal College of Business - Transforming the MBA with an Integrated Specialized Master's Portfolio.   

The two-year residential MBA market has been in decline for many years with scholarships increasing to attract qualified students for rankings purposes, causing many two-year MBA programs to run at a significant loss. In response to the ongoing transformation of business education and changing consumer preferences, the Penn State Smeal College of Business transformed its two-year residential MBA to a one-year, earlier career, MBA with a STEM designation. This strategy leverages the strength of the Smeal integrated professional graduate portfolio and enables students in the new one-year MBA to "stack" a second master's degree and earn two or three online graduate certificates with the courses that count in common between the two master's degrees. The results from our first one-year MBA class have greatly exceeded our expectations – we filled the program with 120 students and had a waiting list of prospective students.  This class consists of our highest percentage of women (about 50 percent) and is about half fifth-year students directly out of their undergraduate degree programs and about half with one to five years of work experience.  The class is approximately 50% international representing 15 countries and 16 states.  The average undergraduate GPA in the class is 3.5 with a wide variety of backgrounds, though many are from STEM and business-related fields.  About one-third of the first class of the one-year MBA plans to “stack” a second master’s degree, and we expect degree stacking with the one-year MBA to grow in the coming years. This class is our largest intake of MBA students in well over 20 years and is the first financially viable MBA class in at least 20 years.

 

Presenter: Brian H. Cameron, PhD, Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education, The Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University


Moderator: Stephen Taylor, Managing Director, BusinessCAS, Liaison International


 



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